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Alfonso Ribeiro Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 21 September 1971Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Alfonso Ribeiro was born in New York on September 21, 1971. Alfonso's family is from Trinidad & Tobago. Although rumor has been that he is of Dominican descent, he has stated in an interview that this is false. Neither he nor his family are from the Dominican Republic; they originate from Trinidad & Tobago.

Ribeiro began his career when he debuted on the PBS show "Oye Ollie." After getting the starring role in the Broadway musical "The Tap Dance Kid" Ribeiro was spotted by Michael Jackson who cast him in one of the singer's many Pepsi commercials of that decade. At the age of 10 Ribeiro dabbled as a musician, releasing singles such as "Dance Baby," "Not Too Young (To Fall In Love)", "Sneak Away With Me" and "Time Bomb". It was about this time that he was cast as Ricky Schroder's best friend on the long-running series Silver Spoons (1982).

He attended California State University at Los Angeles after the end of the series, and was later cast as Carlton Banks on the popular series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990). An avid race car driver, Ribeiro resides in Los Angeles where he participates in celebrity car races.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Angela Ribeiro (13 October 2012 - present) (2 children)
Robin Stapler (20 January 2002 - 19 February 2007) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

The Carlton Dance

Trivia (16)

Born and raised in New York City, currently lives in Los Angeles
In 2003 starred in a McDonald's commercial for McGriddle breakfast sandwiches.
Won The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach celebrity race in 1994 and 1995.
Was cast as one of the background dancers in Michael Jackson's Pepsi commercials in the early 80s.
Professional tap dancer.
Raced part-time in the mid to late 1990's in the Star Mazda Series, with a best finish of 3rd at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Was number 95 on vh1's The Greatest: 100 Greatest Kid Stars (2005)
Is an avid golfer and frequents many of the celebrity golf events of which he has numerous wins.
Featured on the HGTV's Kitchen Cousins (2011) episode, Kitchen Cousins: A Fresh Perspective (2012), when the cousins came back to Los Angeles, at Alfonso's request, to redo his kitchen. [July 2012]
Began hosting the Game Show Network's new series, Catch 21 (2008), which is derived from blackjack. [July 2008]
Directing four shows for UPN: One on One (2001), All of Us (2003), Eve (2003) and Cuts (2005). [July 2005]
Winner of Celebrity Duets (2006) on FOX. [September 2006]
Made a scheduled appearance at the Quarters Restaurant & Bar at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. [March 2008]
He has a son, Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro Jr., born October 27, 2013 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, California, USA.
Winner of Dancing with the Stars (2005) season 19 with dance pro partner Witney Carson. [November 2014]
Wife Angela Ribeiro gave birth to their 2nd child, a son named Anders Reyn Ribeiro in Los Angeles at 6:16 a.m., weighed in at 7 lbs., 7 oz. and measured 19 inches long.

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