Known from movies
|Net value||$1 million|
|Date of birth||May 30, 1961|
|Fact||Like other child stars on TV, Ralph’s on-camera career fizzled out after the cancellation of his hit show, unable to transition into adult roles.|
Who is Ralph Carter?
Ralph Carter is a former American television actor and singer, who is probably still best known as the child star of the three-time Golden Globe-nominated 1970s TV sitcom series ‘Good Times’, in which he appeared as Michael Evans.
Ralph David Carter was born under the astrological sign of Gemini on May 30, 1961 in New York City.
Apart from being of American nationality and African-American ethnicity, there are no other relevant details about his early life, relatives or educational background.
Acting and music career
from Ralph acting career began at the age of nine, when he made his Broadway debut in 1971 in the musical play “The Me Nobody Knows”. This was followed by a series of appearances in theatrical productions such as “Dude” and “Via Galactica” .
To be recognized as a rising star and honored with the Drama Desk Award as the most promising artist, young Ralph was cast in the role of Travis Younger in Judd Woldin’s Broadway musical entitled “Raisin”. This achievement had earned him another Drama Desk Award in 1973, as well as the Theater World Award in 1974, both of which were eventually followed by a nomination for the prestigious Tony Award later in 1974.
Carter’s critically acclaimed Broadway performances caught the attention of American Oscar-nominated director, producer and writer Norman Lear, who in 1974 cast Ralph for the recurring role of Michael Evans in his television comedy series “Good times“. A spin-off show of “Maude,” the CBS sitcom follows a story of Florida and James Evans, played by Esther Rolle and John Amos, respectively, and their three children who live in Chicago’s black neighborhood housing estate.
Ralph portrayed the character of the couple’s youngest child who was nicknamed “the militant dwarf” for his impassioned activism. Carter continued his role through the show’s six-season run and over 130 episodes, until 1979, when it was finally cancelled.
After performing several songs from the original “Good Times” soundtrack, Mercury Records released Carter’s debut studio album titled “When You’re Young and in Love” at the age of 15 in 1976 – it premiered on the TV show “Soul Train”, after which the single from the album called “Extra Extra (Read All About It)” peaked at number 12 on the US Billboard chart.
1985, Carter released a single titled “Get It Right”.
Carter’s last on-screen appearance came in 1987 when he starred in the rock operetta short film “Donny’s House”, while his most recent on-stage appearance dates back to 2005 when he starred in the company’s play The Classical Theater of Harlem. “Ain’t supposed to die a natural death”.
In 2002, Carter wrote a premise for an episode of the Primetime Emmy Award nominated TV comedy series ‘The King of Queens’ while in 2006 he wrote the lyrics for the song ‘Shakin’ which was featured in the comedy film ‘ The Groomsmen’. .
At a Christmas party in 1982, Carter first met Lisa Parks with whom he began a relationship soon after.
After nearly four years of dating, the couple got engaged in 1986 and married six months later in February 1987. Prior to their divorce in 1992, the couple was blessed with two children, sons named Michael and James. Since 1994, Ralph has been married to River York, with whom he has welcomed two daughters named Jessica and Vivica and a son named Phoenix.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this former youthful actress has accumulated till date? How rich Ralph Carter nowadays? Authoritative sources in the field have estimated that as of mid-2020, the total of his assets will turn $1 millionacquired mainly through his previous acting career, as well as his endeavors in the music industry.
|First and last name||Ralph Carter|
|Net value||$1 million|
|Date of birth||May 30, 1961|
|Awards||TV Land Impact Award, Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Performer|
|Nominations||Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical|
|TV shows||Good times|
|1||Currently lives in New York City |
|2||Best known as a youthful player on 1970s TV with his portrayal of the feisty activist son Michael, the youngest sibling in the Evans household, in the popular sitcom Good Times (1974).|
|3||In 2005, he appeared in the cast of “Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death” for the Classical Theater of Harlem company.|
|4||For his work in the 1973 musical “Raisin,” Carter won the Theater World Award and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actor or Featured Actor in a Musical. That same season, he also appeared in “Dude”, for which he won the Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Performer, “Via Galactica” (both of which were short-lived), and “The Karl Marx Play”, which performed off-Broadway. . Before that he came as a replacement in the Broadway musical “The Me Nobody Knows” in 1971 at the age of 10.|
|5||At the height of his Good Times run (1974), Carter was being groomed for teen idol singing status. Mercury Records produced Carter’s only release: 1976’s “Young And In Love.” Ralph’s two singles were “Extra Extra (Read All About It)” and “When You’re Young And In Love.” He also sang in a few episodes of his TV show.|
|6||On June 28, 2006, Carter appeared at the BET Awards in a mini “Good Times” reunion, joining former cast members Jimmie Walker (JJ), BernNadette Stanis (Thelma), and Janet Jackson (Penny).|
|7||Appeared on an episode of “E! True Hollywood Story” (ages 40+) for the story behind his signature mustache sitcom.|
|8||Had a singing nightclub act from the 1980s and performed mainly as a baritone balladeer performing in New York clubs like Sweetwater’s.|
|9||Like other child stars on TV, Ralph’s on-camera career fizzled out after the cancellation of his hit show, unable to transition into adult roles.|
|10||Ralph released one record, “Extra Extra”, which was a minor hit in the mid-1970s.|
|11||Was nominated for Broadway’s 1974 Tony Award for Best Supporting Actor or Featured Actor (Musical) for “Raisin”.|
|Donny’s house||1987||TV movie|
|Good times||1974-1979||TV serials||Michael Evans|
|The Groomsmen||2006||writer: “Shakin'”|
|The king of queens||2002||TV series writer – 1 episode|
|Good times||1976-1978||Performer TV series – 6 episodes|
|The 28th Annual Tony Awards||1974||TV Special performer: “Sidewalk Tree”|
|Steve Harvey||2016||TV serials||Himself|
|Additional||2015||TV serials||Himself – Good Times|
|Face of Darkness: Journey to Healing||2014||Documentary||Himself|
|Life after that||2012||TV serials||Himself|
|Stars & Music||2011||Himself|
|TV land confidential||2007||Documentary about the TV series||Himself – Interviewee|
|BET prices 2006||2006||TV special||Himself|
|The 4th Annual TV Land Awards||2006||TV special||Himself|
|E! True Hollywood Story||2000||Documentary about the TV series||Himself|
|Ebony/Jet Showcase||1986||TV serials||Himself|
|The Merv Griffin Show||1977||TV serials||Himself|
|New American bandstand 1965||1975-1976||TV serials||Himself|
|soultrain||1975||Documentary about the TV series||Guest|
|The 28th Annual Tony Awards||1974||TV special||Himself – Performer and Nominee: Best Actor in a Musical|
|The Mike Douglas Show||1973||TV serials||Himself – Actor|
|2006||Impact Awards||TVLand Awards||Good Times (1974)|