• Ralph Carter is an American singer and actor who has a net worth of over $1 million.
• He is African-American and is married to River York since 199•
• He appeared in the Broadway musical "Raisin" and in the TV series "Good Times".
• He also released singles and EPs as a singer.
• He is now living a peaceful life away from the media.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$1 million
Date Of BirthMay 30, 1961
FactAt the height of his Good Times (1974) run, Carter was groomed for teen-idol singing status. Mercury Records produced Carter's one and only release -- the 1976 "Young And In Love". Ralph's two singles were "Extra Extra (Read All About it)" and "When You're Young And In Love." He also sang on a couple of his TV show's episodes.

Ralph Carter’s Wiki Bio, net worth. Who is River York husband?

Ralph Carter was born on 30 May 1961, in New York City, USA, which means that he is 58 years old and his zodiac sign is Gemini. Ralph, whose nationality is American, is best known as a singer and actor, and in that field he has worked on “Good Times”. Being successful in that field, he gained recognition among the audience, which also poses some questions regarding his early life and formative years, as well as his relationship status and dating history and we’ll talk about that in this article.

Net Worth

So just how rich is Ralph Carter as of mid-2019? According to authoritative sources, this actor has a net worth of over $1 million, with his wealth being accumulated from his career in the previously mentioned field. However, Carter hasn’t spoken about his assets, such as vehicles and houses, but he is seemingly able to take care of himself financially.

Ethnicity and Background

Speaking about his ethnicity, Carter is African-American, and has black hair and brown eyes. Judging from the photos available on the internet, Carter has a fit figure and takes good care of his appearance, indicating that he puts time and effort into his looks, so he appears well put together and elegant. However, he hasn’t spoken about his early life, nor has he shared any details about his education. Prior to rising to fame with “Good Times”, he appeared in “Raisin”, a Broadway musical based on Lorraine Hansberry’s drama “A Raisin in the Sun”.

Ralph Carter

Social Media

Despite being in the entertainment field, Carter isn’t active on any social media, which makes it hard for people to keep up with him. However, he still has a lot of supporters who write about him, with one person sharing a photo of him and his colleagues from “Good Times”, with the caption reading “”Good Times,” the spinoff of “Maude” that was TV’s first African-American two-family sitcom starring Ester Rolle, John Amos and Jimmie Walker, began its six season run on CBS on this date in 1974.”

Relationship Status and Husband

He isn’t keen on sharing too much with the media, and prefers privacy and secrecy. In 1987, he married Lisa Parks, but their marriage was short lived, as they divorced in 1992. However, Ralph found love again, and married River York in 1994. The couple is still together as of today, and they’re seemingly living a happy and prosperous life together.


Carter made his acting debut in 1974, when he joined the cast of “Good Times”, in which he played the role of Michael Evans. Working on the mentioned series, he had a chance to work with actors such as Ja’net DuBois, BernNadette Stanis, Jimmie Walker and Esther Rolle. “Good Times” follows the story of a poor family that makes the best of things in their Chicago housing project, and it received a generally positive response, being nominated for three Golden Globe awards and winning one Impact Award.

Good Times

“Good Times”, Carter’s most prominent project, is an American TV series that was broadcast on CBS, created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans and developed by Norman Lear. “Good Times” is a spinoff of “Maude”, as its characters originated in that show – the main character, Florida, was employed as Maude Findlay’s housekeeper in that series. When it comes to the reception of the series, its high ratings speak for themselves and due to that factor, CBS renewed the program in 1974. Throughout its first season, “Good Times” was the seventh highest rated program and more than 25% of all American households watched an episode each week. The series is also acclaimed for portraying the lives of African-American people.

