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Where Are They Now? Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Cast

August 14, 2019

It’s the show that launched Will Smith’s
career, gave us The Carlton, and introduced prime time viewers to hip-hop culture. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has often been lauded
as one of the best shows of the 90’s, but that didn’t guarantee rewarding careers
for its entire cast. After a reunion photo in late March of 2017
sparked unfounded rumors of a Fresh Prince reboot, we thought for this edition of we’d
do a little digging and see what our favorite Bel-Air family has been up to since the show’s
final episode in 1996. James Avery – Philip Banks
After spending six years keeping his nephew’s boisterous personality in line, Avery enjoyed
years of success, appearing briefly in quite a few different television shows and taking
smaller roles in movies. Of his more notable parts, the former television
father-figure was in The Closer, The Division, Sparks, and lent his voice to the Kinect Disneyland
Adventures video game. Sadly, on December 31st, 2013 at the age of
68, Avery passed away from complications after open heart surgery. Though we may have lost our favorite our favorite
Bel-Air judge, we’ll at least have this snap of an older Smith looking very-much-so
like his on-screen uncle. Janet Hubert– Vivian Banks # 1
Look up the definition of spiteful and you might find an image of Hubert, the first of
two actresses that portrayed Smith’s television aunt. Rumors as to why Hubert was fired after the
third season range from a contract-breaking pregnancy to continued feuds with the production
crew and cast, but none of it seemed to slow her down. After leaving Fresh Prince, Hubert appeared
in various walk-on roles and is currently slated for the Marcus Garvey Biopic. After missing out on the 2017 cast reunion
photo, Hubert went public with some unkind words for former co-stars Smith and Alfonso
Ribeiro. Daphne Maxwell Reid – Vivian Banks # 2
After replacing a rather sour Janet Hubert in Season 4 of Fresh Prince, Reid didn’t
quite enjoy the same on-screen success as her predecessor. Instead, she and husband Tim Reid owned and
operated New Millennium Studios, a full-service movie studio, until 2014. In 2010, Reid and her husband founded the
Legacy Media Institute, a non-profit organization working with newcomers to entertainment media
to pair them with professionals in the film and television industry. In April of 2017, Reid and her husband hosted
a fashion show to benefit the LMI. Karyn Parsons – Hilary Banks
Since hanging up Hilary’s staple fashionable garb in 1996, Parsons has sprinkled her presence
in a variety of walk-on roles on Melrose Place and Linc’s, eventually landing a longer
run on The Job as Toni. While her career may not be incredibly active,
Parsons’ has been keeping herself busy with her children, daughter Lana and son Nico,
born in 2003 and 2007 respectively, and husband Alexandre Rockwell, whom she married in 2003. In 2013, Parsons founded The Sweet Blackberry
Foundation, a non-profit devoted to teaching children about “unsung black heroes” through
animated films. In 2017, she’s slated to appear in the short
On Monday of Last Week. Tatyana Ali – Ashley Banks
As Fresh Prince started to wind down, Tatyana geared up for her short-lived musical career
which didn’t pick up enough steam to keep her from taking on occasional walk-on parts
and a recurring role on The Young and the Restless. In 2008, she broke from acting and toured
as a spokesperson for Barack Obama, in 2014 release a new EP titled “Hello”, and in 2016,
married Dr. Vaugh Rasberry and gave birth to her first child, Edward Aszard. A year later, Ali made headlines when a lawsuit
she filed against creators of The Real was dismissed. Her acting career is still ultimately active
as she’s slated to appear in The Good Nanny and The Reason in 2017. Joseph Marcell – Geoffrey Butler
Not everybody was destined for the spotlight, which may explain Marcell’s fairly quiet
career after Fresh Prince ended. Since 1996, he has made the occasional appearance
on shows like In the House, Brothers and Sisters, Jericho, and A Touch of Frost, and even held
lengthy roles on The Bold and the Beautiful and EastEnders. Marcell joined several shorts in 2016, including
The Complete Walk: Henry V and The Complete Walk: King Lear, and is starring in the ImagiCon
Entertainment film Thrice. Alfonso Ribeiro – Carlton Banks
Almost immediately after Fresh Prince ended, Ribeiro landed a role on In the House and
partook in walk-on parts and voice overs. In 2006, he started his directorial career
with All of Us, hosted the game show Catch 21 from 2008 to 2011 and started hosting America’s
Funniest Home Videos and Unwrapped 2.0 in 2015, but his claim to fame was – and always
will be – The Carlton. For season 19 of Dancing with the Stars, Ribeiro
took his keen moves all the way to the end and declared season champions alongside Witney
Carson – of course ensuring his signature move showed up at least once. He may blame Fresh Prince for casting the
Carlton Banks shadow on his career, but he embraces it often, specifically during the
“World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade” in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Will Smith – Will Smith
Who has the time to run through all of Mr. Smith’s big screen accomplishments? He’s saved the world from aliens on multiple
occasions, survived a post-apocalyptic world of vampires, ruled the wild west, blew up
the streets of Miami, gave the 90’s some of its more catchier tunes, befriended Harley
Quinn, and advocated for same-sex marriage. Though Disney’s tight wallet will be keeping
us from seeing Smith in the upcoming Disney live-action remake of Dumbo, fans will be
able to catch him in future productions of Bad Boys for Life, Bad Boys 4, and Netflix’s
Bright. When not dominating the big screen, Smith
is ushering his younger children, Willow and Jaden, into the limelight. Ross Bagley – Nicky Banks
He stole hearts as the youngest child of Phil and Vivian in the show’s final two seasons,
but all of that “looking cute for the camera” is far behind Ross. The grown-up child actor and former adorable
kid hasn’t had the most boisterous of careers, but his roles in The Little Rascals as Buckwheat,
Independence Day alongside Will Smith, and, most recently, Gnome Alone and Dead Ringer,
have kept him active. If you really want to follow Bagley’s current
going-ons, it’s best to follow him on Instagram @bossragley. Looking for a new home in the southern California
area? Bagley also works as an agent for Keller Williams
Realty. Jeffrey Allen Townes – DJ Jazzy Jeff
Following Smith into the limelight, Jeff joined The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as a recurring
friend of Smith’s aptly named “Jazz.” Despite being bitten by the acting bug, Jeff’s
true passion lied with music. The hip-hop artist and record producer is
still in the music scene, having produced nine songs in 2014 alone. If you’re big into clubbing, you may see
Jeff pop up to man the booth at locations like Rehab Beach Club in Las Vegas, or you
can just follow his career around the world as he stops at Dubai in the United Arab Emirates
or Liverpool. Since the conclusion of Fresh Prince, Jeff
and Will have teamed up for projects like the premiere of Hancock and will be taking
the stage together again in Europe in August of 2017. Or be sure to check him out right here on
YouTube under the user jefftownes.

