Earl Johnson
Pops S3
NameEarl "Pops" Johnson
BornJuly 30, 1953
FamilyRuby Johnson (ex-wife)
Andre Johnson (son)
Rhonda Johnson (daughter)
Rainbow Johnson (daughter-in-law)
Zoey Johnson (granddaughter)
Andre Johnson, Jr. (grandson)
Jack Johnson (grandson)
Diane Johnson (granddaughter)
Devonte Johnson (grandson)
Portrayed byLaurence Fishburne

Earl "Pops" Johnson is a recurring character in Black-ish. Pops is portrayed by Laurence Fishburne.

Character Info

Dre's father, affectionately referred to as "Pops," has an affinity for velour tracksuits and going to the racetrack. He can be quite the curmudgeon and takes every opportunity to offer his opinion on family issues. But when Pops offers his usually curt and spot-on old school wisdom, it is difficult to disagree with him.


Season 1 (11/24)


  • He shot his foot just to get out of the navy.


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