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Reno Wilson

Biography

Reno Wilson is perhaps best known as Officer Carl McMillan on the hit CBS series “Mike and Molly,” alongside Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell. Reno made his television debut as Theo's best friend, Howard, on "The Cosby Show." He has since starred and guest-starred in dozens of television series, including "Heist," Blind Justice," and the critically acclaimed Showtime series, "The Hoop Life."  

Reno is currently a series regular role on the NBC series “Good Girls,” which also stars Mae Whitman, Matthew Lillard, Manny Montana, and Retta. He can also soon be seen in the feature film "Bolden," in which he plays legendary jazz icon Louis Armstrong.  

Reno’s other recent roles include a large guest star role in the HBO pilot “A Lot” alongside Whitney Cummings, “Officer Downe” with Kim Coates, and the “Taken” parody film “Tooken,” opposite Lee Tergesen and Margaret Cho.?Wilson's other movie credits include "Mighty Joe Young," "Rough Draft," "Fallen," "Crank," and “Crank: High Voltage.”  

Reno is also an accomplished voice-over artist who has voiced characters in all of the Transformers movies, including the Decepticons “Frenzy” in “Transformers (2007),” "Brains" in "Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)" and “Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014),” and the Autobot "Mudflap" in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)."?Reno was brought back to voice two characters in “Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)”, “Mohawk” the Decepticon and “Sqeeks’ the Autobot.  

Reno can soon be seen in the film "Mickey Kelley," about one of the first American black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, set to release this year.   

A native New Yorker who grew up with a blues pianist father and an opera singer mother, he attended the notable High School for the Performing Arts.?Wilson enjoys basketball, running, spinning, yoga and music.?He lives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles. 

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Selected filmography

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    Bolden
    • Character: Louis Armstrong
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    Good Girls
    • Character: Stan
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    Mike & Molly
    • Character: Carl McMillan
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    Officer Downe
    • Character: Officer Carter
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    Scrubs
    • Character: Russell Vaughn
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    Crank: High Voltage
    • Character: Orlando
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    Tooken
    • Character: Money Maker
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    Crank
    • Character: Orlando
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    Raising the Bar
    • Character: Trey Hansen
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