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    Tatyana Ali grew up to be extremely hot

  • Reply Benjamin Allen March 26, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Alfonso Roberro can dance

  • Reply Fred Roberts March 27, 2019 at 2:49 am

    Damn will aging like hell!

  • Reply Ace March 27, 2019 at 5:59 am

    Janet also voiced Denise in GTA V

  • Reply Jane Rodr March 27, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    I've seen will Smith he comes 2 Philly lots of time. He does look old 4 his age really looks old. Old as in bad🤢🤢🤢

  • Reply Alexander Colon March 27, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Why didn't they mention that Avery was also the voice of Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?

  • Reply Alexander Colon March 27, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    Damn Top 10, you guys really need to do some new research, Will Smith didn't save the world from Vampires. The movie I Am Legend was not full of vampires. Who the hell does your research for your videos?

  • Reply King Jones April 1, 2019 at 9:12 pm


  • Reply King Jones April 1, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Fake ass hell will Smith ain’t even bald

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    I wanted to fuck Hilary so bad lol

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    Stupid ass channel. Why alter will Smith .

  • Reply Gavin WJ April 9, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    The thumb makes Smith look 80 lol

  • Reply nic sharp April 11, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Uncle Phil was my hero, a perfect role model.

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    will smith looks tired, old and worn out

  • Reply Basak Deniz April 13, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Time is so cruel..

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  • Reply Charles the V April 17, 2019 at 4:36 am

    Ohhhh…that's hot, that's hot.

  • Reply Prod. Kama April 21, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    bust down tatyana i wanna see you bust down

  • Reply Anna Marie Franklin April 23, 2019 at 11:58 am

    Rip uncle Phil 😰😰😇😇🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏💜

  • Reply The Mouse April 26, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Jada caught with the Gardner

  • Reply Zachary Canterbury April 26, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    What fucks. Made will Smith look old to make people click. You are the worst scum on YouTube.

  • Reply Alphonso Frett April 27, 2019 at 5:37 am

    That about T.M.N.T?? James Avery was one of the shredders!

