56 years old (Born on May 30, 1961)
American actor; He is famous from Good Times.For his work in the 1973 musical "Raisin", Carter won the Theatre World Award was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Supporting 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. Prior to this he came in as a replacement in the Broadway musical "The Me Nobody Knows" in 1971 at the age of 10. Was nominated for Broadway`s 1974 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for "Raisin." Like other TV child stars, Ralph`s on-camera career fell away after his popular show`s cancellation, unable to transition into adult roles. Had an 80s singing nightclub act and performed mainly as a baritone balladeer performing in such NY clubs as Sweetwater`s. On June 28, 2006, Carter appeared at the BET Awards in a mini-"Good Times" reunion, joining former cast members Jimmie Walker (J.J.), BernNadette Stanis (Thelma) and Janet Jackson (Penny).
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Fun Facts About Ralph Carter
At the height of his "Good Times" (1974) run, Carter was groomed for teen-idol singing status. Mercury Records produced Carter`s one and only release -- the 1976 "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 on a couple of his TV show`s episodes.
Ralph released a record, "Extra Extra," that was a minor hit in the mid-1970`s.
Born in NYC and as of 2005 was living in NYC.
Best known as a juvenile player on 70s TV with his portrayal of spunky activist son Michael, the youngest sibling in the Evans household, on the popular sitcom "Good Times" (1974).
Showed up on an episode of "E! True Hollywood Story" (age 40+) for the story behind his landmark sitcom sporting a mustache.
In 2005 he appeared in the cast of "Ain`t Supposed to Die a Natural Death" for the Classical Theatre of Harlem company.