• Ross Bagley is a retired American actor, best known for his role as Nicky Banks in the TV comedy series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”.
• He left acting in 2004, but returned for his last role in 201• He is now a licensed real estate agent in Los Angeles County.
• He was born in 1988 in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin USA, and has two sisters.
• He won Young Artist Awards for his roles in The Little Rascals (1994) and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1996).
• He is still in touch with Will Smith, and is active on Instagram with around 10,000 followers.

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Date Of BirthDecember 5, 1988
FactCurrently attending California State University [2008]

Who is Ross Bagley?

Ross Bagley is a retired American actor, who came to fame in the ‘90s, particularly with the role of Nicky Banks in the TV comedy series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, in addition to other projects on which he worked during his career. He finally retired from acting in 2015, making his last appearance as Kyle in the thriller-horror film “Dead Ringer”.

What is Ross Bagley Doing Now? Where is he today?

Ross left acting in 2004, though he briefly returned to the screen in 2015. He obtained a degree in cinema and television art, but also became a licensed real estate agent in 2013.

He’s set up his own agency, and is now focused on selling houses in Los Angeles County.

Ross Bagley Biography- Age, Childhood, and Education

Ross Bagley was born on the 5th December 1988 in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin USA; of African-American ancestry, Ross is the son of Mary Bagley, but he hasn’t shared information about his father, while he has two siblings, sisters named Danielle and Tiffany with whom he is very close, and they all reside in Los Angeles, California.

Ross had been interested in acting from an early age, and was able to start his career at a tender age of five. He would later study cinema and television arts at California State University, Northridge, from which he graduated in 2012.

Immediate Success

Ross’ first role was as Buckwheat in the award-winning family comedy film “The Little Rascals” in 1994, starring Travis Tedford, Brittany Ashton Holmes and Bug Hall – he jointly won the Young Artist Award in the category Best Performance by a Youth Ensemble in a Motion Picture, alongside his co-stars.

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Later the same year he was selected for the role of his career, as Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Banks with the Banks family in their Bel-Air mansion, and won the hearts of many in an instant. He portrayed the character in 49 episodes of the Golden Globe Award-nominated series, which launched him to stardom, winning the Young Artist Award in the category for Best Performance by an Actor Under Ten- Television in 1996. While on the set, he found a friend for life in Will Smith, and the two then starred together in the sci-fi action-adventure film “Independence Day”.

Ross was invited to repeat the role in the sequel “Independence Day: Resurgence”, released in 2016, but having retired, declined to accept.

Career After “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and Retirement

Ross continued his career with minor roles, appearing in TV series such as the crime drama “Profiler” (1996), then in the romantic drama “Providence” in 1999. The same year, he lent his voice to Hutu in the animated series “The Wild Thornberrys”, and ended his career with the role of Micah Benton in the TV drama series “Judging Amy” in 2004.

After this he focused on his education, and joined Will Smith and his wife, Jada in 2012, for an internship at their Overbrook Productions.

Nevertheless, Ross returned to acting in 2015, first with the role of Landon in the horror film “Gnome Alone”, starring Verne Troyer, Kerry Knuppe and Bill Oberst Jr. Before ending his career for good, he starred in the horror “Dead Ringer”, next to Timothy Woodward Jr. and Jacqui Holland. He also worked on the horror film “Gilded Cage”, but it was never released. As we have said, he is now a real estate agent in Los Angeles, and isn’t interested in returning to acting.

Ross Bagley Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Although Ross has retired as an actor, he is now a real estate agent and a successful one. All of his efforts have contributed to his wealth, and according to sources, Ross Bagley’s net worth has been estimated at $500,000 as of mid-2020.

Ross Bagley stands at 5ft 8ins (1.79m) tall, while he weighs approximately 145lbs ~ 66kgs. His vital statistics are unknown, but he has an athletic figure. He has short black hair and brown eyes.

Ross Bagley Personal Life, Marriage, Children, Wife, Single?

Ross Bagley has been far away from the media buzz since he left the show business, and has rarely talked about his private life. Nevertheless, the information is that Ross has a son named Reese, born in June 2014, but hasn’t revealed the name of the boy’s mother, and his relationship with her.

Ross Bagley News, Facts, Influence

Having started his career alongside Will Smith helped him a lot; the two reunited in “Independence Day”, in which Ross played Will Smith’s stepson. This event created two friends for a lifetime. Will later helped him with the internship at his own company, and they continue to be friends, despite Ross not being in the industry. Most recently, the entire cast of the popular series was together on the Snapchat show.

Ross Bagley is 28 today. He is known for his role as Nicky Banks on TV's The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. He was also Buckwheat in the 1994 reboot of the Little Rascals.

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Also, Ross reunited with his “The Little Rascals” compatriots to celebrate the Netflix premiere of the film 25 years ago.

He is often a subject of magazines that tend to do the nostalgic pieces of films and TV series that were popular in the past, every now and then, making Ross a star. He has used this fame to start his social media presence, and nowadays he has around 10,000 followers on his official Instagram page. Ross often shares pictures of his son, while also sharing some of his recent projects, including a night as a DJ.

General Info

Full NameRoss Bagley
Date Of BirthDecember 5, 1988
EducationCalifornia State University, Northridge


ParentsMary Bagley


MoviesIndependence Day, The Little Rascals
TV ShowsThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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1Played Will Smith's cousin on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and his stepson in "Independence Day" (1996).
2Northridge, California, USA: Graduated California State Northridge with a degree in Cinema & Televisions Arts [November 2012]
3Los Angeles, California, USA: Completed an internship with Overbrook Prouductions (owned by Will & Jada Smith) [November 2012]
4Currently attending California State University [2008]




Dead Ringer2015Kyle
Gnome Alone2015/IILandon
LA Live the Show2013TV SeriesSpecial Guest
Judging Amy2004TV SeriesMicah Benton
The Wild Thornberrys1999TV SeriesHutu
Providence1999TV SeriesEldon
Profiler1996TV SeriesDonny
Independence Day1996Dylan
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1994-1996TV SeriesNicky Banks
Eye for an Eye1996Sean Kosinsky
Babe1995Puppy (voice)
The Little Rascals1994Buckwheat (as Ross Elliot Bagley)
Cherry Street, South of Main1994TV Movie
Gilded CageZip


The Garage Club1996VideoHimself
Independence Day: The ID4 Invasion1996TV Movie documentaryDylan - footage from 'Independence Day'


Won Awards

1996Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance by an Actor Under Ten - TelevisionThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)
1995Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance by an Actor Under Ten in a TV SeriesThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)
1995Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance by a Youth Ensemble in a Motion PictureThe Little Rascals (1994)

Nominated Awards

1997Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Actor Age Ten or UnderIndependence Day (1996)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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