Remember little Nicky Banks from 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? He is grown up and has look-alike son

Aby Rivas
Jun 26, 2018
02:11 P.M.
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Ross Bagley started his career in Hollywood when he was only six-years-old. Now, a grown-up man, Ross has his child, and the adorable boy looks exactly like him. Even though Ross has been out of the spotlight for a while, he still has some loyal fans.


His first role on film was as little Buckwheat in the 1994 feature film adaptation of “The Little Rascals,” and he is usually remembered by that role and also for his performance as Nicki banks, Will Smith’s little cousin on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” 

After working in the series from 1994 to 1996, Bagley gave life to Will Smith’s and Vivica A. Fox’s son on the film “Independence Day.” He took some other minor roles in TV series after that and disappeared from the spotlight in 2004. After finishing high school, Ross enrolled on the California State University Northridge and earned a degree on Cinema and Television Arts.


But instead of going back to his roots in the entertainment industry, Ross, now 29, became a Real estate manager who primarily sells homes based in the Los Angeles area for Keller-Williams Realty, Inc., according to I Love Old School Music.

The handsome man is also a father now. His three-year-old son, Reece, is the vivid image of him, and it seems like his parents love to dress him up like a little man, with hats, bowties and fancy shoes. 


In an interview for Miss Neva’s blog a few years ago, the former child star opened up about his experience working on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air2 at such a young age, and he revealed that even to this day, he’s still grateful about that opportunity, saying:

“It was a huge blessing; Fresh Prince was, and still is one of my favorite shows as a child, even way before I was on it. I remember when it used to come on Monday Nights and I would watch it with my babysitter when I was a little tyke so to be on it was surreal, to say the least.”


When asked how has his life bee after deciding to step away from the limelight, Ross said:

“It’s been great! I can’t complain at all. Luckily I don’t validate myself by the amount of attention I get so I can’t say that there’s any void or empty space in my life since I haven’t been on television. I’ve got a wonderful girlfriend of a few years who holds me down and a team of family and friends who support me like none other, so I’m in a great place right now.”


Bagley is a down to earth man and father of a family, and even though there are people who still bring up his characters and the fact that he could have been a successful actor, he feels blessed with his life, as he explained:

“I made a promise to myself a long time ago to never change my personality regardless of successes or lack thereof. My heavenly father has gotten me this far, and I have no reason to expect him to stop now.”


We’re glad to know that little Nicky Banks has now his life figured out. Ross seems like a great father to his adorable son, and even though he decided to step away from the entertainment industry, we’re sure he’s doing fantastic with his new found passion for real estate.