"I am your momma and your poppa! I will be your whole world from now on!"
―Vince Carter[src]
Vince Carter
Full Name Vincent Carter
Occupation Drill Sergeant At Camp Henderson, California.
First Episode Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (episode)
Last Episode Goodbye Camp Henderson, Hello Sergeant Carter
Spin-off Appearances
Family [Babe Carter] (Sister) [Muriel Carter] (Sister)
Spouse N/A
Romances Bunny Wilson
Children N/A
Portrayed by Frank Sutton

Gunnery Sergeant Vince Carter is Gomer Pyle's drill instructor at both Camps Wilson and Henderson. He is played by actor Frank Sutton in one episode of The Andy Griffith Show and on Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. Frank Sutton was credited as playing Sergeant Carter in all 150 episodes of "Gomer Pyle", however there were at least six episodes in which he did not appear.



The Andy Griffith ShowEdit

Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.Edit

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Gallery of Vince Carter


  • Sgt Carter is left handed. He wears his wristwatch on his right wrist.
  • Despite being always adressed as 'Sergeant' (NATO Code E-5.), Carter actually holds the rank of Gunnery Sergeant (NATO Code E-7.), which is two ranks above Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps.
  • In E. Kitzes Knox's novelization of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., Carter was known as Sergeant Harold Q. Carter.