Ralph Carter

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Ralph Carter
Born Ralph David Carter
(1961-05-30) May 30, 1961 (age 55)
Crown HeightsBrooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1974–1987
Known for Michael Evans – Good Times
Spouse(s) Lisa Parks
(m. 1987; div. 1992)

River York (m. 1994)
Children 5

Ralph David Carter (born May 30, 1961) is an American actor and singer.[1][unreliable source?] Carter is known for his work as a child and teenager, both in the Broadway musical Raisin, based on the Lorraine Hansberry drama A Raisin in the Sun; and as Michael Evans, the youngest child of Florida and James Evans, Sr., on the CBS sitcom Good Times from 1974–1979.

Other work[edit]

In 1975, Carter recorded an album called When You're Young and in Love and performed it on Soul Train. The title song, along with another called "Extra, Extra" charted at No. 10 and No. 12 respectively.[2]

Personal life[edit]

While at a Christmas party in 1982; Ralph met Lisa Parks. Lisa was the younger sister of Ralph's best friend, Larry Parks. They eventually married on February 5, 1987. She gave birth to their son Michael Ralph Carter, on March 10, 1988. Michael was his character name on Good Times. Their second son, James, was born on September 8, 1989. They divorced in 1992. Carter married River York on December 20, 1994. Their son, Phoenix, was born on September 15, 1995 and their daughter, Jessica, was born on April 23, 1997. Their third child, Vivica, was born on July 25, 1999.


  1. ^ Ralph Carter African American Actor Birth & Reference
  2. ^ Joel Whitburn Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003 Billboard.

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