Uncle Phil and Nicky Banks – Fresh Prince
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TV Nostalgia

Nicky Banks From Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Is All Grown Up — See What He Looks Like Now! (PHOTOS)

One of the weirdest continuity flubs in '90s TV has to be the time warp that is Nicholas Andrew Michael Shawn Nathan Wanya Banks (after Boyz II Men, duh) —or Nicky for short — from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.


The youngest of the Banks children, born to Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv the Second, Nicky aged a couple of years in between Season 4 and Season 5… going straight from infant to preschool kid. Baby Nicky was played by a few different infants, but 5-year-old Nicky was played by just one dude: child actor Ross Bagley.


Ross was born in December 1988, meaning he was just 5 years old when Fresh Prince Season 5 started in 1994. That same year he played Buckwheat in The Little Rascals. He remained on the series until its finale in 1996, going on to star as Will Smith's girlfriend's son, Dylan, in Independence Day!


It's been 20 years since we met the toddler version of Nicky, and Ross has grown up considerably since then…

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Ross has taken a long break from the screen; his last acting role before this year was a guest spot in a 2004 episode of Judging Amy. A decade later, he appeared in horror flick Gnome Alone with Austin Powers star Vern Troyer.


During his hiatus from the screen, Ross was in school, graduating from California State University Northridge in 2012.