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Call it life imitating art! Remember the episode of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air during season five in which Will Smith dressed up as an older man in order to pose as Ashley Banks' dad? Basically, Ashley (Tatyana Ali) had secretly dropped out of Bel-Air Academy in order to attend public school without telling her family. When parent-teacher conferences came around, she thought she'd have to break the news to Uncle Phil (James Avery)—that is, until Will proposed his "genius" idea to dress up as her father. Eventually, plans go awry when Will tries to ask Ashley's teacher on a date, and the teacher discovers he's wearing a fake mustache. So what's the point of us »
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It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 4 years since James Avery passed away. Most affectionately known a Uncle Phil on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, he was one of the better father figures in comedy sitcoms of the 90s and perhaps ever. But of all the Phil and Will moments on the show, this is one of my favorites. The episode is aptly called “The Hustler.” Vivian goes to Berkley for the weekend leaving the kids behind with Phillip. Geoffrey is off duty so Hilary is left in charge of Carlton and Ashley. Will, however, is left in
Uncle Phil Was Quite “The Hustler” on Fresh Prince of Bel Air »
- Nat Berman
Welcome back to Bel-Air. Deadline reports the cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air recently reunited.The NBC sitcom starred Will Smith as a fictionalized version of himself who moves in with his aunt and uncle in the wealthy L.A. neighborhood of Bel Air. The cast also included James Avery, Daphne Reid, Alfonso Ribeiro, Karyn Parsons, Tatyana Ali, and Joseph Marcell. The series ended in 1996 after six seasons.Read More… »
A post shared by Alfonso Ribeiro (@therealalfonsoribeiro) on Mar 27, 2017 at 5:27pm Pdt Prepare yourself, because the cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air recently reunited, and it's nostalgia overload. Alfonso Ribeiro posted a fun shot on Instagram on Monday, which features original cast members Will Smith, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, and Daphne Reid (we'll go ahead and assume why the actress who played the first Aunt Viv, Janet Hubert, opted out of the afternoon). Although sadly no one did the Carlton dance, the Banks family and their troublemaking Philadelphia cousin looked like they had a great time together. "Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family," Alfonso, 45, captioned the photo. "Wishing that James Avery was still with us to make this complete." Related:Will Smith Has Basically Turned Into Uncle Phil From The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will also posted a selfie of their outing on Facebook, »
- Quinn Keaney
Will Smith and the rest of the 'Fresh Prince' cast didn't just reunite to chat about old times, they did it to raise big money for charity ... TMZ has learned. Karyn Parsons, aka 'Hilary,' tells us the luncheon -- with Tatiana Ali, Alfonso Ribeiro, Will, Daphne Maxwell Reid and Joseph Marcell -- went down Monday at Nobu in Malibu. Karyn says her castmates broke bread with a family from England that won a charity auction. »
- TMZ Staff
The cast of “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” reunited recently, nearly 21 years after the sitcom aired its final episode.
Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Karyn Parsons (Hilary), Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton), Will Smith (Will), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Aunt Vivian no. 2), and Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey) posed for a group photo at an unknown event.
Ribeiro posted the shot on his Instagram account with the caption, “Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family. Wishing that James Avery was still with us to make this complete.”
Sadly, James Avery, the actor who played Uncle Phil, passed away in 2013 after complications from heart surgery. He was 68.
At the time, Smith paid tribute to his late on-screen mentor, writing, “Some of my greatest lessons in acting, living and being a respectable human being came through James Avery.”
- Lawrence Yee
Now, this is a story all ’bout how the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air cast gets together every once in a while, and sometimes those hangouts are photographed to make children of the ’90s feel all nostalgic.
Alfonso Ribeiro, who played groovemaster Carlton on the NBC comedy, posted a shot of the reunited cast to his Instagram account Monday night.
The photo shows Tatyana Ali, Ribiero, Karyn Parsons, Will Smith, Daphne Reid and Joseph Marcell arm in arm. In the caption, Ribiero notes that one significant member of the cast is missing: James Avery, who died of complications from open heart »
Will Smith still has a lot of love for the Banks family.
Over 20 years after the series finale of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Smith reunited with his onscreen family, including Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell and Daphne Reid. "Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family," Ribeiro -- who played Smith's cousin, Carlton Banks, on the beloved sitcom -- captioned a photo of the cast. "Wishing that James Avery was still with us to make this complete."
Avery portrayed Uncle Phil on Fresh Prince during the duration of the series, which aired from 1990 to 1996. He died on Dec. 31, 2013.
Last year, Et spoke exclusively with Smith about the possibility of a Fresh Prince reboot, but he wasn't too keen on reprising his character. "I'm not doing it," the 48-year-old actor said simply. "If somebody wanted to, I would probably »
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ended its run in 1996 but over 20 years later it still gets as much internet buzz as some current shows on television. Maybe it’s the whole Will Smith thing but fans have been clamoring for a reunion and well as show revival ever since the show ended. Unfortunately after the passing of James Avery, all talks of the show ever coming back to television were put to rest. Alfonso Ribeiro said at the time, “Since the passing of my favorite dad in the world, ever on TV, James Avery passed, the chances of a
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Cast Enjoy a Brief Reunion »
- Nat Berman
Now this is the story all about how… The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air cast reunited!
Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton Banks on the ’90s classic, shared an Instagram photo of the Banks family and their quirky Philadelphia cousin. “Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family,” Ribeiro, 45, wrote in the caption.
For the photo, Ribeiro stood in between on-screen sisters Tatyana Ali and Karyn Parsons, who posed next to the fresh prince himself, Will Smith. Rounding out the group were Daphne Maxwell Reid and Joseph Marcell a.k.a. everyone’s favorite butler Geoffrey.
Noticeably missing was »
- Karen Mizoguchi
In the words of Will Smith, the world has officially flipped and turned upside down. The actor recently shared a video of himself bungee jumping, and aside from having the time of his life, he basically channeled his former The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air costar James Avery (Uncle Phil). No, seriously. From the silver beard to the bald head, we can't get over how much he looks like the late actor, who sadly passed away in 2013, in this screenshot from his video. See for yourself above! »
- Kelsie Gibson
Though Will Smith and James Avery will only related fictitiously on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, fans are seeing a serious resemblance between Will and Uncle Phil. Smith recently recorded himself bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, and instead of appreciating the rainbow and gorgeous scenery behind him, the Internet immediately noticed the uncanny resemblance between him and the late Avery. Naturally, everyone on social media flipped for it, sharing GIFs, memes and more. The funniest comment might have been from a user who used the hit show's theme song as inspiration: "Now this is a story all about how, my face looks fat from upside down, I like to take a minute just sit right there, I look like »
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