Jaleel White is known for portraying the role of Steve Urkel in the highly popular sitcom Family Matters, and it is no exaggeration to say Urkel is a big reason why the show lasted nine successful seasons. However, it seems White’s introduction to the show was not all that good.
While speaking on an upcoming episode of TVOne’s Uncensored. White revealed that he was not welcomed by the fast of Family Matters.
“I was not welcomed to the cast at all. They know what it was. I didn’t think anything of it, being cast to be on Family Matters, because it was supposed to be a guest spot, one and done.”
While he is now considered the main protagonist of the show, White didn’t appear on the ABC sitcom until the 12th episode of season 1. White’s character was supposed to be a one-off but due to the overwhelmingly positive response from viewers, he was made a full-time character on the show.