March 10, 2012 03:00 PM by Shayla Perry
He’s spent years trying to separate himself from his Family Matters character, Steve Urkel, but could Jaleel White end up donning the trademark glasses and suspenders once again as a cast member on ABC‘s Dancing With The Stars?
“If [Family Matters fans] can keep me on the show long enough, I think we’ll have some fun stuff for them that will invoke some nostalgia, but at the same time keep it classic to where I’m at in my life now,” the former child star told Access Hollywood‘s Kit Hoover when asked if he had any plans of paying homage to the sitcom character that catapulted him to fame so many years ago.
Whether he busts out the signature glasses and high-water pants or not, one thing fans can be sure of is that White has some talent; and we’re not just talking about the Urkel dance.
“He’s got natural moves and he’s got rhythm, which is the most important thing,” Jaleel’s dance partner, Kym Johnson revealed. “So, he’s making my job very easy.”
Another bonus — White’s comfort level in front of an audience.
“I actually embrace a crowd,” he told Hoover. “Anytime [Kym] has us do the dance in front of somebody, we don’t make mistakes. When we’re in here by ourselves, we’re making mistakes constantly!
“So, I kind of work in reverse because of my sitcom past,” Jaleel added. “When you put the audience there, I know it’s go time!”
Season 14 of Dancing with the Stars, featuring Jaleel White (and maybe Steve Urkel) premieres March 19 at 8|7 on ABC.
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