A photo of a young, trendy-looking guy has been doing the email rounds (click here
for a larger version), with the caption: "This is Jaleel White." Jaleel White, of course, is better known for playing the character of super-nerd Steve Urkel
on Family Matters
(I've also heard many rumors that he plays the Mr. Six character
in those Six Flags commercials, but I don't think that's true). I guess people are just amazed that White wouldn't be more like Urkel in real life. As for whether the picture really shows Jaleel White, I'm not sure. There's a recent picture of him on his blog on NBA.com
. I guess it could be him if he shaved his hair off. (via thighs wide shut
/ You Can't Make It Up
in italy i see a TVspot of hp digital cam and jaleel is one of people in this spot..(it take a picture on cam)
the pic in question is a hoax and not jaleel.
Jaleel White, who played 'nerdy'
neighbor Steve Urkel on "Family
Matters" found dead Monday.
He was 29 years old.
White was pronounced dead on arrival after admission to an LA hospital early Monday morning. The death is being investigated as a suicide.
Born Jaleel Ahmad White, he began his career at the age of three acting in television commercials, before landing guest spots on shows such as "The Jeffersons" and "Mr. Belvedere." It was in 1989 that White landed the role that would make him famous, playing wacky neighbor 'Steve Urkel' on the ABC program "Family Matters."
Following the cancellation of "Family Matters" in 1997, friends claim White became obsessed with the character, and grew despondent, despite further successes as star and producer of the UPN sitcom "Grownups", and as a writer for NBA.com
Neighbor and friend, Bradley Spencer alerted police after hearing what he described as "a loud bang" coming from White's
Los Angeles apartment.
Authorities state that upon entering the home they discovered
a young African-American male with an apparently self-inflicted
gunshot wound to the head. Also found was a note, which read
simply "Did I do that?", a popular catchphrase from the show.
"Jaleel was an uncommonly good man, an exceptional role model and a great comedic actor," said William Bickley, who created the series, and Thomas L. Miller, one of the executive producers, in a joint statement.
"We feel privileged to have known him and worked with him. He'll be missed and remembered every day by his many, many friends," they said.
Actress Kellie Williams -- Laura Winslow on the series -- described White as a consummate professional actor. "Everyone adored him," she said.
"We have all lost a dear, dear brother," said Reginald VelJohnson, who played Carl Winslow.
White, an only child, is survived by "cousins, aunts, uncles, and wonderful friends," Bickley said.
Do your thang JW!!!!!!!!
THE PICTURE YOU SEE IS HIM. IM THE ONE WHO TOOK IT. I WORK FOR AN ADD AGENCY AND WAS TAKING A PICTURE OF HIM FOR THE MAN SEEKING MAN ADD. SORRY BUT ERCKLE IS A HOMOSEXUAL.