35 Facts About Alfonso Ribeiro


Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro was born on September 21,1971 and is an American actor, comedian and television host.


Alfonso Ribeiro is best known for his role as Carlton Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Alfonso Spears on the sitcom Silver Spoons, and Maxwell Stanton on In the House.


Alfonso Ribeiro is the current host of ABC's America's Funniest Home Videos, replacing Tom Bergeron, who left after 15 years.


Alfonso Ribeiro starred in the title role of the Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid and took part in the 13th season of the British reality show I'm a Celebrity.


Alfonso Ribeiro will serve as the main host of Dancing with the Stars alongside co-host Julianne Hough beginning with season 32 in 2023.


Alfonso Ribeiro was born in New York City in the Riverdale neighborhood of The Bronx to Afro-Trinidadian parents.


Alfonso Ribeiro first gained recognition in 1983 when he played a leading role in the Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid.


Alfonso Ribeiro received positive reviews for his performance and was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award.


Alfonso Ribeiro appeared as a dancer in a Pepsi commercial that featured Michael Jackson in 1984; a rumor spread that Alfonso Ribeiro died from snapping his neck while dancing in the commercial.


Alfonso Ribeiro released four 12-inch singles on Prism Records, including the 1984 track, "Dance Baby".


Alfonso Ribeiro later starred on the sitcom In the House with LL Cool J from 1997 to 1999.


Alfonso Ribeiro competed as one of the celebrity singers on the reality television show Celebrity Duets in September 2006, winning over the runner-up Lucy Lawless.


In July 2008, Alfonso Ribeiro hosted the game show Catch 21 on GSN.


Alfonso Ribeiro hosted his second game show Spell-Mageddon, on ABC Family, in 2013.


On May 24,2013, Alfonso Ribeiro made a cameo appearance on The Graham Norton Show to perform "The Carlton Dance", with show guests Will and Jaden Smith.


Alfonso Ribeiro was eliminated from the show on December 5,2013, finishing in seventh place.


On September 4,2014, Alfonso Ribeiro was announced as one of the celebrities who would compete on Season 19 of Dancing with the Stars.


Alfonso Ribeiro became the fourth celebrity dancer in the show's history to receive a 9 from each judge in week one.


On May 19,2015, Alfonso Ribeiro was named Bergeron's successor to host America's Funniest Home Videos.


In July 2015, Alfonso Ribeiro made a cameo appearance in the music video for "All Night" by pop-rock band R5.


On October 12,2018, Alfonso Ribeiro was announced to sit in for Bruno Tonioli as guest judge on Strictly Come Dancing for week 5.


Alfonso Ribeiro joined regular judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, and Shirley Ballas.


Alfonso Ribeiro appeared as a contestant on a special Child TV Stars episode of Weakest Link in 2001.


Alfonso Ribeiro made it into the final round but lost to Keshia Knight-Pulliam.


Catch 21 was revived in 2019, and Alfonso Ribeiro returned as the host.


Alfonso Ribeiro's role earned him a 2020 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Game Show Host, but he lost to Alex Trebek.


Alfonso Ribeiro earned another nomination the following year, but again lost to Trebek.


In 2020, Alfonso Ribeiro starred in a series of commercials for State Farm Insurance as a fanatic of Chris Paul.


In 2021, Alfonso Ribeiro voiced a character in Muppets Haunted Mansion.


In season 31 of Dancing with the Stars, Alfonso Ribeiro joined as co-host of the show, alongside host Tyra Banks.


On July 6,2019, the syndicated radio show The 90s with Alfonso Ribeiro launched on multiple radio stations across the country via Sun Broadcast Group.


Alfonso Ribeiro was married to Robin Stapler from January 2002 until August 2006.


Alfonso Ribeiro married Angela Unkrich on October 13,2012, following a three-month engagement.


Alfonso Ribeiro worked as radio spotter for CART racecar driver Bryan Herta, and performed the national anthem at CART and IndyCar Series races.


In November 2017, Alfonso Ribeiro returned to 25th season in Week eight, to participate in a trio Jive with Frankie Muniz and his professional partner Witney Carson.