Ross Bagley AKA Nicky of ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Looks Different Now & Has a Son - Inside the Actor’s Life after the Show
"Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Ross Bagley gained prominence while starring as Little Nicky on the show. Decades later, he is no longer the kid viewers came to love but a successful actor and comedian with a kid of his own.
Ross Bagley portrayed Nicky Banks in the highly acclaimed 90s movie "Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air," and he easily won hearts over with his thoughtful, caring, yet assertive nature.
His character on the show garnered him an impressive fan-following, skyrocketing him to stardom at a young age. Bagley went on to thread the entertainment path for a while before finally retiring from show business.
Pictures of Bagley Ross as Nicky Banks on the set of "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" | Photo: Getty Images
WHO IS BAGLEY ROSS?
The "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star, Bagley Ross is a former actor and comedian, born on December 5, 1988. The Wisconsin native ventured into showbiz at the age of five, starring in some notable movies of the noughties.
While the icon attained fame as a child actor for his movie appearances, he is best known for his role as Nicholas "Nicky: Banks, the fourth and youngest son of the privileged Banks family.
REMEMBER HIS OTHER ROLES
Aside from his character on the NBC sitcom, which he played from 1994 to 1996, Bagley displayed his remarkable acting prowess in the 1994s "The Little Rascals," as Buckwheat and 1996s "Independence Day."
The "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star's outstanding performances earned him several awards and accolades, including the Young Artist Awards for Best Performance by a Youth Ensemble in a Motion Picture. He snagged the recognition alongside other casts of "The Little Rascals,' in 1995.
A year later, Bagley earned two Young Artist Awards for his role as Nicky, one for Best Performance by an Actor Under Ten in a TV series and the other for Best Performance by an actor under Ten in Television.
The "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" actor has not been as vocal about the identity of Reece's mom or other details about his relationship.
Following his stint on the NBC sitcom, the actor took a hiatus from showbiz to pursue other ventures. Over the years, he occasionally took on roles in films like "Judging Amy," "The Wild Thornberrys," and "Gnome Alone," before his final retirement from showbiz in 2015.
LIFE AFTER THE SHOW
Despite having immeasurable talents in acting, the path didn't seem to appeal to him as a career. When asked about his early retirement from showbiz, the former actor explained:
"I wanted to live more of a normal type of life. I remember at the height of 'Fresh Prince,' I would be getting chased out of malls. I live a relatively under-the-radar life and that's how I am."
Further explaining his personality, the star disclosed he always fancied a laid-back life, as most of his acquaintances could attest to. Little wonder he fled the showbiz scenes the first chance he got.
He went on to pursue a college degree at California State University in Northridge and did his internship in Will Smith's production company, Westbrook entertainment.
BAGLEY'S PROFESSIONAL LIFE
In 2015, the icon revealed via Instagram that he had kicked off a career as a realtor and worked with Kelly Williams Realty in Los Angeles. Bagley's professional profile on Linkedin lists him as the director of a company called Pathways Consulting.
Blake McIver, who played Waldo in the feature film, shared the recreated shot on Twitter alongside the original cover photos.
He also embraced DJing as a hobby while growing up, going by the stage name DJ Rossy B. Pictures of the icon living it up as DJ Rossy B is also available on his social media pages.
BAGLEY AS A FATHER
Shortly after declaring himself a realtor, Bagley opened up about having a son named Reece. He disclosed his fatherhood status in 2015, sharing a photo of the then-one-year-old boy strolling between two adults, each clinging onto his arm.
The "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star seems to have a beautiful relationship with his son, judging by photos of the duo enjoying father-son moments splashed on Instagram.
One of the shots showed the proud dad posing in a baseball hat, with his son leaning on his muscled arm. The father and son looked adorable in similar black outfits and the resemblance they share was glaring.
In another shot, the 32-year-old celebrated his son's third birthday, sharing a photo of the youngster posing in a jolly outfit complete with a raffia hat and a cream-colored blazer. The toddler looked like a rockstar in his adorable ensemble.
However, the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" actor has not been vocal about the identity of Reece's mom or other details about his relationship and private life, mostly because he wants to protect his family and privacy.
Since he went public about the fact that he is a father, fans can't get enough of the now 7-year-old lad, who is the spitting image of his dad in his youthful days.
"THE LITTLE RASCALS" REUNION
Two decades after appearing in the 1994 feature film version of "The Little Rascals," as Buckwheat, Bagley joined the rest of the cast for a special reunion episode in September 2014 to mark the show's 20th anniversary.
The reunion left fans nostalgic as they relived the nineties again. Making it more epic, the casts recreated the cover photo of the film from 20 years back, among other memorable images from the movie, attracting adorable reactions from fans and viewers.
Blake McIver, who played Waldo in the feature film, shared the recreated shot on Twitter alongside the original cover photos. Fans couldn't help but marvel at how much the cast managed to retain their youthful looks over two decades later.
From acting on the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" to playing an unforgettable character on "The Little Rascals," Ross Bagley has shown himself to be a formidable star in Hollywood, one that has become loved by so many.