I watch Family Matters. Not for the lighthearted stories and sometimes dramatic plots, not for the well-crafted plotlines, not for the danegrous adventures of the family cop. No. I watch Family Matters for the character that this guy plays. And it is classic.
My main question is this: where is he now? You never hear Jaleel White's name anymore, but why not? He still should be a prominent television star in my opinion, because he has a perfect way of forming his image to mold a million different characters. For example, you had the wacky, clumsy, yet lovable Steve Urkel. Then you had his alter ego, Stephan Urquelle. He portrayed both characters beautifully, and I wonder why he has been thrust out of spotlight like this. He still should be a household name, if you ask me.