Jaleel White exits the Today Show studios, NYC

Actor Jaleel White is planning to bring back the Steve Urkel character that made him a household name. White, 38, played one of TVs most famous geeks for 10 years.

In a recent interview with The Huffington Post blog White hinted that he might appear in character on the Food Network's "Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition."

"I might’ve had a, 'Did I do that?' moment on the show," said White, to which HuffPost replied, "Did you do that?"

"You have to watch the show," laughed White. "I don’t think you’re gonna be disappointed in my participation."

Would you ever bring back Urkel?

I don’t know. I know that there's something funny to do with it. The "Key & Peele" sketch showed me that.

I'll never say never, but it’s really tough if you don’t take the right approach based on how much life has changed. It was puberty for me, and I’m passed puberty now. I don’t know how I'd look in the uniform.

Photo: Splash News Online

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    URKEL OLD AF NOW

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Oh I haven't missed it since before the show left the air but okay.

  • Buttercup

    Go 'head Urkle. I mean Jaleel.

  • Floriduhh Evans

    Maybe he needs that check...

  • Just Keya

    *strolls in* Hey yall!

  • iWasteTime

    Stephan Urkal was fine, Steve was not ...lmaooo

  • iWasteTime

    Bae!!
    My boo is walking! God Bless her little heart!!
    Give her a big Kiss from blog auntie time

  • LOWkeySALT

    When the checks stop coming in...

  • Starsky Willows

    Why?

  • Milani

    please don't...

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Urkle wouldn't look the same today. He'd be successful and probably high income. It's possible that he could still be a nerd if he married a nerdy woman, but if he married for looks the woman would probably change him into Stephon and then be shocked when he starts dogging her out.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile when him and Stephan both became one

  • Just Keya

    I sure will. And tries to run. You should see her little fat legs! lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This is still a very good showw ... I have the collection... my daughter loves it

  • Milani

    He probably would have married Myra. She loved her some Urkel.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I kept waiting for the baby to come back from going upstairs. Next time my friend saw her she was naked on a bar stool taking it all in.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    hey hun <3

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Yeah...

  • Just Keya

    Hey! How are you?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    doing goodt and you

  • Buttercup

    Goodness

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    LOL----that is all

  • Jen_n_juice

    He was so ready to give up that character but Steve and Stephan was all he had. Even tho they don't make shows like they used to.. Please leave them in the 90s

  • Victorious82

    ...you gotta think of a way to keep them coming in. Lol

  • Jen_n_juice

    OAN. ... Auntie what's the record on posts in 1 day? You been on a roll!

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I mean they rebooting everything else. Maybe this could work. I mean they now have Girl Meets World, that Lurk9 loves. And they are remaking Full House, with DJ and Kimmie Gibler, so who knows. Maybe him and Laura finally get together and have a little family.

  • Buttercup

    My used-to-be bestie looks just like Jaleel White. Each time I looked at Stephan, I saw her.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I agree ... it would ruin the concept if they brought it back now..... that kind of tv now .... chile these idiots wouldn't even know how to respond to that ... the 90's was pretty much the end for good tv shows smh ... now just trash

  • CaliYoruba

    Well, he should try to bring Sonic the Hedgehog back. That was my show.

  • Just Keya

    Good. Getting ready for this child's bday and doing homework, and regular work. lol.

  • iWasteTime

    OMG! My uterus!!

  • Just Keya

    hahahaha. She is a little trip.

  • Buttercup

    I enjoy watching girl meets world with Lil Butter. I tried introducing Boy Meets World to him, but he didn't understand why he was watching Riley's parents as kids. He thought it was a flashback or something. LOL

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This is still my show ... yassssss if netflix add this ... chile and Martin, and fresh prince .... chile

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    J out this week ... they on fall break ... her bday coming up too ... we going to six flags

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    How about you revamp yourself, that way if you do bring Urkel back we will give a damn.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Lurk9 likes Boy Meets World, too. But she loves all the old 90s shows. One of our fav things to do is veg out on a Saturday and binge watch Martin and A Different World. (She hates the first season with Denise as much as I do.) And she's the only person I know, other than myself who can quote damn near every Martin episode, word for word.
    The Mrs just looks at us, shakes her head and keep moving.

  • Tammie Reed

    For what?? LOL

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    Whale DAMN http://WWW.DOT!!!

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I was never really a big Fresh Prince fan. I watched it when it originally aired, but in syndication, we may watch and episode or two, max.
    My fav was when Will had the breakdown about his dad.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Now he knows he's too old for that chit

  • Milani

    ...my shows were Martin and then Living Single on Sunday nites. I loved Regine and her wigs.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    We stay on fresh prince over here ... the whole show was hilarious to me .... he corrupted that whole family ...

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Forgot all about Living Single. I was in love with Max's ratchet ass. IN LOVE!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Living single is kinda boring to me ... but they should put that on there too and girlfriends

  • Miany

    lol..apparently the WORLD hated season 1 of a diff world... lol Ms. Debbie Allen came thru and saved the whole SHOW.

