Neither he nor his family are from the Dominican Republic; they originate from Trinidad & Tobago.Ribeiro began his career when he debuted on the PBS show "Oye Ollie." After getting the starring role in the Broadway musical "The Tap Dance Kid" Ribeiro was spotted by Michael Jackson who cast him in one of the singer's many Pepsi commercials of that decade.
He is originally from Philadelphia, but was forced to move soon after participating in a fight with a couple of thugs.
Fearing for his safety his mother sent him out to California to live with his wealthy relatives in Bel-Air.
He was portrayed by Willam Smith Will was born on 1973 in West Philadelphia.
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