Alfonso Ribeiro Bio

Photo by: Matt Blair ©2015, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Matt Blair, 2015, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Alfonso Ribeiro, best known for his role as Carlton Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, is also an established television director, actor and host, and voice-over artist. Alfonso made his television debut opposite Ricky Schroder in the long-running sitcom Silver Spoons, making him an instant teen idol. Starting his acting career at the age of 8, Alfonso landed his first starring role in the Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid and was signed to famed music label Island Records. He became an overnight sensation, enamoring the likes of Michael Jackson, who enlisted Alfonso in the infamous Pepsi commercial. After taking time to attend Cal State University, Los Angeles, where he earned an education in theater arts, Alfonso was approached by Quincy Jones to appear with LL Cool J in the series In the House. Most recently, Alfonso competed in and won Season 19 of Dancing with the Stars.

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