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Alfonso Ribeiro

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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Born:
Sep 21, 1971 In Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
20
First Appeared:
In the series Magnum, P.I. 1980-12-11
Latest Project:
Series Celebrity Family Feud 2015-06-21
Known For
Poster of Unwrapped 2.0
Poster of Spell-Mageddon
Poster of The Mighty Pawns
Poster of Christmas
Filmography
Series Celebrity Family Feud Unknown 2015-06-21
Series Unwrapped 2.0 Host 2015-02-02
Series Spell-Mageddon Host 2013-07-24
Series Celebrity Duets 2006-08-29
Series Hi-Jinks Unknown 2005-08-02
Series The Search for the Funniest Mom in America 2005-05-03
Series One on One Unknown 2001-09-03
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Series Extreme Ghostbusters Roland Jackson 1997-09-01
Series In the House Dr. Maxwell Stanton 1995-04-10
Series Spider-Man Unknown 1994-11-19
Movie Ticks Darrel 'Panic' Lumley 1993-10-12
Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Carlton Banks 1990-09-10
Series America's Funniest Home Videos Himself - Host 1989-11-26
Series A Different World Unknown 1987-09-24
Movie The Mighty Pawns Frank 1987-02-14
Movie Christmas Rocky 1986-12-01
Movie Andy Williams and the NBC Kids Search for Santa Himself 1985-12-20
Series Silver Spoons Alfonso Spears 1982-09-25
Series Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11