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Ralph Carter was born on 30 May 1961, in New York City, USA, and is an actor and singer, perhaps still best known for his popularity during the run of the popular 1970s TV series “Good Times”. Ralph also found success in theatre and even released a few disco hits during the peak of his career. His various exploits have put his net worth to where it is currently.
How rich is Ralph Carter? As of early-2016, sources estimate that his net worth is at $1 million, mostly acquired through a successful acting and singing career. He’s received various awards for his performances and was also present for the 2006 reunion of the “Good Times” cast.
Ralph Carter Net Worth $1 Million
Ralph started his acting career as a child which then transitioned to his years as a teenager. He made a notable performance during the 1970s adaptation of the Broadway musical “Raisin” which was based on Lorraine Hansberry’s drama “A Raisin in the Sun” – his performance earned him a Tony nomination for best supporting actor and also gave him a World Theatre Award. After that success, he continued to perform in theatre productions, including one entitled “Dude”, which earned him a Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Actor. He was also part of the play “Via Galactica”. Around this time, Carter found himself with a great opportunity in the television series “Good Times”, alongside names like Jimmie Walker and Janet Jackson, playing the youngest sibling of the Evans family, Michael, who was best known for his spunky activist personality.
During the peak of the popularity of the show, Ralph was declared a teen-idol singer and was being primed to become such – he had already found recognition through singing in the television show. He was signed by Mercury Records and released “Young and In Love” in 1975, with two singles “Extra! Extra!” and “When you’re Young and In Love”. The songs found moderate success and became hits in disco circles. The songs charted at number 12 and number 10 respectively.
After the run of “Good Times”, Ralph struggled to transition outside of the television show, and the show was the last where most people heard of him, a not uncommon occurrence among many television child stars. In 1987, he was part of the television film “Donny’s House”. In 2005, he appeared in the cast of “Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death” which was another theatre production. By 2006, he became part of the film “The Groomsmen”. He also appeared at the “Good Times” reunion during the 2006 BET Awards.
Aside from the achievements he’s made during his acting and singing career, not much else is known about Ralph Carter’s life. His education, family and current endeavors all remain private. Things are kept mostly personal and it may also be due to the fact that the media is no longer following him as much as other actors who are more active in the industry.
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|Donny's House||1987||TV Movie|
|Good Times||1974-1979||TV Series||Michael Evans|
|The Groomsmen||2006||writer: "Shakin'"|
|The King of Queens||2002||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Good Times||1976-1978||TV Series performer - 6 episodes|
|The 28th Annual Tony Awards||1974||TV Special performer: "Sidewalk Tree"|
|Steve Harvey||2016||TV Series||Himself|
|Extra||2015||TV Series||Himself - Good Times|
|Face of Darkness: Journey to Healing||2014||Documentary||Himself|
|Life After||2012||TV Series||Himself|
|Stars & Music||2011||Himself|
|TV Land Confidential||2007||TV Series documentary||Himself - Interviewee|
|BET Awards 2006||2006||TV Special||Himself|
|The 4th Annual TV Land Awards||2006||TV Special||Himself|
|E! True Hollywood Story||2000||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Ebony/Jet Showcase||1986||TV Series||Himself|
|The Merv Griffin Show||1977||TV Series||Himself|
|New American Bandstand 1965||1975-1976||TV Series||Himself|
|Soul Train||1975||TV Series documentary||Guest|
|The 28th Annual Tony Awards||1974||TV Special||Himself - Performer and Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Musical|
|The Mike Douglas Show||1973||TV Series||Himself - Actor|
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|1||Currently living in New York City |
|2||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).|
|3||In 2005 he appeared in the cast of "Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death" for the Classical Theatre of Harlem company.|
|4||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.|
|5||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.|
|6||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).|
|7||Showed up on an episode of "E! True Hollywood Story" (age 40+) for the story behind his landmark sitcom sporting a mustache.|
|8||Had an 80s singing nightclub act and performed mainly as a baritone balladeer performing in such NY clubs as Sweetwater's.|
|9||Like other TV child stars, Ralph's on-camera career fell away after his popular show's cancellation, unable to transition into adult roles.|
|10||Ralph released a record, "Extra Extra," that was a minor hit in the mid-1970's.|
|11||Was nominated for Broadway's 1974 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for "Raisin."|
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