Alfonso Ribeiro

Actor, Dancer, Singer
A highly charismatic dancer-actor, Alfonso Ribeiro launched his entertainment career with the starring role in the 1983 Broadway musical "The Tap Dance Kid," a breakdancing appearance in a Michael Jackson Pepsi ... Read more »
Born: 09/21/1971 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (59)

#DanceBattle America 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Host

A Different World 1989 - 1997, 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2007, 2012 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

America's Funniest Home Videos 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Host

Cedric The Entertainer Presents 1990 - 1997, 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2007, 2012 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Duets 2006 - 2007, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 1990 - 1997, 2005 - 2007, 2012 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Performer

In the House 1989 - 1997, 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2007, 2012 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Search for the Funniest Mom in America 1990 - 1997, 2005 - 2007, 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spell-Mageddon 2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Host

The $100,000 Pyramid 2016 (Tv Show)

Himself

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1989 - 1997, 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2007, 2012 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Performer

Unwrapped 2.0 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Host

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Shake It Up! 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Time Rush! 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Are We There Yet? 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lovewrecked 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Moving Image Salutes Will Smith 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

I Love The '90s 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Brothers Garcia 1999 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

How I'm Living 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

V.I.P. 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Classic TV Bloopers 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th Annual American Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

Your Big Break 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

SnowFest 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd Annual Family Television Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

Extreme Ghostbusters 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

1995 NBA All-Star Stay in School Celebration 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars Goes to Disneyland 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

TV's Funniest Families 2: The Kids 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars Gives Kids the World 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

A Sea World/Busch Gardens Summer Celebration 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Ticks 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

All New Circus of the Stars & Side Show 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Star-athon '92: A Weekend With the Stars 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 4th Annual Desi Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

Celebrate the Soul of American Music 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

Out on the Edge 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Home Sweet Homeless 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

John Grin's Christmas 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Silver Spoons 1982 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Eleventh Annual Circus of the Stars 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40th Annual Tony Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

The Tenth Annual Circus of the Stars 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wildest West Show of the Stars 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Kidz in the Wood (TV Show)

Actor

Mighty Pawns (TV Show)

Actor

The Things We Do for Love (Movie)

Darren (Actor)
Director (10)

K.C. Undercover 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Young & Hungry 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Let's Stay Together 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Mighty Med 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

True Jackson, VP 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

All of Us 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Eve 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

One on One 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

The Things We Do for Love (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A highly charismatic dancer-actor, Alfonso Ribeiro launched his entertainment career with the starring role in the 1983 Broadway musical "The Tap Dance Kid," a breakdancing appearance in a Michael Jackson Pepsi commercial and a plum role as Ricky Schroder's sidekick on "Silver Spoons" (NBC, 1982-86; syndicated, 1986-87). Ribeiro's star-making turn, however, came as the delightfully dorky Carlton Banks, cousin to Will Smith's "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (NBC, 1990-96). Winning a Best Supporting Actor Image Award and sitcom immortality, Ribeiro charmed with his comedic chops, epitomized by his infamous "Carlton Dance." Although he scored another long-running gig as LL Cool J's sidekick on "In the House" (NBC, 1995-96; UPN, 1996-99), Ribeiro increasingly focused on directing and on-air presenting, lensing multiple episodes of several series, including "All of Us" (UPN, 2003-06; The CW, 2006-07), "Meet the Browns" (TBS, 2009-2011) and "Are We There Yet?" (TBS, 2010-13) as well as hosting "GSN Live" (GSN, 2008-2011) and "Catch 21" (GSN, 2008- ). Although his "Fresh Prince" success both helped and hindered his career, Alfonso Ribeiro remained an enormously likable and talented performer with the talent to transcend his sitcom typecasting.

Relationships

Sienna

Daughter
Born 2003; mother, Robin Stapler

Robin Stapler Actor

Wife
Met 1999 while filming the series "In the House" (NBC, UPN) Married Jan. 20, 2002 Filed for divorce after four years of marriage August 2006 Divorced 2007

Angela Unkrich

Wife
Engaged July 2012 Married Oct. 13, 2012

Milestones

2008

Hosted "GSN Live" on Game Show Network

2008

Hosted Game Show Network's blackjack series "Catch 21"

2006

Won Fox reality competition series "Celebrity Duets"

2002

Played title role in Encores! staging of "Golden Boy"

2000

Hosted syndicated weekly series "Your Big Break"

1995

Co-starred with LL Cool J on sitcom "In the House" (UPN)

1994

Feature acting debut, direct-to-video horror "Ticks"

1992

Served as a presenter at "The 4th Annual Desi Awards," a syndicated awards telecast honoring the achievements of Hispanics in music, film, and TV

1990

Co-starred with Will Smith as the spoiled preppie Carlton Banks on NBC sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"; made directorial debut on an episode that aired 1995

1986

Played recurring role of Kenny on two episodes of long-running CBS detective series "Magnum, P.I."

1985

First appearance in a TV special, "Andy Williams and the NBC Kids Search for Santa"

1984

Danced with Michael Jackson in a widely seen Pepsi commercial

1984

Joined cast of popular NBC sitcom "Silver Spoons," playing Alfonso Spears

1983

Created lead role of Willie in hit Broadway musical "The Tap Dance Kid" opposite Hinton Battle

1980

Began professional acting career at age 8 on PBS drama "Oye Willie"

Bonus Trivia

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Ribeiro's voice was featured on several single recordings, including "Dance Baby," "Not Too Young (To Fall in Love)," "Time Bomb," and "Sneak Away with Me."

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