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Jaleel White Reminisces About 'Family Matters' and Previews His 'House' Character (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 29th 2011 3:10PM
Jaleel White is the rare child star who's come through the other side of his early celebrity doing just fine. Although he endured some fallow years career-wise after his 'Family Matters' days, the artist formerly known as Steve Urkel never had a public-meltdown, stayed in shape and is about to kick-start the second act of his TV career with a role on 'House.'

White dropped by 'The Wendy Williams Show,' (weekdays, syndicated on Fox) where he assured Wendy that he's still getting paid well off 'Family Matters' residuals, told some old stories and previewed his 'House' character.

Wendy being Wendy, she asked White about the awkwardness of going through puberty on TV while having to wear his pants hiked up so high. "In the last season I was pretty much only wearing khakis, and that was because the network was given notes about the tightness of the jeans," he said.

He also previewed his upcoming 'House' character. White plays a prison inmate drug-dealer who gets House "what he needs." It sounds like quite a departure from Urkel.

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almost famous

I love family matters for those who dont kno it comes on every morning at 5 thats if you be up i kno i do pn nick at nite

March 21 2012 at 9:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Debbie

WE still love you jaleel white we still love you. and you will be forever in our hearts. good luck

September 30 2011 at 12:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bbrownplow

Never heard of him. Is Jaleel his real name ???? JALEELl----ROFLMAO !!! TOO FUNNY !! JALEEL -HAHAHAHA

September 29 2011 at 11:24 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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ssnugsbug

Idiot.

September 29 2011 at 11:51 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
RUTHANN

we could find a few funny remarks about brownplow too I'm sure....hmmmm

September 30 2011 at 1:26 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
bev1413

Really!! Grow up. It is the 21st century. WOW! What ignorance. Don't hate the rise of African-Americans. We don't hate whites for trying to keep us down so long. Get over the racism.

September 29 2011 at 10:11 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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l0w23eo

WHAT ? I THINK YOU ARE POSTING ON THE WRONG BOARD, HOWEVER, AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE WELL KNOWN AS THE MOST HATEFUL RACIST RACE IN AMERICA !

September 29 2011 at 10:24 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
brantaydes

I wish Jaleel great fortune. He was a wonderful Steve Urkel, and I hope he has success in everything he does in the future.

September 29 2011 at 10:08 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
lingphang

Never heard of him or family matters. Must have been a negro show.

September 29 2011 at 10:03 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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RUTHANN

Actually limpthang Family Matters was a very funny show in which there were indeed "negro" actors

September 30 2011 at 1:25 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Denise

Saw him in a SyFy movie. Not so good. One should always do their best, regardless of the role.

September 29 2011 at 9:47 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
LAURA

Aww.. He is still cute. So happy that he is coming back :)

September 29 2011 at 8:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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