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Life and career[edit]

Carson was born in Chicago, Illinois.[1] He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana
Champaign and in 1981 became a member of the Iota Phi Theta fraternity.[2]
He started performing in plays and musicals such as The Wiz, Dreamgirls, and Ain't Misbehavin'. He
starred in the films Livin' Large and Firehawk before landing the role of Kyle Barker on the
sitcom Living Single. Carson reprised his role of Kyle Barker, along with Living Single co-star Erika
Alexander, on Half & Half. He provided the voice of Samuel (Charley's father) in the PBS
Kids animated series Clifford the Big Red Dog. As a voice actor, he portrayed Mace Windu in the
animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars; he reprised his role as Mace Windu in the Star Wars: The
Clone Wars series. He appeared as Eddie Carson, a cook aboard a World War II submarine in U-
571, and Route 23 survivor & schoolteacher Eugene Dix in Final Destination 2 (2003). He has
provided the male voice of Guillo in the GameCube RPGBaten Kaitos Origins and is the voice of
Touchstone in the PlayStation Portable shooter Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror.
His most notable video game role was for the voice of Kratos, the main character of the God of
War video game series. His first voicing of Kratos was for the original God of War (2005) for
the PlayStation 2and his final voicing of the character was in 2013's God of War: Ascension for
the PlayStation 3, in which he also did the motion capture for. Carson also provided Kratos's voice
where Kratos was a downloadable character in Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds (2008), and a guest
character in Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny (2009), Mortal Kombat (PlayStation 3 and PlayStation
Vita versions, 2011 and 2012, respectively), and PlayStation All-Stars Battle
Royale (2012). Christopher Judge took over the role of Kratos for the upcoming God of War for
the PlayStation 4.[3]
His voice is featured on The Bible Experience. In 2002, Carson released a jazz/funk CD called Truth.


Truth (2002)
Live in Beverly Hills (2014)

Afro Samurai - Swordsmaster (voice)
Clifford the Big Red Dog - Fire Chief Campbell, Charley's Dad (voice)
Half & Half - Kyle Barker (guest star/reprised role from Living Single)
Key West - Abednigo "JoJo" Nabuli
Living Single - Kyle Barker
Nature Boy - Nat King Cole
Polly and Marie - Bartholomew
Star Wars Clone Wars - Mace Windu
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Mace Windu
Livin' Large (1991) - Dexter Jackson
Final Destination 2 (2003) - Eugene Dix
Justice League vs. Teen Titans - Ra's al Ghul[4]
U-571 (2000) - Seaman Eddie Carson
Video games[edit]
Afro Samurai - Swordsmaster
Baten Kaitos Origins - Guillo (male)
BioShock Infinite - Street Preacher Ray
Disney Infinity 3.0 - Mace Windu
EverQuest II - Grimgash the Black
God of War - Kratos
God of War II - Kratos
God of War III - Kratos
God of War: Ascension - Kratos
God of War: Chains of Olympus - Kratos
God of War: Ghost of Sparta - Kratos
Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds - Kratos (DLC character)
Lilo & Stitch: Trouble in Paradise - Cobra Bubbles
Mortal Kombat - Kratos (guest character)
Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat - Voodoo Master
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale - Kratos
Saints Row - Anthony Green
Saints Row IV - Anthony Green
Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny - Kratos (guest character)
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith - Mace Windu
Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron - Mace Windu
Star Wars: Battlefront II - Mace Windu
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds - Mace Windu, Darth Vader
Star Trek: Klingon Academy - Academy Engineer, Gorkon Allied Command, Starbase 2
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Mace Windu
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes - Mace Windu[5]
Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror - Touchstone
The Outfit - JD Tyler
Tron: Evolution - Calchas
Unreal Tournament 3 - Othello

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