Jaleel White, who made Urkel a breakout, catchphrase-generating favourite on "Family Matters," is returning for a one-of-a-kind animated holiday musical event, "Did I do That come the Holidays? A Steve Urkel Story," on Cartoon Network.
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Jaleel White is bringing back Urkel.Disney via Getty Images
Executive produced and also written through Wyatt Cenac, "A Steve Urkel Story" will reanimate Urkel in a holiday season scenario, whereby the "brilliant but accident-prone" personality ruins neighborhood festivities after that embarrasses a shopping mall Santa.
Trying to make things best again, Urkel comes up v a brilliant invention ... That actually renders things even worse. That way there"s only one solution: uncover the real Santa to shot and catch the holiday spirit.
White is currently 44, however was a veteran child actor at 12 once he source Urkel ~ above "Family Matters," i m sorry starred Reginald VelJohnson as Carl. Initially he was claimed to have been a one-time guest star, but he came to be so renowned he no just damaged out as a lovely character, but fairly took over the show. There were even Urkel-Os together a grain brand and also an Urkel doll.
White's Urkel, pictured through Reginald VelJohnson together Carl, ended up being a breakout star top top "Family Matters."Disney via Getty Images
The collection ended in 1998, when White was 21, and also since then he has actually gone ~ above to appear in such series as "Drunk History," "Me, Myself and I," "Fresh off the Boat" and also "The big Show Show." In 2019 he provided his voice because that "Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?" together ... Steve Urkel and Urkel-Bot.
White will likewise serve together producer because that the new Urkel vacation special.Jerod Harris / Getty Images
"I constantly took significant pride in how plenty of different people, from every walks of life, came as much as me and recognized "Family Matters,"" White told Yahoo! to chat in February. "I was always really, yes, really proud the that since that showed a complete opposite the the means I was being cure by our television elite."
There"s no premiere date yet because that "A Steve Urkel Story," but it is at some point slated come be part of Cartoon Network"s ACME Night that block programming that debuts Sept. 19.
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