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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.

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Doesn't Own 'Carlton Dance' ... Hurts His Fortnite Suit

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Confessed He Stole Carlton Dance ... Fortnite Suit Screwed?

11:08 PM PT -- Ribeiro's attorney, David Hecht, is downplaying the clip, telling us, "On numerous occasions, Mr. Ribeiro has commented on his inspiration for the dance. In the clip, Mr. Ribeiro… READ MORE >

- 184 days ago
Alfonso Ribeiro Sues Fortnite and NBA 2K Creators for Stealing His Carlton Dance

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Sues Fortnite and NBA 2K Creators ... For Stealing Carlton Dance

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- 185 days ago
Alfonso Ribeiro Shoots Down 'Fresh Prince' Revival Rumors

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

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- 672 days ago
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 >

- 1219 days ago
Justin Timberlake -- Does The Carlton Dance ... With Carlton!!

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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 >

- 1223 days ago
Alfonso Ribeiro -- Oscars Are Small Fish ... But Will Smith Was Oscar-Worthy (VIDEO)

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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 >

- 1240 days ago
Alfonso Ribeiro -- My New Pad Is Fit For a Prince

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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 >

- 1353 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 >

- 1399 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 >

- 1679 days ago
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