April 26, 2024

Former ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Star Dead at 95

It has been a rough year already for many stars and entertainers of the 1970s and 1980s.

The latest stat of that era to pass is Terry Carter, who most famously starred in “Battlestar Galactica” and “McCloud.”

He was 90 years old.

He’s Gone

Carter reportedly passed away on April 23, 2024, but no cause of death was released in the announcement.

The actor is survived by his wife Etaferhu Zenebe-DeCoste, and his two children Miguel and Melinda.

Carter started his career in the mid-1950s with a few small TV roles and TV movies before getting his first real break in 1955 playing Private Sugie Sugerman in “The Phil Silvers Show.”  He would go on to appear in 92 episodes through the remainder of the decade.

Carter continued to land single-appearance TV show gigs as well as a movie role here and there, finally getting another recurring role in 1970 on “McCloud,” where he played Sgt. Joe Broadhurst in 42 episodes.

Just as that gig was winding up, another door opened, with Carter landing the role of Colonel Tigh on “Battlestar Galactica.”

When that gig ended, Carter went back to mostly one-episode TV appearances as well as playing Texas Slim in “Hamilton” the movie and TV mini-series.

Carter also worked on the other side of the camera, having produced and directed “A Duke Named Ellington,” a documentary on famed jazz musician Duke Ellington, which received an Emmy nomination.

Carter did win the hardware in 1985 for a Los Angeles Emmy for “K*I*D*S,” a TV miniseries he created.

The show was about a diverse group of teens navigating the challenges of our country’s youth at the time.

Rest in peace, sir, and thank you for the wonderful memories.

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