Latter Career and Other TV Projects

Ralph didn’t stay focused on acting for too long, and his only TV or cinematic gig after “Good Times” was “Donny’s House”. Starring in it, Ralph worked with Edwene Bey, Paul Harris and Frederick B. Owens. “Donny’s House” used music and dance to share an anti-drug message to young audiences. As of Ralph’s other TV appearances, those included “The Mike Douglas Show”, “The 28th Annual Tony Awards”, “American Bandstand”, “The Merv Griffin Show” and eventually “Face of Darkness: Journey to Healing”. The latter documentary movie was released in 2014 and focused on spreading awareness of depression in African American males.

Music Career

In addition to being an actor, Ralph is also a singer and in that field, he released singles and EPs, such as “Extra! Extra! (Lea Acerca De Esto)”, “A Song In My Heart” and “Get It Right”. In 1975, he released the album entitled “Young and in Love”, consisted of 10 tracks such as “Headin’ Back To Love Again”, “As Long As There’s Love (We’re Gonna Make It)” and “When You’re Young And In Love”. The album was released by Mercury label. Overall, Carter was able to rise to fame and get his own place under the spotlight as the result of his hard work. “I’ve had a lot of doors slammed in my face as an adult. But that’s OK. I can deal with that. I’m not the first person who has been told no.” Nowadays, he seems to be living a peaceful life away from the media.

General Info

Full NameRalph Carter
Net Worth$1 million
Date Of BirthMay 30, 1961
ProfessionActor, Singer


AwardsTV Land Impact Award, Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Performer
NominationsTony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical
TV ShowsGood Times

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1Currently living in New York City [2005]
2Best known as a juvenile player on 70s TV with his portrayal of spunky activist son Michael, the youngest sibling in the Evans household, on the popular sitcom Good Times (1974).
3In 2005 he appeared in the cast of "Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death" for the Classical Theatre of Harlem company.
4For his work in the 1973 musical "Raisin", Carter won the Theatre World Award was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Supporting or Featured Actor in a Musical. That same season he also appeared in "Dude", for which he won the Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Performer, "Via Galactica" (both of which were short-lived) and "The Karl Marx Play", which performed off-Broadway. Prior to this he came in as a replacement in the Broadway musical "The Me Nobody Knows" in 1971 at the age of 10.
5At the height of his Good Times (1974) run, Carter was groomed for teen-idol singing status. Mercury Records produced Carter's one and only release -- the 1976 "Young And In Love". Ralph's two singles were "Extra Extra (Read All About it)" and "When You're Young And In Love." He also sang on a couple of his TV show's episodes.
6On June 28, 2006, Carter appeared at the BET Awards in a mini-"Good Times" reunion, joining former cast members Jimmie Walker (J.J.), BernNadette Stanis (Thelma) and Janet Jackson (Penny).
7Showed up on an episode of "E! True Hollywood Story" (age 40+) for the story behind his landmark sitcom sporting a mustache.
8Had an 80s singing nightclub act and performed mainly as a baritone balladeer performing in such NY clubs as Sweetwater's.
9Like other TV child stars, Ralph's on-camera career fell away after his popular show's cancellation, unable to transition into adult roles.
10Ralph released a record, "Extra Extra," that was a minor hit in the mid-1970's.
11Was nominated for Broadway's 1974 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for "Raisin."




Donny's House1987TV Movie
Good Times1974-1979TV SeriesMichael Evans


The Groomsmen2006writer: "Shakin'"
The King of Queens2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Good Times1976-1978TV Series performer - 6 episodes
The 28th Annual Tony Awards1974TV Special performer: "Sidewalk Tree"


Steve Harvey2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself - Good Times
Face of Darkness: Journey to Healing2014DocumentaryHimself
Life After2012TV SeriesHimself
Stars & Music2011Himself
TV Land Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
BET Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1977TV SeriesHimself
Wonderama1976TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651975-1976TV SeriesHimself
Soul Train1975TV Series documentaryGuest
Dinah!1974TV SeriesHimself
The 28th Annual Tony Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Performer and Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Musical
The Mike Douglas Show1973TV SeriesHimself - Actor


Won Awards

2006Impact AwardTV Land AwardsGood Times (1974)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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