Reno Wilson is a very likeable American actor and a comedian who also became very popular as a voice artist and recognized in that business.

Roy’s most popular roles were in popular TV series from the 90’s called “The Cosby Show” and in “Mike & Molly” from the 2000’s.

As for his voice roles, he gave his voice to various characters in the “Transformers” movies.

His current net worth is approximately around $1 million and has regular income.

Early years

Reno was born as Roy Reno Wilson on January 20, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York City, United States.

He is of black ethnicity and has spent his childhood in a mainly black suburb.

His father died when he was only four years old so he lost his father figure in his earliest childhood.

Although it was a traumatic situation for him, he was partially protected by his carring elder sister.

His parents were both musically talented: his father was a musician, member of a blues band and a singer, and his mother was an opera singer. Reno also has talent for music but he found himself better in acting.

His mother was his big role model after he has seen her for years how she went to work at the Metropolitan Opera.

His father was from Birmingham so he feels special when he performs there and his mother is from West Indie Antigua.

His eldest sister was always full of understanding for him so she was really the one who brought him up and motivated him to become the man he is today. He has three sisters and he is the youngest of them.

After finishing high school Reno decided to focus on his film career and started receiving minor roles in various TV series and even in some films.

He was a student at performing arts high school. One of his colleagues was Jennifer Aniston, who is today the most famous from their class.

Career development

Reno’s first significant television appearance was in the in The Cosby Show, a popular NBC comedy series, where he acted as a good college friend of Theo Huxtable and he appeared in the series on a regular basis, during the fifth and sixth series. It was in 1988/89.

He was given a role in a movie named “Crankand Crank: High Voltage” where he played the role of Orlando.

Roy also appeared in a series “Prison Break”, a popular TV series which began filming in 2005 and has received two nominations for a Golden Globe Award.

As for his voice roles he gave his voice to Transformer’s characters named Frenzy, Mudflap and Brains.

He gave his voice to Frenzy “Transformers”, to Mudflap in “Transformers: Revenge of the fallen”, and twice to Brains in “Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon” and “Transformers: Age of Extinction”.

Other than giving his voice in this movie, he had a small part in Transformers filmed in 2007.

He starred alongside Shia LaBeouf. His voice was also used in Final Fantasy XIII series as the voice of Sazh Katzroy. He also gave his voice to a Killer Bee in the anime named “Naruto Shippuden”.

In 1999 he started acting in “The Hoop Life” where he was a crew member until 2000. This series followed lives of basketball players and was aired both on Spike TV and on Showtime.

In 2001 he played a role of Wes Freewald in a TV series named “The Chronicle”. It was an Sci-Fi series showed on Sci-Fi Channel.

In 2005, he joined the crew of “Blind Justice” as Detective Tom Selway. This series was created by Steven Bochco and the main premise included a blind NY City Police Detective.

2010 brought him a popular role of Officer Carl McMillan in “Mike & Molly” TV series which brought him good critics.

He had appeared in a lot of other films such as “Fallen”, “Whiteboyz” and” She Creature”.

He was always interested in film producing so he produced “The Courier”, a short 18 minutes long sci-fi movie which was released in 2014.

In 2017, he joined “Good Girls” as Stan. “Good Girls” is a comedy TV series which speaks about women who are trying to get back the power they lost in their lives.

He likes his role in “Mike & Molly” very much, especially since he has been friends with Billy ages before the show.

They starred together in “Las Vegas”, filmed in 2003, and “The Heist” from 2006 so they have become best friends through that period.

To be exact, Reno was the one who told Billy to go on the audition because he felt it was the right role for him.

Reno has his favorite cop movie and it is “Starsky and Hutch”. He also loves to watch “Barney Miller”.

Personal life

He has been chubby the same as Billy but he heard that Warner Bros has it’s gym  and he started to exercise. He has lost 31 pounds and a lot of his friends and actors started following his example and joined him in the gym.

Reno was in a relationship with his girlfriend Coco Fausone whom he later married. They got married on June 6, 1998. They have two children and are in a stabile relationship.

Reno and his family live in Los Angeles because it is the center of art and television..

His wife Coco is a dancer and yogi and likes to be called Momma. She often posts on her Twitter account. She also likes fitness and even holds classes in this area. She regularly posts about it on her Instagram channel.

Reno and Billy are really good friends outside the studio. The actress who plays Molly in the series also hangs out with them and their families.

He plays the piano and has learned it at the age if four.

His wife plays the guitar and their kids go to singing classes and both play instruments. The talent runs in the family.

Quick summary

Full name: Roy “Reno” Wilson

Date of birth: January 20, 1969

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Age: 49

Profession: actor, comedian

Height: 1,85 m

Weight: NA

Net Worth: $1 million