Vernee Watson

Actor · Executive Producer
IVA Star Rating : 74
Vernee Christell Watson-Johnson is an American actress, author, voice artist, and acting coach. Watson-Johnson is best known for her recurring roles as Vernajean Williams on Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–79) and as Viola "Vy" Smith on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–96), playing the mother of Will Smith's character. read more

Vernee Christell Watson-Johnson is an American actress, author, voice artist, and acting coach. Watson-Johnson is best known for her recurring roles as Vernajean Williams on Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–79) and as Viola "Vy" Smith on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–96), playing the mother of Will Smith's character. She also voiced Dee Dee on Hanna-Barbera's animated series Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels. She also appeared in an NCIS episode.

Birth Name

Vernee Christell Watson

Born

Thursday, 14 January 1954

Actress Filmography

Bel-Air Janice 2022
You Look Familiar: Vernée Watson Self 2021
The Mandela Effect Nadine 2019
Team Kaylie Judge Lapidus 2019
Bob Hearts Abishola Gloria, Gloria Tyler 2019
Clemency Mrs. Collins 2019
Rel Dr. Roberts 2018
Home by Spring Mrs. Wilson 2018
Craig of the Creek Evelyn 2018
The Resident Mary Phillips 2018
(see additional filmography)

Actress Filmography

Bel-Air Janice 2022
You Look Familiar: Vernée Watson Self 2021
The Mandela Effect Nadine 2019
Team Kaylie Judge Lapidus 2019
Bob Hearts Abishola Gloria, Gloria Tyler 2019
Clemency Mrs. Collins 2019
Rel Dr. Roberts 2018
Home by Spring Mrs. Wilson 2018
Craig of the Creek Evelyn 2018
The Resident Mary Phillips 2018
Young Sheldon Nurse Robinson 2017
Rush Hour Grandma 2016
School of Rock Mrs. Calpakis 2016
Superstore Lillian 2015
A Man Called Jon Helen Black 2015
How Not to Propose Patty 2015
Grace and Frankie Doreen 2015
The Odd Couple Frannie 2015
Fresh Off the Boat Mrs. Parker 2015
Nocturnal Agony Lois 2014
Selfie Denise 2014
Ironside Lillian Wade 2013
Beyond the Heavens Chief Ruth Hauck 2013
Celebrity Page Self 2013
Highland Park May 2013
Kimmie's Kitchen Self 2013
Ben and Kate Gladys 2012
Mr. Box Office Mrs. Owens 2012
Suit Up Coach Jan Bigsby 2012
Animal Practice Evelyn 2012
Key and Peele Johnson Family Member 2012
The Exes Wendy 2011
Life of Lemon Kathy 2011
Reed Between the Lines Valencia 2011
Jessie Mrs. Harris 2011
Suburgatory Fatima 2011
Teen Wolf Eichen House Attendant 2011
A.N.T. Farm Grammy 2011
Mike & Molly Blanche 2010
Melissa & Joey Ms. Lunt 2010
Good Luck Charlie Principal Hibbert 2010
The Middle Cashier 2009
Archer Cop 2009
Applause for Miss E Charlene 2009
Southland Mrs. Johnson 2009
Castle Mercy LaGrande / Mercedes King 2009
The Mentalist Psychiatrist 2008
Raising the Bar Judge Edith Washington 2008
The Big Bang Theory Althea (as Vernée Watson), Althea 2007
The TV Set Barbara 2007
Dexter Doakes' Mother 2006
Shark Judge Miriam Keller 2006
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Zelda 2006
The Ant Bully Head Nurse 2006
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Tourist #2 2006
The Celestine Prophecy Principal 2006
The Boondocks Lorna Ray Freeman 2005
Legend of Frosty the Snowman Mrs Wader 2005
Close to Home Judge Tibbs 2005
Ghost Whisperer Traci Cotter 2005
Criminal Minds Maxine Hightower 2005
Eyes Anna Santiago 2005
Christmas with the Kranks Dox 2004
House Nurse Smits, Nurse Smits (as Vernée Watson) 2004
Admissions Stanford Interviewer 2004
Desperate Housewives ER Doctor 2004
Jack & Bobby Vera Vaughn 2004
The Lyon's Den Judge Julie Willard 2003
Cold Case Belinda Hutchins '08 2003
Two and a Half Men Karen, Nurse Lorna, Nurse Phyllis, Nurse 2003
