Actor Jaleel White

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on September 2, 2007
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Q Where is the actor who played Urkel in Family Matters, and what's he doing now?
—Carolee Woelkers, Scranton, Pa.

Jaleel White, 30, best known for his role as America's favorite nerd, Urkel, in the popular 1990s TV series, sums up his current activities for American Profile: "I'm obsessed with basketball. I'm single and ready to mingle. I was last seen in (the movie) Dreamgirls—don't blink or you'll miss me!" White continues to act and writes an online column for the National Basketball Association at www.nba.com/blog/blog22. His Family Matters character was intended to be a one-time guest on the series in 1989, but when White got a standing ovation from the studio audience, Urkel became the show's breakout star.