Wild Rose Independent Film Festival winner Reginald VelJohnson is among the actors who have been victims of a hoax death. Do you know several rumors surfaced that the actor died a few years ago? Is he? Well, the Die Hard and Die Hard 2 actor is in a healthy position. But something continues to bother fans- and this is his sexuality. Is Reginald VelJohnson gay? Well, what if we tell you that he never married after losing someone? So is it mean Reginald VelJohnson is gay, for real? Keep reading to find it out.
Born in the Queens on August 16, 1952, to Eva and Dan, Reginald VelJohnson’s father left the family when he was 13. The actor also has a brother named Barry. But after this incident, his mother eventually married John Reilly. Before graduating from New York University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Reginald attended Benjamin N. Cardozo High School. During college, he got a chance to work with Joseph Papp’s Black/Hispanic Shakespeare Company. Later, he changed his spelling to be remembered by the people.
Reginald VelJohnson Career
Reginald is famous for playing cops in several films and television shows. But he started his career with Ghostbusters (1984). A couple of years later, he appeared in Crocodile Dundee as a limo driver. Although Reginald appeared in various movies, his breakthrough role was Sgt. Al Powell in Die Hard in the 1988 film. He got a chance when Gene Hackman was unavailable to play the role. So the producers decided to hire someone relatively unknown. Later in 1990, the actor reprised the character in the sequel.
Reginald also guests appeared in the popular show Perfect Strangers and later became a prominent part of its spinoff series Family Matters. He continued to appear in several short films and series during this period. Reginald later starred in the Disney sitcom I’m In The Band. It gave him more exposure, and afterward, he continued to appear in several comedy films like The Formula. He again returned to Disney as David Sutton in Turner & Hooch. However, his role in Family Matters made fans wonder about his sexuality. Is Reginald VelJohnson gay? Let’s find out.
Is Reginald VelJohnson Gay?
While worldwide fans adore Reginald’s character Carl Winslow from Family Matters, many doubt his sexuality. There are plenty of gay rumors that surfaced after he was listed as one of the top three closeted black actors. Soon people started bombarding him with plenty of questions, including, is Reginald VelJohnson gay? Although Reginald never married someone and had no children, he never claimed he was gay. He remained mum during this period. But after things worsened, Reginald stated that he was an artist and could entertain and perform for his audience. So there is no point in discussing his sexuality as it won’t entertain them. So, who is Reginald VelJohnson wife?
Are James Avery And Reginald VelJohnson Dating?
While Reginald nailed his role in Family Matters, he wasn’t alone who remained the most loved actor in the show. James Avery’s Fresh Prince of Bel-Uncle Air’s Phil became the most adored character alongside Carl. Apart from this, Reginald wasn’t the only black actor listed in the top three closeted black actors; James Avery was among them too. So soon, rumors surfaced about their secret relationship. Is it really mean Reginald VelJohnson is gay?
Well, Reginald hadn’t yet talked about his relationship with James. But his surprise appearance on the set of Family Matters in 2014 only added fire to this rumor. Some speculated that they have been keeping it a secret, while others seem curious to know what’s next. But neither James nor Reginald paid attention to all these rumors. Was Reginald trying to keep things under wrap? Is Reginald VelJohnson gay, for real? Surprisingly, the rumors died when James married. But sadly, the actor died from open-heart surgery complications in 2014.
Is Reginald VelJohnson Alive?
Well, plenty of news suggests Reginald died of a heart attack in February 2017. He was reportedly flying to Los Angeles at that time. So the paramedics quickly removed him from the plane and took him to a nearby hospital for treatment But later, it turned out as a hoax, and the actor told his fans on Twitter that he wasn’t dead and was perfectly fit. Many still wondered whether he is alive or dead. But rest assured, Reginald is alive.
While the actor became a victim of hoax death news, it remained unclear whether Reginald VelJohnson is gay. He hasn’t discussed his singlehood yet. Is his sexuality to blame? Comment down your thoughts. Stay tuned. TechRadar247 will keep you updated.