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

T. K. Carter
Thomas Kent Carter

(1956-12-18) December 18, 1956 (age 62)
OccupationComedian, actor
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 TV acting debut was on an episode of Police Woman.[1] Carter also made appearances on Good Times, The Steve Harvey Show, A Different World, and in the television film Polly.


Year Title Role
1978 Corvette Summer Car Wash Employee
1978 Youngblood Bubba Cosell
1980 Seems Like Old Times Chester
1981 Underground Aces Dee Jay
1981 Southern Comfort Cribbs
1982 The Thing Nauls
1983 Just Our Luck Shabu
1983 Carpool Otis
1983 Doctor Detroit Diavolo Washington
1985 Punky Brewster Mike Fulton
1985 Runaway Train Dave Prince
1985 Jem Anthony Julian (voice)
1985 Transformers Rocksteady (voice)
1987 He's My Girl[4] Reggie/Regina
1987 Amazon Women on the Moon Host (segment "Silly Pate")
1988 Good Morning, Miss Bliss Mylo Williams
1989 Polly George Dodds
1989 227 Gary Hunt
1990 Ski Patrol Iceman
1991 A Rage in Harlem Smitty
1992 Family Matters Ty, Laura's Guardian Angel
1993 A Different World Darnell Gaines
1993 The Sinbad Show Clarence Hull
1993 A Cool Like That Christmas Dead Boy
1995 What's Goin On Back There Sledgehammer O'Possum (Voice)[5]
1996 Space Jam Monstar Nawt
1996 The Steve Harvey Show T-Bone
1997 Moesha T.K. Smooth
1998 The Nanny Ty
1999 My Favorite Martian Lenny
1999 NYPD Blue Derrick
2000 The Corner Gary McCullough
2003 Baadasssss! Bill Cosby[2]
2005 Domino[6] Lester Kincaid
2007 Everybody Hates Chris Councilman Johnson
2018 The Bobby Brown Story Herbert Brown


  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. ^ "He's My Girl". Internet Movie Database. 1987. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  5. ^ "SLEGEHAMMER O'POSSUM". Cartoon Network. Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  6. ^ Domino at the Internet Movie Database

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