Born in Culver City, California, Jaleel White is an American television and film actor, producer and screenwriter. He did his schooling from South Pasadena High School and further graduated from UCLA in the year 2001. At the age of three, he began performing in television commercials (one of the most remembered one is of Jell-O pudding pops opposite Bill Crosby). His first television role was in “The Jefferson’s” in the year 1984 and further, he tried out for the role of Rudy Huxtable in “The Cosby Show”.
Then, he was featured as the son of Flip Wilson and
on the CBS show, “Charlie and Company”. However, it was canceled eventually in May 1986 because of low ratings. During the 1980s, he also appeared in limited sections of, “One to Grow On”. In September 1990, he was showcased in the television movie, “Camp Cucamonga”, opposite
, Sherman Hemsley, and Brian Robbins. In the year 1989, Jaleel White starred as Steve Urkel in the television sitcom, “Family Matters” and even though his character was supposed to be a mere guest appearance, it’s immediate success among the viewers eventually made White a fellow cast member. By the time the series extracted its full potential out of the storyline,
White himself had got tired of playing the character of, “Steve Urkel”. After “Family Matters”, White starred in “Grown Ups”, a UPN series from the year 1999 to 2000. He has done voice job for an animated movie called, “Quest for Camelot.” In the year 2009, he initiated to appear on the web series named, “Road to Altar”, where his character was called Simon. In 2010, he appeared in another web series called, “Fake It Till You Make It,” of which he was also the producer and the writer.
In the year 2011, he guest starred in the television series, “House”, as a well-connected prisoner who frequently helps the lead character to sneak in illegal imports into the jail. Jaleel White has also been a contestant in the 14th season of “Dancing with the Stars”. He has one daughter named, Samaya, who was birthed from an earlier romantic affiliation.