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FactBorn on the same day as his Living Single (1993) co-star Erika Alexander.


Who is Terrence C. Carson? Wiki Bio

Terrence C. Carson was born in Chicago, Illinois USA, on 19 November 1958, so his zodiac sign is Scorpio, and he holds American nationality. He is an actor and a singer, who gained recognition after portraying Kyle Barker in the TV series “Living Single” in the early ‘90s.

Early life and education

Terrence was raised an only child in Chicago by his mother who is a stage actress, and his father who is an artist. He attended a local high school where he started dancing, and was a member of a dance crew, while he was also a member of the school’s drama club and appeared in most of the plays there. He starred in his first theatre plays and musicals while still attending high school including “Dreamgirls” and “Misbehavin”, and was supported by his family and teachers to pursue a career as an actor.

Upon matriculation, he enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was a member of the Iota Phi Theta fraternity, and from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in architecture and creative design in 1980.

Career as an actor and musician

He made his debut film appearance in 1991 when he starred as Dexter Jackson in the comedy film “Livin’ Large!” which talks about a teenage black reporter who starts losing his identity. Terrence made his debut TV series appearance in 1993 when he was invited to star as Kyle Barker in the TV sitcom “Living Single” which aired until 1 January 1998 while Terrence appeared in all episodes. It follows six friends who are all living in Brooklyn, New York.

He appeared in a single episode of the series “Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child” in 1995 before winning his first voicing role as Norton Jensen in the animated series “Life with Louie”. He was a member of the main cast from 1995 to 1998 when he starred as Buzz Wagner in the romantic comedy movie “Relax… It’s Just Sex”. Terrence went on to appear in an episode of “Rugrats” in 1999 and two episodes of “Clifford the Big Red Dog” in 2000 before portraying Eugene Dix in the supernatural horror film “Final Destination 2” in 2003.

Terrence C. Carson

He went on to voice Mace Windu and Saesee Tin in the critically acclaimed mini-series “Star Wars: Clone Wars” in 2005 before voicing a swordsman in “Afro Samurai” in 2007. He voiced the same characters in the TV series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” between 2008 and 2014, and Terrence also voiced the Jazz Musician in “The Life & Times of Tim” from 2008 to 2010.

Two of Terrence’s latest appearances have been in the film “Justice League vs. Teen Titans” in 2016, and in an episode of “Black Lightning” in 2018.

Terrence launched his career as a musician in 2002, with the release of his first album “Truth” while his second and latest album “Live in Beverly Hills” came out in 2014.

Voice roles in video games

Terrence voiced a character in the video game “Star Trek: Klingon Academy” in 2000 and gained recognition thanks to it, which led to him voicing characters in five video games in 2002, some of which were “Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat”, “Lilo & Stitch: Trouble in Paradise”, and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”. He could have been heard in “Jet Li: Rise to Honor” in 2003 and “EverQuest II” in 2004, before lending his voice to characters in four games in 2005, including “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” and “The Outfit” among others.

The year 2006 saw him work on games “Baten Kaitos Origins”, “Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror”, and “Eragon” before being invited to voice the lead character Kratos in “God of War II” and Othello in “Unreal Tournament 3” in 2007. He voiced Kratos once again in “God of War: Chains of Olympus” and “Everybody’s Golf 5” in 2008 as well as Mace Windu in two “Star Wars” games.

He could be heard as Kratos in two new “God of War” games in 2010 when he also began voicing Calchas in the video games “Tron”. Terrence is the voice of Kratos in “Mortal Kombat” and of Street Preacher Ray in “BioShock Infinite” while gamers can also recognize him as Anthony Green in “Saints Row IV”.

Some of the characters he has recently voiced are Mace Windu in “Disney Infinity 3.0” in 2015, Tensay in “Far Cry Primal” in 2016, and Agent Hardtack and Vasquez in “Agents of Mayhem” in 2017.

Love life and relationships. Is he gay?

