The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air



The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an award-winning television comedy series from NBC, well-known for launching the career of superstar Will Smith. In it, he plays a streetwise teen from West Philadelphia also named Will Smith. After getting into a fight with a gangster, Will is sent to live with his wealthy relatives in Bel-Air, the Banks family. Will falls under the guidance and discipline of his uncle Phillip (James Avery) and aunt Vivian (Daphne Reid), though he often gets into hilarious trouble along with his cousins Hilary (Karyn Parsons), Carlton (Alfonso Ribeiro), and Ashley (Tatyana Ali). The show has been nominated for both Golden Globe and Emmy Awards.

Premiere Date

10 September 1990 (USA) - 20 May 1996 (USA)


Susan Borowitz
Andy Borowitz