How many of you watched Alfonso Ribeiro recently win Dancing with the Stars? I stopped watching that show a few seasons ago but tuned in this time to see Alfonso. I loved the second place winner, but truly felt Alfonso deserved to win. He was the better dancer. He looked like a pro to me and he was older and hurt. He didn’t act like a baby and whine like some of the other contestants I’ve seen in years past. He was a trooper and I’m so glad he won.
I have been a fan of Alfonso Ribeiro for many decades now. I first became a fan when he appeared with Ricky Schroder in Silver Spoons back in the 80’s. He then went on to play one of my most favorite characters ever. Alfonso portrayed Carlton Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air from 1990-1996. I have laughed hard and often at Carlton. He’s just so stupid. You can’t help but laugh.
Alfonso Ribeiro was born in the Bronx on September 21, 1971. He began his career at the age of eight when he had a leading role in the Broadway show The Tap Dance Kid. It was from that show that Michael Jackson snagged him for that adorable Pepsi commercial in 1984. After that came his gig on Silver Spoons and then to Fresh Prince.
Alfonso also did some hosting of game shows. He’s good at everything he does, but that wasn’t my favorite. He does comedy very well. He will always be Carlton Banks to me. And in case you hadn’t noticed, he’s a really good dancer as well.
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