• Reno Wilson is an American actor, best known for his role as Howard in "The Cosby Show" and his voice acting in the "Transformers" franchise.
• He attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, and went on to complete his degree at the State University of New York at Purchase.
• After a series of minor roles in the late '80s and early '90s, Reno shot to stardom when he was cast in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning series "Mike & Molly" (2010-2016).
• He is also well known for his voice acting in video games and films, with his most recent work being in the drama film "Bolden" (2019).
• Reno is married to Coco Fausone, a spinning and yoga instructor, and the couple have two children together.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$1 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 20, 1969
SpouseCoco Fausone
FactAttended the State University of New York, SUNY Purchase.

Who is Reno Wilson?

Reno Wilson is an American actor, who is perhaps still best known to the world as Howard in the TV comedy series “The Cosby Show”, while in recent years he has been recognized as the voice of several characters in the franchise “Transformers”, starting in 2007 as the voice of Frenzy, and most recently as Mohawk/ Sqweeks in “Transformers: The Last Knight”.

Reno Wilson Biography- Age, Childhood, and Education

Born Roy Wilson on the 20th January 1969, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, he is the son of African-American parents – his father was a jazz pianist and mother an opera singer. He changed his name to Reno to honor his father.

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He went to the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, where one of his classmates was the future famous actress Jennifer Aniston. Following matriculation, he entered the State University of New York at Purchase.

Career Start and Initial Success

Reno started his career in the late ‘80s, and almost immediately shot to stardom when he was selected as Howard in the TV comedy series “The Cosby Show” (1988-1989), which made him popular with the public, thanks to the success of the series. However, he focused on his college degree and waited for his next role until 1993, as Sonny in a couple of episodes of the TV series “Martin”.

The following year he played Steve in the TV comedy series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, while in 1995 he portrayed Bobby Beaumont in the TV series “If Not for You”.

He continued with minor roles in films such as the sports comedy film “The Great White Hype” (1996), starring Samuel L. Jackson and Jeff Goldblum, while in 1997 he had a minor role in the crime-drama film “City of Industry”, while in 1998 he joined Denzel Washington, John Goodman, and Donald Sutherland in the action crime-drama film “Fallen”. The same year he appeared in the Academy Award-nominated action-adventure film “Mighty Joe Young”, starring Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron and Rade Serbedzija, and before the decade ended he was selected for the role of Owen Davies in the TV series “The Hoop Life”, appearing in 22 episodes of the sports drama series through 2000.

Reno Wilson

The 2000s, Extended Fame

From 2001 to 2002 Reno had the role of Wes Freewald in the TV sci-fi horror-comedy series “The Chronicle”, while in 2002 he was Garrett in the comedy crime film “R.S.V.P.”. He struggled to obtain a major role until 2006, when he co-starred as Orlando in the action-thriller film “Crank”, starring Jason Statham, Amy Smart and Carlos Sanz; he reprised the role in the sequel “Crank: High Voltage” in 2009. He appeared in the action-thriller film “Kill Speed” (2010), and also was selected for the role of Officer Carl McMillan in the TV comedy series “Mike & Molly”, appearing in all 127 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning series, which yet again re-ignited his career; he wasn’t very active on other projects during this period, but did work on his voice acting career for that time, somewhat less time-consuming.

After “Mike & Molly” ended, he continued with his on-screen career, playing Carter in the film “Officer Downe” in 2016, then in 2018, he was selected for the role of Stan Hill in the TV comedy crime series “Good Girls”, and up to mid-2020 has appeared in 34 episodes of the popular TV series.

Most Recent Projects

Reno is still very active in Hollywood too, and in 2019 he portrayed Louis Armstrong in the drama film about Buddy Bolden, the first Cornet King of New Orleans, entitled “Bolden”, and co-starring alongside Gary Carr, Erik LaRay Harvey and Ian McShane. Furthermore, he portrayed Det Jordan in a couple of episodes in the TV comedy series “Quarantine” (2020), and is currently working on several films, including the action film “Mickey Kelley”, then the drama film “Tyson’s Run”, and the comedy film “HeadShop”, all scheduled for release late in 2020.

