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The Biggest The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Guest Stars You Probably Forgot

The coolest people visited Will (and his auntie and uncle) in Bel-Air during the show's six-season run

Doriean Stevenson
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A roster of great '90s celebrities visited The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air during its six-season run. Here are our favorites.

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Quincy Jones

Creator Quincy Jones appeared in the Season 1 episode "Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect (Part 2)." Technically, Jones appeared in all the episodes; he played the cab driver in the show's opening credits.

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Al B. Sure!

The suave crooner appeared alongside creator Quincy Jones in the Season 1 episode as himself.

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Oprah Winfrey

The one and only Oprah starred as herself in "A Night at the Oprah."

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Tevin Campbell

Ashley went on a date with the R&B star, who appeared as his crush-worthy self in Season 1.

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B.B. King

The blues legend guest-starred as Pappy in "Bourgie Sings the Blues."

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Ben Vereen

This Broadway star gave a stellar performance as Will's father, Lou Smith, in the gut-wrenching episode "Papa's Got a Brand New Suitcase."

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Chris Rock

Chris Rock was double trouble when he guest-starred as the celebrity Maurice and his sister Jasmine in Season 6's "Get a Job."

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Don Cheadle

Academy Award winner Don Cheadle appeared as one of Will's Philly friends, Ice Tray, in Season 1. The hair? Ice cold.

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Queen Latifah

In Season 2's "She Ain't Heavy," Queen Latifah played  Dee Dee, a girl who didn't hesitate to drop Will from her life when she learned that he was embarrassed to be seen with her because of her size.

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Hugh Hefner

Hefner appeared as himself in Season 4's "Fresh Prince After Dark," where he welcomed Will, Hilary, and Carlton to the Playboy Mansion.

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Evander Holyfield

A knockout guest for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Boxer Evander Holyfield appeared as himself in Season 1.

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Vivica A. Fox

Vivica A. Fox guest-starred in Season 1 of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, five years before she and Will Smith would co-star in Independence Day.

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Bell Biv Devoe

New Jack Swing princes Bell Biv Devoe guest-starred as themselves in Season 2.

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Robin Givens

Robin Givens attempted to seduce Will as the very determined college student Denise in Season 5's "Cold Feet, Hot Body."

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Bo Jackson

The ultimate all-star added another bright spot to his resume when he guested on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

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Tom Jones

Carlton's musical idol appeared on the show to encourage his enthusiastic fan in Season 3.

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Heavy D

In Season 1, hip-hop pioneer Heavy D appeared in the second half of the two-part episode "Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect."

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Boyz II Men

The timeless R&B group Boyz II Men guest-starred as themselves in Season 3's holiday episode.

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Dick Clark

Ringing in the new year was not Dick Clark's only big gig; he also appeared as himself in Fresh Prince Season 6.

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D. L. Hughley

In Season 3's "Ain't No Business Like Show Business," Will competed for laughs with D.L. Hughley, who played stand-up comic Keith Campbell.

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Don Cornelius

When Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv relived their proposal night at Soul Train, the show's host, Don Cornelius, appeared as himself. 

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Kadeem Hardison

A Different World star Kadeem Hardison visited Will in Bel-Air in Season 1.

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Jasmin Guy

Jasmine Guy, who also starred in A Different World, appeared as Will's (brief) love interest, Taylor Samuels.

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Isaac Hayes

There's no better Las Vegas chapel minister than Isaac Hayes, who played an Isaac Hayes impersonator who officiated Will and Lisa's Vegas wedding.

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Jay Leno

The talk show host and auto aficionado guest-starred as himself in a Season 5 episode in which Leno sued Will for slander.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

In Season 5's "Will's Misery," the basketball legend appeared as himself in a storyline about a
very, very ugly sweater.

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Malcolm Jamal-Warner

The Cosby Show star Malcolm Jamal-Warner had a cameo in Season 1.

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Ken Griffey, Jr.

The baseball star tried his hand at winning a prize at Carlton's fair booth in Season 5.

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Naomi Campbell

The supermodel guest-starred as Will and Carlton's crush in Season 2's "Kiss My Butler."

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Milton Berle

Mr. Television guest-starred as smart-mouthed hospital patient Max Jakey in Season 2.

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Jaleel White

Jaleel White hung up his Steve Urkel suspenders to play Ashley's friend and love interest Derek in Season 6's "Not With My Cousin You Don't."

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Regis Philbin

The talk show king gave Hilary a shot (well, sort of) when he appeared as himself in Season 6.

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Robert Roundtree

Shaft star Robert Roundtree appeared on Fresh Prince twice — once in Season 3 as the father of a girl Will is wooing, and six years later as a Reverend at Easter mass.

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Sherman Hemsley

Sherman Hemsley stood up to Uncle Phil as a rival judge in Season 3.

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Vanessa Williams

Beauty queen, singer, and actress Vanessa Williams guest-starred as a pregnant sportscaster who went into labor in the limo she was sharing with Will in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way Home from the Forum."

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Wayne Newton

Wayne Newton appeared as himself in Season 6, when Will and Carlton got into gambling trouble in Las Vegas.

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Zsa Zsa Gabor

The one and only Zsa Zsa Gabor demanded attention in Season 2, when she played a famous TV star suspected of filching the family's silver.

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Robert Guillaume

Robert Guillaume guest-starred as car salesman Pete Fletcher in Season 4.