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Thomas Carter

Born: Jul 17, 1953

Birthplace: Austin

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Thomas Carter

Date of Birth : Jul 17, 1953
Birth Place : Austin

Thomas Colbert Carter is an American film and television director known for Swing Kids, Save the Last Dance with Julia Stiles, and Coach Carter with Samuel L. Jackson. As an actor, Carter is probably best known for his work on the television series The White Shadow, playing James "Hollywood" Hayward, a high school basketball star with a high IQ.


  • Actor
  • Film Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Film director
  • Television producer
  • Television Director

Awards Won

  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie
  • Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Drama Series
  • Black Movie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Directing
  • Black Reel Award for Best Director
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