Skip To Content

    Here's What The Cast Of "The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air" Are Doing Now

    Happy birthday, Fresh Prince!

    Today marks the 25th birthday of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

    Warner Bros

    The show aired for the first time on 10 September 1990. Where are the cast now?

    Carlton Banks, aka Alfonso Ribeiro

    Hilary Banks, aka Karyn Parsons

    Via Twitter: @karyn_parsons

    Karyn Parsons went quiet on acting around 2002. Now, however, she's turned her talents into helping bring "little known stories of African-American history to children everywhere" with her company Sweet Blackberry.

    The original Vivian Banks, aka Janet Hubert

    Warner Bros

    Janet Hubert had success outside of Fresh Prince in acting, making appearances in shows such as Friends and Gilmore Girls. Fun fact – in 2013, she was the voice of Aunt Denise in the Grand Theft Auto V video game.

    Ashley Banks, aka Tatyana Ali

    Geoffrey, aka Joseph Marcell

    Warner Bros

    The man behind the English butler (the best thing about Fresh Prince) made appearances in The Bill, Eastenders, and Holby City, to name a few. He's now on the board of the Globe Theatre in London and has hit the boards in numerous Shakespeare plays.

    Philip Banks, aka James Avery

    Mark Mainz / Getty Images

    James Avery continued to have big success after Fresh Prince in both TV and film and secured himself as an acting legend.

    In 2013, Avery died due to open-heart surgery complications. *SOB*

    Warner Bros

    RIP Uncle Phil. :(((((((

    And, of course... WILL FUCKING SMITH, god of all mankind.

    Neal Preston

    Not only is he one half of the biggest power couple in Hollywood (hat tip to Jada, queen of queens), with a power family behind him (are Jaden and Willow even mortal teenagers?), he's continued to have ~massive~ success in acting.

    20th Century Fox / Via

    I Am Legend, Men in Black, Bad Boys, Wild Wild West, The Pursuit of Happiness, I, Robot – the list is endless.

    In 2016, Smith is set to star next to Margot Robbie and Jared Leto in Suicide Squad.

    ‘Suicide Squad’ Wraps Production With Massive Cast and Crew Photo


    Happy 25th birthday, Fresh Prince of Bel Air!

    P.S. Can we have a reunion soon?

    BuzzFeed Daily

    Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form