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Is This Jaleel White?
image A photo of a young, trendy-looking guy has been doing the email rounds (click here for a larger version), with the caption: "This is Jaleel White." Jaleel White, of course, is better known for playing the character of super-nerd Steve Urkel on Family Matters (I've also heard many rumors that he plays the Mr. Six character in those Six Flags commercials, but I don't think that's true). I guess people are just amazed that White wouldn't be more like Urkel in real life. As for whether the picture really shows Jaleel White, I'm not sure. There's a recent picture of him on his blog on NBA.com. I guess it could be him if he shaved his hair off. (via thighs wide shut / You Can't Make It Up)
Categories: CelebritiesPhotos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Tue Nov 23, 2004
NO I DON'T THINK THATS JALEEL WHITE AND NO HE DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THAT FOR REAL
Posted by JITERRA JOHNSON  in  TRENTON/FLORIDA  on  Thu Feb 09, 2006  at  08:49 PM
wow this is all FALSE he is not dead nor is he gay and that is NOT him
Posted by N  in  Los Angeles, CA  on  Thu Jun 01, 2006  at  09:10 AM
I think this whole thing is very strange, today there is bunch of chatter that JW is dead, but that article was posted in 2005!! Something strange is going on. I have searched online and have not found one thing that would prove that he is deceased not one news article, not anything. So the question lies where did that so called article come from? Or did SOMEONE make it up to see how much attention it would generate, or to see how far it would go? I am a big JW fan and I am shocked and upset that someone would do this.... I just wanna know the truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by JW Fan  in  Washington, DC  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  02:42 PM
This is not a photo of Jaleel White. The picture is of a guy named Patrick from Atlanta. He graduated from North Atlanta High School in 1992. I went to school with him!
Posted by Falcon Fan  in  Atlanta, GA  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  02:47 PM
Also there is no way in hell that is him in that picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And if he is gay so what, he is still a talented actor and writer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do your thang JW!!!!!!!!
Posted by JW Fan  in  Washington, DC  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  02:53 PM
That's a horrible lie. I don't believe it.
Posted by jessica  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  03:01 PM
I DON'T THINK HE IS DEAD, BUT HE PROBLY IS GAY.
THE PICTURE YOU SEE IS HIM. IM THE ONE WHO TOOK IT. I WORK FOR AN ADD AGENCY AND WAS TAKING A PICTURE OF HIM FOR THE MAN SEEKING MAN ADD. SORRY BUT ERCKLE IS A HOMOSEXUAL.
Posted by ED from Lb  in  LONG BEACH  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  03:21 PM
This is not Jaleel and it looks nothing like him...Sorry but this is a horrible Joke. Tell the fella in this picture that if spends time trying to be Jaleel who is being him..Whoever he is????????? Life is too short..Be yourself
Posted by M_chocolate  in  US  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  03:28 PM
I dont' believe that for one minute...That is not him...He doesn't even look like that, and even if he is gay, he doesn't seem like the type of guy that would be taking pictures dressed like that and being flashy...... Nope you don't have me fooled!!!
Posted by JW Fan  in  Washington, DC  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  03:39 PM
First, off that is NOT Jaleel White in that picture. That pic was taken from a website called SandraRose.com, who is a local photographer in the Atlanta area. The picture is of a local celebrity stylist, by the name of Patrick and I have personally seen him in person and he looks NOTHING like Jaleel. I'm pretty sure he would like for everyone to stop refering to him as Urkel as he looks nothing like him in the picture nor in person.
Posted by pretty_girl  in  ATLANTA, GA  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  03:40 PM
Yall know he's not dead. Read his NBA Blog.
Posted by D Goody  in  heartbeat/bean  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  03:40 PM
works!
Posted by Marjorie Byars  in  usda  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  03:58 PM
PEOPLE ARE JUST DUMB ..WHY SPREAD RUMORS OF SOMEONE PASSING AWAY ..GROW UP ..
Posted by JAMIE LEE  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  04:08 PM
This is not true!!!! People need to find something else to do with their life beside spread rumors....
Posted by Vee caldwell  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  04:27 PM
Please realize that life is too short to be spreading rumors. Get a life and enjoy it!
Posted by Teri White  in  Mesquite Texsc  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  04:28 PM
Some people just got too much time on their hands. One day somebody will be doing the same thing to them. What a shame!!
