Carter Skeath (Photo: Carter Skeath)
One of the youngest executives at Paramount/King World, Carter Skeath says his job interview went well, “100 % due to the confidence gained from performing at CMT.” Carter, 26, sells “Oprah,” “Wheel of Fortune” and “Dr. Phil” to Fox, CBS and other major media.
Carter was CMT’s Tom Sawyer at age 8 but then left the theater to play sports. Eight years later he returned, hoping to be cast as boyish Peter Pan but at 6 feet, was too tall. Being cast as Captain Hook instead led to four years of non-stop performing, including his favorite role as Chris in Miss Saigon.
His favorite CMT memory? As a teen-ager, he shaved his head for the role of Daddy Warbucks three days before opening night thanks to friendly pressure from Gary Beytin who played Warbucks in the other cast.
“I learned a lot at CMT. It teaches you more than just singing and acting,” said Carter. “You learn how to handle yourself in all kinds of situations.”