4 Famous Actors Who Starred in Church Videos or Commercials

Many famous actors have been in Latter-day Saint-themed movies, but only a select few have been in videos or commercials created by the Church. Here are just a few actors you might recognize:

Alfonso Ribiero, Who Broke My Window

Image title

Image from IMDb

Did you know that Alfonso Ribiero, Carlton Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, was in a 1980s Church commercial? And, did you also know that Ribiero can sing?

Back before his days of TV sitcom stardom and hanging out with the likes of Will Smith, Alfonso Ribiero made his television debut starring in a Latter-day Saint mini-opera.

But Ribiero's Church connections don't stop there. In November 2014, Ribiero performed on ABC's Dancing with the Stars with Latter-day Saint dance partner Witney Carson. Ribiero and Carson blew away the judges and the competition, taking home the crown that season.

Check out where Ribiero's television career and his connection with members of the Church all began in the video below:

► You'll also like: 5 Epic Church Commercials That Are So '80s

Aaron Eckhart, Godly Sorrow

Image title

Image from The Hollywood Reporter

Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Battle Los Angeles, No Reservations, Love Happens) grew up a member of the Church and says the influence of [the gospel] is still in his "blood and bones." Before he graduated from Brigham Young University, Eckhart appeared in a Latter-day Saint short film, Godly Sorrow, as an undergraduate, playing the love interest of a girl who learns the difference between worldly and godly sorrow.

► You'll also like: Katherine Heigl, Ryan Gosling + What 7 Other Famous People Have Said About Their Mormon Upbringing

Comments and feedback can be sent to feedback@ldsliving.com