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- Net Worth:
- $2 Million
- Date of Birth:
- Nov 19, 1958 (64 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- Actor, Singer, Voice Actor
- United States of America
What Is Terrence C. Carson's Net Worth?
Terrence C. Carson, also known as 'T.C.' Carson, is an American actor, singer, dancer, and producer who has a net worth of $2 million. Terrence C. Carson is best known for starring as Kyle Barker on the Fox series "Living Single" (1993–1998) and voicing Kratos in the video game series "God of War" (2005–2013) and Mace Windu on the computer-animated series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" (2008–2014; 2020). Terrence has released the albums "Truth" (2002), "Live in Beverly Hills" (2014), and "My Funny Valentine" (2015), and he has performed in musicals such as "The Wiz" and "Dreamgirls." In 1988, he won a Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Revue for his performance in a Chicago production of "The Colored Museum."
Carson co-produced the 2007 TV movie "Polly and Marie," and he has more than 100 acting credits to his name, including the films "Livin' Large" (1991), "Gang Related" (1997), "U-571" (2000), and "Final Destination 2" (2003) and the television series "Key West" (1993), "The Jamie Foxx Show" (1999), "Half & Half" (2005), "Greenleaf" (2017), and "Last Call" (2019). Terrence has also lent his voice to the film "Justice League vs. Teen Titans" (2016), the TV shows "Life with Louie" (1995–1998), "Afro Samurai" (2007), and "The Life & Times of Tim" (2008; 2010), and numerous videogames, such as "Star Trek: Klingon Academy" (2000), "Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds" (2002), "EverQuest II" (2004), "Saints Row" (2006), "Eragon" (2006), and "BioShock Infinite" (2013).
Terrence C. Carson was born Terrence Connor Carson on November 19, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois. He was raised by a single mother, and they lived in the Chicago Housing Authority's LeClaire Courts projects. Terrence studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, where he majored in architecture and creative design and joined the Iota Phi Theta Fraternity.
Carson made his television debut in the 1989 TV movie "A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story," then he appeared in the films "Livin' Large!" (1991) and "Firehawk" (1993) and played Abednigo 'JoJo' Nabuli on the Fox series "Key West" (1993).
From 1993 to 1998, he starred as Kyle Barker on Fox's "Living Single" alongside Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, and Kim Fields. Terrence was a series regular during the first four seasons, but he was barely in the show's final season.
Decades later Terrence revealed that his reduction in screen-time in the final season was due to a clash with show's producers over salary. Since the debut of "Living Single" Terrence had periodically represented the cast when they shared a complaint. One of their biggest complaints had to do with their respective salaries. Even after becoming a hit for Fox, Terrence and his cast mates were not earning the same amounts per episode as other white actors on equal or even less successful shows. To make matters worse, just one year after "Living Single" debuted, "Friends" began filming on the sound stage immediately next door on the Warner Bros. lot.
In the first season each "Friends" actor made $22,500 per episode, which worked out to around $540,000 for the season. In the second season, the "Friends" salaries were boosted to $40,000. It's not known what the "Living Single" actors' per episode salaries were at this point, but we can infer it was not as much as their "Friends" counterparts, which had been a source of frustrating for Terrence and his cast mates.
In 1997, ahead of their third season, the "Friends" cast members negotiated yet another raise to $75,000 per episode, which would work out to around $1.9 million per season. Presumably, that was much, much more than the "Living Single" actors were earning by this point and was the straw the broke the camel's back for T.C. Carson and the show's producers… who bore the brunt of his complaints.
Speaking about the situation years later, Terrence revealed:
"We were getting less all around. And then they created Friends and gave them everything. Both shows were Warner Bros. shows on Warner Bros. lots. So to watch that, to be on our lot and to watch that, was really kind of a slap in the face…
I think part of it is, even now, if you're African-American, you shut your mouth and do the job. Don't ask questions. Be happy that you have a job. My whole time on 'Living Single' I was happy I had a job, but I understood the importance of the job I had. I understood the importance of what these characters meant to my community. And so when I come to you with a problem, it's because of that, not because of ego. They looked at it as ego."
Other Work and Voice Acting
Carson appeared in the films "Gang Related" (1997), "Relax…It's Just Sex" (1998), "Her Married Lover" (1999), and "U-571" (2000) and the TV movies "Lost in Oz" (2000), "Nature Boy" (2000), and "Proximity" (2001), and he played Eugene Dix in the 2003 horror movie "Final Destination 2," which grossed $90.4 million against a $26 million budget. Terrence guest-starred on "The Jamie Foxx Show" (1999) and "Half & Half" (2005).
Perhaps most importantly, Terrence Carson voiced Mace Windu and several other characters on the Cartoon Network/Netflix/Disney+ series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" (2008–2014; 2020).
He co-starred with Cuba Gooding Jr., Matthew Lillard, and Sean Astin in the 2007 film "What Love Is," and he guest-starred on "The Mentalist" (2011), "Single in the ATL" (2011), "Bad Judge" (2014), "Nashville" (2017), "Greenleaf" (2017), "Star" (2018), "Black Lightning" (2018), and "Stan Against Evil" (2018). In 2019, he played Arthur Payne on the Bounce series "Last Call." In recent years, Carson has appeared in the films "Uncle Drew" (2018), "Bricked" (2019), "Coins Forever" (2021), "The Forgettable Life of Liam White" (2021), "Gaslight 2022" (2022), "Hunther" (2022), "A Wesley Christmas" (2022), and "Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls" (2023).
Terrence took part in a street-naming ceremony for U.S. Rep. John Lewis as well as the unveiling of an exhibit in Lewis' honor at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. When Lewis died of cancer in July 2020, Carson shared a photo of the two of them on Instagram in which he called John a "national treasure" and stated that "we lost a piece of our country's heart in Congressman Lewis."
Awards and Nominations
Carson has been nominated for four Behind the Voice Actors Awards, sharing a BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series – Action/Drama with his "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" castmates in 2013. His other nominations were for the BTVA Television Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series – Action/Drama for "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" (2013 and 2015) and the BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game for "PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale" (2013). In 1990, Terrence and his "A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story" co-stars won a Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast. Carson has earned three NAACP Image Award nominations, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for "Living Single" in 1997 and 1998 and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Television Movie, Limited Series or Dramatic Special for "A Wesley Christmas" in 2023. In 2006, he received a NAVGTR Award nomination for Outstanding Performance in a Drama, Lead for "God of War."