T. K. Carter

Thomas Kent Carter (born December 18, 1956)[1][2] is an American actor.

T. K. Carter
Thomas Kent Carter

(1956-12-18) December 18, 1956 (age 64)
Years active1976–present

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.[3]

His acting debut was on an episode of Police Woman.[1] 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.

Personal lifeEdit

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.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1974 Good Times Head 2 episodes
1978 The Waltons Jodie Foster 1 episode
1978 Corvette Summer Car Wash Employee
1978 Youngblood Bubba Cosell
1978 The Jeffersons Richard 1 episode
1980 Seems Like Old Times Chester
1980 Seed of Innocence Captain
1981 Underground Aces Dee Jay
1981 Southern Comfort Cribbs
1982 The Thing Nauls
1983 Just Our Luck Shabu 13 episodes, main role
1983 Carpool Otis
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[5] 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 Ski Patrol Iceman
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)[6]
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
2003 Baadasssss! Bill Cosby[2]
2005 Domino[7] Lester Kincaid
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


  1. ^ a b "T.K. Carter". FilmBug. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b "T.K. Carter". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  3. ^ T. K. Carter bio at Yahoo Movies. Access date 18 July 2012
  4. ^ "'Punky Brewster' Actor Arrested After Incident". Los Angeles Times. 1990-06-13. Retrieved 2021-09-03.
  5. ^ "He's My Girl". IMDb. 1987. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  6. ^ "SLEGEHAMMER O'POSSUM". Cartoon Network. Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  7. ^ Domino at the Internet Movie Database

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