A Chicago native, Carson had a starring role in the short-lived comedy-drama series Key West on Fox in the early ’90s before taking on the role beloved by generations. In 1993, he earned the part of Kyle Barker, the smooth pro-Black stockbroker who lives in the upstairs apartment in Khadijah (Queen Latifah), Synclaire (Kim Coles), and Regine’s (Kim Fields) brownstone in Living Single.
Carson starred on the series for its first five seasons, with his character often sparring with Max (Erika Alexander) and eventually finding himself in an entanglement with her.
Carson recently spoke out about leaving the sitcom, saying he was fired after calling out Warner Bros. for neglecting Living Single in favor of their newer show Friends. “We were getting less all around,” he said in an interview with Comedy Hype. “And then they created Friends and gave them everything. Both shows were Warner Bros. shows on Warner Bros. lots. So to watch that, to be on our lot and to watch that, was really kind of a slap in the face.”
After exiting Living Single as a full-time cast member, coming in as a recurring cast member for the final season, Carson found success as a voice actor.
He has done voice work in series like Clifford the Big Red Dog, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and countless other video games and projects. Greenleaf fans were delighted to see Carson on the small-screen once more in a recurring role as Reggie. He was also recently seen in The CW superhero series, Black Lightning.
In addition to his acting work, Carson is also a talented musician. He has released a jazz/funk album called Truth and his 2014 album, Live in Beverly Hills.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Carson is currently worth $3 million.