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Jaleel White rose to fame playing super nerd Steve Urkel (and his cool alter ego, Stefan) on the sitcom 'Family Matters,' which ran between 1989 and 1998. It was announced on Feb. 28, 2012 that he will be dancing with Kym Johnson on season 14 of 'Dancing With The Stars.'
'This ain't no Urkel dance best believe!' White Tweeted on Feb. 28, 2012, the day the cast was announced on the ABc show 'Good Morning America.' Nap time and rehearsal all day today #teamJaleel really? Wow. I'll work as hard as u push me.'
'#dwts factoid: So honored to be reunited with my first TV mom Gladys Knight #Charlie and Co cir. 1985,' he added.
White and Knight, another new 'Dancing With The Stars' cast member, played a son and mother on 'Charlie and Co.,' a sitcom that ran on CBS from 1985 to 1986.
The 35-year-old actor made his on-screen debut with a guest role on 'The Jeffersons' in 1984. He has also appeared on shows such as 'Mr. Belvedere' and 'ABC's TGIF' and voiced Sonic the Hedgehog in cartoons in the 1990s.
In 2006, White starred as a talent book in the movie 'Dreamgirls.' In 2011, he appeared in the movie 'Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer' and had a guest role in 'House M.D.' In January 2012, he starred in an episode of 'NCIS.'
Johnson's last 'Dancing With The Stars' partner was actor David Arquette. Before that, in season 12, she and football star Hines Ward won the competition.
'@davidarquette I was lucky enough to be paired with @jaleelwhite,' she Tweeted. 'I hope you can come to a show and support us.'
(Pictured: Kym Johnson talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com after performing with David Arquette on 'Dancing With The Stars on Sept. 27, 2011. / Jaleel White appears as Steve Urkel in a promotional photo for the show 'Family Matters.' / Jaleel White appears in a promotional photo for the 14th season of the ABC show 'Dancing With the Stars.')
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