Rodney Van Johnson (born February 20, 1961 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an African-American actor. He is best known for portraying the role of T.C. Russell on the daytime soap opera Passions since its inception in 1999. Prior to joining Passions, Johnson played Sebastian duPres on the now-defunct ABC soap opera Port Charles in 1999. He also portrayed Trey Stark on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless from 1998–1999. He also starred as First Lieutenant Wendell McCray on the syndicated series Pensacola: Wings of Gold from 1997–1998. He is currently married to Carmen Obando they have two children together.