Jaleel White
Jaleel White
Former child star actor Jaleel White has provided the voice of "Sonic the Hedgehog" in numerous TV commercial ads for McDonald's.
Vital Information
Gender: Male
Born: (1976-11-27) November 27, 1976 (age 42)
Birthplace: Culver City, California, U.S.
Career information
Actor/Voice artist
Appeared in/
Involved with:
as "Sonic the Hedgehog" in numerous TV commercial ads for McDonald's; also has appeared in numerous TV McDonald's commercials

Jaleel White  (born November 27, 1976) a TV and film actor who was the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog, whose image has appeared emblazoned on numerous toys made for and also has appeared in numerous TV commercials for McDonald's. A former child actor, best known for his role as Steve Urkel on the popular TV sitcom series, Family Matters. In 1989, he was cast in the role of Steve Urke on the series, as it premiered in the fall of 1989 on ABC-TV.[1] The character, which was originally intended to be a one-time guest appearance, was an instant hit with audiences and White became a regular cast member. The series aired on network TV for a total of nine seasons, from 1989 to 1997 on ABC-TV, and from 1997 to 1998 on CBS.

After Family Matters was cancelled, White starred in the UPN TV series Grown Ups from 1999 to 2000. He later attended UCLA, where he graduated with a degree in film and television in 2001. He has continued his acting career with roles in Dreamgirls (2006), and guest stints on Boston Legal, House, and Psych. In March 2012, White appeared as a contestant in season 14 of Dancing with the Stars and was voted off in May 2012. In April 2012, White hosted the game show Total Blackout, which airs on the Syfy channel.


  1. Braxton, Greg (June 18, 2010). Jaleel White fondly recalls playing Urkel on 'Family Matters'. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.

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