Published On: Mon, Dec 31st, 2012

Reginald VelJohnson talks ‘Tron: Uprising’ and ‘Family Matters’

Reginald VelJohnson may be best known for his role as Carl Winslow on “Family Matters,” but the actor is also a key voice actor on Disney’s “Tron: Uprising” animated series.

Able, voice by Reginald VelJohnson, on "Tron: Uprising"

Able, voice by Reginald VelJohnson, on “Tron: Uprising”

Monday VelJohnson spoke with Media Mikes about the appeal of the animated role, the love of “Tron” and reflected on the classic family show.

 I’ve always appreciated the animation and when I got the opportunity to audition for the role, I made sure that it was something that I was going to be attracted to. It’s the kind of role I usually play, the father figure and mentor to the programs in the grid. It’s essentially the character that drew me to the project,” VelJohnson said of played Able on “Tron: Uprising.”

Like the role that made him famous, he says Able is a father figure.

“He’s the father figure and Able really thinks of all the individuals in the garage as his children and he cares for them and that’s what I think is lovely about the relationship between Beck and Able. It’s like a father and son type of relationship.”

Later in the interview, VelJohnson reflected on “Family Matters” and how much television has changed.

“… things have definitely changed since I did “Family Matters.” I think TV with all the reality shows and the hip-hop generation doesn’t focus on the meaning and feeling of a family – the real relationship between people. I don’t think people are too ready to sit down and watch that. I just hope that it comes back because personally, I think that the reality genre needs to die a slow death. I hope that the family type shows come back because I enjoy watching people share family values and loving relationships between each other. I miss that.”

Check out the full interview here.

Get more information on “Tron: Uprising” here

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