Jaleel White

Actor, Producer, Screenwriter
A child actor with an impressive list of credits by the age of 12, Jaleel White became a star by playing the unbelievably dorky Steve Urkel on "Family Matters" (ABC/CBS, 1989-1998). Exploding from a one-episode guest ... Read more »
Born: 11/27/1976 in Pasadena, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (57)

Hawaii Five-O 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Santa Con 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

4Play 2014 (Movie)

Jamal (Actor)

Beach Kings 2014 (Movie)

Jason Bootie (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrities Undercover 2014 (Tv Show)

Himself

Dumbbells 2014 (Movie)

The Leader (Actor)

Kissing Cousins 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Wrong Woman 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Childrens Hospital 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drop Dead Diva 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Total Blackout 2011 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

Dancing With the Stars 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Psych 2009, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Are We There Yet? 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

House 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer 2011 (Movie)

Mr. Todd (Actor)

Boston Legal 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Game 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dreamgirls 2006 (Movie)

Talent Booker (Actor)

Half & Half 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

ABC 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love The '90s 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

1998 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Full House 1990 - 1991, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grown Ups 1990 - 1992, 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Step by Step 1990 - 1992, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1990 - 1992, 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 1999 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Quest for Camelot 1998 (Movie)

of Bladebeak (Voice)

The 28th NAACP Image Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Sonic the Hedgehog 1993 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Fantasies of the Stars 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

All AX-S 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

NBA All-Star Stay in School Jam 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Magic Johnson's All-Star Slam 'N Jam 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

NBA All-Star Stay in School Jam 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The ABC Saturday Morning Preview 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jaleel White Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Children's Miracle Network Telethon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The ABC Saturday Morning Preview 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Cadets 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Morning, Miss Bliss 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Leftovers 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Charlie & Company 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Camp Cucamonga (TV Show)

Actor

Our Friend, Martin (TV Show)

Voice

Say No! To Drugs (TV Show)

Actor

Silence of the Heart (TV Show)

Actor

Sonic Underground (TV Show)

Voice

Biography

A child actor with an impressive list of credits by the age of 12, Jaleel White became a star by playing the unbelievably dorky Steve Urkel on "Family Matters" (ABC/CBS, 1989-1998). Exploding from a one-episode guest star to series-conquering supernova, White's Urkel became an international craze, spawning countless products and catchphrases, including "Did I do that?" Winning three Image Awards for his work, White displayed an impressive range and flair for physical comedy, but the character was so pervasive throughout pop culture that he found it difficult to avoid being typecast when the show ended. After voicing Sonic the Hedgehog on various animated series iterations and also graduating from college, White attempted a sitcom comeback with "Grown Ups" (UPN, 1999-2000) and lent his voice to the animated film "Quest for Camelot" (1998). Slowly laying the groundwork for a career renaissance, he impressed with a cameo as a talent booker in "Dreamgirls" (2006), played a delightfully eccentric teacher in "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer" (2011) and was named host of the Syfy game show "Total Blackout." Although it was unlikely he could ever recapture the pop cultural dominance of his Urkel days, Jaleel White proved he was a talented and ambitious performer who was determined to move beyond his child stardom.

Relationships

Michael White

Father

Gail White

Mother
Handled her husband's dental practice and managed her son's career

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California 2001

South Pasadena High School

Pasadena , California

Milestones

2012

Competed on the 14th season of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC)

2011

Featured in "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer," a film adaptation of the popular Judy Moody book series

2010

Appeared in the Web series "Fake It Till You Make It"; also served as writer and producer of the series

2009

Starred in the Web series "Road to the Altar" as a 30-something black man marrying a young Jewish girl

2007

Played a law school graduate interviewing for a job at Crane, Poole and Schmidt on an episode of ABC's "Boston Legal"

2006

Cast in a small role as a booking agent in feature adaptation of the musical "Dreamgirls"

2006

Starred in the direct-to-DVD release "Who Made the Potatoe Salad?"

1999

Returned to series TV as star of the UPN sitcom "Grown-Ups"; also co-produced and wrote episodes for the show

1999

Provided the voice for Martin Luther King, Jr., in "Our Friend, Martin"

1998

Voiced the character Bladebeak in animated feature "Quest for Camelot"

1993

Voiced the title character on the animated series "The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog" (Syndicated)

1993

Once again voiced the video game character on ABC's animated "Sonic the Hedgehog"

1992

Hosted and starred on the ABC variety show "The Jaleel White Special"

1989

Landed breakthrough role as nerdy neighbor Steve Urkel on "Family Matters" (ABC, 1989-97; CBS, 1997-98); first joined the show as a recurring character, but later became a full time cast member

1985

First role as a series regular on "Charlie & Co." (CBS)

1984

Made his TV acting debut on an episode of "The Jeffersons" (CBS)

1980

Made his first appearance in a TV commercial for Goodyear Tires at age 3

Worked as a writer for NBA.com

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