T C Carson

Actor, Singer, Musician
An ebullient, versatile African-American actor and musical performer, Carson appeared in a variety of stage roles in his native Chicago (e. g., featured singer and dancer in "Project"), toured nationally with "Sesame ... Read more »
Born: 11/18/1958 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (12)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Life and Times of Tim 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Half & Half 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living Single 1992 - 1998, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Wars: Clone Wars 1992 - 1997, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Clifford the Big Red Dog 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

U-571 2000 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Relax...It's Just Sex 1999 (Movie)

Buzz Wagner (Actor)

Life With Louie 1995 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Gang Related 1997 (Movie)

Manny Ladrew (Actor)

The Adventures of Hyperman 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Biography

An ebullient, versatile African-American actor and musical performer, Carson appeared in a variety of stage roles in his native Chicago (e. g., featured singer and dancer in "Project"), toured nationally with "Sesame Street Live" and once even took a modest part in a road company production of "Dreamgirls" just so he could sing "Steppin' to the Bad Side". After adding some television work to his list of credits (the 1989 Disney NBC TV production of "A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story", for which he wrote the music), Carson landed the plum role of homeboy Dexter Jackson, laundry truck driver turned TV journalist, in the sassy, streetwise comedy, "Livin' Large" (1991). He found his biggest audience, though, when he was cast as the stockbroker neighbor Kyle whose verbal exchanges with neighbor Maxine 'Max' Shaw (Erika Alexander) masked their mutual attraction on the popular Fox sitcom "Living Single". After five seasons (1992-97), Carson left to pursue other interests, landing roles in the features "Relax, It's Just Sex" (1998), "Seduced" (1999) and the World War II submarine drama "U-571" (2000).

EDUCATION

University of Illinois

Urbana , Illinois
also studied music and dance; dropped out a year before graduating to pursue theater work

Milestones

2003

Co-starred in the horror sequel "Final Destination 2"

2001

Cast in the thriller "Proximity"

2000

Co-starred as the only black crew member on a submarine in "U-571"

1998

Had featured role in the film "Relax, It's Just Sex"; premiered at Sundance Film Festival

1993

Co-starred on the popular Fox sitcom "Living Single" as stockbroker Kyle Barker

1992

Made TV series debut in a recurring role on the short-lived "Key West"

1991

Made film debut in the leading role of Dexter Jackson in the comedy "Livin' Large"

1989

Composed music and sang on the soundtrack for the NBC drama "A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story"

Worked with the Free Street Theater in Chicago; was also principal soloist with the Omni Move Dance Troupe

Bonus Trivia

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Carson's other stage work includes appearances in regional productions of Jules Feiffer's "America", "The Wiz", "Ain't Misbehavin'", "The Gospel at Colonnus" and the choreography for "Pecong".

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Carson believes that "Livin' Large", though a comedy, nevertheless teaches an important message: "Assimilation into the white world is what black Americans are taught. But you don't have to give up your central self to succeed. You don't have to give up who you are." --Quoted in PEOPLE in 1991

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He acknowledges that "Livin' Large" will be compared to other recent films about people of color such as "Boyz N the Hood" but notes, "That was such a good film, but we should also be making comedies and romances and all the rest. That's been a lot of the problem with the media portrayal of African-Americans. They're either doctors or street people. We don't see anyone in the middle--a blue-collar guy who goes to work every day to support his family and send his kids to college." --Quoted in the DAILY NEWS, September 17, 1991

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