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How The Role of ‘Carlton’ Almost Destroyed Alfonso Ribeiro’s Career

We all know Alfonso Ribeiro for his role on the sitcom, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. But what we don’t know is that this role almost cost him his career. This is because, at the end of the sitcom, no one wanted to hire him anymore. 

Alfonso was born on September 21st of 1971, in New York. He developed an interest in actings when he was very young. He was influenced by the other members of his family who were almost all in the show business.

When he was a kid, his manager was his father who always used to tell him to have as many eggs in the basket because it equals more opportunities for one of them to hatch when Alsonso would need them to hatch. 

Alfonso’s first breakthrough was through dancing after he started in “Oye Willie” when he was only 9 years old. He also worked with Michael Jackson in the Pepsi commercial of 1984. 

Getting back to the role on the famous sitcom. He played Carlton and became one of the most popular on the show. People only knew him as Carlton and not as Alfonso Ribeiro anymore. 

They all loved that role so much that they could not see him playing any other role ever again. He could not believe that he was getting punished for doing his job correctly. He hopes that typecasting will stop since it is something that affects other people’s careers. 

Regarding his personal life, he is now married and has four children. What did you think of this story? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section on Facebook.

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