Jaleel White is a popular American actor, voice actor, comedian, producer, and writer. He is best known for playing Steve Urkel in the American TV sitcom, Family Matters.
Jaleel has been serving in the acting industry for 36 long years. Since his debut, some of his notable acting credits include Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Underground, and others.
As of January 2020, White is worth $10 million collected by his movies and TV shows. From Family Matters, in 1997, he earned $180,000 per episode, a drastic rise in the salary of $100,000 in 1989.
43-year-old actor Jaleel White began his acting career with an American sitcom The Jeffersons in 1984. Similarly, in his debut year, he also played the uncredited role of Hanry in the television movie Silence of the Heart.
Finally, White tasted the fame after playing Steve Urkel in an American TV sitcom Family Matters with Reginald VelJohnson, Jo Marie Payton, Darius McCrary, Jaimee Foxworth, Shawn Harrison, and others from 1989 to 1998.
After that, he became part of the TV shows like Grown-Ups, Psych, The Game, House, Total Blackout, Hawaii Five-0, Castle, Bones, Scooby-Doo, and Guess Who? and others. Moreover, he also appeared in the film Big Fat Liar, along with Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti, Amanda Bynes, Amanda Detmer, and others.
Did You Know: For NBA.com, the multi-talented star has written many basketball columns.
Likewise, some of his popular acting credits are The 15:17 to Paris, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Underground, and Raven's Home.
Besides that, in March 2012, Big Fat Liar star also participated in the reality show, Dancing with the Stars Season 14. He and his partner, Kym Johnson, were voted off in May 2012.
There is no doubt that 5 feet 11 inches tall actor Jaleel lives a luxurious life. He owns a lavish house in Los Angeles, California.
The worth of White's property is yet not revealed; however, an estate in Los Angeles usually costs around $722,800 to $859,000.
The Game cast Jaleel was only three years old when he appeared in commercials. He appeared in an advertisement for Jell-O pudding pops with an actor Bill Cosby.
As of January 2020, White has 484K followers on Instagram. As per the Influencer Marketing Hub, he earns $1,442.25 to $2,403.75 per sponsor post with an engagement rate of 2.24%.
Similarly, the acting sensation has 1,002,558 followers on Facebook and 114K followers on Twitter.
Jaleel White was born Jaleel Ahmad White on November 27, 1976, in Culver City, California, United States. His father, Michael White, is a dentist, and his mother, Gail White, was a homemaker who later was the manager of her spouse.
Regarding his education, Sonic, the Hedgehog star, went to John Marshall Fundamental High School. After that, he enrolled at South Pasadena High School and later graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Jaleel White was in a relationship with actress Bridget Hardy. The couple together welcomed a child, Samaya White, in 2009.
After their breakup, the pair went to court for the custody of their only daughter. Later, both the duo shared joint custody of Samaya.
In 2010, Bridget Hardy claimed that he abused her physically and verbally. Later, in 2012, Jaleel denied the allegation saying that he was neither questioned by police nor any charges were filed to him.
Additionally, the Family Matters star also revealed that the allegation was connected to their daughters' custody. According to some online sources, the case was closed after White, and his former girlfriend shared joint custody of their child.