Rickey Lynn Carter is an actor who originated the role of Derek in Barney & Friends and the preceding Backyard Gang videos. He was born on November 9, 1981 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He later moved to North Dallas, Texas with his mother.
Rickey left the show in 1994, and has not done any acting work ever since.
He is currently a rapper under the name Gifted Tha Go-Gitta.