Terry Carter

Guest

Terry Carter gained theatre experience in several productions on the Broadway and off-Broadway stage. His Broadway credits include playing the male lead opposite Eartha Kitt in the play Mrs. Patterson and performing the title role in the musical extravaganza Kwamina.

From 1965 to 1968, Carter worked as a weekend newscaster for WBZ-TV in Boston, where he became an anchor-reporter. Some sources said he was the world's first black TV newsman. During his three-year stint, he also served as New England television's first black opening-night movie and theater critic. Although WBZ said he resigned from the station, Carter told the black press that had been fired, because Westinghouse (which owned WBZ) objected to his personal involvement in numerous community projects. His departure left Boston without any black TV news reporters.

Carter also acted in numerous TV series, specials, and theatrical films. Carter was a regular cast member of The Phil Silvers Show (popularly known as Sergeant Bilko), appearing as Pvt. Sugie Sugarman in 91 episodes between 1955 and '59. Carter played boxer Rosie Palmer in a 1964 episode of the ABC drama Breaking Point. In 1965 he was the only black actor to have a role in the World War II drama Combat!. He played the part of Police Officer Tuttle in the 1974 children's film Benji.

He is best known internationally for his co-starring role as Colonel Tigh in the popular science-fiction TV series Battlestar Galactica. He was originally cast as Lieutenant Boomer, but was cut following a roller skating accident that fractured his ankle. After replacing Carter with Herb Jefferson, Jr., producer Glen A. Larson instead offered Terry Carter the role of Colonel Tigh, second in command of the ragtag fleet of starships. Carter also starred as Dennis Weaver's partner, ''Sergeant Joe Broadhurst'' in the detective series McCloud for seven years. He played opposite Pam Grier in the motion picture Foxy Brown. He played the role of CIA chief ''Texas Slim'' in Hamilton, a multinational action-adventure Swedish film (1999). More recently, Carter had a recurring role in Hotel Caesar, Norway's most popular soap opera, as Solomon Tefari, an Ethiopian businessman and father of one of the main characters.

 

 



THU 5:00p.m.: Battlestar Galactica: Command Decisions (45 mins.)

Room: OAK BALLROOM (2nd Floor, Left) Rated: Everyone


Last minute script pages. Scene changes. Unanticipated plot twists. The always evolving and quick study acting on the sets is looked back upon fondly by most of the actors on Battlestar Galactica and completely transparent to fans once the final edit aired. In the Glen Larson era the modern standard of retaining cut scenes was not practiced, but here at ALL-CON we have a pretty good idea of what they might have been like. After this panel you will have, too. Return with us to the Galactica's struggle for survival as Colonel Tigh and Viper pilot lieutenants Boomer and Bojay flash back to having to make Command Decisions.


Speaking: Terry Carter; Herbert Jefferson Jr.; Jack Stauffer

Category: Discussion Panel

 



FRI 4:00p.m.: Battlestar Galactica: Improv and Editing - Take #2 (45 mins.)

Room: OAK BALLROOM (2nd Floor, Left) Rated: Everyone


If you missed Thursday's ''Battlestar Galactica: Command Decisions'' panel, don't despair. While you may have missed a once-in-a-lifetime, never to be repeated event, you still have the opportunity to hear our guests speak on the conditions that were present at pretty much all point during the production of the original Battlestar Galactica.


Speaking: Terry Carter; Herbert Jefferson Jr.; Jack Stauffer

Category: Discussion Panel

 



SAT 10:30a.m.: BSG Group Photo Ops (1 hr.)

Room: MESQUITE (1st Floor, Right) Rated: Everyone


The anniversary cast of the Battlestar Galactica will pose together with you for a professional photo opportunity. This is a separately ticketed event.


Speaking: Terry Carter; Laurette Spang-McCook; Herbert Jefferson Jr.; Anne Lockhart; Jack Stauffer; Sarah Rush

Category: Activity

 



SAT 3:00p.m.: Battlestar Galactica, Happy Anniversary (45 mins.)

Room: OAK BALLROOM (2nd Floor, Left) Rated: Everyone


The cast from Battlestar Galactica have come together at ALL-CON to celebrate a milestone anniversary for the series. You are invited to come to hear them recount stories form the set and each other. No longer fleeing the Cylon tyranny, the crew from the Battlestar’s (Galactica and Pegasus) have some down time to share with you, their greatest fans.


Speaking: Terry Carter; Laurette Spang-McCook; Herbert Jefferson Jr.; Anne Lockhart; Jack Stauffer; Sarah Rush

Category: Discussion Panel

 



SUN 10:30a.m.: BSG Group Photo Ops (1 hr.)

Room: MESQUITE (1st Floor, Right) Rated: Everyone


The anniversary cast of the Battlestar Galactica will pose together with you for a professional photo opportunity. This is a separately ticketed event.


Speaking: Terry Carter; Laurette Spang-McCook; Herbert Jefferson Jr.; Anne Lockhart; Jack Stauffer; Sarah Rush

Category: Activity

 



SUN Noon: Battlestar Galactica, Happy Anniversary (45 mins.)

Room: OAK BALLROOM (2nd Floor, Left) Rated: Everyone


The cast from Battlestar Galactica have come together at ALL-CON to celebrate a milestone anniversary for the series. You are invited to come to hear them recount stories form the set and each other. No longer fleeing the Cylon tyranny, the crew from the Battlestar’s (Galactica and Pegasus) have some down time to share with you, their greatest fans.


Speaking: Terry Carter; Laurette Spang-McCook; Herbert Jefferson Jr.; Anne Lockhart; Jack Stauffer; Sarah Rush

Category: Discussion Panel