Who is Jabari Banks?
Jabari Banks is an American actor and musician. He is known for being the star of the drama television series Bel-Air playing the role of Will Smith a 16-year-old from West Philadelphia who is sent to live with his Aunt and Uncle in Bel-Air by his mother, Vy. Bel-Air was his first onscreen role.
Apart from acting, Jabari is also a dancer, singer, rapper, and an upcoming fashionista. He revealed that he has his clothing line which will soon launch. He spends most of his time playing different sports such as football, basketball, baseball, soccer, and also surfing.
Jabari Banks Age
Banks is 23 years old as of 2021. He was born on August 2, 1998, in the United States.
Jabari Banks Birthday
Banks celebrates his birthday every 2nd of August. His birth sign is Leo.
Jabari Banks Height
Banks stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Jabari Banks Parents
Banks was born and raised by his parents in the United States. His parents have always been supportive of his acting career. His family had the six-season box set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. His father encouraged him to go for the audition of Bel-Air.
Banks graduated from the University of Fine Arts in Philadelphia in 2020 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in musical theatre.
Jabari Banks Girlfriend
Banks has not shared his relationship status. He prefers to keep his relationship private. We shall update this section as soon as Jabari shares his partner.
Jabari Banks Movies
- Tamron Hall
- The Real
- The Amber Ruffin Show
- The Kelly Clarkson Show
- The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
- Access Hollywood
Jabari Banks Bel-Air
Bel-Air is an American drama series, a reimagined version of the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air which aired from 1990 to 1996. Banks played the main role of Will Smith, a 16-year-old from West Philadelphia who is sent to live with his Aunt and Uncle in Bel-Air by his mother, Vy.
The series is the first onscreen tv-series Jabari has starred on. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Jabari revealed that;
“I feel like Will is so close to me and my personal experiences. There are so many parallels between my life and his life. It feels as if it’s not such a stretch as an actor. This is such a blessing to be able to play on this level and to be proof that dreams really do come true.”
The most exciting thing to him is also the fact that Will Smith personally told him via Zoom that he had gotten the part. Hee knew that he had some big shoes to fill as his character was once played by his icon.
“I knew this character was me. Throughout my whole life, people said, ‘You kind of have mannerisms like Will [Smith] and you move like him a little bit.’ This is my first role and The Fresh Prince was Will Smith’s first TV role.
I remember sitting down with [Bel-Air director/co-writer/executive producer] Morgan Cooper one day and he was like, ‘As soon as I met you, I knew it was you.’ So from then on I just went with my own instincts.” He told The New York Post.
Jabari Banks Net Worth
As an actor, Jabari has an estimated networth of $200k.
Where is Jabari Banks from?
Jabari is from West Philadelphia where he was born and raised. Coincidentally, the show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is based on his character in Philly.
“I remember hearing stories about how The Fresh Prince would air and everything would shut down [in West Philadelphia],” he said. “Everybody just watched the episode and the next day they were talking about it.”
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