rossbagley‘Guess Who Monday’ is a weekly feature here at Nerdbastards where we challenge you to guess the latest known or lesser known child star of nerd pop culture from the days of yore (70’s, 80’s, 90’s), who have all grown up.

This child actor got his start by smartly riding on Will Smith’s coat tails.  Clever move on his part, but I have to say he hasn’t done too much in the world of acting since.  Any ideas?  I can give you a hint.  He was in a summer blockbuster film from 1996.  Still nothing?  All right, after the jump then… you’ll have to try harder next week.


Ross Bagley, or as we know him, Will Smith’s girlfriend’s son in the movie Independence Day.  This little guy broke onto the scene in 1994 doing some voice work for the movie Babe and as Will Smith’s little cousin Nicky from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”  In ’96 he further went along with Will Smith and did the movie Independence Day, giving him some nerd movie cred.  He did a couple of cameos on television shows until 2004 and then pretty much disappeared until 2010 when he voiced the character Gible on an episode of “Pokemon”.

Is this the start of a comeback or just a blip on the radar?  Guess we’ll have to just wait and see.  In the mean time, Ross Bagley, we speak your name.

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