The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Cast,All Episodes (Season 1-6) And More information

About This TV Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – The main theme is that Will Smith is a teenager boy that unintentionally hits basketball to the group of undesired people and his mother, being frightened to the situation, asks Will Smith to shift at his uncle “Phil” & aunt “Vivian” home in Bel-air. Where, Will Smith encounters his cousins “Hilary”, “Carlton” and “Ashley”. Will Smith only appears as Fresh Prince in the first season. In this series, Will Smith is seen clashing with the life style of his rich relatives and he is often putting them in hot water as well.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

History Of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

It was the late 80s when Will Smith was approached by National Broadcasting Company and the first episode of the “Fresh Prince of Bel-air” was recorded during 1990. The series was aired for six seasons from 1990 to 1996, consisting on 148 episodes. Will Smith was a well-known rap-singer in the late 1980s. The theme song “Yo home to Bel-air” was the creation of Will Smith and he sung it with his magical voice in a rapper manner but the music was given by “Quincy Jones”. During the start of the episodes, the music gave bridging to many different characters and scenes in the series.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Total Cast and Characters

The main cast and characters remain Will Smith and the Banks family. The Banks family consists of an uncle, aunt and cousins of Fresh Prince, Will Smith and his clash with the living style of Banks family remains at the top especially the butler is not going to bear his presence in the house. However, the theme and the scenes have been made in a perfect humorous manner that the users shall watch their favorite show for centuries and will never miss the class of that time.

Actor/Actress

Character

James Avery

Philip Banks

Janet Hubert-Whitten

Vivian Banks

Daphne Maxwell Reid

Alfonso Ribeiro

Carlton Banks

Karyn Parsons

Hilary Banks

Tatyana M. Ali

Ashley Banks

Joseph Marcell

Geoffrey Butler

Ross Bagley

Nicholas “Nicky” Banks

 

Total Episodes and Production
This drama series was aired for six seasons and each having average episodes of 24 to 26. It was production of National Broadcasting Company with partnership of The Stuffed Dog Production and later included production of Quincy Jones Entertainment in 1993 that begins with the Will Smith, a teenager boy. It was scheduled to be aired on Monday evening and National Broadcasting Company was able to get permission to air two biggest hit shows including The Fresh Prince of Bel-air and Blossom. However, Will Smith also appeared in Blossom to gain attraction of the viewers in a broader manner. The show was further handed over to the Warner Bros. Company since 1994 onwards.

Season

Episodes

Originally aired

First aired

Last aired

Rank

1
25
September 10, 1990
May 6, 1991
N/A
2
24
September 9, 1991
May 4, 1992
22
3
24
September 14, 1992
May 10, 1993
16
4
26
September 20, 1993
May 23, 1994
21
5
25
September 19, 1994
May 15, 1995
N/A
6
24
September 18, 1995
May 20, 1996
N/A

First Episode Release Date
The first episode was released on September 10th, 1990, directed by “Debbie Allen” with the name “Pilot (The Fresh Prince Project)”. The Fresh Prince, Will Smith, arrives at his strict uncle Phillip’s home where he has clashes with almost all family members but her aunt Vivian is always on his defending. His cousins Carlton and Ashley wanted to friendship him and the rapping prayer for the dinner is enough to shock whole family including the Will Smith.

Awards and nominations list from 1994-1997

Awards

Outcome

Recipient(s)

Year

ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards:
Top TV Series Won Quincy Jones
Will Smith
DJ Jazzy Jeff
1994
Emmy Awards:
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Lighting Direction for a Comedy Series Nominated Art Busch 1996
Golden Globe Awards:
Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Comedy/Musical Nominated Will Smith 1994
Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Comedy/Musical Nominated Will Smith 1993
Image Award:
Outstanding Comedy Series Nominated 1997
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Won Alfonso Ribeiro 1996
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated Will Smith 1997
Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress Won Tatyana M. Ali 1997
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated Janet Hubert-Whitten 1991
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated Nia Long 1996
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated Daphne Maxwell Reid 1996
Kids’ Choice Awards:
Favorite Television Actor Nominated Will Smith 1996
Favorite Television Show Nominated 1996
Favorite TV Actress Won Tatyana M. Ali 1996
NCLR Bravo Awards:
Outstanding Television Series Actor in a Crossover Role Nominated Alfonso Ribeiro 1996
TP de Oro:
Best Foreign Series (Mejor Serie Extranjera) Nominated 1996
Best Foreign Series (Mejor Serie Extranjera) Won 1994
TV Land Awards:
Best Broadcast Butler Nominated Joseph Marcell 2004
Favorite “Fish Out of Water” Nominated Will Smith 2004
Young Artist Awards:
Best Performance by an Actor Under Ten – Television Won Ross Bagley 1996
Best Performance by an Actor Under Ten in a TV Series Won Ross Bagley 1995
Best Youth Comedienne Nominated Tatyana M. Ali 1994
Best Young Actor Guest Starring in a Television Series Nominated Larenz Tate 1993
Best Young Actor Guest Starring or Recurring Role in a TV Series Nominated Tevin Campbell 1992
Best New Family Television Comedy Series Won 1991
YoungStar Award:
Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy TV Series Won Tatyana M. Ali 1997

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