The cast of the ’80s and’ 90s sitcom Family Matters didn’t exactly make Jaleel White feel at home when he got there.
In an episode of TV One’s Uncensored, which airs on Sunday at 10 p.m., White remembers the cold shoulder he saw.
“I wasn’t welcomed to the cast at all,” he said. “You know what it was … I didn’t think anything would be cast in Family Matters because it was supposed to be a guest appearance, one and all.”
Of course, White’s character, Steve Urkel, turned out to be more than a one-shot appearance, becoming one of the most iconic sitcom characters of all time.
White also remembered his late co-star Michelle THomas, who died of stomach cancer in 1998 at the age of 30. She played his girlfriend on the show.
“Michelle Thomas became a very special person … I literally can’t say her name or I’ll cry,” he said.
Jaleel White quickly stole the show as everyone’s favorite nerd on the classic sitcom Family Matters. He turned a guest appearance into an iconic lead. A brand new episode of UNCENSORED will air on Sunday at 10.9. Broadcast. pic.twitter.com/QAp7sy8zNc
– TV One (@tvonetv) May 3, 2021