Reginald VelJohnson ***** hoax has been spreading on the internet lately. Here is more about the Family Matters actor’s well-being and the viral news of his passing.

VelJohnson is an American actor well-known for portraying police officer Carl Winslow in the sitcom Family Matters.

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Often seen portraying a police officer, VelJohnson got his breakthrough role of police Seargent Al Powell in Die Hard and Die Hard 2, which has been very well received.

He got the role of Al Powell after Gene Hackman, who was initially hired, became unavailable, and the producers decided to give it to an unknown actor.

The American actor has often done voiceover and guest roles in several television series, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Equalizer, That’s So Raven, and more.

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Reginald VelJohnson ***** News Viral On Internet

Reginald VelJohnson ***** news is just a hoax, as the actor is well as of January 2023.

The false rumor was initiated in February 2017 when an online portal named Headline News Network reported that VelJohnson had died of a heart ******.

The article claimed that the Family Matters actor went into cardiac arrest while flying from London to Los Angeles.

It added that the actor was rushed to the hospital but could not be saved. 

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False rumors of Reginald VelJohnson ***** were spreading over the internet. (Source: Hallmark Channel)

The story went so viral that VelJohnson tweeted to refute the claims that he died and that the ***** rumors were just a hoax.

Later, it was revealed that Headline News was just a satirical site that makes chill news for fun. 

A couple of days later, the ***** hoax was picked up by Snopes, which clarified that Reginald was alive and kicking.

He was the latest victim of the celebrity ***** hoax on the internet. 

Shortly after the hoax was clarified, VelJohnson made a public appearance at the Family Matters reunion.

VelJohnson’s ***** hoax was recently featured in Grunge, claiming that he is very much alive.

Recently, Reginald VelJohnson can be seen as the popular “TV Dad” character in the new series of Progressive advertisements.

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Reginald VelJohnson Family And Career

Reginald Johnson was born in the Queens borough of New York City on August 16, 1952.

His mother, Eva, was a nurse’s aide, and his father, Dan, was a hospital attendant. He has a brother, Barry.

When Reginald was 13, his father left the family, and his mother remarried. 

The iconic duo of Al Powell (Reginald VelJohnson) and John McClane (Bruce Willis) in Die Hard. (Source: Forbes)

Reginald attended Benjamin N. Cardozo High School and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater from New York University.

While at NYU, Reginald worked with Joseph Papp’s Black/Hispanic Shakespeare Company alongside Morgan Freeman and CCH Pounder, who was his fellow actor.

Soon, he changed his name from Reginald Johnson to Reginald VelJohnson because he wanted a name that “people would remember.”

The aspiring actor from Queens became one of the most beloved cop characters in television following his role as Carl Winslow in Family Matters.

In an illustrious career, VelJohnson has acted in several movies and television series, many of them as a police character.

Some of his movies include Die Hard, Die Hard 2, Crocodile Dundee, Turner & Hooch, Posse, Ground Zero, Air Collision, and The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee.

He has also acted in television series such as Family Matters, I’m in the Band, The Bold and The Beautiful, Mike & Molly, and 3Below: Tales of Arcadia.

VelJohnson never married and has no children. He primarily resides in Oceanside, New York, and had homes in Los Angeles, North Carolina, and Raleigh.

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