|Nicholas "Nicky" Banks|
|Family|| Philip Banks (father)|
Vivian Banks (mother)
|First Appearance||The Baby Comes Out|
|Last Appearance||I, Done (Part 2)|
|Actor|| Ross Bagley (seasons 5-6)|
Gregory Wheeler ('Twas The Night Before Christening)
Nicholas Andrew Michael Shawn Nathan Wanya Banks (Played by Ross Bagley from Season 5 onward) is born to Philip and Vivian on February 22, 1993, towards the end of the third season. Except by one episode, when Carlton calls him "Nicholas", every member of the family calls him by his nickname, Nicky.
The character was primarily used as a plot device, often adding motivation for other characters, comic relief, or an emotional punch to the show's storyline. In the fifth season, Nicky grows from a newborn infant to a preschooler, which is common in television series and soap operas. In the first episode to feature this change, Jazz expresses amazement while Will just stares uneasily into the camera.
When Will was dragged back to Bel-Air from Philidelphia by contractors, Nicky grew 2 years older ever since he was a baby. Nicky often appears in some episodes in seasons 5 and 6. Like his older sister Ashley, Nicky seems to be highly influenced by his cousin Will.
- His last four middle names are the names of the Boyz II Men members; he was middle-named this way after they performed at his christening.