There are rumors circulating the internet that the popular actor is gay, due to the fact that he hasn’t commented on any women he might have dated, while he also hasn’t married and has no children, which has contributed to the spread of the rumors. However, it is believed that Terrence was once in a relationship with Erika Alexander, an American actress, producer, and activist – the two met in 1993 on the set of the series “Living Single”.

There was chemistry between them in the series, and most of their colleagues and viewers believed that the two had something going on in real life as well, however, neither Terrence nor Erika have commented on the rumors, but it is widely believed that they were on and off dating for five years during the filming of “Living Single”. Terrence appears to be single today living alone at his home in Chicago. Erika was married to Tony Puryear from 1997 to 2017 when they divorced.

Hobbies and other interests

Terrence grew up playing video games, starting off with his first Personal Computer and switching to PlayStation 1 in 1995 which was later followed by other consoles such as Nintendo and PlayStation 4. He was also quite sporting, spending a lot of his free time outdoors playing soccer and football, while he was an avid swimmer.

He is interested in music, and has been a jazz singer since he was a teenager, while some of his favorite performers are Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, and Ella Fitzgerald.

Today, Terrence enjoys watching football games on TV with some of his best friends, while he is also keen on watching movies and TV series, with some of his favorite actors and actresses being Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy, and Rosario Dawson, while some of his favorite movies are “The Equalizer”, “The Book of Eli”, and “Malcolm X”.

Appearance and net worth

Terrence is 61 years old. He has short black hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, and weighs around 154lbs (70kgs). As of March 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $2 million.

General Info

Full NameTerrence C. Carson
ProfessionVoice Actor, Singer
EducationUniversity of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
NationalityAmerican

Accomplishments

NominationsVGX Award for Best Performance by a Human Male, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
MoviesFinal Destination 2, U-571, Livin' Large, Gang Related, Relax...It's Just Sex, A Detective Story, A Clean Kill, What Love Is, Proximity, Firehawk
TV ShowsStar Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Living Single, Key West

