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Jaleel White

Jaleel Ahmad White (born November 27, 1976) is an American actor and screenwriter, best known for his role as Steve Urkel in Family Matters and voicing the character of Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as other characters for the Sonic the Hedgehog series. In March 2012, White began appearing as a contestant in season 14 of Dancing with the Stars. He was partnered with two-time dance champion Kym Johnson. White also hosts the game show Total Blackout, which premiered on the Syfy channel on April 25, 2012. White was born in Pasadena, California, the son of Michael White, a dentist, and Gail, a homemaker. White got his start on TV commercials at age three. One of White's notable commercial appearances was for Jell-O pudding pops alongside Bill Cosby. White landed his first television role as the son of Flip Wilson and Gladys Knight on the CBS series Charlie and Company. He next appeared on another CBS comedy series, The Jeffersons. White also appeared in the pilot episode for Good Morning, Miss Bliss in 1987, and had a role in the 1990 television movie Camp Cucamonga, which also featured Chad Allen (My Two Dads), Candace Cameron (Full House), Danica McKellar and Josh Saviano (The Wonder

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Jaleel White -- CLOWNIN' DONALD STERLING ... At L.A. Courthouse

Jaleel White
CLOWNIN' DONALD STERLING ... at L.A. Courthouse

Donald Sterling was NOT the most famous person at the L.A. County Superior Courthouse this week ... that honor went to Jaleel White ... who hilariously RIPPED on the Clips owner right outside the… READ MORE >

Jaleel White -- Are Your Sperm In Danger?

Jaleel White
Are Your Sperm In Danger?

Jaleel White's swimmers already took a gold medal -- yep, he's got a kid -- but for anyone else looking to keep the fleet at full force, or even make cutbacks ... start taking notes. Sperm school… READ MORE >

- 786 days ago
Mark Ballas -- Jaleel White Meltdown Story is Total BS

Mark Ballas
Jaleel White Meltdown Story's BS

Mark Ballas tells TMZ ... he was NOT the target of a Jaleel White meltdown during a "Dancing with the Stars" rehearsal session last week ... despite reports to the contrary. Mark was leaving Hyde… READ MORE >

- 990 days ago
Jaleel White -- 'Steve Urkel' Rolls Like a PIMP!!!

Jaleel White
'Urkel' Rolls Like a PIMP!!!

Jaleel White -- aka Steven Urkel from "Family Matters" -- is still so loaded that he drives a $200,000 car ... proving once and for all that it's totally worth him being called Urkel for the rest… READ MORE >

- 1022 days ago
‘Steve Urkel’ Actor -- I Demand Respect, Dammit!!!

‘Steve Urkel’ Actor
I Demand Respect, Dammit!!!

The guy who played Steve Urkel on "Family Matters" sounds more like Rodney Dangerfield these days ... dude claims he just can't get any respect as a professional actor. 34-year-old Jaleel White is… READ MORE >

- 1158 days ago
'Urkel' Cleared -- No Charges in Alleged Battery

'Urkel' Cleared --
No Charges in Alleged Battery

TMZ has learned Jaleel White will not be charged with domestic battery of his baby mama, according to law enforcement sources.We're told there was not enough evidence for the LAPD to go forward… READ MORE >

- 1618 days ago
'Urkel' Investigated for Allegedly Smacking Baby Mama

'Urkel'
Investigated for Allegedly Smacking Baby Mama

TMZ has learned ... Jaleel White -- the actor who played Steve Urkel on "Family Matters" -- is under investigation for allegedly battering a woman.Sources familiar with the police report tell us… READ MORE >

- 1624 days ago
The Cost of Partying with Urkel

The Cost of
Partying with Urkel

Six bottles of alcohol -- $1800. A healthy tip -- $360. Getting busted for DUI -- priceless.TheDirty.com was able to get a copy of Sir Charles Barkley's receipt from the Dirty Pretty Rock Bar… READ MORE >

- 2178 days ago
Family Matters, Jaleel White Doesn't

Family Matters,
Jaleel White Doesn't

Urkel must be on a mission to be forgotten -- every time we see him out in Hollywood, including last night outside One, the guy books it away faster than you can say "Stefan Urquelle." //  READ MORE >

- 2320 days ago
Urkel is Still the Biggest Geek Alive

Urkel
Is Still the Biggest Geek Alive

As Jaleel White finagled his way into super exclusive Hollywood club Villa last night, one thing was abundantly clear -- he'll never shed the persona of the world's most loveable TV nerd. //… READ MORE >

- 2485 days ago

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