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icon Alfonso Ribeiro Says His ‘Fresh Prince Of Bel Air’ Role Ended His Acting Career
 

 
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"In a new interview with Closer Weekly, Alfonso Ribeiro said his iconic role in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air as Carlton Banks was a “sacrifice” for his acting career.

“Playing Carlton on ‘Fresh Prince’ became a sacrifice. I used to always say doing Carlton was the greatest and worst thing that ever happened to me,” Ribeiro said.

“It was one of the greatest roles that I ever was fortunate enough to play. But it was also the role that stopped me from acting again because people couldn’t see me as anything else. The sacrifice was not having an acting career anymore.”

Despite that downer of a sentiment, Ribeiro does have favorite memories from filming.

“It was about the cast and spending time with them. Before every show, we would go into Will Smith’s dressing room, and we’d play music and dance and just have a great energy buildup to get ready for the show. Those are some great memories of just being together,” he recalled.

The 52-year-old is currently co-hosting Dancing with the Stars with Julianne Hough after winning season 19 in 2014.

“I’m enjoying being a host and am very happy with it. But, yes, I would go back to acting if it was exactly the right thing,” he said.

He also hosts America’s Funniest Home Videos and Jack Hanna’s Passport, both on ABC.

“My happiest moments, career-wise, are winning Dancing With the Stars and now becoming host of Dancing With the Stars. And after winning Dancing With the Stars, I got the opportunity to do the show that I always wanted to do – America’s Funniest Home Videos, Ribeiro said."

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 4 weeks ago '16        #2
AfroBucks88  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10
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i guess maybe 'In The House' was what really type casted him
but if 50 calls him for the next season of BMF or Raising Kanan he gonna show up ?
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or he wanted to be a serious dramatic actor?
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 4 weeks ago '14        #3
Sphynx 
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Same sh1t Braxton from Jamie Foxx said
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 4 weeks ago '16        #4
aquisite04  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10
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Nobody forced him to shuck and jive.. nobody forced him to be the friendly unassuming nonthreatening graham cracker that ameriKK-a loves.

Nobody forced him to be a cornball... Don't cry now when you benefited from the spoils...

I loved that show definitely but it is what it is
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 4 weeks ago '15        #5
kaydot901 
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Perception is a mutha. Dude was cool af & slick goated to me, Silver Spoons was my sh1t, The Pepsi Commercial with MJ, n1gga really knew Michael jackson & was on tv early, then got the Fresh Prince and was right back on a top show for years. He was less Carlton on in the house. He never played a negative role on tv or crashed out in real life. Then reinventing himself with Dancing with the Stars and winning and getting the host spot & parlayed it into the job he wanted. That's some admirable sh1t. Carlton>>>Will Rest In Peace Uncle Phil.
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 4 weeks ago '16        #6
Pyschic  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Same thing happened to this guy >>>>
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 4 weeks ago '17        #7
GodBody  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x75
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If that's how he feels then that's how he feels. But personally, this sounds like an excuse to me because if he had range he should've shown us. Learn how to write, find a script or a writer to write a challenging role for you to showcase your range as an actor. That could make people momentarily forget about Carlton.

But don't just throw your hands up and quit
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 4 weeks ago '16        #8
lars  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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 AfroBucks88 said 🔗
i guess maybe 'In The House' was what really type casted him
but if 50 calls him for the next season of BMF or Raising Kanan he gonna show up ?
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or he wanted to be a serious dramatic actor?
Carlton in BMF would be hilarious, everybody gonna want him to do the dance.
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 4 weeks ago '06        #9
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He just need to pull a Kevin James and change his entire appearance for a role


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Top 10 most slapped recently  4 weeks ago '22        #10
BreakkerSzn  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x111
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Wayans Bros>>>Martin
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 4 weeks ago '06        #11
Storchaveli  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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Victim of his own success. He was too damn good and funny in that role to be looked at as anyone else after that show.
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 4 weeks ago '17        #12
ImIHM 
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 aquisite04 said 🔗
Nobody forced him to shuck and jive.. nobody forced him to be the friendly unassuming nonthreatening graham cracker that ameriKK-a loves.

Nobody forced him to be a cornball... Don't cry now when you benefited from the spoils...

I loved that show definitely but it is what it is
Wow

So because he didn’t play a thug he was all of that?
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 4 weeks ago '17        #13
ImIHM 
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 GodBody said 🔗
If that's how he feels then that's how he feels. But personally, this sounds like an excuse to me because if he had range he should've shown us. Learn how to write, find a script or a writer to write a challenging role for you to showcase your range as an actor. That could make people momentarily forget about Carlton.

But don't just throw your hands up and quit
Na he definitely had range. Remember that episode when he joined a gang? He surprised me in that episode

Honestly, that’s just the breaks. Entertainment is perception and once that’s set it takes something big to shake that up and something big doesn’t always come.

