Jaleel White Biography (1976-)

Full name, Jaleel Ahmad White; born November 27, 1976, in Los Angeles (some sources cite Pasadena), CA; son of Michael (a dentist) and Gail (a manager) White. Addresses: Agent: Norman Brokaw, William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
November 27, 1976
California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Robert Richmond, Charlie & Co. (also known as Charlie &Company), CBS, 1985-1986
  • Steven Quincy "Steve" Urkel, Family Matters (also known as Urkel), ABC, 1990-1997, CBS, 1997
  • Voice of Sonic, Sonic the Hedgehog (animated; also known as TheAdventures of Sonic the Hedgehog), ABC and syndicated, 1993
  • J. Calvin Frazier, Grown Ups, UPN, 1999
  • Voices of Sonic, Manic, and Sonia, Sonic Underground (animated), syndicated, 1999
  • Specials
  • Cadet Nicholls, Cadets (also known as Rotten to the Corps),ABC, 1988
  • Host, Say No! to Drugs, ABC, 1990
  • Steve Urkel, The ABC Saturday Morning Preview, ABC, 1990
  • Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade, ABC, 1990
  • Children's Miracle Network Telethon, syndicated, 1991
  • Host and Steve Urkel, The ABC Saturday Morning Preview, ABC, 1991
  • Magic Johnson's All-Star Slam 'n' Jam, syndicated, 1992
  • Himself and Steve Urkel, The Jaleel White Special (also known as Urkel's Other Side: The Jaleel White Special), ABC, 1992
  • NBA All-Star Stay in School Jam, Black Entertainment Television, NBC, Nickelodeon, and TNT, 1992, 1993
  • Fantasies of the Stars, NBC, 1994
  • Voice of Martin at age fifteen, Our Friend, Martin (animated), Starz!, 1999
  • Voice of boy who cried wolf, Aesop's Fables: A Whodunit Musical: An Animated Special from the "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child" Series, HBO, 2000
  • Also appeared in President Clinton: Answering Children's Questions Live from the White House.
  • Movies
  • Henry, Silence of the Heart, CBS, 1984
  • Christopher, Kids Don't Tell, 1985
  • Jake, The Leftovers, ABC, 1986
  • Dennis Brooks, Camp Cucamonga (also known as How I Spent My Summer), NBC, 1990
  • Episodic
  • Van Van Morris, "Ebony and Ivory," The Jeffersons, CBS, 1984
  • "Jobless," Mr. Belvedere, 1987
  • Steve Urkel, "Stephanie Gets Framed," Full House, ABC, 1991
  • Steve Urkel, "The Dance," Step by Step, 1991
  • Derek, "Not with My Cousin You Don't," The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, NBC, 1995
  • Steve Urkel, "The Truth about Cars and Dogs," Meego, CBS, 1997
  • Steve, "Love and Money," Meego, CBS, 1997
  • Himself, "Must Kill TV," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1997
  • The Howard Stern Show, E! Entertainment Television, 1997
  • Appeared as Myrtle Urkel, Stefan Urkel, and Stefan Urquelle in some episodes of Family Matters.
  • Pilots
  • Bobby Wilson, Good Morning, Miss Bliss (also known as What Now,Mrs. Davis?), NBC, 1987
  • "All AX-S," ABC Saturday Morning Special, ABC, 1993
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1991
  • Presenter, The 28th NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 1997
  • Presenter, The 1998 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, TV Land, 1998
  • The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards, UPN, 1999
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Producer, Grown Ups, UPN, 1999
  • Film Appearances
  • Time Out: The Truth about HIV, AIDS, and You (documentary), 1992
  • Voice of Bladebeak, Quest for Camelot (animated; also known as The Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot), Warner Bros., 1998
  • Himself, Big Fat Liar, Universal, 2002
  • Urkel (in archive footage), Undercover Brother, Universal, 2002
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Episodes
  • Writer for some episodes of Family Matters.

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • The television series Grown Ups was based on a story by White.
OTHER SOURCES
    Books
    • Newsmakers, 1992 Cumulation: The People Behind Today's Headlines,Gale, 1992
    • Who's Who among African Americans, 14th edition, Gale, 2001
    Periodicals
    • Detroit Free Press, February 21, 1992
    • Entertainment Weekly, June 30, 1995, pp. 42-43; April 12, 1996, p.19
    • Jet, June 3, 1991
    • National Geographic World, August, 1992, pp. 10-11
    • New Yorker, July 15, 1991
    • People Weekly, September 25, 1989; June 26, 2000, p. 129
    • Time, April 1, 1991
    • TV Guide, January 19, 1991; July 4, 1998, pp. 28-31

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