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Terry Carter, ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and ‘McCloud’ Actor, Dead at 95

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Terry Carter interview from The Bobbie Wygant Archive Youtube channel

Beloved American actor Terry Carter, best known for his roles in “Battlestar Galactica” and “McCloud,” passed away this week at the age of 95. No cause of death was released.

The actor’s official website posted a statement confirming his death.

Terry Carter best known for his roles as “Sgt. Joe Broadhurst” on the TV series McCloud and as “Colonel Tigh” on the original Battlestar Galactica died peacefully at home on April 23rd, 2024.

Terry Carter

Terry was born on December 16, 1928, in New York City. After graduating from Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, Carter attended Hunter College, Boston University, and UCLA before eventually earning his Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University. Carter also attended St. John’s University School of Law for two years but dropped out to pursue a career in acting.

After beginning his career in acting, Carter gained experience in several productions both on and off Broadway, including roles such as the male lead in “Mrs. Patterson” and the title role in “Kwamina.”

From 1965 to 1968, Terry worked as a weekend newscaster for WBZ-TV in Boston, where he served as an anchor and reporter. During this time, he also served as New England television’s first Black opening-night movie theater critic.

After his career as a newscaster, Terry appeared in several popular television shows, such as “The Phil Silvers Show,” “Breaking Point,” and “Combat!” Carter’s most popular role in his career was in “Battlestar Galactica,” where he initially played Lieutenant Boomer but was later replaced on the show due to an ankle injury. After his role had been filled, the show’s producer offered Carter the role of Colonel Tigh, who was second in command of the ragtag fleet of starships.

Later in life, Carter started a small production company called “Meta 4 Productions, Inc.,” where he produced and directed industrial and educational presentations on film and videotape for the United States Federal Government.

Rest in peace!

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