Jabari Banks is an American-trained actor currently starring in the role of young Will Smith on the series Bel-Air. The actor recently made his Hollywood debut and has a bright and successful path ahead of him in his career.
Jabari Banks was born in West Philadelphia in 1998 to a black ethnic family. He has not revealed any details about his parents and family members but is believed to be a Christian. He is also believed to be an only child. Jabari is believed to have graduated from a local high school in Philadelphia, after which he continued his studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He studies musical theatre, singing, rapping and dancing.
Jabari Bank’s career
Jabari recently made his Hollywood film industry debut in the role of Will Smith in the Bel-Air reboot of the iconic 90’s series – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He plays the role of Will, a 16-year-old basketball player who joins a gang and gets arrested. The show is currently streaming on Peacock and will be co-produced by Will-Smith. After high school, he joined theater groups for after-school activities and began to love the art form. He enjoyed performing and decided to pursue his acting career. However, he had to start working in a factory to support his family.
In the meantime, he also tried auditioning for different roles and continued to audition for the role of a new fresh prince that was a perfect fit for the character. He was selected immediately after a few rounds of auditions. While working on the show, he also met and worked with Will Smith and shared how much he learned from the legendary actor.
Besides acting, he also works as a musician and is currently producing his own EP. He enjoys doing a mix of R&B, hip-hop and alternative genres and is expected to release his EP within the next year. Recently he has been invited to several talk shows like Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Kelly Clarkson Show, Access Hollywood, Today etc.
Jabari Banks Social media
Jabari currently has 104,000 followers on his Instagram account, where he often shares images and posts about his career, experiences and photo shoots. He has owned a Twitter handle since 2021 where he has 2056 followers.
Jabari Banks Biography
|Real name||Jabari Banks|
|date of birth||1998|
|Age (as of 2022)||24 years|
|place of birth||Philly, Pa., United States|
|height||in feet inches – 5′ 7” – in centimeters – 170 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 71kg – in pounds – 151 pounds|
|shoe size||8 (USA)|
|eye color||dark brown|
|University||The University of the Arts|
|Who is Jabari Banks’s girlfriend?||–|
Jabari doesn’t like to share much about his private life and prefers to keep a private life. Therefore, no information about his personal life or relationships is available. He is also not rumored to have had any relationships in the past.
Jabari Banks net worth
Jabari Banks was earning a modest income from his factory job until he was cast on the show Bel-Air. He has started making a handsome fortune and has amassed a net worth of around $1 million. However, the information is not official.
Facts About Jabari Banks
- Jabari resonates with the character of Will as he himself played basketball in high school and had to drop out due to his bad grades.
- He is a big fan of famous actors Daniel Kaluuya and Sterling K Brown.
- Will Smith played the role of the Fresh Prince in the 1990 original series Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
- He was an athlete in high school and actively played soccer, basketball, and football.
- Jabari received confirmation for the role the day after actor Chadwick Boseman died.
- He received a call from Will Smith himself, breaking the news that he had booked the role.