Terry Carter

Not merely an actor, Terry Carter was a socially conscious and consummate professional who turned his pursuit of a law degree into a historical career as one of the first African-Americans to get equal billing on an ... Read more »
Born: 12/16/1928 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (19)

Hamilton 1997 (Movie)

Texas Slim (Actor)

Foxy Brown 1995 (Movie)

Michael Anderson (Actor)

One West Waikiki 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

A Duke Named Ellington 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Narrator

Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack 1980 (Movie)

Colonel Tigh (Actor)

Battlestar Galactica 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Battlestar Galactica 1978 (Movie)

Colonel Tigh (Actor)

McCloud 1970 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Benji 1974 (Movie)

Officer Tuttle (Actor)

Abby 1973 (Movie)

Reverend Emmett Williams (Actor)

Boots Turner 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Brother on the Run 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

McCloud: Who Killed Miss U.S.A.? 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Black on White 1969 (Movie)

Stranger--Young Negro (Actor)

Company of Killers 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Parrish 1961 (Movie)

Cartwright (Actor)

The Green Pastures (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of Sam McCloud (TV Show)

Actor

Two on a Bench (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Not merely an actor, Terry Carter was a socially conscious and consummate professional who turned his pursuit of a law degree into a historical career as one of the first African-Americans to get equal billing on an American sitcom, the first black man to anchor the news, and an Emmy-winning producer of interracial educational films. And despite early news reports to the contrary, he was not killed in a hit and run collision by rap mogul Suge Knight in January 2015.

Milestones

1978

Cast as Col. Tigh on original "Battlestar Galactica"

1977

Wins Award for Excellence from the L.A. Film Review Board, for "Child Abuse & Neglect Series"

1969

Starts seven-year run on police drama "McCloud"

1965

Becomes America's first African-American newscaster

1955

Cast as Pvt. "Sugie" Sugarman on "The Phil Silvers Show"

1955

Played the lead in the controversial Richard Adler musical "Kwamina"

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