Social profile links

Facts

#Fact
1Attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he majored in architecture and creative design.
2He was awarded the 1988 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Revue for "The Colored Museum" at the Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago, Illinois.
3Began his career as a dancer.
4Born on the same day as his Living Single (1993) co-star Erika Alexander.
5He is a member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. and pledged the Alpha Lambda chapter in 1981.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Coffee KlatchannouncedJonathan
Justice League vs. Teen Titans2016VideoRa's al Ghul (voice)
Far Cry Primal2016Video GameWenja Shaman Tensay (voice, as TC Carson)
Anki Overdrive2015Video GameBlue Shift (voice)
Disney Infinity 3.02015Video GameMace Windu (voice, as T.C. Carson)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars2008-2015TV SeriesMace Windu / Cultist / Council Member / ...
How Superman Defeated the KKK2015TV MovieNarrator
Naughty & Nice2014TV MovieMorris (as TC Carson)
Bad Judge2014TV SeriesJudge Marcus Pitt
Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea2014Video GameAdditional Voices (voice, as T. C. Carson)
Saints Row IV2013Video GameBig Tony (voice, as TC Carson)
Marked2013TV MovieIssac
BioShock Infinite2013Video GameAdditional Voices (voice, as TC Carson)
God of War: Ascension2013Video GameKratos (voice)
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale2012Video GameKratos (voice)
Kinect Star Wars2012Video GameMace Windu (voice, as TC Carson)
Mortal Kombat2011Video GameKratos (voice, as TC Carson)
Single in the ATL2011Office Worker (as Terrance Carson)
The Mentalist2011TV SeriesJoe Reyes
Tron: Evolution - Battle Grids2010Video GameCalchas (voice)
Tron: Evolution2010Video GameCalchas (voice, uncredited)
God of War: Ghost of Sparta2010Video GameKratos (voice, as T.C. Carson)
The Life & Times of Tim2008-2010TV SeriesJazz Musician
God of War III2010Video GameKratos (voice, as TC Carson)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes2009Video GameMace Windu (voice)
Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny2009Video GameKratos (voice, as Terrance Carson)
Afro Samurai2009Video GameSword Master / Assassin (voice)
God of War: Chains of Olympus2008Video GameKratos (voice, as TC Carson)
Polly and Marie2007TV MovieBartholomew
Unreal Tournament III2007Video GameOthello (voice)
What Love Is2007Kwame
God of War II2007Video GameKratos (voice, as TC Carson)
In Conflict with Kismet2007ShortDoctor
Afro Samurai2007TV Mini-SeriesSword Master / Swordmaster / Brother #4
Eragon2006Video GameAjijad (voice)
Saints Row2006Video GameAnthony Green (voice, as TC Carson)
Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror2006Video GameStuart Coleman aka Touchstone (voice, as TC Carson)
Baten Kaitos Origins2006Video GameGuillo - Male (English version, voice, as TC Carson)
The Outfit2005Video GameJD Tyler (voice)
Star Wars: Battlefront II2005Video GameMace Windu (voice, as T.C. Carson)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith2005Video GameMace Windu (voice, as T.C. Carson)
Star Wars: Clone Wars2005TV SeriesMace Windu Saesee Tin General Oro Dassyne
God of War2005Video GameKratos (voice, as TC Carson)
Half & Half2005TV SeriesKyle Barker
EverQuest II2004Video GameGrimgash the Black (voice, as T.C. Carson)
Rise to Honor2003Video Game voice, as TC Carson
The Animatrix2003Clarence (voice, as T.C. Carson)
A Detective Story2003ShortClarence (English version, voice, as T. C. Carson)
Final Destination 22003Eugene Dix (as T.C. Carson)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars2002Video GameMace Windu (voice, as T.C. Carson)
Clifford the Big Red Dog2002TV Series shortFire Chief Campbell / Various
Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale II2002Video Game voice
Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat2002Video GameWitch Doctor / Voodoo Master (voice, as T.C. Carson)
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds2002Video GameDarth Vader (voice, as T.C. Carson)
Proximity2001Yaskin (as T. C. Carson)
Lost in Oz2000TV MovieVance McCarver
Star Trek: Klingon Academy2000Video GameAcademy Engineer Gorkon Allied Command Starbase 2 (voice, as T.C. Carson)
Nature Boy2000TV ShortNat King Cole (as T.C. Carson)
U-5712000Steward Eddie Carson (as T.C. Carson)
Rugrats1999TV SeriesOfficer Dan
Her Married Lover1999Det. Rawlins
Relax... It's Just Sex1998Buzz Wagner (as T.C. Carson)
Life with Louie1995-1998TV SeriesNorton Jensen / Gus
Living Single1993-1998TV SeriesKyle Barker
Gang Related1997Manny Landrew
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1995TV SeriesTree
Key West1993TV SeriesAbednigo 'JoJo' Nabuli / Abednego 'JoJo' Nabuli
Firehawk1993VideoDavis
Livin' Large!1991Dexter Jackson
A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story1989TV Movie uncredited

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Polly and Marie2007TV Movie co-producer

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bits and Pieces: Bringing Death to Life2003Video documentary short special thanks - as T.C. Carson

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Living Single: The Reunion Show2008TV MovieHimself
Bits and Pieces: Bringing Death to Life2003Video documentary shortHimself - 'Eugene Dix' (as T.C. Carson)
Midnight Mac1995TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
The Puzzle Place1995TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest Star

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Death Battle2011TV SeriesKratos

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2013BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Action/DramaStar Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
1990Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Young Ensemble CastA Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story (1989)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Action/DramaStar Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
2013BTVA Video Game Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Video GamePlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (2012)
2013BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Action/DramaStar Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
1998Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesLiving Single (1993)
1997Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesLiving Single (1993)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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