T. K. Carter
Thomas Kent Carter
December 18, 1956
In films, he is mostly known for his many comedic performances, such as the street-smart Chester in Seems Like Old Times and the karaoke-singing Iceman in Ski Patrol. He is also known for playing slightly nervous characters, such as the rollerskating chef Nauls in John Carpenter's The Thing, as well as the unfortunate National Guard, Cribbs, in Walter Hill's Southern Comfort.
On TV, he is known for playing Michael "Mike" Fulton, an elementary schoolteacher, on the NBC series Punky Brewster and Mylo Williams on the Disney Channel series Good Morning, Miss Bliss. Carter is also well known for playing the role of drug addicted Gary McCullough in the HBO miniseries The Corner.
His acting debut was on an episode of Police Woman. Carter also made appearances on Good Times, The Sinbad Show, The Steve Harvey Show, A Different World, and in the television films Polly and its 1990 sequel.
On June 13, 1990, Carter was arrested after refusing to answer officers’ questions and babbling incoherently. He resisted being arrested and was tasered three times.
|1974||Good Times||Head||2 episodes|
|1978||The Waltons||Jodie Foster||1 episode|
|1978||Corvette Summer||Car Wash Employee|
|1978||The Jeffersons||Richard||1 episode|
|1980||Seems Like Old Times||Chester|
|1980||Seed of Innocence||Captain|
|1981||Underground Aces||Dee Jay|
|1983||Just Our Luck||Shabu||13 episodes, main role|
|1983||Doctor Detroit||Diavolo Washington|
|1984||Turbo Teen||Alex (voice)||13 episodes, main role|
|1985-1986||Punky Brewster||Mike Fulton||24 episodes|
|1985||Runaway Train||Dave Prince|
|1985||Jem||Anthony Julian (voice)|
|1985||Transformers||Rocksteady (voice)||1 episode|
|1987||He's My Girl||Reggie/Regina|
|1987||Amazon Women on the Moon||Host (segment "Silly Pate")|
|1988||Good Morning, Miss Bliss||Mylo Williams||13 episodes|
|1989||Polly||George Dodds||TV movie|
|1989||227||Gary Hunt||1 episode|
|1990||Polly: Comin' Home||George Dodds||TV movie|
|1991||A Rage in Harlem||Smitty|
|1992||Family Matters||Ty, Laura's Guardian Angel||1 episode|
|1993||A Different World||Darnell Gaines||1 episode|
|1993||The Sinbad Show||Clarence Hull||24 episodes, main role|
|1993||A Cool Like That Christmas||Dead Boy||TV movie|
|1995||What's Goin On Back There||Sledgehammer O'Possum (voice)|
|1996||Space Jam||Monstar Nawt|
|1996-1998||The Steve Harvey Show||T-Bone||4 episodes|
|1997||Moesha||T.K. Smooth||1 episode|
|1998||The Gregory Hines Show||Roger Baron||1 episode|
|1998||The Nanny||Ty||1 episode|
|1999||My Favorite Martian||Lenny|
|1999||NYPD Blue||Derrick||1 episode|
|2000||The Corner||Gary McCullough||6 episodes|
|2007||Everybody Hates Chris||Councilman Johnson||1 episode|
|2013||Love That Girl!||Immunique's father||1 episode|
|2016||How To Get Away With Murder||Thelonious Harkness||1 episode|
|2018||The Bobby Brown Story||Herbert Brown||TV movie|
|2020||Stumptown||Lataurus Price||1 episode|
|2020||The Way Back||Russ|
- "T.K. Carter". FilmBug. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
- "T.K. Carter". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
- T. K. Carter bio at Yahoo Movies. Access date 18 July 2012
- "'Punky Brewster' Actor Arrested After Incident". Los Angeles Times. 1990-06-13. Retrieved 2021-09-03.
- "He's My Girl". IMDb. 1987. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
- "SLEGEHAMMER O'POSSUM". Cartoon Network. Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
- Domino at the Internet Movie Database