Birth Date: September 21, 1971 / Age: 42
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA
Biography: Alfonso Ribeiro (born in New York City on September 21, 1971) is a Dominican-American actor and singer. His parents had immigrated to New York from the Dominican Republic.
He began his acting career on the drama Oye Willie at the age of eight. By the time he was ten, he had released such songs as: "Dance Baby", "Not Too Young", "Sneak Away with Me", and "Time Bomb". Ribeiro also starred in one of Michael Jackson's Pepsi commercials as a dancer. Ribeiro was also cast as Rick Schroder's best friend on the television series Silver Spoons in 1982.
Ribeiro is best known for his role as spoiled rich-kid Carlton Banks in The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, starring Will Smith, from 1990 to 1996. The Carlton character was often called upon to do a comic dance routine to Tom Jones' "It's Not Unusual", which Riobiero later stated as having hated doing. He is also known for his role on LL Cool J's show In the House and as host of Your Big Break. Ribeiro has acted and been part of the crew on many films and television shows. He has also appeared in Will Smith's "Wild Wild West" video in 1999, and in a McDonalds commerical in 2003.
He currently lives in L.A. and has developed an interest in auto racing. He is a two time winner of the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. (1994 and 1995)