  • Reply Tyhler Novac April 28, 2019 at 12:48 am

    The fresh Prince of Bel-Air had huge amounts of success prior to The fresh Prince of Bel-Air get your story straight

  • Reply Kim Nielsen April 28, 2019 at 10:10 am

    The creatures in I Am Legend is NOT vampires!!

  • Reply Nate Williams April 29, 2019 at 4:38 am

    The reason she left was cause she was being crazy wanting the show more like her & was causing problems behind the scenes, etc.! There's a documentary about it that tells everything

  • Reply George Glass April 29, 2019 at 6:28 am

    Just here to thumb this down for that ridiculous thumbnail.

  • Reply ANonym0o May 2, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Funny thing is that nick is 30 years plus now

  • Reply Norbit Rice May 2, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Will Cosby

  • Reply so mo May 18, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Clickbait lol rlly

  • Reply C Stephens May 18, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Why they make Will look like that???
    That’s crazy!!! 👎🏽

  • Reply Lois Misher May 19, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    I really think that they are to hard on the first lady that play there mom.

  • Reply Lois Misher May 19, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    I think so too they make him look old too.

  • Reply Julian Zavala May 20, 2019 at 3:25 am


  • Reply t lavouge May 22, 2019 at 2:08 am

    This video is slightly messy

  • Reply Edditzz 000 May 24, 2019 at 5:16 am

    “He spots in Dubai and United Arab Emirates emigrates 🤦🏽‍♂️

  • Reply Kyle Hargreaves May 25, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Fuck you with your will Smith photo

  • Reply Neek King Versitilty Jonez May 25, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    I knew Hillary would marry a white dude lol…just by her personality..dnt get me wrong its nothing wrong with that at all cause that life so quote me correctly…ijs

  • Reply Slayyy_edits_Gacha 101 June 1, 2019 at 2:24 am

    Will Smith does not look like that.

  • Reply Mastatoe Siker June 2, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Don't go clickbaiting us with old Will Smith in the thumbnail, we all know Will never ages

  • Reply Adetola Bamaiyi June 4, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Will Already haa Grammy before fresh prince

  • Reply Billie Tusitala June 5, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    He will always be the true FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR

  • Reply peter papadimitriou June 8, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Interesting stuff RIP to uncle Phil I'm myself a stroke and cardiac arrest survivor was born with a whole in my heart and had open heart surgery when I was 4 years old

  • Reply peter papadimitriou June 8, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Great show though

  • Reply Leyonna Singleton June 14, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Will’s son did the Carlton

  • Reply ANGSTw June 16, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    So basically they're nobody now and Smith is on top because we're friendly to him

  • Reply RA1D Zoku June 16, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    They made him look 84 I oughta smack a bitch

  • Reply Nick Marion June 17, 2019 at 5:43 am

    Lol, they made will look like uncle Phil….

  • Reply Marcus Mitchell June 19, 2019 at 3:08 am

    Will's best role was Enemy of the State, which was not even alluded to. Dude can act and got better before Fresh Prince was over(overacting plagued him for most of the show), but his solid stance on LGBTQPP and sexual child abuse means he's almost certainly illuminati! OSED(1 REALLY, REALLY SICK, EVIL DUDE)!

  • Reply ZayBoi Z June 28, 2019 at 7:43 am

    ashley still looks like the 11 year old from the first episode +

  • Reply Franklin Rosalita June 30, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Tricky Thumbnail😔

  • Reply Sway July 2, 2019 at 3:17 pm


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  • Reply Aria Friya July 6, 2019 at 12:15 am

    Will Smith is currently making out with girls in movies who weren't even born when he was doing Fresh Prince.

  • Reply Coach Jade July 7, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Will Smith do not look old smh

  • Reply JAYESS July 11, 2019 at 2:33 am

    Dam bro you really gonna do Will Smith dirty like that with that thumb Nail. Your a lame for that one. Y'all should unsubscribe from this douche. Y'all are literally making these assholes get YouTube money for some bullshit. Foh

  • Reply Scott Bailes July 12, 2019 at 5:06 am

    U stupid as fuck making will look like that

  • Reply Motley Stew July 14, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Alphonso Ribeiro's "claim to fame" was playing best friend to Ricky Stratton (Ricky Shroder) in Silver Spoons and his perfect dancing-impersonation of Michael Jackson in the 80s.

