Rodney Van Johnson plays T.C. Russell, the often hot-tempered high school athletic coach, whose own pro-career was cut short by the Cranes. T.C. is protective of his wife and children and keeps a dark secret in his “shed.”
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Education, Van Johnson’s television credits include playing Sebastian on “Port Charles” and most recently, Trey on “The Young and the Restless.” He was a series regular on “Pensacola, Wings of Gold” and has made numerous guest appearances on “Mad About You,” “Grace Under Fire,” “Babylon 5” and “The Jamie Foxx” Show.
Rodney is a spokesman and research advocate for the National Familial Pancreatic Tumor Registry at John Hopkins Hospital. In 2002, Rodney was inducted into the University of Cincinnati’s Hall of Fame for an unbeaten record in High Jump and Sprints.
Van Johnson lives in Los Angeles with his long time girlfriend, Carmen Obando, and their son Quincy. They are expecting their second child in April 2005. His birthday is February 20.