Alfonso Ribeiro
American actor
Alfonso Ribeiro
Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro is an American actor, television director, dancer, game show host, and comedian. Ribeiro is best known for his role as Carlton Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and host of GSN show Catch 21. He has also received attention for his performance in the title role of the Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid and his appearance as a dancer in a Pepsi commercial also featuring Michael Jackson.
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Alfonso Ribeiro's personal information overview.
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Alfonso Ribeiro encourages kids to 'let their great out'
Fox News - 5 months
Actor on 'Fox & Friends' plaza
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Photos: Alfonso Ribeiro Takes His Family to the 'Finding Dory' Premiere
ABC News - 9 months
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Alfonso Ribeiro wins the Pro/Celebrity race at Grand Prix of Long Beach
LATimes - 10 months
Alfonso Ribeiro won the 40th and final Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, a fan favorite event at the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Ribeiro was also the celebrity winner in 1994 and 1995, and the Pro winner in 2015. The host of “America's Funniest Home Videos” also won “Dancing with the Stars” in 2014. “I...
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Justin Timberlake Dances 'The Carlton'... With Carlton
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It's not unusual for Justin Timberlake to do "The Carlton" whenever he's with Alfonso Ribeiro. The golfing buddies busted out Ribeiro's signature "Fresh Prince" moves at a pro-am tournament in Nevada back in July 2015. And they dug them out again for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament in California on Saturday. .@JTimberlake does The Carlton ... with Carlton. @alfonso_ribeiro #QuickHits https://t.co/mTJ27UY9Ye — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 13, 2016 Video going viral shows the pair swinging their hips in time as if they've got the Tom Jones version of "It's Not Unusual" turned up loud. There's no music, but the crowd still goes wild. The celebrity golfers stopped short of a full rendition, however, perhaps saving it for the clubhouse. Timberlake also performed this beautiful acoustic version of his song "Drink You Away," with a little help from Ribeiro, while out on the course on Thursday: English professional golfer Justin Rose, ...
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Justin Timberlake Dances 'The Carlton'... With Carlton
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It's not unusual for Justin Timberlake to do "The Carlton" whenever he's with Alfonso Ribeiro. The golfing buddies busted out Ribeiro's signature "Fresh Prince" moves at a pro-am tournament in Nevada back in July 2015. And they dug them out again for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament in California on Saturday. .@JTimberlake does The Carlton ... with Carlton. @alfonso_ribeiro #QuickHits https://t.co/mTJ27UY9Ye — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 13, 2016 Video going viral shows the pair swinging their hips in time as if they've got the Tom Jones version of "It's Not Unusual" turned up loud. There's no music, but the crowd still goes wild. The celebrity golfers stopped short of a full rendition, however, perhaps saving it for the clubhouse. Timberlake also performed this beautiful acoustic version of his song "Drink You Away," with a little help from Ribeiro, while out on the course on Thursday: English professional golfer Justin Rose, ...
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Alfonso Ribeiro Isn't Interested In A 'Fresh Prince' Reboot
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Sorry, "Fresh Prince" fans, but Alfonso Ribeiro says there's no reboot on the way. Despite rumors that Will Smith is developing a "present-day family comedy that puts a new spin on the fish-out-of-water tale while maintaining the spirit of 'Fresh Prince,'" the actor who played Carlton Banks told HuffPost Live on Friday that even if it did happen, it would be a totally new entity all its own. "I've heard the rumors. It's not exciting to me because I know it ain't gonna happen," Ribeiro said. "And if it happened, it wouldn't be 'Fresh Prince.' It would be something that's taking the story of the show and having all new people do something. To me, that's not 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.' There's one 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.' Is Will Smith starring in it? No. Then it ain't no 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.'" Ribeiro is pretty busy these days with other projects, including as host of "America's Funniest Home Videos," which returns for a new season Oct. 11. But he said a cast reun ...
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Alfonso Ribeiro Isn't Interested In A 'Fresh Prince' Reboot
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Sorry, "Fresh Prince" fans, but Alfonso Ribeiro says there's no reboot on the way. Despite rumors that Will Smith is developing a "present-day family comedy that puts a new spin on the fish-out-of-water tale while maintaining the spirit of 'Fresh Prince,'" the actor who played Carlton Banks told HuffPost Live on Friday that even if it did happen, it would be a totally new entity all its own. "I've heard the rumors. It's not exciting to me because I know it ain't gonna happen," Ribeiro said. "And if it happened, it wouldn't be 'Fresh Prince.' It would be something that's taking the story of the show and having all new people do something. To me, that's not 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.' There's one 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.' Is Will Smith starring in it? No. Then it ain't no 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.'" Ribeiro is pretty busy these days with other projects, including as host of "America's Funniest Home Videos," which returns for a new season Oct. 11. But he said a cast reun ...
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TV This Week Oct. 11 - 17: 'Still Alice' on Starz
LATimes - over 1 year
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 11- 17, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY Alfonso Ribeiro takes over as host for a new season of "America's Funniest Home Videos." 7 p.m. ABC "The Voices"...
