#25: ALFONSO RIBEIRO AS ALFONSO SPEARS IN SILVER SPOONS (1984-1987)

There’s no arguing that Alfonso Ribeiro will forever be known as Carlton Banks. Seriously, if not for his marginally successful, post-Fresh Prince of Bel-Air UPN show In the House, he’d be lobbying for a VH1 reality series alongside Jaleel “Urkel” White and Dustin “Screech” Diamond. As much as we laughed at the Carlton dance, though, we’re also fans of Ribeiro’s earlier work on Silver Spoons, in which he played the best friend of rich kid Ricky Schroder. But, yeah, he’ll always be Carlton to us, too.