Alfonso Ribeiro

BirthDay:

21 Sep 1971

BirthPlace:

Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Bio:

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.
Filmography

Actor ( 83 credits )

$100,000 Pyramid (2016)  Himself - Celebrity Player (1 episode, 2016)
Unwrapped 2.0 (2015)  Himself - Host (29 episodes, 2015-2016)
Guilty Pleasures (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Carlton Banks (uncredited) (1 episode, 2015)
Hollywood Today Live (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
The Meredith Vieira Show (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Spell-Mageddon (2013)  Himself - Host (unknown episodes)
The Real (2013)  Himself - Dancing with the Stars (1 episode, 2014)
Wonderview (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)  Himself - Dancing with the Stars (1 episode, 2014)
Ok! TV (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (2013) (1 episode, 2016)
Home & Family (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Kendra on Top (2012)  Himself - Television Star (1 episode, 2012)
Steve Harvey (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Teens Wanna Know (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Kitchen Cousins (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Things We Do for Love (2011)  Darren (4 episodes, 2011)
The Chew (2011)  Himself (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
Shake It Up! (2010)  Mr. Zigfield (1 episode, 2013)
Are We There Yet? (2010)  Skinner (3 episodes, 2011)
Access Hollywood Live (2010)  Himself - Co-Host (1 episode, 2013)
Big Time Rush (2009)  Block Captain McCallister (1 episode, 2012)
A polos 25 (2009)  Carlton Banks (archive footage) (1 episode, 2010)
Catch 21 (2008)  Himself - Host (17 episodes, 2008-2014)
GSN Live (2008)  Himself (5 episodes, 2008-2009)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013)
The Singing Bee (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Celebrity Duets (2006)  Himself (9 episodes, 2006)
Love Wrecked (2005) Brent Hernandez
Dancing with the Stars (2005)  Himself (7 episodes, 2007)
Robot Chicken (2005)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2006-2008)
I Love the '90s: Part Deux (2005)  Himself (unknown episodes)
I Love the '90s (2004)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Last Comic Standing (2003)  Himself - Talent Scout (Houston) (1 episode, 2008)
Rome Is Burning (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2002)  Himself (21 episodes, 2013)
I Love the '80s (2002)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Cedric the Entertainer Presents (2002) (1 episode, 2003)
Pyramid (2002)  Himself - Celebrity (1 episode)
The Rerun Show (2002)  Dwayne (1 episode, 2002)
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! NOW! (2002)  Himself (22 episodes, 2013)
Gylne tider (2002)  Carlton Banks / ... (1 episode, 2010)
One on One (2001)  Lenny (1 episode, 2002)
Weakest Link (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
The Test (2001)  Himself - Panelist (1 episode)
The Brothers Garcia (2000)  Mr. Sweets / ... (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Your Big Break (1999)  Himself - Host (2000)
V.I.P. (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Extreme Ghostbusters (1997)  Roland Jackson (40 episodes, 1997)
Wild On... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
The View (1997)  Himself - Dancing with the Stars (1 episode, 2014)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Carlton Banks (1 episode, 2008)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
In the House (1995)  Dr. Maxwell Stanton / ... (51 episodes, 1995-1999)
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)  Kephra (1 episode, 1997)
Spider-Man (1994)  Randy Robertson (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Extra (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Ticks (1993) Darrel 'Panic' Lumley
Bill Nye, the Science Guy (1993) (1 episode, 1994)
Good Day L.A. (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Vicki! (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
The Chuck Woolery Show (1991)  Himself (2 episodes, 1991)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)  Carlton Banks / ... (147 episodes, 1990-1996)
Inside Edition (1988)  Himself - Dancing with the Stars (3 episodes, 2014)
A Different World (1987)  Zach Duncan (1 episode, 1990)
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater (1987) (archive footage) (1 episode, 1995)
Star's Table (1986)  Himself (1 episode, 1986)
Laugh Busters (1984)  Himself
CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984)  Buddy (1 episode, 1988)
Silver Spoons (1982)  Alfonso Spears (67 episodes, 1984-1987)
Ebony/Jet Showcase (1982)  Himself (2 episodes, 1986-1991)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Magnum, P.I. (1980)  Kenny (2 episodes, 1986)
Oye Willie (1980)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
NBC Special Treat (1975)  Himself (1 episode, 1985)
Soul Train (1971)  Himself - Guest Host (1 episode, 1994)
New York, New York (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 1984)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)

Writer ( 1 credit )

All of Us (2003) (1 episode, 2007)

Director ( 16 credits )

K.C. Undercover (2015) (2 episodes, 2016)
Young & Hungry (2014) (1 episode, 2015)
Mighty Med (2013) (1 episode, 2014)
Let's Stay Together (2011) (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
Things We Do for Love (2011) (4 episodes, 2011)
Shake It Up! (2010) (7 episodes, 2012-2013)
Are We There Yet? (2010) (19 episodes, 2011-2012)
Meet the Browns (2009) (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
The Wannabes Starring Savvy (2009) (1 episode, 2010)
True Jackson, VP (2008) (1 episode, 2010)
Cuts (2005) (1 episode, 2006)
All of Us (2003) (26 episodes, 2004-2007)
Eve (2003) (1 episode, 2006)
One on One (2001) (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
In the House (1995) (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) (1 episode, 1995)