Ralph Carter
Ralph Carter
Real Name/Full Name Ralph David Carter
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Ralph Carter
Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 30 May 1961
Age/How Old: 62 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 167 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 167 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father – N/A
Mother – Lucille Carter
Siblings: N/A
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: River York (m. 1994), Lisa Parks (m. 1987–1992)
Kids/Children Name: Michael,James, Phoenix, Jessica, Vivica
Profession: Actor, Singer
Net Worth: $1.5 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Ralph Carter is an African American actor and singer who became internationally famous for his role in the famous tv series named ‘Good Times’. Besides TV-series and films, he regularly performs in Broadway Musicals. His first music album was a major hit. He is the Vice President of the Audience Development Committee (AUDELCO).

Well, how well do you know about Ralph Carter? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Ralph Carter’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Ralph Carter to date.

Biography and Early Life

The birthplace of Ralph Carter is in New York, United States. His mother, Lucille Carter, was an actress. Much information about his family or childhood isn’t available as he never disclosed them. Ralph started to grow interested in acting from a very early age. Alone with his mother, he started auditioning for various Broadway musicals. He got his first role when he was only nine years old. In an interview, Ralph stated that he liked working on TV, but he absolutely loves Broadway and Theater.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Ralph Carter in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Ralph Carter’s age is 62 years old as of today’s date 14th April 2024 having been born on 30 May 1961. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 167 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 167 lbs in Pound and 80kg in Kilograms.


As Ralph is very much a private person, he doesn’t like to disclose much information about his personal life. He went to a Local High School in New York while acting on TV. He managed his high school formal studies and acting career equally. He got his high school graduation degree from there. However, he wasn’t a fan of formal education and didn’t go to college for higher studies. Instead, he spent his time performing in various Broadway musicals and movies.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Ralph Carter With Wife River York
Ralph Carter With Wife River York

Ralph and Larry Parks were best friends. Ralph started dating Larry’s sister Lisa Park around the ’80s. They dated from 1982-1987. The couple got hitched in 1987. They welcomed their first son Micheal one year after their marriage in 1988. Their second son James was born in 1989.

Five years after their marriage, Lisa and Ralph filed a petition asking for a divorce. Their divorce was finalized in the same year. In 1994 Ralph married River York for the second time. The couple welcomed their son Phoenix next year, in 1995. Their first daughter Jessica was born in 1997. Ralph’s fifth child, youngest daughter Vivica was born in 1999.

Is Ralph Carter Gay?

Ralph has been married twice till now. With his first wife, he shared five years of married life. With his second wife currently, he is in a two decades-long marriage relationship. He also has a total number of five children with his both wives. He has never heard of getting linked to any men ever. These facts prove him to be straight. It is safe to assume that his sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

Ralph debuted in Broadway Musical at the age of nine. His first performance in ‘The Me Nobody Knows’ was a super hit show, and he got a child star title. Three years later, he auditioned for the famous TV series ‘Good Times’ and got the role of the youngest child of the main lead characters.

In the same year, his role in ‘Raisin’ brought him international fame and more opportunities. He then appeared in few other plays such as ‘The Karl Marx Play’, ‘Dude’, ‘Galactica’. He acted five seasons in ‘Good Times’, and his acting skill was widely praised.

In 2005, he appeared in a live stage musical named ‘Ain’t Supposed To Die A Natural Death’. In the same year, he acted as a commentator on the musical named ‘Character Studies’. Another TV series, in which he appeared for one episode is ‘E! True Holiday Story’.

In 1985, he published his first music album named ‘When You’re Young and In Love’. The song named ‘Extra Extra’ from the album became a major hit and is ranked no. 10 and no.12 on the music chart. The same year, his next single named ‘Get It Right’ was released, but it wasn’t a commercial success.


In 1973 Ralph was nominated and won the prestigious Drama Desk Award in the ‘Most Promising Performer category. Next year in 1974, he was nominated and won the honourable Theatre World Award. For his amazing contribution to the Broadway Musical, he was nominated for Tony Award in the ‘Best Supporting Or Featured Actor category. However, he didn’t win the award. In 2006, for his role in the famous TV series ‘Good Times, he was nominated for the TV Land Impact Icon Award. He won successfully.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ralph Carter in 2024

Ralph Carter Net Worth
Ralph Carter Net Worth

According to 2024, it has been revealed that Ralph Carter has an estimated net worth of around $1.5 million which he earns mostly as a child actor. After leaving TV, he appeared in several movies and broad way shows. He also earned a huge sum of money from his singing career.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Ralph doesn’t have social media because it disturbs his ‘Peace of mind’.
  • He loves dogs.

Ralph Carter is an amazing actor who is beloved by his fans. His fans love him for his humble nature. He has retired from TV now and is living his life with his family in New York. He is mostly known for his work in TV shows such as Good Times and Donny’s House, for which he has received some recognition throughout the world.


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