Last week, we learned that The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star James Avery had passed away due to complications following heart surgery. A few days later, Will Smith, who played the titular “Prince” in the series, has broken his silence to share a photo of some of the cast of the series the last time they were together, along with some touching words about Avery, whom he says thought him some of his greatest lessons about acting, living and being a respectable human being…
It is with great sadness that we share the news that actor James Avery has died due to complications from heart surgery. This news was confirmed by Avery’s manager as well as Avery’s Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star Alfonso Ribeiro. Avery is likely best known for playing the role of Phillip Banks on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air…
Twenty years ago, if you had said that two decades from now, Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Alfonso Ribeiro would be rocking out on stage together, with Smith's son joining in and Mercedes from License to Drive - who I'm pretty sure hasn't aged at all - applauding in the background, I'm not sure I would have believed it, but I would've been more than happy to watch.
You hear things occasionally about celebrities who don't love constantly being associated with one particular role. And then there are those who embrace the long-term adoration from fans for the signature characters they've played. Will Smith seems to be an example of the latter group, as evidenced by his recent performance of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song, which he delivered during an interview on BBC One's The Graham Norton Show.
Think Carlton still has the moves to pull off his trademark dance? The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro proved he does when he participated in the World's Largest Simultaneous Flash Mob. Check out the video, which includes a medley of dances, including Ribeiro's famous "Carlton dance."
A memorable theme song (complete with lyrics) seems like something of a rarity for TV shows these days. Sure, some shows still have some kind of music playing during the opening credits, while others run the credits right through the beginning of the episode and skip the song altogether.