Voice Acting

Reno is also known for his voice-over skills; when he was struggling to obtain any major on-screen role, he auditioned as a voice actor and made his debut as the voice of the Singing Sergeant in the animated series “American Dad!” in 2006. After this, he was selected as the voice of Frenzy in the film “Transformers”, which was a huge hit and a box office success, which helped him increase his wealth. Since then, he has continued his career as a voice actor as well – in 2009 he gave voice to a couple of characters in the video game “MadWorld”, and the same year to Mudflap in the sequel of the “Transformers”, entitled “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”. This wasn’t all for 2009 as he also lent his voice to Sazh Katzroy in the video game “Final Fantasy XIII”.

From 2010 to 2015 he became more focused on voice acting, and featured in video games “Naruto Shppuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2”, then “Operation Flashpoint: Red River” (2011), “Final Fantasy XIII- 2”, also in 2011, and another video game from the “Final Fantasy” franchise, entitled “Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII” (2013). Most recently, he provided the voice of Mohawk and Sqweeks in the recent take on the “Transformers” franchise, entitled “Transformers: The Last Knight” in 2017.

Reno Wilson Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Reno Wilson has achieved world fame and his wealth has increased accordingly – sources have estimated that Reno Wilson’s wealth is around $1 million, as of mid- 2020.

Reno is known for his height as he stands at 6ft1ins (1.85m) tall, while he weighs approximately 165lbs ~ 75kgs. He has short black hair and brown eyes.

Reno Wilson Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children

Reno is a highly secretive person, despite being very popular in Hollywood circles ,and as a result, there aren’t many details about his personal life. However, we have discovered that he is a married man and that his wife’s name is Coco Fausone, who is a spinning and yoga instructor. She works at YAS Fitness Centers. There is no information when the couple married, but according to some sources, they have met at a spinning class, as Reno himself is a spinning enthusiast. Reno and Coco have two children together.

Reno Wilson News, Facts, Influence

Although born in New York, Reno now resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife and their two children. He was just six years younger than Cleo King, who played Grandma in the TV series “Mike & Molly”, and according to reports, it is the smallest age gap between actors who play grandchild and grandparent in any TV series.

Recently, Reno got into the media as the new season of the popular TV series “Good Girls” was announced in the media. Unlike other popular actors of his generation, Reno isn’t active on Instagram, though he uses Facebook and Twitter, through which he promotes his career and communicates with his loyal fans.

General Info

Full NameReno Wilson
Net Worth$1 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 20, 1969
Height1.85 m
ProfessionComedian, Voice Actor


SpouseCoco Fausone


MoviesCrank: High Voltage, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Crank, Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature, Kill Speed, Tooken, City of Industry, Fallen, Fronterz, Mighty Joe Young, Diary of a Serial Killer, Officer Downe, Sgt. Bilko, Los Locos, R.S.V.P., ...
TV ShowsMike & Molly, Friday: The Animated Series, Heist, Blind Justice, The Chronicle, The Hoop Life, Hitz, If Not for You, The More Things Change

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1Plays the character of "Officer Carl McMillan", on Mike & Molly (2010) to Cleo King character, "Grandma", however, Reno Wilson, born January 1969, is only 6 years & 5 months younger than Cleo King, born August 1962, possibly the smallest age difference between actors playing grandchild and grandparent in regular series television history.
2Attended the State University of New York, SUNY Purchase.




