Three-time Emmy® winner and six-time nominee Thomas Carter has been honored throughout the industry as both a director and producer. He took home an Emmy, a Peabody Award and a Broadcast Film Critics Award for his work on the television movie Don King: Only in America.
Carter is well-known for setting the visual style of many distinguished television series, helming the pilots for Miami Vice, St. Elsewhere and Equal Justice. He earned two directing Emmys for Equal Justice, which he also co-created and executive-produced and for which he wrote many scripts. The show received a People’s Choice Award for Favorite New Drama Series.
Carter’s extensive list of television directing credits include episodes of such high-profile series as Hill Street Blues, for which he won a Directors Guild of America Award; Midnight Caller, which earned him an Emmy nomination; Fame; Remington Steele; Amazing Stories; and, most recently, Damages and Brotherhood.
Carter made the transition to feature films in 1993 with Swing Kids. His other big screen credits include Metro, starring Eddie Murphy, and Save the Last Dance, with Julia Stiles. His fourth feature film, Coach Carter, earned him a Black Movie Award and an NAACP Image Award nomination. The film was also honored by the Heartland Film Festival with the Award of Excellence. Carter is currently in production on a feature film about Jackie Robinson.
Carter is a graduate of Texas State University. He began his career as an actor, co-starring in the series White Shadow, for which he directed three episodes.