57-year-old American singer/actor Ralph Carter is known for his work as Michael Evans on CBS's Good Times, which aired from 1974 to 1979. Given Ralph's successful career, his net worth, no doubt, runs into millions. But how much is he worth? Scroll down to find out more.
Also, given that Ralph has been married twice and has 5 children, of whom three are from his second wife River York, there is a lot of interest in his personal life as well. So, is River happy with her husband Ralph? Who is his first wife? Today, on Frostsnow, we will also deal with the past relationships, marriages, affairs, and children of this famous actor.
Ralph Carter's engagement and relationships
Prior to River, Ralph was in a relationship with Lisa Parks. As per the sources, the couple first met at a Christmas party in 1982, and after that, they gradually started hooking up.
Lisa Parks is the sister of Ralph's best friend Larry Parks. Their relationship took a turn for engagement and they finally got engaged on July 21, 1986. After a less than a year of engagement, the couple got married on February 5, 1987.
Caption: Ralph Carter Source: Goodtimes
But their happy married life couldn't sustain for long as Ralph Carter and Lisa Parks divorced after having two kids and 5 years of marriage.
The reasons for their divorce, however, is yet to be revealed. Soon after that Ralph fell for Lisa and the couple got engaged on December 2, 1994, and married after 18 days, on December 20, 1994.
Even though the couple hardly shares their photos on social media, they are reported to be happy together.
Ralph Carter Children
The When You're Young and in Love singer, Ralph is the father of 5 children, 2 from his previous relationship and 3 from his current wife. With his first wife, he welcomed his son, Michael Ralph Carter, on March 10, 1988, and second son, James, on September 8, 1989.
Ralph has three kids with his second wife: son Phoenix, born on September 15, 1995; daughter Jessica, born on April 23, 1997; and the third child, Vivica, was born on July 25, 1999.
VIDEO: An inside of Ralph Carter personal life
Seems like Ralph did not pay much attention to his career after having kids. According to his close relatives, he is a proper family man, who pays more attention to his wife and kids than his career.
Ralph Carter's Career
Ralph started his career with a debut in Good Times in 1974. Although he got much praise from his viewers, the show was canceled in 1979.
But that did not have much effect on his career as early on in his career Ralph was nominated for the Broadway Tony Awards in 1974 in the category of Best Supporting Actor for Rasin.
Caption: Ralph Carter in Good Times Source: YouTube
Besides his acting career, he stepped in the musical world after releasing his record Extra Extra in the 1970s which became a minor hit. He also sang his song When You're Young and in Love in mid-1970's Tv series Soul Train. Here is a video of it.
Carter, who used to sing in the nightclubs, also appeared in Donny's House in 1987 and later appeared in The Groomsmen in 2006. It was on the June 28 of the same year when he showed up at the BET Awards in the mini-reunion of the former cast members of Good Times, which included Jimmie Walker (J.J.), Janet Jackson (Penny) and BernNadette Stanis (Thelma).
Caption: Ralph along with the former cast member of Good Times in the reunion Source: Pinterest
Ralph, who also won the Theatre Award in 1973, also gave an outstanding performance in 2005's Ain't Supposed To Die a Natural Death. Although he retired from acting in 1987, he still performs occasionally.
The actor, even at the age of 57, has retained his characteristic humor, like when he appeared giving wishes to Martell back in 2015. Really funny, have a look.
As of 2017, he is living a normal life in New York. where he's lived since 2005.
Bad times in the show Good Times
Good Times was embroiled in controversy when Esther Rolle and John Amos turned their back on the show after the craze of Jimmie Walker, who played the character of J.J in the show, overshadowed their performance. His signature expression, 'Dy-no-mite!', had made him extremely popular.
Esther and John, in the interview with Ebony, said in 1975:
The writers would prefer to put a chicken hat on J.J. and have him prance around saying "DY-NO-MITE", and that way they could waste a few minutes and not have to write meaningful dialogue.
Caption: Jimmy as JJ in Good Times Source: Getty Images
But the controversy did not end there as the dissatisfaction of John Amos led him to be the prey of the producer's rage and he was fired from the show. Finally, the show was shelved after its 6th season.
Ralph Carter's Net Worth
Well, despite having left the industry such a long time ago, Ralph is still worth quite a bit of money. As of 2017, he is estimated to be enjoying the net worth of $1 million dollars. However, the precise details of his income and salary are not available.