Jaleel Ahmed White, more commonly known as “Steve Urkel” his television name, was one of the most memorable TV characters in the 80’s and 90s.
The guest star that was supposed to make a one-time guest appearance on the show, Family Matters, became the show’s ensemble dark horse, almost single-handedly fueling the show’s nine-year-long run.
But what happened to this lovable, suspender-wearing, nerdy child star after the end of Family Matters?
While White struggled mightily with typecasting once ‘Family Matters’ ended, 2011 marked a successful year for the 40-plus-year-old. He appeared on the TV series ‘House MD’ and ‘Are We There Yet,’ and in the movie ‘Judy Moody and The Not Bummer Summer.’
However, his most recent claim to fame is being cast as a competitor on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ he was partnered with 2-time dance champion Kym Johnson. In the opening night’s performance, White and Johnson danced the Foxtrot to “The Way You Look Tonight.”
They earned a total of 26 points out of 30. White was voted off the series in May 2012.
Since then, he has been featured in several films such as Santa Con and the Preacher’s Son and has also made an appearance in the hit show Atlanta.