12:46 PM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 10/17/2011 06:30PM
Jaleel White most notably played geeky, annoying neighbor Steve Urkel on the '90s sitcom Family Matters – but since then, the actor, who has portrayed Bruce Lee, Elvis Presley and a member of the opposite sex, doesn't feel recognized for his ability to take on a variety of roles.
"I'm very versatile, but somehow I didn't earn the tag of being called a versatile actor," White, 34, tells PEOPLE. "I'm still chasing that one Vanity Fair tag that says, 'This guy's a versatile actor.' I accept it. It's fine. But for me, it's like what do I have to do to get that [acknowledgement]?"
White, who says he gets "recognized everywhere I go," isn't big on reminiscing about the days of playing the character who made him a household name.
Originally posted 08/09/2011 09:45AM
Laura Winslow, who?
Jaleel White, best known for playing the suspender-sporting goof with an affection for eyewear (and Winslow!) on Family Matters, is back and ready to prove he has what it takes to be a ladies' man.
In the music video for Grammy winner Cee Lo Green's latest single, "Cry Baby," the '90s TV alum, 34, takes a cue from the Lady Killer himself – and ditches his glasses.
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