Jaleel White Career and Net Worth

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Jaleel White Career and Net Worth

Jaleel White Career and Net Worth, How much money did Jaleel White make per episode of Family Matters? and a lot more are found in this article.

Jaleel White is an American actor and screenwriter. He has approximately $8 million as of this writing. He is mostly known for playing the role of Steve Urkel on the sitcom “family Matters”, it ran from 1989 to 1998. Steve Urkel became a cultural phenomenon spawning the popular catch phrase “Did I do that?” for an originally planned one-time appearance. He appeared in 204 of the show’s 215 episodes. Jaleel earned $180,000 at the peak of his show – about $4 million per season.

Jaleel White Early Life
Jaleel White was born Jaleel Ahmad White on November 27, 1976 in Culver City, California. Jaleel’s mother, Gail worked as a home maker and his father Michael was a dentist. His mother assumed the position of manager after he got involved in acting. Jaleel went to John Marshall Fundamental High School as well as Pasadena High School. he graduated from UCLA with a degree in film and television in 2001.

Jaleel White Early Career
His preschool teacher suggested acting. Paul heeded the advice and shortly began starring in commercials at a very young age including a Jello-O pudding pops commercial with Bill Cosby. Jaleel had a guest role in “The Jeffersons”. He was cast at Rudy on “The Cosby Show” before later replaced by Keshia Knight Pulliam after Cosby made the decision that the role must be done by a girl instead. During these early days, he appeared in several television films such as “Kids Don’t Tell”, “Charlie & Co.”, “Mr. Belvedere”, “Good Morning Miss Bliss” and a lot more.

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Jaleel White Family Matters
Jaleel got the iconic role of Steve Urkel on “Family Matters” in 1989. His portrayal of the Winslow family’s nerdy neighbor was greatly loved by the audience. He pinned the role after wearing a pair of his father’s large dental eye glasses for the audition. Jaleel appeared in a total of 203 of the show’s 215 total episodes. Steve Urkel was a huge frenzy in the 1990s- it led to a doll and Urkel-Os cereal. How much money did Jaleel White make per episode of Family Matters? He made $180,000 per episode.

Jaleel White Other Work
Jaleel had appeared in over 20 films. Notable among them are “Dreamgirls” in 2006, “Who Made the Potatoe Salad?” in 2006, “Call of the Wild” in 2009 and “The 15:17 to Paris” in 2018. He voice acted in the popular videogame character Sonic the Hedgehog in “Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog” in 1993, “Sonic the Hedgehog”, “Sonic’s Christmas Blast” and “Sonic Underground” in 1999. He had the lead role in sitcom “The Frown Ups” which did a total of 22 episodes.

Jaleel White Personal Life
Jaleel welcomed his daughter, Samaya with his then girlfriend Bridget Hardy. Hardy made allegations against Jaleel in 2010 claiming she had been hit and shoved by Jaleel upon confronting him about suspicions of infidelity. He deflected the allegations, claiming that the allegations had come about as a result of their custody battle.