  • Reply Larry Martin July 14, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    White men or not for black woman

  • Reply Light 686 July 16, 2019 at 6:44 am

    Chick bait ass

  • Reply Jaye Alexander July 16, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Just came here to say, y'all did Will Smith dirty with that thumbnail

  • Reply Shining Light July 17, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Fuck you puta madre cunts trying to diss Original Aunt viv………… That other bitch can't even wash Original Aunt vivs feet let alone take her motherfucking place.;

  • Reply Shining Light July 17, 2019 at 11:54 am

    @3.17 Tatyana been on the Bleach!!

  • Reply TravionMusic July 18, 2019 at 2:51 am

    That thumbnail had Will looking old as FUCK, like we ain’t all see one of his latest films 😂😂🤦🏽‍♂️

  • Reply ivy the oven July 18, 2019 at 10:38 am

    You mad direspectful had me thinking will was looking out of pocket like that

  • Reply Salmon King July 19, 2019 at 5:33 am

    Rip uncle Phil

  • Reply Ned Kelly July 19, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Only champ on here is will. I am legend was a massive role to do a whole movie and keel uou enthralled
    Mans a champ. To bad his kid is a spoilt little cunt who needs a good floggin. But rich people get what they want… On the up side what goes around comes around. Smarmy liiitle cunt. Will rocks

  • Reply selena foster July 20, 2019 at 7:44 am

    I didn't see will's mom

  • Reply Terran Wilder July 22, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    1:16 Holy s*** Will Smith looks almost exactly like James Avery

  • Reply destiny A. July 22, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Rip uncle Phil 😩❤️

  • Reply Manuel Aldama July 25, 2019 at 12:18 am

    Theres no point of the re-bot Uncle Phil is gone 😭😭

  • Reply kori harrismon July 25, 2019 at 12:52 am

    Tatyana Ali looks beautiful!!!

  • Reply Suhaibfaisal Yusuf July 26, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    In the grave

  • Reply prison mike July 27, 2019 at 1:47 am

    Rest in peace uncle phil 🙁

  • Reply Kim July 28, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    Its soooo much wrong about will and jazz-.-

  • Reply Miles Morales July 29, 2019 at 2:59 am


  • Reply pyro main July 29, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Rose's are red violets are blue I've been click baited and so have you

  • Reply Marc García July 29, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Will Smith survived a post-apocalyptic world of vampires?

    Somebody should to review I'm a Legend…

  • Reply black Mercury July 31, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Ashley Banks is criminally cute

  • Reply Slum City Marv July 31, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Really? Ehbody know where and what the hell Will doing cut the shit‼️

  • Reply John W August 1, 2019 at 3:55 am

    No one ever mentions Will Smith’s older son

  • Reply Agent Cp August 1, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    3:16 THOTIANA

  • Reply Davo August 1, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    They picked the oldest picture they could possibly find of will smith

  • Reply Lil Noisey August 3, 2019 at 2:09 am

    r.i.p uncle phil

  • Reply Jhon Litty August 3, 2019 at 7:38 am

    Y’all gotta stop makin will look old. He still look gawd

  • Reply milk and oreos August 3, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    RIP Uncle Phil; so amazing, rest in peace..We love you. 💕

  • Reply black saint August 4, 2019 at 3:52 am

    it look like everybody marry a white man

  • Reply Christa-leigh Johnson August 4, 2019 at 4:22 am

    Unmm what did u do to will's face…I follow him on instagram and he doesn't look anywhere close to that thumbnail

  • Reply Leonardo Datore August 4, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Definetly one of the greatest sitcoms.

    Every season is great, and some real life lessons can be learned from every character.

  • Reply Leonardo Datore August 4, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Even though Janet Hubert seems very salty post Fresh Prince, she will always be the best Aunt Viv

  • Reply Kathrina Caisip August 6, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Damn, Janet spelled Alfonso's name wrong..

  • Reply Kathrina Caisip August 6, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Anyone surprised how they thought the butler's name was actually JEFFREY instead of GEOFFREY

  • Reply Doyinsola A August 6, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    They made will bald 👨‍🦲😂🤣

  • Reply DeeDee Gaines August 7, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    All of these actors have done so much more than what was said in this video, but… ok.

  • Reply Anime/Kpop T August 9, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Will is like in his 50s and he still look young

  • Reply lil joji August 9, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Who said that there was a bad boys 4 coming

  • Reply DudeWheresJay August 10, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    I’m mad they used a bald picture of will Smith like he wears his hair like that regularly

  • Reply Wopke Studios August 10, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    You are such an idiot and poor why make him look old!!!

  • Reply GAL_getAlife August 11, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Not so fresh

  • Reply kevin ho August 12, 2019 at 3:39 am

    i don't recall Will Smith being that old and that bald

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