Friday, June 17, 2011

Then & Now: Jaleel White


Come on. If you remember anything from your childhood like the shows you watched and loved, "Family Matters," was one of them. And the character that was just supposed to be recurring but had caught the audiences attention so much that he not only saved the show from cancellation but became a main cast member in the process, was none other than Steve "Did I Do Thaaaat?" Urkel, played by the young Jaleel White.

So after making a huge name for himself, what happened? Where did he go? Did he shed the Urkel Image and continue on with a successful acting career?

Well . . . not really. But you can catch the now 34-year-old in "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer," in theaters now starring Heather Graham.

FUN FACTS!
  • Can you believe that Jaleel was supposed to be Rudy Huxtable in The Cosby Show? Apparently, the youngest of the bunch was supposed to be a boy, but it was given to Keyshia Knight Pulliam
  • He graduated from UCLA with a degree in Film & Television
  • Has voiced Sonic the Hedgehog in a lot of Sonic's animated series produced here in the U.S.
  • Is the writer and producer of a web series called "Fake It Till You Make It."

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