The cast of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”: Where are they now?

“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” can be considered one of the greatest sitcoms of all time. More than 30 years after its pilot episode, REVOLT take
s a look at what the cast is up to.
The legacy of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” as one of the greatest sitcoms ever created cannot be understated. From the stacked cast of talented
 actors to the stories included within the Bel-Air universe, the famous show sticks with viewers for the rest of their lives. Its impact can be seen
 within the Peacock show titled “Bel-Air,” a reimagining of the original series with a new cast playing all of the original characters. While the 
new show has seen success with a new generation, viewers young and old still binge-watch the original “Fresh Prince.” If you ever wondered 
what happened to the original cast, here is a rundown.
Will Smith skyrocketed to acting fame after his lead role in the NBC sitcom that was based around his rap persona. He portrayed a
 Philadelphia high school student who moved in with his rich aunt and uncle in Bel-Air, California. The series follows protagonist Will’s 
adjustment to his new life among the elite. His role on “Fresh Prince” took him from Grammy-winning rapper to worldwide success as an 
He starred in the 1995 action film Bad Boys, which became a commercial success and spawned three sequels. His other notable roles include 
Independence Day, Men in Black, Wild Wild West, Ali and The Pursuit of Happyness — which included the screen debut of his son, Jaden. 
Will married actress Jada Pinkett Smith in 1997, and together they share children Jaden and Willow, who are both stars in their own right. 
He also has his eldest son, Trey, from a previous marriage.
James Avery's shining role in his career was as Philip Banks, the esteemed judge and uncle of Will's character who was known for his success
 and serious tone as a rising California politician. While balancing life as a judge, Philip was a father figure to Will, husband to Vivian and 
father to Carlton, Hilary, Ashley and Nicki, making him one of television's most acknowledged dads.
Avery went on to more success as a television and film actor, starring in films like Raise Your Voice, Hair Show and Dr. Dolittle 2. Avery 
passed away in 2013 at the age of 68 following complications from open heart surgery.
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