Alfonso Ribeiro - Quick Facts
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An exceptionally talented actor, dancer, television director and game show host, “Alfonso Ribeiro” was born on 21st September 1971 in The Bronx, New York, U.S. He became popular with the role of Carlton Banks on NBC sitcom ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’. This talented actor had an early dream of becoming a famous actor. At the early age of eight, he started his acting career. However, he gained his first recognition when he was 12 years old. At that time, he played a starring role in Broadway musical ‘The Tap Dance Kid’. With his heart touching performance, he was able to win the hearts of his millions of fans and critics as well. He even earned nomination for an ‘Outer Critics Circle Award’. In the year 1984, he made appearance as a dancer in one of Michael Jackson’s Pepsi TV commercials. He played the role of Rick Schroder’s best friend on ‘Silver Spoons’ in the same year.
Ribeiro gained more popularity during the period of 90s. He was offered to play a role of rich Carlton Banks in NBC sitcom ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ in the year 1990. His role was highly appreciated by the audiences. Ribeiro played a role of cousin of Will Smith’s leading character in the series. He continued to act in the popular sitcom from 1990 to 1996. After getting much needed success and recognition from ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’, he changed his profession from actor to host. It was in 2008 when he decided to host the game show ‘Catch 21’. Besides being a phenomenal actor, he has also directed few episodes of the television series ‘Meet the Browns’ and directed majority of season two episodes of ‘Are We There Yet?’. Considering his good work as a host, he was appointed to host the game show ‘Spell-Mageddon’. He also took part in the British celebrity reality show called ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here’. With his successful career as an actor and television personality, he has earned an estimated total net worth amount of $5 million. His exact salary figure is not available but considering his popularity he might be getting considerable amount of salary.