Ralph Carter Biography
Ralph Carter (full name – Ralph David Carter) is an American Actor and Singer who is best known for portraying Michael Evans (the youngest child of James Evans Sr. and Florida) on “Good Times” (the CBS sitcom), for 5 years (1974–1979).
Before Carter joined “Good Times” he was starring in the Broadway musical “Raisin” where he was based on “A Raisin in the Sun” (the Lorraine Hansberry drama). He was noted in the credits during season 1. Carter is also known for The Groomsmen (2006) and Broadway Damage (1997). In 1997, he was nominated for a Gold Medal for “Favorite Child Star.”
Ralph Carter Age
Carter is 61 years old as of 2022. He was born on May 30, 1961, in New York, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 30th of May every year.
Ralph Carter Height and Weight
Carter stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m). He has an average weight of 80 Kilograms – 176.4 pounds (lbs).
Ralph Carter Family
Carter was born to his loving parents, whose names are unknown. There is no information regarding whether he has any siblings or not.
Ralph Carter Wife
Carter is married to River York. They had their engagement on December 2, 1994, and tied the knot on December 20, 1994. Further details on their love life are under review.
Ralph Carter Ex-Wife / Divorce
Carter was previously married to Lisa Parks. They first met in the year 1982 at a Christmas party. They tied the knot in the year 1987 and divorced half a decade later, in the year 1992, due to unknown reasons.
Ralph Carter Children / Kids
Carter has a total of 5 kids. He and his current wife River York takes great pride in being dad and mom to their 3 children; Phoenix (son), Vivica (daughter), and Jessica (daughter). Phoenix is 27 years old as of 2022 having been born on September 15, 1995. Vivica is 23 years old as of 2022 having been born on July 5, 1999. Jessica is 25 years old as of 2022 having been born on April 23, 1997.
From his previous marriage with Lisa Parks, they were blessed with 2 sons, James and Michael. James is 33 years old as of 2022 having been born on September 8, 1989. Michael is 34 years old as of 2022 having been born on March 10, 1988.
Ralph Carter Net Worth
Carter has an annual estimated net worth of $1 Million.
Ralph Carter Career
Carter began his acting career when he was at the tender age of 9, on Broadway where he starred in the musical “The Me Nobody Knows.” After runs in “Via Galactica”, “Dude”, and “Tough To Get Help”, Carter got his breakout role in Raisin where he portrayed Travis Younger. For Most Promising Performer, he was awarded the 1973 Drama Desk Award. Also for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, he was nominated for the 1974 Tony Award and awarded the 1974 Theatre World Award. Carter appeared on an episode of “E! True Hollywood Story” (age 40+) for the story behind his landmark sitcom sporting a mustache.
Ralph Carter Good Times
In the ’70s, Norman Lear (an American screenwriter and producer) was relishing huge success with the hit TV series “Maude”, “Sanford and Son”, and “All in the Family”. Norman was the developer of “Good Times” as a spin-off series for Florida Evans (Maude’s housekeeper) – portrayed by Esther Rolle. Carter’s success in “Raisin” made Norman buy out the remainder of Carter’s Broadway contract to cast him as James (the 1st original character of Good Times) and, Michael (Florida’s youngest son).
Ralph Carter Music Career
Carter released an album known as “Young and in Love” in the year 1975, and performed the song “When You’re Young and in Love” on Soul Train (a musical variety TV show). This song and “Extra, Extra (Read All About It)” reached #10 and #12 respectively. Carter released a single entitled “Get it Right” in the year 1985. He starred in the cast of “Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death” in the year 2005 for the Classical Theatre of Harlem Company. For 2 years (1991 – 1993), Carter sang with the music band “Nitro.”
Is Ralph Carter Gay?
Carter is not gay, he is straight, and indeed he is married to River York, and he has 5 kids.
Ralph Carter Obituary
Carter is alive and healthy. Fans may be confusing Carter and Ralph Irvin Carter, who died on January 31, 2022, at the age of 87.