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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 18 December 1956New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameThomas Kent Carter
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

T.K. Carter was raised just east of Los Angeles, California. He began his stand-up routine at age 12, and, by high school, appeared in Neil Simon's production of "The Odd Couple." He began his professional stand-up routine at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles and has also worked at the Improvisation Cafe and Ye Little Club. His first role was in an episode of Police Woman (1974), and starred in the Los Angeles Actors Theatre's version of "Sisters." He has since appeared in such films as Space Jam (1996), A Rage in Harlem (1991) and Ski Patrol (1990).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Dicker

Spouse (1)

Janet (? - present)

Trivia (9)

Arrested for car theft and Driving Under the Influence. [November 1991]
Won a talent show contest in his hometown by mimicking Bill Cosby's famous Lone Ranger skit.
Has performed his stand-up comedy routine as the opening act for such music artists as James Brown and Luther Vandross.
Made his TV acting debut in an episode of the NBC series Police Woman (1974) in the early 1970s.
His first regular series role came as the genie Shabu in the ABC sitcom Just Our Luck (1983).
Attended Citrus Junior College in Azusa, California.
Worked at Disneyland for a year.
In 1998 he served as a dialogue coach for Chris Tucker in the film Rush Hour (1998).
Raised in California's San Gabriel Valley, he was a high school track champion.

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