It may be hard to believe but it’s been almost 27 years since the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, one of the our favorite comedies, aired for the first time. The show, which launched the successful career of Will Smith, followed the life of the character he played – a teenager who goes to live with his wealthy aunt and uncle in a suburb of Los Angeles, far from the hard-knock Philadelphia neighborhood where he was raised.
21 years have passed since the last episode of the show aired and aside from Will Smith’s successful career as well as that of James Avery (Uncle Phil) and Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton) who continued acting, most of the show’s stars had enough of Hollywood and disappeared from the screen.
So what does the cast look like today, two and a half decades after they first appeared on screen? We’ve collected photos of Phil, Will, Hillary, Carlton and the rest of the Banks family, including our all time favorite character, Jeffrey the butler. Enjoy!
Will (Will Smith)
Carlton Banks (Alfonso Ribeiro)
Hillary Banks (Karyn Parsons)
Nicky Banks (Ross Bagley – joined the show in the fifth season)
Jazz (DJ Jazzy Jeff)
Lisa Wilkers (Niya Long)
Jeffrey (Joseph Marshall)
Philip Banks (James Avery – Died a few years ago due to complications during open heart surgery)
Vivian Banks (seasons 1-3 – Janette Louis Hobert)
Vivian Banks (Seasons 4-6 – Daphne Maxwell Reid)
Ashley Banks (Tatyana Ali)