Vale: Terry Carter

US actor, best known for Battlestar Galactica and McCloud, has died.

US actor Terry Carter, best known for Battlestar Galactica and McCloud, has died aged 95.

He died on Tuesday at his home in New York City, his son confirmed.

Carter featured as Sergeant Joe Broadhurst in the detective series McCloud from 1970 to 1977.

But he is also remembered for Colonel Tigh in the original Battlestar Galactica, second-in-command of the starship fleet across 1978-79. He reprised the role in the 1978 Battlestar Galactica film, written by Glen A. Larson and directed by Richard A. Colla.

Carter was one of the first Black actors as a regular on a TV sitcom series, in the role of Private Sugarman on The Phil Silvers Show. He appeared in 92 episodes from 1955-1959.

He also featured in The Jeffersons, Falcon Crest, The Fall Guy, Mannix, Combat, Dr. Kildare, and Naked City.

In 1980, Carter was elected to the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences,  and was inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 1985, he received a Los Angeles Emmy Award for K*I*D*S, a TV miniseries he created, produced and directed, about a multi-racial group of teenagers struggling to cope with some of the adult-sized conflicts confronting youth in America at the time.

He later produced and directed Jazz Masters for TV2 Denmark and directed the musical documentary A Duke Named Ellington.

Source: Deadline

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