The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air


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Summary

A wealthy family living in Bel-Air, California, receives a dubious gift from their poorer relations in Philadelphia when Will Smith arrives as The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. Will shatters the sophisticated serenity of Bel-Air with his streetwise common sense, much to the dismay of his upper-crust uncle, Philip Banks (James Avery), Aunt Vivian (Janet Hubert-Whitten and Daphne Maxwell Reid) and three conceited cousins, Carlton (Alfonso Ribeiro), Hilary (Karyn Parsons) and Ashley (Tatyana Ali) - and butler Geoffrey (Joseph Marcell). As the Banks family opens their home - and their checkbook - to their needy relative, Will adapts easily to their indulgent lifestyle. Yet, he reminds everyone that the simplest pleasures of family life can't be bought at any price.

Information

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: 8.9 (65 votes)
  • Runtime: 25 minutes
  • Status: Ended
  • Years: 1990 - 1995
  • Episodes per season: 26
  • Network: NBC

Seasons

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - season 1

Season 1 (1990)

Rating: 7.5
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - season 2

Season 2 (1991)

Rating: 7.5
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - season 3

Season 3 (1992)

Rating: 7.4
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - season 4

Season 4 (1993)

Rating: 7.4
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - season 5

Season 5 (1994)

Rating: 7.4
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - season 6

Season 6 (1995)

Rating: 7.3

Characters and Actors

Will Smith as Will Smith in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Will Smith

Actor: Will Smith
Nia Long as Lisa Wilkes in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Lisa Wilkes

Actor: Nia Long
Also in: Empire (2015), NCIS: Los Angeles
Alfonso Ribeiro as Carlton Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Carlton Banks

Actor: Alfonso Ribeiro
Vernee Watson as Viola 'Vy' Smith in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Viola 'Vy' Smith

Actor: Vernee Watson
Diedrich Bader as Frank in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Frank

Actor: Diedrich Bader
Also in: BoJack Horseman, The Drew Carey Show
Jenifer Lewis as Helen in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Helen

Actor: Jenifer Lewis
Tatyana Ali as Ashley Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Ashley Banks

Actor: Tatyana Ali
James Avery as Philip Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Philip Banks

Actor: James Avery
Jeffrey A. Townes as Jazz in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Jazz

Actor: Jeffrey A. Townes
Ross Bagley as Nicky Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Nicky Banks

Actor: Ross Bagley
Daphne Maxwell Reid as Vivian Banks 2 in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Vivian Banks 2

Actor: Daphne Maxwell Reid
Joseph Marcell as Geoffrey in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Geoffrey

Actor: Joseph Marcell
Karyn Parsons as Hilary Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Hilary Banks

Actor: Karyn Parsons
Janet Hubert-Whitten as Vivian Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Vivian Banks

Actor: Janet Hubert-Whitten
Tina Lifford as Brenda Hoover in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Brenda Hoover

Actor: Tina Lifford
Charlayne Woodard as Janice in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Janice

Actor: Charlayne Woodard
Tyra Banks as Jackie Ames in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Jackie Ames

Actor: Tyra Banks