Eve Laverna 2003
NCIS Miss Helen Frimkes 2003
Antwone Fisher Aunt Annette 2002
MDs ER Admit Clerk #1 2002
Hidden Hills Zack's Mom 2002
Presidio Med Mrs. Redmond 2002
No Turning Back Detective Bryan 2002
Without a Trace Eye Witness 2002
Home Room Duty Nurse 2002
The Bernie Mac Show Aunt Sis 2001
The Guardian Ella Kurtz 2001
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Ms. Carr / Ms. Joyce Carr (voice) 2000
The District Mrs. Lenora Simms 2000
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Manager 2000
That's Life Judge 2000
Static Shock Mrs. Watkins 2000
The Kid Newsstand Cashier 2000
Soul Food Cassandra DeLeon 2000
Malcolm in the Middle Gloria 2000
The West Wing Nurse 1999
Judging Amy Lorraine Edwards 1999
Batman Beyond Lorraine Tate 1999
Martial Law Lynn Meadows 1998
Any Day Now Janet West 1998
Dharma & Greg Ms. Valko 1997
Profiler Internal Affairs Agent, Linda Anderson 1996
Suddenly Susan Karen 1996
Superman: The Animated Series Female Neighbor, Female Worker / Councilwoman 1996
Superman: The Last Son of Krypton Female Worker / Councilwoman 1996
The Steve Harvey Show Dr. Glenda Burke 1996
JAG Annette Dunwoody, Mrs. Drabowski 1995
Me and the Boys Mrs. Kitchim 1994
ER April Wilson 1994
Party of Five Officer Windlan 1994
Sister, Sister Patrice 1994
Angie ICU Desk Nurse 1994
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Additional Voices / Additional Voices (voice) 1993
Grace Under Fire Vicki Hudson 1993
NYPD Blue Loretta Murray 1993
Animaniacs Mrs. Jenny / Oprah Winfrey, Robin 1993
The X-Files Nurse Whitney Edwards (as Vernée Watson-Johnson) 1993
Love & War Receptionist 1992
Batman: The Animated Series Dana Blessing, Doctor 1992
Caged Fear Y-Vonne 1992
Diagnosis Murder: Diagnosis of Murder Esther Wiggins 1992
Roc Angela Burke 1991
Showdown in Little Tokyo Nonnie Russell - Coroner 1991
Baby Talk Danielle Craig / Danielle Craig (Voice), Danielle Craig (Voice) 1991
Over My Dead Body Doris 1990
Captain Planet and the Planeteers Judge 1990
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Viola 'Vy' Smith 1990
The Robert Guillaume Show Angela 1989
TV 101 Mrs. Hiekkila 1988
Murphy Brown Secretary #17 1988
The Munsters Today Miss Foster 1988
Empty Nest Jill 1988
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo Selma 1988
A Different World Carla Meyers 1987
G.I. Joe: The Movie Scientist 1987
Married... with Children Renee 1987
L.A. Law Wilma Russ 1986
Foley Square Denise Willums 1985
Mr. Belvedere Carnival Worker 1985
Punky Brewster Receptionist 1984
The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show (voice) 1983
Chicago Story Denise 1982
American Playhouse Secretary 1982
All Night Long Emily 1981
Hill Street Blues Ruby Brown 1981
CBS Schoolbreak Special Mrs. Black 1980
The World's Greatest SuperFriends Additional Voices, University Scientist 1979
Benson Elaine - Benson's Sister, Elaine, Benson's Sister 1979
Love's Savage Fury Jewel 1979
Vega$ Annabel Nelson, Dorothy 1978
Death Drug Carolyn (as Verne Watson) / Carolyn 1978
Carter Country Lucille Banks 1977
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels Dee Dee Skyes 1977
The Love Boat Alita Daniels, Ellen Garner, Lydia Somers, Stephanie Hayden 1977
Eight Is Enough Jackie Calhoun 1977
Fantasy Island Andrea, Carrie Wilson, Rochelle McKenzie 1977
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Gwen 1976
Norman... Is That You? Melody 1976
What's Happening!! Judy Crane 1976
Welcome Back, Kotter Vernajean Williams 1975
The Jeffersons Carol 1975
That's My Mama Thelma 1974
Good Times Valerie 1974
Trick Baby Cleo Howard 1972
The Corner Bar Angel 1972
Cotton Comes to Harlem Woman 1970

Producer Filmography

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