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Reno Wilson


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." 

Most recently, Reno played the series regular role of Detective Earl Booker on Paramount+'s series reimagining of the classic 1980s thriller film “Fatal Attraction”, along with a recurring role in Peacock’s “Bel-Air” from Executive Producers Will Smith and Westbrook Studios. Reno just wrapped shooting the independent feature “Above the Line” from writer/director Jeffrey Scott Collins and starring Cedric the Entertainer who is also Executive Producing, in addition to the short film “Chocolate With Sprinkles”, directed by award-winning writer/director Huriyyah Muhammad and set to premiere at the DGA theater in Los Angeles. He also wrapped the Fox pilot “The Last Police”,  where he will play the lead role of Detective David Duran. Previously, Reno was the series regular role of Stan Hill on the hit NBC series “Good Girls”,  alongside Mae Whitman, Matthew Lillard, Manny Montana, and Retta. He also recently stole the screen with his impeccable portrayal of the legendary jazz icon Louis Armstrong in the feature film "Bolden." 

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 “Tyson’s Run”, "Mighty Joe Young",  "Rough Draft",  "Fallen",  "Crank",  “Crank: High Voltage”, and more recently, “Mickey Kelley”, about one of the first American black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. 

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 this year’s “Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)”, ‘Mohawk’ the Decepticon and ‘Sqweeks’ the Autobot. 

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. 


Selected filmography

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    Fatal Attraction
    • Character: Det. Earl Brooker
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    • Character: Louis Armstrong
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    Good Girls
    • Character: Stan Hill
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    Mike & Molly
    • Character: Carl McMillan
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    Officer Downe
    • Character: Officer Carter
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    • Character: Russell Vaughn
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    Crank: High Voltage
    • Character: Orlando
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    • Character: Money Maker
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    • Character: Orlando
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    Raising the Bar
    • Character: Trey Hansen