Why did Wills dad leave?

Lou abandoned his family (Will and Viola Vy Smith) when Will was five years old and explains his motives for leaving by saying he was scared to be a father and started to feel trapped. Sometime during the 14 year period that he was absent from Wills life he became a trucker.

The Bel-Air Season Finale Finally Reunites Will With His Father

31‏/03‏/2022 — Will is happy to have his dad in his life again but his joy is cut short after Lou reverts back to his selfish ways and leaves again. He tells ...

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air The story behind Will Smiths iconic hug scene

11‏/09‏/2020 — The idea was to have Wills father come back and leave again disappointing his only son for a second time. “We tried to make him not a bad guy ...

Bel-Air Wills Father Marlon Wayans - Deadline

31‏/03‏/2022 — It took a few seasons before fans met Will Smiths dad Lou in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air (played by Ben Vareen). But Peacocks Bel-Air — like ...

Fresh Prince of Bel-Airs Saddest Part Was Wills Dad - CBR

12‏/03‏/2022 — Lou represented Will wanting his dad back which is why he bought a statue depicting fatherhood for his father. Lou leaving was an example ...

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Papas Got a Brand New Excuse ... - IMDb

Did you know · Trivia · Ben Vereen stated in an interview that he broke into tears himself after walking out the camera shot to leave Will. · Goofs. Wills father ...

Bel-Air Showrunners Unpack Season 1 Finale and Wills Dads Secret

31‏/03‏/2022 — Why did you decide that Wills father Lou was absent due to his incarceration instead of just abandonment of the family as was the case in the ...

Bel-Airs Lou Change Makes Wills Backstory Even More Tragic

01‏/04‏/2022 — As Bel-Airs dramatic reboot repeats the most upsetting aspect of Wills upbringing in Fresh Prince was the absence of his dad. Will never grew ...

Bel-Air Sets Up A Major Change To Fresh Princes Most Heartbreaking ...

17‏/03‏/2022 — In Fresh Prince Lou was a guy who just couldnt be a father so he left Will as a child and never came back. Bel-Air makes it appear that ...