You may have heard or read that Reginald VelJohnson is from Raleigh, that he even has a home here.
Even the publicity team offering an interview for his latest project "Three Gifts" (Hallmark Channel, 8 tonight) pitched him as a Raleigh native.
But on the phone, the genial man who played Carl Winslow for nine seasons on the ABC hit “Family Matters” sets the record straight: he’s a native of Queens, N.Y.
“I have sisters who live in Raleigh,” he says. “I have cousins there and my mother and father are buried there.”
The truth is that when (good son!) VelJohnson was set to buy his parents a home, his sisters, who settled here after attending college in Greensboro, asked that he buy one near them. And because the house is in VelJohnson’s name people often think he lives here.
Home-base, however, is New York.