Posted by RS - Fan of JW  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  04:33 PM
Well, well, well...It was upsetting to hear that Urkel was dead, but it became a joke when it said the suicide note read, "Did I do that?" Now that's just mean. If the boy is not dead then why would someone wish it upon him. Be advised, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!"
Posted by angie631302  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  04:50 PM
I think someone decided to clean up their old emails and probably started the circulation again. I've learned to research before forwarding. And for the record, whoever that guy is in the picture DOES look gay. That is leather he's wearing, right?
Posted by lu  in  Houston  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  05:06 PM
This is not Jaleel White. I have met him in person on the campus of The Ohio State university fall quarter and he is much more built in structure than this guy. Plus people have always made fun of how much I look like him and this is not him!
Posted by Herb Smith  in  Columbus  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  05:09 PM
Well, for the person who said they worked for an "AD" company and took the photo of Jaleel White. If you worked for (as you wrote) and ADD company then perhaps you do not know who you photographed with spelling like that! I do not believe that was him in the photo. Perhaps a celebrity look alike, but not him. Also, had he did on Monday there is no way blackvoices, blackamericaweb, or bet would not have run a story on it and had some coverage on the entire incident. The guy was very popular, and you know if they would run a story on Lark Vorhees for suing a tabloid for accusing her of being on cocaine they would have run the story of Jaleel dying. Please stop spreading rumors and get a life!
Posted by Just Me  in  Cary, North CArolina  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  05:27 PM
Well, for the person who said they worked for an "AD" company and took the photo of Jaleel White. If you worked for (as you wrote) and ADD company then perhaps you do not know who you photographed with spelling like that! I do not believe that was him in the photo. Perhaps a celebrity look alike, but not him. Also, had he died on Monday there is no way blackvoices, blackamericaweb, or bet would not have run a story on it and had some coverage on the entire incident. The guy was very popular, and you know if they would run a story on Lark Vorhees for suing a tabloid for accusing her of being on cocaine they would have run the story of Jaleel dying. Please stop spreading rumors and get a life!
Posted by Just Me  in  Cary, North Carolina  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  05:30 PM
My friend just called and told me Jaleel White killed himself. I was so heartbroken at the thought of that and had to find out if it was true? Unfortunately before doing the research I had already unknowingly told my coworkers about this outrageous rumor. Never again will I pass on information about anyone until I find out for myself that it's true. I agree that people need to grow up and stop spreading these ridiculous rumors. Death is a serious thing and nothing to joke about
Posted by Star  in  Ohio  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  05:39 PM
This hoax is hilarious
Posted by Alex  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  06:46 PM
Well, I as well have searched and searched the web to find nothing about this terrible hoax(I Believe). Who really know if that pic is him only he would and???? So the hell what if he is gay the girl said she would cry if he was he wasn't with you nor would most likely ever be so really get over it!!!! That right there is what keeps people in the closet because they care more about what people think about them than their own well being.... So if it is him in the pic then I have to say in the words of Wendy Williams " How You Doin." Alright!!! LOL be who you are because you can only be the best that YOU!!!!
Posted by Jeremy  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  09:22 PM
good one but ya didnt fool me with that fake ass pic
Posted by j marley  in  columbia  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  09:40 PM
If you search AOL, you can see one of his last appearances in February. Whomever started such a stupid rumor should be afraid that they may turned up dead for lying about such a thing. Whatever crackhead that posed for that picture should be ashamed of looling that bad.
Posted by Arniece  in  Birmingham, AL  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  10:12 PM
STOP LYING!!! Why would you wish death on anyone. I actually believed this until I read what everyone else had to say. If you can't speak positive, then don't speak at all!!!

Salima
Posted by Salima Carter  in  Birmingham, AL  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  10:36 PM
No that is not Jaleel White!! How could it be???? Just some stupid publicity stunt!! LOL
Posted by Gloria  in  Michigan  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  10:37 PM
This is the poorest excuse of publicity that I have ever heard of!! Saying that someone is dead!! Duh!!! shock
Posted by Gloria381948  in  Michigan  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  10:47 PM
hi.that isnt him.the jaw doesnt even look the same.my boyfriend came home telling me the news and i was very upset and immediately went online to find out, but the more i searched the more suspicious i became, especially since there has been no media coverage whatsoever.it is pathetic to not have a life and your only pleasure is ruining others and playing horrible hoaxes.grow up!
Posted by bj  in  texas  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  11:45 PM
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