Bolden!post-productionLouis Armstrong
Officer Downe2016Carter
Mike & Molly2010-2016TV SeriesOfficer Carl McMillan / Officer Carl
The Week2015Jaron Young
Tales from the Toilet2015ShortBrian
Tooken2015Money Maker
The Return2015/IShortMax / The General
Isaac and Quincy2015ShortIsaac
Transformers: Age of Extinction2014Brains (voice)
The Courier2014/IIIShortLee / The Courier
Raitoningu ritânzu: Fainaru fantajî XIII2013Video GameSazh Katzroy (voice)
Star Wars: The Old Republic2011Video GameLieutenant Coria / Additional Voices (voice)
Fainaru fantajî XIII-22011Video GameSazh Katzroy (English version, voice)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon2011Brains (voice)
Naruto Shippûden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 22010Video GameKiller Bee (English version, voice)
Kill Speed2010Kyle Jackson
From Cape Town with Love2010Video shortPhotographer
Scrubs2010TV SeriesRussell Vaughn
Fainaru fantajî XIII2009Video GameSazh Katzroy (English version, voice)
Arrow Heads2009ShortDestroyer
The Philanthropist2009TV Series
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen2009Mudflap (voice)
Prison Break2009TV SeriesFBI Agent Wilson Wright / Agent Wilson Wright
Crank: High Voltage2009Orlando
Madworld2009Video GameThe Black Baron / Male Reporter (English version, voice)
Best Thing Ever2009TV MovieSeth
The More Things Change...2008TV MovieWayne Carter
Raising the Bar2008TV SeriesTrey Hansen
Life2007TV SeriesOfficer Zerco
Friday: The Animated Series2007TV Series
Transformers2007Frenzy (voice)
TV Virus2007Robert
Lincoln Heights2007TV SeriesRicky Taylor
Three Strikes2006TV Movie
Las Vegas2003-2006TV SeriesWilly Hammond / Frank Kulchak
American Dad!2006TV SeriesSinging Sergeant
Heist2006TV SeriesTyrese Evans
Blind Justice2005TV SeriesDetective Tom Selway
Fronterz2004Tracy Baker / Lil' Problem
Wanda at Large2003TV SeriesLaven
The Dan Show2003TV MovieHenry
Touched by an Angel2002TV SeriesTony
The Chronicle2001-2002TV SeriesWes Freewald
The Greg Giraldo Show2002TV Movie
Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature2001TV MovieBailey
FreakyLinks2001TV SeriesXT / Greg Purdell
The Hoop Life1999-2000TV SeriesOwen Davies
Good vs Evil1999TV SeriesTerry Culpepper
Sliders1999TV SeriesJames
Mighty Joe Young1998Poacher
NYPD Blue1996-1998TV SeriesRoger / Lonnie Edwards
Rough Draft1998Laroue
Los Locos1997Deacon
Chicago Sons1997TV SeriesStan
Chicago Hope1997TV SeriesLarry Sugar
City of Industry1997Keshaun Brown
Goode Behavior1996TV Series
Don't Look Back1996TV MovieMan in Park Intrance
The Great White Hype1996Roper's Crony #3
The Sentinel1996TV SeriesTyrell Lang
Sgt. Bilko1996Radio DJ
Cybill1995TV SeriesCop
If Not for You1995TV SeriesBobby Beaumont
Martin1993-1995TV SeriesSonny
Under One Roof1995TV SeriesNate
Coach1994TV SeriesChip
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1994TV SeriesSteve
The Cosby Show1988-1989TV SeriesHoward


The Return2015/IShort producer
The Empty Morning2015Short executive producer
The Courier2014/IIIShort producer
Fronterz2004co-executive producer


Mike & Molly2013TV Series performer - 1 episode


Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows2016TV SpecialHimself
A Director Prepares: Bobby Roth's Masterclass2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Q N' A with Mikki and Shay2015TV SeriesHimself
One Question Interviews2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Home & Family2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Talk2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
17th Annual PRISM Showcase2013TV MovieHimself
Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin2012TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Attack of the Show!2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS Cares2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHimself
The Human Factor: Exacting Revenge of the Fallen2009Video documentaryHimself
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesGuest


Nominated Awards

2015BTVA Video Game Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Video GameRaitoningu ritânzu: Fainaru fantajî XIII (2013)
2012BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmTransformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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