Alfonso Ribeiro Bio-Wiki, Age, Family, Education, Wife, Kids, Net Worth

This article will answer every question you have about Alfonso Ribiero. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Alfonso do for a living?
  2. Who are Alfonso’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Alfonso’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Alfonso married or does he have a girlfriend?
  5. Does Alfonso have any children?
  6. Where is Alfonso now?
  7. How tall is Alfonso?
  8. How much money does Robiero earn?
  9. What is Robiero’s net worth?

Who is Alfonso Ribeiro?

Alfonso Ribeiro (Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro Sr.) is an American actor, TV director, game show host, and dancer best known for his portrayal of Carlton Banks on NBC’s The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He made his debut in Oye Ollie (1980). His breakthrough came in The Tap Dance Kid (1983) where he played a starring role. His performance caught the eye of Michael Jackson who recruited him soon after in 1984 for a Pepsi commercial. Alfonso is also famous as a host of GSN Live, Your Big Break  Catch 21, Spell-Mageddon,  Dance 360, Dance Battle America, and currently of America’s Funniest Home Videos which he has hosted since 2015.

Alfonso’s breakout role came as Will Smith’s cousin, Carlton Banks- a beloved quirky character who frequently danced in the now-famous “The Carlton” routine. The show ran between 1990-1996. He went on to appear in “In the House” alongside LL Cool J & Debbie Allen from 1995 to 1999.  He also competed in Celebrity Duets in 2006, taking a win for his rendition of ”Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.” Alfonso’s career moved towards directing and game show hosting. Ribeiro became the host of the game show Catch 21 (2008), Spell-Mageddon (2013), Americas’ Funniest Home Videos (2015- present) succeeding long-time host, Tom Bergeron. And also Money Tree (2018).

He showed his directing chops in episodes of Meet the Browns (2009-2011) and Are we there yet? (2010-2013).  In May 2013, Ribeiro performed  “The Carlton Dance”, in a cameo appearance on The Graham Norton show. In November 2013, Ribeiro unsuccessfully contested in the thirteenth series of the British reality show, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here where he was eliminated soon after in December that year finishing seventh. In 2018, Ribeiro subbed for Bruno Tonioli on the show Strictly Come Dancing as a guest judge. 2019 saw a revival of Catch 21 in which Ribeiro reprised his role as host. His performances earned him a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Game Show Host, however, he lost to Alex Trebek.

In 2014, Ribeiro was a celebrity contestant in Dancing with the Stars season 19, teaming up with professional dancer Witney Carson. The pair went on to win the competition. 2015 saw him return as a guest judge on the show in place of  Tom Bergeron.

A photo of Alfonso Ribeiro
A photo of Alfonso Ribeiro

Ribeiro appeared on an episode of  The Weakest Link in 2001 reaching the final round, however, he lost to Keshia Knight-Pulliam. Alfonso Ribeiro sued Epic Games, Inc. for their decision to include ‘The Carlton Dance’ as an in-game purchase under the name “Fresh.” in Fortnite. However, Ribeiro dropped the lawsuit in March 2019.

How Old is Alfonso Ribeiro?

Alfonso Ribeiro is 49 years old as of 2020 having been born on September 21, 1971. He shares his birthday with other famous people such as Stephen King, Kareena Kapoor, Jason Derulo, Shinzō Abe, Bill Murray, Christian Serratos, Fumi Nikaido, among others.

Alfonso Ribeiro Family

Alfonso was born to Michael, and Joy Ribeiro in New York City in the Riverdale neighborhood of The Bronx. His parents were from Trinidad and Tobago. Ribiero’s paternal grandfather was known as Lord Hummingbird, the Trinidadian calypsonian Albert Ribeiro.

Alfonso Ribeiro Education.

Ribeiro attended California State University, Los Angeles.

Alfonso Ribeiro Wife – Kids

Ribeiro has been married twice, formerly to Robin Stapler (2002 -2006); they have a daughter together. And later Angela Unkrich (2012 to present); they have three children: Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro Jr. (born 2013), Anders Reyn Ribeiro (born 2015), and Ava Sue Ribeiro (born May 2019).

Alfonso Ribeiro Height

Adding to his well-built body is a height of 5 feet 6 inches.

Alfonso Ribeiro Net Worth

From his extensive career as an actor, TV director, game show host, and dancer, Ribeiro has been able to accumulate an estimated net worth of $7 million.

Alfonso Ribeiro Films

Some of Ribeiro’s work in films, and television include:

1980: OYE Willie

1984-87: Silver Spoons

1986: John Grin’s Christmas

1987: Mighty Pawns

1990: A Different World

1990-96: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

1993: Ticks

1994: Soul Train

1994-98: Spider-Man

1996: Kidz in the Wood

1996-99: In the House

1997: Extreme Ghostbusters

1999 : V.I.P

2000 : Your Big Break

2001: Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase

One on One

The Weakest Link

2005 : Love Wrecked

2006 : Celebrity Duets

2008- 11, 19-20 : Catch 21

2011: Things We Do for Love

2012 : Big Time Rush

2013 : Spell- Mageddon

The Graham Norton Show

I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!

2014: Dancing with the Stars

2015-17: Unwrapped 2.0

2016: Whose Line is it Anyway?

2016: The $100, 000 Pyramid

2018-2019: Strictly Come Dancing

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