Jaleel White and Maria Menounos
"I'm not going out there in a thong," says soap star Jack Wagner (The Bold and the Beautiful). "Anything else, I'm good to go."
And so are 11 other stars, who will strap on their dancing shoes for the 14th season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars. Call it the Season of Nostalgia, with actors like Wagner, Melissa Gilbert (Little House on the Prairie) and Jaleel White (Urkel from Family Matters); the "Empress of Soul" Gladys Knight and tennis legend Martina Navratilova taking top billing.
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Jaleel White is returning to television as host of a Syfy game show, Total Blackout.
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In 1989, ABC premiered the Perfect Strangers spin-off Family Matters, which featured a relatively unknown cast. Although the series focused on a middle-class African American family in Chicago, the breakout star was the Winslows' annoyingly dorky neighbor, Steve Urkel. Twenty years later, Jaleel White, who played Urkel, still looks back at the show that catapulted him into stardom with fond memories and says that, yes, people still ask him to do the famous "Urkel" voice. The 33-year-old spoke to TVGuide.com about his favorite memories from his nine seasons on the show, the first season of which is in stores on DVD Tuesday.
TVGuide.com: What was it like working on Family Matters?
Jaleel White: It was an amazing experience. I learned physical comedy to a degree that most child actors never will. I really just became a student of it — became obsessed with it to be quite honest. I was fortunate to work with ...
Before landing his grooming-expert gig on Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Girl (Wednesdays at 10 pm/ET), Robbie Laughlin was just another struggling actor. Sharp-eyed TV aficionados may recall the 33-year-old pretty boy — who appeared last year in AMC's Gay Hollywood documentary — from his many guest-star gigs. In fact, Robbie almost scored his big break way back in 1994, when he did an episode of Family Matters that went terribly wrong. We'll just let him tell it...
"I was Steve Urkel's school nemesis, Dexter Thornhill," Laughlin tells TV Guide Online. "It was supposed to be a recurring role and I was really happy. It was really funny and I had such a great time doing it. Rumor has it Jaleel White, who played Urkel, was a little jealous of the attention I got and I never recurred again.
"The writer who wrote my part was fired as well, from what I understand," he goes on, chuckling. "That's what folkl