(LOS ANGELES) — Jaleel White could channel his famous alter ego, Steve Urkel, when he competes on Dancing with the Stars, beginning Monday.
The former Family Matters actor says he’ll incorporate a few Urkel moves into his routines, “if something feels organic.”
By way of comparison, White says he’s not sure that Karate Kid star and 2011 contestant Ralph Macchio did his film’s trademark “crane kick” during his season. He adds that somebody told him that Macchio did in fact perform the “crane kick” on the show.
White is one of 12 celebrities who will perform on the season premiere of the ABC dance competition this Monday. As he points out, he’ll be joined in the ballroom by Gladys Knight, who played his mother in the short-lived 1980s sitcom Charlie & Co.
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