Nov. 27th, 1976
Pasadena, California, USA
Jaleel White's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2009 - Call of the Wild
2006 - Dreamgirls
2006 - Puff, Puff, Pass
2006 - Who Made the Potatoe Salad?
2002 - Big Fat Liar
2002 - Undercover Brother
1998 - Quest for Camelot
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Contestant
Steve Quincy Urkel
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- Graduated from UCLA Film School in 2001.
- Father is Michael, a dentist. Mother is Gail, a housewife.
- Likes writing short stories and drawing cartoons.
- Originally was cast as Rudy on The Cosby Show until Bill Cosby decided to make the character a girl.
- After shooting his first scene as Steve Urkel, fifty frat boys in the audience started chanting "Urkel! Urkel! Urkel!" It was then that the producers realized how gifted he was.
- Attended Henry E. Huntington Middle School in San Marino, California.
- Before auditioning for Steve Urkel, he was looking for the "classic" nerd glasses (black, think, with tape around the center) but had no luck. His father, a dentist, tossed him the glasses he used to keep particles out of his eyes. Jaleel just figured he would find different glasses later. The crew loved the look so he kept them.
- Played the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog on three animated series, including _"The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog" (1993)_ (qv), the ABC Saturday morning cartoon _"Sonic the Hedgehog" (1993)_ (qv) and _"Sonic Underground" (1999)_ (qv).