T.K. Carter (Thomas Kent 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." Carter was the voice of Monstar Nawt in Michael Jordan's film Space Jam (1996), character Smitty in A Rage in Harlem (1991) and Ski Patrol (1990).
In movies, he is mostly known for his many comedic performances, such as the street-smart Chester in Seems Like Old Times. He is also known for playing slightly nervous characters, such as the rollerskating Chef Nauls in John Carpenter's The Thing, as well as the unfortunate National Guard Cribbs, in Walter Hill's Southern Comfort.
On TV, he is known for playing Michael "Mike" Fulton, an elementary school teacher, on the NBC series Punky Brewster and Mylo Williams on the Disney Channel series Good Morning,Miss Bliss as a supervisor. Also well known for playing the role of Gary McCullough in the HBO mini-series The Corner. Carter also made appearances on Good Times, The Steve Harvey Show, A Different World, and in the television film Polly. Check out Carter's complete body of work on IMDb.