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'The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills': Cast Members Are Making Out In Hot Tubs Now (VIDEO)
The Huffington Post - about 3 years
Brandi Glanville waited until the closing moments of the episode to drop a bombshell on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." She shared with Lisa Vanderpump that she made out with new cast member Carlton Gebbia. According to Brandi, it went down in the hot tub, and it just kind of happened. “We were just having a heart-to-heart in the hot tub and one thing led to another and we kissed," she explained. Lisa's confessional on the matter summed things up hilariously. She said, "It’s very confusing when you’re with these women. Apparently they’re either at each other’s throats, or down each other’s throats.” Unfortunately, the make-out session wasn't caught on camera, but according to next week's promos there's more on the horizon. Still, HitFix's Liane Bonin Starr was bummed we missed out. "Initially, part of me wanted to imagine Brandi made out with Alfonso Ribeiro [Carlton on 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'], but the reality was pretty interesting, too," she noted. "I'm ju ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Alfonso Ribeiro
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 43
    In 2015, their second son Anders Reyn Ribeiro was born.
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    In September 2015, he returned as a guest judge in week three of season 21, and he subbed for Tom Bergeron as host the following week.
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    In July 8, 2015, Ribeiro made a cameo appearance in the music video for "All Night" by pop rock band, R5.
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    On May 19, 2015, Ribeiro was named as Tom Bergeron's successor and became the first African American to host America's Funniest Home Videos.
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  • 2014
    Age 42
    On November 25, 2014, Ribeiro and Carson were declared the season's champions.
    More Details Hide Details 1 Score given by guest judge Kevin Hart in place of Goodman. 2The American public scored the dance in place of Goodman with the averaged score being counted alongside the three other judges. 3This week only, for "Partner Switch-Up" week, Ribeiro performed with Cheryl Burke instead of Carson. 4Score given by guest judge Jessie J in place of Goodman. 5Score given by guest judge Pitbull in place of Goodman.
    On September 4, 2014, Ribeiro was announced as one of the celebrities who would compete on season 19 of Dancing with the Stars.
    More Details Hide Details He partnered with professional dancer Witney Carson. He became the fourth celebrity dancer in the show's history, to receive a 9 from each judge in week one. On November 25, Ribeiro and Carson won the competition.
  • 2013
    Age 41
    In 2013, his wife gave birth to their first son, Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro, Jr., known as AJ.
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    On May 24, 2013, Ribeiro made a cameo appearance on The Graham Norton Show to perform "The Carlton Dance", with show guests Will and Jaden Smith.
    More Details Hide Details In November of that year, Ribeiro took part as a contestant in the thirteenth series of the British reality show, I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. He was eliminated from the show on December 5, finishing in seventh place.
    In 2013, Ribeiro began hosting his second game show Spell-Mageddon on ABC Family.
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  • 2012
    Age 40
    Ribeiro became engaged to writer Angela Unkrich in July 2012.
    More Details Hide Details They married on October 13, and reside in Los Angeles.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 36
    In 2008, Ribeiro began hosting the game show Catch 21 on GSN.
    More Details Hide Details He also directed some episodes of Meet the Browns and a majority of the season two episodes of Are We There Yet? television series.
  • 2006
    Age 34
    He and Stapler divorced in 2006, filing papers in Los Angeles County Superior Court that cited irreconcilable differences.
    More Details Hide Details The couple share joint custody of their daughter Sienna Ribeiro.
    Ribeiro competed as one of the celebrity singers on the reality TV show Celebrity Duets in 2006, winning over the runner-up Lucy Lawless.
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  • 2002
    Age 30
    Ribeiro was married to Robin Stapler in 2002.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1990
    Age 18
    Ribeiro's breakout role was as Carlton Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 1990 to 1996.
    More Details Hide Details He played the cousin to Will Smith's lead character. The Carlton character was known for frequently dancing to Tom Jones' "It's Not Unusual", a dance move that gained fame as "The Carlton Dance".
  • 1986
    Age 14
    In 1986, he released a 12" rap record called "Timebomb" on Prism Records.
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  • 1985
    Age 13
    In 1985, Alfonso appeared as himself in a commercial on MTV advertising a dance instruction book he authored called Alfonso's Breakin' & Poppin' Book.
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  • 1984
    Age 12
    Ribeiro appeared as a dancer in a Pepsi commercial that featured Michael Jackson in 1984.
    More Details Hide Details A rumor spread that Ribeiro had died from snapping his neck while dancing for the commercial. The same year, Ribeiro was cast as Rick Schroder's best friend on the TV series Silver Spoons.
  • 1983
    Age 11
    Ribeiro began his career at the age of eight. He first gained recognition in 1983, when he played a leading role in the Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid.
    More Details Hide Details He received positive reviews for his performance, and was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Born
    Born on September 21, 1971.
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