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Jaleel White Wants to be Known For His Acting Skills, Not Just Steve Urkel

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Jaleel White is having trouble landing roles because people don’t see him as a versatile actor.

“Got any cheese Laura?” “Oops, did I do that?”

Jaleel is 34 now and is still cool with being called Urkel, but it’s not helping his acting career.

“I don’t miss playing Urkel. I really don’t. I’m not trying to get away from it or anything like that, but I don’t miss the role at all . . . really.  I just want to work.  I want my daughter to say, ‘I know what Daddy does,’ not ‘what Daddy did.'”

I don’t want to burst his bubble, but what has Jaleel really done since “Family Matters?” A prison inmate on “House.” Nothing really notable, anyway.

I have no idea how Hollywood works, but you would think it helps him as an actor to have this “famous” role. If it wasn’t for Urkel, I doubt I would be talking about him today.

Keep your head up Jaleel, don’t give up until you get what you want! In the mean time…

Pull your pants up to your chest, put on suspenders, wear the glasses and do the Urkel!

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