‘Battlestar Galactica’ Actor Has Passed Away


Terry Carter, renowned for his roles in iconic TV series like “Battlestar Galactica” and “McCloud,” passed away on April 23, 2024 peacefully at his New York City residence at the age of 95, according to a statement released on his official website. The cause of death has not been disclosed.

Born to a diverse heritage, with a Dominican mother and a father of Argentine and African American descent, Carter made history as one of the pioneering Black actors to secure a regular role on a TV sitcom, portraying Pvt. Sugarman on “The Phil Silvers Show” in 1955.

His breakthrough came in 1970 when he starred as Sergeant Joe Broadhurst in the crime drama “McCloud,” alongside Dennis Weaver. The series garnered significant acclaim, earning six Primetime Emmy nominations during its seven-year run.

Carter’s career continued with his portrayal of Colonel Tigh in the beloved sci-fi series “Battlestar Galactica” from 1978 to 1979, solidifying his place in television history.

In addition to his TV successes, Carter graced the silver screen in several Blaxploitation films of the 1970s, including the acclaimed “Foxy Brown” (1974), where he starred alongside Pam Grier and Antonio Fargas.

While Carter’s contributions to entertainment will be remembered by fans worldwide, a private family memorial is planned to honor his life at a later date.

Survived by his wife Etaferhu Zenebe-DeCoste and his two children, Miguel and Melinda, Carter leaves behind a legacy that transcends generations.

Learn more about Carter in the video below.

May he rest in peace.