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.
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.