Will Smith made his first television debut just months before he landed on the set of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. In April 1990, Smith made his first small screen appearance on ABC Afterschool Specials as Hawker in â€œThe Perfect Dateâ€ episode. Then, five months later, the Prince and his TV family premiered their first episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The unforgettable family series ran for six years, with the now Oscar-nomiated actor starring in a total of 147 episodes of the show.
One year after stepping foot on the California-based set, Smith did a one-time appearance on the â€™90s sitcom, Blossom. Those three television shows were the Philly-born actorâ€™s only small screen roles, but Smith resurfaced in TV in 2003 when he and his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, produced the family sitcom, All of Us. The show lasted four seasons.
While Will Smithâ€™s TV career was fruitful, it was his film career that really blew fans away. In 1992, this bad boy starred in his first movie, Where the Day Takes You, a film that follows the lives of teenage runaways living on the streets of L.A. One year later, Smith starred alongside Whoopi Goldgerg, Nia Long and Ted Danson in Made in America. From that year forward, everybodyâ€™s favorite comedic actor was starring in at least one film a year until 2008 where he took a four-year hiatus from the big screen after Seven Pounds. In 2012, Smith returned for the Men in Black pre-quel, Men in Black III. The Oscar nominee currently has five films in the works including the 2013 release of After Earth, which stars his son, Jaden Smith. With the his upcoming films in the works, Smith will have completed 26 films in his career, averaging making his name sake worth an estimated $200 million.