For Jamie Foxx that was Ray.

For Will Smith that was Ali (or I am Legend)

Imagine what Jamie would be if not for Ray

Also, you’re typecasted if studios WANT you to be typecasted. Bokeem Woodbine said the same thing and he’s a great actor. But they kept wanting to give him thug roles. The studios try to put what they think in the audience. If you see Carlton as multiple different people he’s not going to be Carlton in your eyes the way he is now


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 4 weeks ago '20        #14
Ninjahood  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x9
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 Pyschic said 🔗
Same thing happened to this guy >>>>
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Type casted like a mofo.
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 4 weeks ago '21        #15
Optimus Maximus  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 ImIHM said 🔗
Na he definitely had range. Remember that episode when he joined a gang? He surprised me in that episode

Honestly, that’s just the breaks. Entertainment is perception and once that’s set it takes something big to shake that up and something big doesn’t always come.

For Jamie Foxx that was Ray.

For Will Smith that was Ali (or I am Legend)

Imagine what Jamie would be if not for Ray
Alfonso Ribeiro is just making excuses for his lack of success after the Fresh Prince ended.

Personal accountability and responsibility is something a lot of people like you lack.
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 4 weeks ago '19        #16
1mcchicken2go 
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I don't know. He's a legend as that character, but it sounds like he didn't nail the audition over and over and over

act your a$s off be a diff char. that is the literally the job. he just didnt make the cut cause we've seen many people get thru that same hurdle.

Steve urkel was more screwed than Carlton
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he had no chance

 Optimus Maximus said 🔗
Alfonso Ribeiro is just making excuses for his lack of success after the Fresh Prince ended.

Personal accountability and responsibility is something a lot of people like you lack.
I agree. Dude had to go dancing with the stars and the other bs shows, he had no choice lol
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 4 weeks ago '04        #17
nwking  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x9
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 Sphynx said 🔗
Same sh1t Braxton from Jamie Foxx said
Yeah True and he ended up on BMF
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 4 weeks ago '05        #18
JimDinO77  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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bullsh1t excuse... If Marlon Wayans could do a serious role, so could Urkel and Carlton... If they had a bunch of B-Movie attempts that failed, cool... these n1ggas barely tried to break the perception
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 4 weeks ago '17        #19
ImIHM 
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 Optimus Maximus said 🔗
Alfonso Ribeiro is just making excuses for his lack of success after the Fresh Prince ended.

Personal accountability and responsibility is something a lot of people like you lack.
And by people like me you mean what?

Your sisters and girl cousins love people like me though
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You’re East Asian right? Why aren’t you saying “n1gga” like you were before?
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 4 weeks ago '15        #20
CALL AGAIN 
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How many actually make it out of sitcoms and tv shows tho? That is basically where you just become a tv show jobber.

In the extremely rare cases of dudes like Leo DiCaprio, Will Smith, Bruce Willis, and George Clooney that all caught perfect waves with their big break roles being similar to what we saw on tv but leading into other things.

Alfonso and so many others never even had a chance, but they still got something. I recently met. Sasha Mitchell out here in Japan he was for some martial art stuff he was Cody from Step by Step he was blowing up then got shot down down to some allegations it was interesting talking to him tho. He seemed pretty content with his life now and that step by step sh1t didn't even get brought up until after. Life goes on in whatever field you choose. Don't shoulda coulda would your a$s to death l.
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 4 weeks ago '17        #21
ImIHM 
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 1mcchicken2go said 🔗
I don't know. He's a legend as that character, but it sounds like he didn't nail the audition over and over and over

act your a$s off be a diff char. that is the literally the job. he just didnt make the cut cause we've seen many people get thru that same hurdle.

Steve urkel was more screwed than Carlton
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he had no chance


I agree. Dude had to go dancing with the stars and the other bs shows, he had no choice lol
This bi#ch just sh1tted on black people and you said “I agree”?

 4 weeks ago '17        #22
PackerTrelli3  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x32
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 Pyschic said 🔗
Same thing happened to this guy >>>>
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Yea there’s no way in hell u don’t see him and not think of Steve urkel


He had a great run as voicing Sonic tho
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 4 weeks ago '18        #23
Dehone 
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This guy embraced it

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 4 weeks ago '18        #24
Mcbooger 
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Damn, this guy has been on camera in front of live audiences for a looooong time.
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 4 weeks ago '22        #25
92bricks9shots  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 aquisite04 said 🔗
Nobody forced him to shuck and jive.. nobody forced him to be the friendly unassuming nonthreatening graham cracker that ameriKK-a loves.

Nobody forced him to be a cornball... Don't cry now when you benefited from the spoils...

I loved that show definitely but it is what it is
Actually his role on Fresh Prince wasn’t shucking and jiving to be real
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