Terrence C. Carson

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Terrence C. Carson
Born Terrence Connor Carson
(1958-11-19) November 19, 1958 (age 57)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Other names T. C. Carson
Years active 1989–present
Notable work God of War
as Kratos (2005–2013)
Website http://www.tccarson.com

Terrence Connor Carson (born November 19, 1958) is an American singer and stage, voice, and television actor. He is best known for portraying Kyle Barker on the FOX sitcom Living Single and Star Wars: The Clone Wars as the voice double for Samuel L. Jackson. He was also known for voicing Kratos in the God of War video game series from 2005 until 2013.

Life and career[edit]

Carson was born in Chicago, Illinois.[1] He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and in 1981 became a member of the Iota Phi Theta fraternity.[2]

He started performing in plays and musicals such as The Wiz, Dreamgirls, and Ain't Misbehavin'. He starred in the films Livin' Large and Firehawk before landing the role of Kyle Barker on the sitcom Living Single. Carson reprised his role of Kyle Barker, along with Living Single co-star Erika Alexander, on Half & Half. He provided the voice of Samuel (Charley's father) in the PBS Kids animated series Clifford the Big Red Dog. As a voice actor, he portrayed Mace Windu in the animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars; he reprised his role as Mace Windu in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series. He appeared as Eddie Carson, a cook aboard a World War II submarine in U-571, and Route 23 survivor & schoolteacher Eugene Dix in Final Destination 2 (2003). He has provided the male voice of Guillo in the GameCube RPG Baten Kaitos Origins and is the voice of Touchstone in the PlayStation Portable shooter Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror.

His most notable video game role was for the voice of Kratos, the main character of the God of War video game series. His first voicing of Kratos was for the original God of War (2005) for the PlayStation 2 and his final voicing of the character was in 2013's God of War: Ascension for the PlayStation 3, in which he also did the motion capture for. Carson also provided Kratos's voice where Kratos was a downloadable character in Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds (2008), and a guest character in Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny (2009), Mortal Kombat (PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions, 2011 and 2012, respectively), and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (2012). Christopher Judge took over the role of Kratos for the upcoming God of War for the PlayStation 4.[3]

His voice is featured on The Bible Experience. In 2002, Carson released a jazz/funk CD called Truth.

Discography[edit]

Albums
  • Truth (2002)
  • Live in Beverly Hills (2014)

Roles[edit]

Television[edit]

Film[edit]

Video games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ T. C. Carson Biography (1958-)
  2. ^ Ross, Jr., Lawrence C. (2001), The Divine Nine: The History of African American Fraternities and Sororities, Kensington, p. 315, ISBN 0-7582-0270-9 
  3. ^ Paget, Mat (June 15, 2016). "New God of War Does Not Feature Original Kratos Voice Actor". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 15, 2016. 
  4. ^ Justice League vs. Teen Titans (film). 2016. 
  5. ^ Krome Studios (October 6, 2009). Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes. LucasArts. Scene: Closing credits, 2:30 in, Voice Talent. 

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