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Alfonso Ribeiro

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Alfonso Ribeiro was born in New York on September 21, 1971. Alfonso's family is from Trinidad & Tobago. Although rumor has been that he is of Dominican descent, he has stated in an interview that this is false. Neither he nor his family are from the Dominican Republic; they originate from Trinidad & Tobago. Ribeiro began his career when he debuted on the PBS show "Oye Ollie." After getting the starring role in the Broadway musical "The Tap Dance Kid" Ribeiro was spotted by Michael Jackson who cast him in one of the singer's many Pepsi commercials of that decade. At the age of 10 Ribeiro dabbled as a musician, releasing singles such as "Dance Baby," "Not Too Young (To Fall In Love)", "Sneak Away With Me" and "Time Bomb". It was about this time that he was cast as Ricky Schroder's best friend on the long-running series Silver Spoons (1982). He attended California State University at Los Angeles after the end of the series, and was later cast as Carlton Banks on the popular series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990). An avid race car driver, Ribeiro resides in Los Angeles where he participates in celebrity car races.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Alfonso Ribeiro Shoots Down 'Fresh Prince' Revival Rumors

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Jazzy Jeff is Crazy ... 'Fresh Prince' Revival a No-Go!!!

Nowww this is a story all about how ... Alfonso Ribeiro just crushed the hopes and dreams of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" fans. Carlton was at LAX when our guy asked him about DJ Jazzy Jeff… READ MORE >

Alfonso Ribeiro -- Scott Disick's Not 'DWTS' Material ... He's NOT a Star! (VIDEO)

Alfonso Ribeiro
Scott Disick's Not 'DWTS' Material ... He's NOT a Star!

Alfonso Ribeiro did some serious fame shaming on Scott Disick ... saying being Kardashian-adjacent isn't enough to land a spot on "Dancing with the Stars." Alfonso, who won 'DWTS'… READ MORE >

- 665 days ago
Justin Timberlake -- Does The Carlton Dance ... With Carlton!!

Justin Timberlake
Does The Carlton ... With Carlton!!

If he hadn't proven it already, Justin Timberlake can literally do it all ... and that includes dancing "The Carlton." J.T. teed up with Alfonso Ribeiro Saturday at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am and… READ MORE >

- 669 days ago
Alfonso Ribeiro -- Oscars Are Small Fish ... But Will Smith Was Oscar-Worthy (VIDEO)

Alfonso Ribeiro
Oscars Are Small Fish ... But Will Was Still Worthy

Alfonso Ribeiro's got a message for his pal Will Smith -- don't sweat the Oscars, 'cause they're just not that big of a deal. Alfonso told us he thinks black people… READ MORE >

- 686 days ago
Alfonso Ribeiro -- My New Pad Is Fit For a Prince

Alfonso Ribeiro
My New Pad Is Fit For A Prince

Alfonso Ribeiro danced his way to a sprawling new home, and even though it's not in Bel-Air ... it's still pretty sick. The "Dancing with the Stars" champ and "Unwrapped 2.0" host… READ MORE >

- 800 days ago
Alfonso Ribeiro -- Critical Of NFL Player's Carlton Dance ... It's Judgment Day (VIDEO)

Alfonso Ribeiro
Critical Of NFL Player's Carlton Dance ... It's Judgment Day

Judgment Day has cometh for Baltimore Ravens lineman Brandon Williams ... courtesy of Alfonso Ribeiro -- and it's all over the 335-pounder's rendition of the Carlton Dance.  Backstory --… READ MORE >

- 845 days ago
Alfonso Ribeiro May Be Forced Off DWTS

Alfonso Ribeiro
May Be Forced Off DWTS

Alfonso Ribeiro -- the front-runner on "Dancing with the Stars" -- may have to pull out of the competition days before the semifinals ... and it's all because of The Carlton Dance.Our DWTS… READ MORE >

- 1125 days ago
Alfonso Ribeiro -- Leaves Nightclub High and Dry -- Carlton Wants to Charleston

Alfonso Ribeiro
Leaves Club High and Dry Carlton wants to Charleston

10:20 A.M. PDT -- Ribeiro's rep tells TMZ ... Alfonso was never booked for a firm date -- the hotel jumped the gun by printing and selling tickets with Alfonso's picture. We're told they've now… READ MORE >

- 1182 days ago
Alfonso Ribeiro Remembers James Avery ... And All That Jazz

Alfonso Ribeiro
Remembers James Avery ... And All that Jazz

The faux biological son of Uncle Phil on "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" has fond memories of their time together ... the most enduring of which involved down south music.Alfonso Ribeiro was leaving Mr.… READ MORE >

- 1440 days ago
James Avery Dead -- 'Fresh Prince' Uncle Phil Dies At 68

'Fresh Prince' Dad James Avery Dies
Dead At 68

James Avery -- the beloved dad on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" -- has died at age 68 ... TMZ has learned.Sources close to the actor tell TMZ he died in a Glendale, CA hospital last night. Avery… READ MORE >

- 1442 days ago
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