Black History Month: Top African-American Television Characters
Steven Q. Urkel (Jaleel White) in Family Matters
To create perhaps one of the most memorable characters in TV history, Jaleel White had to defy both nature — he managed to maintain the voice and appearance of a pre-teen well into his twenties — and expectation. Originally conceived to be a fringe character on the series, Urkel became the reason viewers tuned in for nearly a decade. Plus, fans of the show still remember the now-inonic slogan, "Did I do that?"