Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. is an American actor, producer, rapper, comedian, and songwriter who has enjoyed success in television, film, and music and achieved modest fame as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince.

He is best known for his television role as a fictionalized version of himself on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 1990 to 1996 and has ultimately starred in numerous blockbuster films, including Bad Boys and its sequel, Independence Day, the Men in Black film franchise, Enemy of the State, Ali, I, Robot, Hitch, The Pursuit of Happyness, I Am Legend, Hancock, Seven Pounds, and After Earth. He received Academy Award for Best Actor nominations for his roles in Ali and The Pursuit of Happyness.

He appeared in Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration and the Miramax film Jersey Girl. He is also Jada Pinkett Smith's husband. He is currently portraying as the Genie in the live-action remake of Aladdin.[1] He was mentioned in the Jonas L.A. episode "Wrong Song".

Outside of Disney, he is well-known for voicing Oscar, the main protagonist of DreamWorks' Shark Tale.



  • Smith was originally in talks for the role of Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger, but at the end, Chris Evans was cast instead.[2]
  • He was considered for the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.