Melvin Johnson, Jr. (Mr. C.)

Most recently, he was featured in Shakespeare in The Park’s revival of Two Gentlemen of Verona. On Broadway, Mr. Johnson has appeared as Mufasa in The Lion King, in Bob Fosse’s Big Deal, The Rink with Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera, Eubie!!, and On the 20th Century. His National Tours/Off-Broadway credits include: Jelly's Last Jam with Maurice Hines, Boys from Syracuse, Encores!, Venus, and Spell #7 (The Public Theatre); Hamlet (The Roundabout Theatre); Rap Master Ronnie; Shakespeare's Cabaret; Love, Love, Love; and Do Lord Remember Me (The American Place Theatre).

His extensive regional theatre work includes, among others, Raisin (Crossroads Theatre), Old Timer's Game (Actors Theater of Louisville), History of the American Film (Hartford Stage Co.), Sizwe Banzi is Dead (A.C.T Seattle), and Taming of the Shrew (The Virginia Museum Theatre). Among his notable film work was co-starring with Arnold Schwarzenegger as Benny in Total Recall, American Bluenote, Intimate Strangers, and In the Shadow of the Cobra. On television, Mr. Johnson was a series regular on David Lynch’s "On the Air" and guest starred on a variety of shows, among them "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "The Practice," "Fresh Prince of Bel Air," and "Liberty" the mini-series.