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T.K. Carter

A talented black stand-up who branched out into comedy roles, T.K. Carter astounded critics and audiences with his richly textured portrait of a successful businessman who descends into heroin addiction in the acclaimed HBO drama The Corner.

A native of Los Angeles, Carter made his TV acting debut in an episode of the NBC series Police Woman. Carter began a successful career as the opening act comic for such musicians and groups as Gladys Knight and the Pips, James Brown, Kool & the Gang and Patti LaBelle. Concurrently, he began racking up numerous guest appearances and roles in sitcoms like Good Times and Family Matters. His first regular series role came as the genie Shabu in the ABC sitcom Just Our Luck (1983-84). Carter later joined the cast of Punky Brewster, the Disney Channel's Good Morning, Miss Bliss and The Sinbad Show.

In film, Carter has appeared in the comedy CORVETTE SUMMER, SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES with Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn, DOCTOR DETROIT with Dan Aykroyd, RUNAWAY TRAIN with Jon Voight, and with Eric Roberts and Rebecca DeMornay and in the lead role of HE'S MY GIRL. In 2003, Carter starred as Rodney King in the independent feature L.A. RIOT SPECTACULAR.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

T.K. Carter Facts

Birth NameThomas Kent Carter
OccupationComedian, Actor
BirthdayDecember 18, 1956 (67)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Ski Patrol
He's My Girl
Yesterday's Target
Soul Plane
Ghetto Child
Doctor Detroit
Teen Mothers
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