Alfonso Ribeiro was nominated for a BET Comedy Award in 2005 for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for All of Us - shared with Debbie Allen.
- Nominated for a NAACP Image Award in 1999 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for In the House
- Nominated for a NCLR Bravo Award in 1996 for Outstanding Television Series Actor in a Crossover Role for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
- Nominated for a Young Artist Award in 1987 for Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor Starring in a Television Comedy or Drama Series for Silver Spoons
- Nominated for a Young Artist Award in 1986 for Best Young Actor in a Television Comedy Series for Silver Spoons
- Nominated for a Young Artist Award in 1985 for Best Young Actor in a Television Comedy Series for Silver Spoons
Ribeiro participated in the Mario Lemieux Celebrity Invitational to benefit cancer research.
Alfonso supports the charity, "Fresh Start", which provides plastic surgery to children with birth defects.
He ranked #95 on VH1's 100 Greatest Kid Stars.
He won the NAACP Image Award Best Supporting Actor, Comedy Series In the House 1997. Alfonso also won the Image Award in 1996 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
He began professional acting at the age of eight.
1985 was his first appearance in a TV special, Andy Williams and the NBC Kids Search for Santa.
In 1992, Alfonso served as a presenter at "The 4th Annual Desi Awards", a syndicated awards telecast honoring the achievements of Hispanics in music, film and TV
Alfonso resides in Los Angeles.
He is of Trinidadian descent.
As of 2007, he is dating Ashlynn Brooke.
Alfonso attended the California State University in Los Angeles.
His parents emigrated to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic.
His trademark is the Carlton Dance.
Alfonso was cast as one of the background dancers in Michael Jackson's Pepsi commercials in the early 1980s.
There was a rumor that he died in the 1980s while doing a head spin, but he was confused with a breakdancing boy in a Pepsi commercial who did die.
Alfonso made a cameo on the music video of Fergie's Glamorous.
Alfonso had a cameo role on the music video of DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's song I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson.
Alfonso is the winner of Celebrity Duets.
Alfonso attended New York's Film School to become a director.
Alfonso performed in the New York musical Golden Boy in 2002.
Alfonso starred in the Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid.
Alfonso got married to his wife, Robin Stapler, in January 2002. In 2006, he divorced her.
He was in a commercial from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints about telling the truth.
Alfonso's actual height is 5'6.4" but he likes to round up and tell people that he's 5'7".
Alfonso won the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach celebrity race in 1994 and 1995.
Alfonso was the host for the show Your Big Break.
Alfonso raced part-time in the mid to late 1990's in the Star Mazda Series, with a best finish of 3rd at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
As of July 2005, Alfonso was directing four shows for UPN.
Alfonso is a professional tap dancer and gymnist.
Alfonso starred in a McDonalds commercial for McGriddle breakfast sandwiches in 2003.
Alfonso has a daughter named Sienna.
In 1982, Alfonso was Rick Schroder's best friend on Silver Spoons.
As of 2006, Alfonso is living in Los Angeles and participating in celebrity car races.
At the age of 10, Alfonso dabbled in music and released the singles Dance Baby, Not Too Young, Sneak Away With Me and Time Bomb.
Musical group Virginia Coalition has a song entitled Mista Banks in which a reference is made to Alfonso playing Carlton Banks.
Alfonso was casted as an extra in the Will Smith's music video Wild Wild West. He can be seen as a dancer in the music video.
Alfonso races cars and motorcycles.
Alfonso (On playing Carlton): People are still seeing me in that light... It's a character people. I'm not playing myself, that's why they call it 'acting!'
Alfonso: The role has made it harder for me to do new work as an actor. For example, Carlton's character can't dance, but I can. I've been dancing since I was a kid. I don't think I'm anything like Carlton Banks
Alfonso: I truly enjoy directing. I enjoy looking at the words on the paper and visualizing how to make them come to life.