  • Just Keya

    I have not been to six flags in YEARS! I used to love that place.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I'm always fussing at Lurk9 because while she should be getting ready for school, she sitting on the foot of her bed watching Living Single, early in the morning on TVOne.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Ahhhhh chit, a chit storm just hit the previous post. *closes the windows, blinds, shutters. Grabs Autie Em, and heads to the basement*

  • Buttercup

    Ahahaha. I guess I have to wait for Lil Butter to get a little older. We were watching Martin yesterday and he just had a *blank stare*. It's Scooby Doo, Transformers, Thunder Cats, and Ninja Turtles for now.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Fall break?!?!? Didn't they just start school???? I needs to find employment at the Board of Ed.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Why did I got back and look.
    *DEAD*
    Real nigga tears

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Ahhhh, old school cartoons. A kid after my own heart. LOL

  • Str8tUpMenace

    You know that storm is gon be headed this way. Gon hit just like a damn tornado, and be out.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I never liked Urkel, his character ruined family matters imo. The show was way better in the beginning when he was just a supporting character. When the show started focusing on him, it was stupid. Because of Urkrel, Judy became a pron star ???.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    And that po child went on to make bootleg pron at that. Straight up homemade, POV type shyt. Shaky camera and all.

  • fresnostateofmind

    Like Myrtle Urkel?

  • Buttercup

    I thought he was going to lose his mind when we introduced him to Ninja Turtles, Tailspin, The Flintstones, The Jetsons. I can watch tv with him all day.

  • mzwhang90210

    A 38 yr old Urkle tho? Please no.
    It was so sad when the chicken that played his gf died. She was so young.

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    WHERE!!!!

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    HE-MAN and SHE-RA

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Previous post, last comment. Enter at your own risk. LOL

  • mzwhang90210

    OT: I was watching a LHH show, the LA version, & some dude tossed a drink in a chick's face. That was a str8 up bish move. It pissed me off...I can't stand punk a$$ men.
    #endrant

  • Wildcat34

    Amazing what a sprinkle of gray can do for you. Looking good Jaleel. In other news...why is KMichelle leaking old messages to Idris. She is a crazy stalker.

  • Smith Jane

    Never liked Urkle or Family Matters. It was too corny to me.

  • iWasteTime

    ugh.
    my momma don't listen to me.
    I just had to . . .

  • BRING THE PAYNE
  • Dani B.

    Somethin' about Jaleel's chin HAIR is bothering me....making me itch! LOL

  • Buttercup

    YEEEEEEES!

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    I have been watching a Different World everynight for teh last fo days.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Im just stating the obvious

  • my view

    she has a new album coming out so she needs the attention

  • Wildcat34

    Apparently so! He needs to file a restraining order...leaking his email address too, in which I promptly wrote down. :-)

  • Sincerity7

    If they were to do a show it would probably be about him being family man and now his kid is Urkel or something along those lines. On the Disney Channel.

  • Ladysweetthang

    Nope By this time Urkel should be rich with swag all the past geeks usually move on to get a good job and a thot.

  • Ladysweetthang

    I don't know... Stephan Urkal had swag. Shyt that's Stephan in the pic above. Lol funny looking dudes with swag be killin the game lol

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Shyt was grainy af

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I liked it in the beginning lol

  • Meme81

    Wow, lol we all get old sometime. I hope he can get that coin, I haven't really seen him on anything since Dancing with the Stars.

  • Satin Panther

    Jaleel, noooooo, just NO!

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    Has he said ANYTHING to her...publically?she'll NEVER get him to acknowledge her...let alone the BBC again.*sads*

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile I said the same Damn thing smh

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    He's a sweetie. I saw him this morning on nbc. I'd watch his cooking show.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol

  • Kinggg

    The funniest thing about this is years ago he said he hated the urkel character cause that's all people would remember him as, now he in need of a check and would "love to bring the character back" chileee

  • thrift.store.jungle

    urkel is bae ?

  • TooMunch

    So, you have GREY in your beard and you're still on that Urkel stuff? ??

  • Reina1718

    & still do rem him by that lol

  • peanutbutterandshoes

    Havent seen him in nothing since the hood classic"Who made the potato salad"!

  • LuvR

    He's too old to be playing Steve Urkel but I wouldn't be opposed to watching a show with him playing an older more refined Stephan Urr'Kell. With him and Laura and couple of geeky/normal kids...

  • Jessica

    I have no interest in that character.

  • Shay

    ????????

  • stanhope

    LMAO.....as Nancy Wilson said....you'd better face it girl....it's OVER! LOL LOL LOL don't nobody want to see his old azz.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    SEEMS LIKE EVERYBODY NEEDS A CHECK NOWADAYS...AND MOST ARE DOING ANY AND EVERYTHING FOR THESE CHECKS. NO THANKS!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    CONCUR

  • Me

    Lol!!! :-)

  • Star

    Do not bring back Urkel please let it go. It was funny then but Jaleel as Urkel now ....stop it.

  • Trillbish

    Stephoine Irk KeL

  • Parlay

    Yep

  • LadyDujour

    um. let urkel die. but Stephan Urkell...yessssss