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Terrence C. Carson is an American singer and stage, voice, and television actor. He is best known for portraying Kyle Barker on the FOX sitcom Living Single and voicing Mace Windu on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He was also known for his long-running voice role as Kratos in the God of War video-game series from 2005 until 2013.

Terrence C. Carson
Born (1958-11-19) November 19, 1958 (age 60)
Other namesT.C. Carson
OccupationSinger, voice actor
Years active1989–present
Notable credit(s)
Living Single as Kyle Barker (1993-1997)
God of War as Kratos (2005- 2013)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars as Mace Windu
Websitehttp://www.tccarson.com

Life and careerEdit

Carson was born in Chicago, Illinois.[1] He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and in 1981 became a member of the Iota Phi Theta fraternity.[2]

He started performing in plays and musicals such as The Wiz, Dreamgirls, and Ain't Misbehavin'. He starred in the films Livin' Large and Firehawk before landing the role of Kyle Barker on the sitcom Living Single. Carson reprised his role of Kyle Barker, along with Living Single co-star Erika Alexander, on Half & Half. He provided the voice of Samuel (Charley's father) in the PBS Kids animated series Clifford the Big Red Dog. As a voice actor, he portrayed Mace Windu in the animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars; he reprised his role as Mace Windu in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series. He appeared as Eddie Carson, a cook aboard a World War II submarine in U-571, and Route 23 survivor & schoolteacher Eugene Dix in Final Destination 2 (2003). He has provided the male voice of Guillo in the GameCube RPG Baten Kaitos Origins and is the voice of Touchstone in the PlayStation Portable shooter Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror.

His first voicing of Kratos was for the original God of War (2005) for the PlayStation 2 and his final voicing of the character was in 2013's God of War: Ascension for the PlayStation 3, in which he also did the motion capture. Carson also provided Kratos's voice where Kratos was a downloadable character in Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds (2008), and a guest character in Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny (2009), Mortal Kombat (PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions, 2011 and 2012, respectively), and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (2012). Christopher Judge took over the role of Kratos in 2018's God of War for the PlayStation 4, the reason being Carson was not tall enough for the motion-capture and also because of Judge's chemistry with Sunny Suljic who plays Kratos' son Atreus.[3]

His voice is featured on The Bible Experience. In 2002, Carson released a jazz/funk CD called Truth. In early 2016, T.C was featured on the cover of STS Entertainment and Fashion Magazine.

DiscographyEdit

Albums
  • Truth (2002)
  • Live in Beverly Hills (2014)
  • Love, Loss & Life

RolesEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1993-1997 Living Single Kyle Barker seasons 1-4
1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Tree (voice) Episode: "Beauty and the Beast"
1995-1998 Life with Louie Norton Jensen / Gus (voice) 16 Episodes
Credited as T.C. Carson
1999 Rugrats Officer Dan (voice) Episode: "Officer Chuckie/Auctioning Grandpa"
Credited as T.C. Carson
2000-2002 Clifford the Big Red Dog Fire Chief Campbell / Charley's Dad (voice) 2 Episodes[4]
2005 Star Wars Clone Wars Mace Windu / Saesee Tin / General Oro Dassyne (voice) 4 Episodes
2007 Afro Samurai Swordsmaster /  Brother #4 (voice) 3 Episodes
English Dub[4]
2008-2015 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Mace Windu / Cultist /
Council Member / Tactical Droid (voice)
45 Episodes[4]
2008-2010 The Life & Times of Tim Jazz Musician (voice) 2 Episodes
2018 Black Lightning Eldridge Episode: "And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light"

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Relax... It's Just Sex
2003 Final Destination 2 Eugene Dix
2016 Justice League vs. Teen Titans Ra's al Ghul Direct-to-video[5]

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Star Trek: Klingon Academy Academy Engineer, Gorkon Allied Command, Starbase 2 (voice)
2002 Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat Witch Doctor / Voodoo Master (voice) Credited as T.C. Carson
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Mace Windu / Darth Vader (voice) Credited as TC Carson
Lilo & Stitch: Trouble in Paradise Cobra Bubbles (voice) [4]
Icewind Dale II (voice)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Mace Windu (voice) Credited as T.C. Carson[4]
2003 Jet Li: Rise to Honor (voice) Credited as TC Carson
2004 EverQuest II Grimgash the Black (voice) Credited as T.C. Carson
2005 God of War Kratos (voice) [4]
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Mace Windu Credited as T.C. Carson[4]
Star Wars: Battlefront II
The Outfit JD Tyler (voice)
2006 Baten Kaitos Origins Guillo (male) English Dub
Credited as TC Carson[4]
Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror Touchstone (voice) Credited as T.C. Carson
Saints Row Anthony Green (voice) Credited as T.C. Carson[4]
Eragon Ajijad (voice)
2007 God of War II Kratos (voice) Credited as T.C. Carson[4]
Unreal Tournament 3 Othello (voice)
2008 God of War: Chains of Olympus Kratos (voice) Credited as T.C. Carson[4]
Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds Kratos DLC character
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Jedi Alliance Mace Windu (voice)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Lightsaber Duels Mace Windu (voice)
2009 Afro Samurai Swordsmaster / Assassin (voice) [4]
Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny Kratos (voice) Guest character
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes Mace Windu [6]
2010 God of War III Kratos (voice) Credited as TC Carson[4]
God of War: Ghost of Sparta Credited as T.C. Carson[4]
Tron: Evolution Calchas (voice) Uncredited
Tron Evolution: Battle Grids
2011 Mortal Kombat Kratos (voice) Guest character
Credited as TC Carson
2012 Kinect Star Wars Mace Windu Credited as TC Carson[4]
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Kratos (voice) [4]
2013 God of War: Ascension [4]
BioShock Infinite Street Preacher Ray (voice) Credited as TC Carson
Saints Row IV Anthony Green (voice) Credited as TC Carson[4]
2014 BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Credited as T.C. Carson
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Mace Windu (voice)
2016 Far Cry Primal Tensay (voice) Credited as TC Carson
2017 Agents of Mayhem Agent Hardtack (Ishmael Funderburke) / Vasquez (voice)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "T. C. Carson Biography (1958-)". filmreference.com. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  2. ^ Ross Jr., Lawrence C. (2001), The Divine Nine: The History of African American Fraternities and Sororities, Kensington, p. 315, ISBN 0-7582-0270-9
  3. ^ Paget, Mat (June 15, 2016). "New God of War Does Not Feature Original Kratos Voice Actor". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/TC-Carson/
  5. ^ Justice League vs. Teen Titans (film). 2016.
  6. ^ Krome Studios (October 6, 2009). Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes. LucasArts. Scene: Closing credits, 2:30 in, Voice Talent.

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