Reno Wilson

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Reno Wilson
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Wilson in 2010
Born Roy Wilson
(1969-01-20) January 20, 1969 (age 49)
Brooklyn, New York
Residence Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, comedian, voice actor
Years active 1988–present
Children 2

Roy "Reno" Wilson (born January 20, 1969) is an American actor, comedian and voice artist. He is best known for his role as Howard in the sitcom The Cosby Show and Officer Carl McMillan in Mike & Molly. He is also known for providing character voices in the Transformers film series.



Wilson has appeared in a number of television programs and films. His first television role was on the NBC's The Cosby Show, where (on a recurring basis) he portrayed Theo Huxtable's college friend Howard during Seasons 5 and 6 of the series. His most recent film roles were that of Orlando in Crank and Crank: High Voltage. He was also a main cast member on the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly (Wilson frequently works with good friend and fellow actor Billy Gardell), and has also acted in Prison Break.

Voice acting[edit]

In his voice over work, Wilson is known as the voices of Frenzy, Mudflap and Brains in the Transformers film series. He is also the voice of Sazh Katzroy in Final Fantasy XIII and its sequels, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

Personal life[edit]

Wilson was born in Brooklyn, New York City. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Fallen Mike
1998 Mighty Joe Young Poacher
1999 Whiteboyz Mace
2001 She Creature Bailey
2002 R.S.V.P. Garrett
2006 Crank Orlando
2007 Transformers Frenzy (voice)
2009 Crank: High Voltage Orlando
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Mudflap (voice)
2010 Kill Speed Kyle Jackson Direct-to-video
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Brains (voice)
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Brains (voice)[1]
2015 Tooken Money Maker
2017 Transformers: The Last Knight Mohawk, Sqweeks (voice)


Year Title Role Notes
1988-1989 The Cosby Show Howard 10 episodes
1993-1996 Martin Sonny Episodes: "Thanks for Nothing"
"Wedding Bell Blues"
1994 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Steve (Will's old friend) Episode: "The Philadelphia Story"
Coach Chip Episode: "It Should Happen To You"
"Out of Control"
2001-2002 The Chronicle Wes Freewald 22 episodes
2003 Las Vegas Frank Kulchak
Willy Hammond
Episodes: "Semper Spy"
"Delinda's Box: Part 1"
2005 Blind Justice Detective Tom Selway 13 episodes
2006 Heist Tyrese Evans Episodes: "Pilot"
"Sex, Lies and Vinny Momo"
"How Billy Got His Groove Back"
"Bury the Lead"
"Ladies and Gentlemen... Sweaty Dynamite"
2007 Lincoln Heights Ricky Taylor Episode: "Manchild"
2009 The Philanthropist Haitian Episode: "Haiti"
2010 Scrubs Dr. Russell Vaughn Episode: "Our Dear Leaders"
2010–2016 Mike & Molly Officer Carl McMillan 127 episodes
2017 Good Girls Stan Hill

Video Games[edit]

Year Title Role
2009 MadWorld The Black Baron, Male Reporter (voice)
Final Fantasy XIII Sazh Katzroy (voice)
2010 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Killer B (voice)
2011 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Sazh Katzroy (voice)
Operation Flashpoint: Red River S/Sgt Damien Knox (voice)
2012 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations Killer B (voice)
2013 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Killer B (voice)
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Sazh Katzroy (voice)


  1. ^ Bay, Michael (May 8, 2014). "John Goodman And Ken Watanabe Join The Autobot Voice Cast in Michael Bay's 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction'". Michael Bay. Retrieved May 8, 2014.

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