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13th May 2016

Will Smith’s son from ‘Independence Day’ looks very different these days

All grown up

Matt Tate

A lot of you are probably gearing up for the summer’s big release, Independence Day: Resurgence. 

It has been 20 years since the first Independence Day movie, and if that doesn’t make you feel old, you should see how different one of its cast members is looking these days.

Remember Dylan Dubrow-Hiller? He was the young stepson of Will Smith’s character Steve Hiller in the alien-battling classic.

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Dylan was played by Ross Bagley, now aged 27. According to this IMDb page, in the ’90s he was involved in some massive TV shows and movies. The Will Smith link-up wasn’t a one-off. Alongside Independence Day, Bagley’s most notable role was as Nicky Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Unsurprisingly, he looks very different these days.

Dylan will return for Independence Day 2 as one of the lead characters, but Bagley’s part will be taken over by Jessie Usher. Here’s a picture of him and Will Smith who, confusingly, isn’t in the sequel either.

Fun fact to finish: Ross Bagley also played a monkey called Hutu in The Wild Thornberrys which, if we were him, is probably the first thing we’d mention in a conversation.


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