Though perhaps best known for his role as Carlton Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Alfonso Ribeiro kickstarted his television career a decade prior, starring in Silver Spoons from 1984 to 1987. During his time on the series, the actor also had a two-episode arc on Magnum, P.I. and danced alongside Michael Jackson in the pop icon’s “Michael Jackson: Pepsi New Generation” ad.
Ribeiro scored his big break in 1990 when he landed the role of Will Smith’s younger cousin on Fresh Prince, a part he played for six years on the hit sitcom.
As the TV personality’s acting career continued to grow throughout the late ‘90s and early 2000s, he met his first wife, Robin Stapler, on the set of their 1999 show In the House. Ribeiro and Stapler welcomed a daughter, Sienna, in 2006, before the two called it quits one year later.
The New York native became a frequent host and popular face of the Game Show Network from 2008 to 2009, later taking the reins on spelling bee show Spell-Mageddon in 2013. That same year, Ribeiro starred on the reality series I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!.
In 2012, the Extreme Ghostbusters alum married his second wife, Angela Unkrich, and the two went on to welcome three children: Alfonso Jr., born in 2013, Anders, born in 2015, and Ava, born in 2019.
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In the midst of growing his family, Ribeiro competed on Dancing With the Stars in 2014, alongside partner Witney Carson — and took home the mirrorball trophy during season 19. The Things We Do for Love alum was so beloved as a contestant that he was announced as cohost of the dancing competition series in July 2022, joining Tyra Banks ahead of the show’s move to Disney+.