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Jaleel White on owning his legacy as Steve Urkel, growing up a child star and reconnecting with his mom

You might remember Jaleel White best as Steve Urkel, the lovable nerd on the '90s sitcom Family Matters, but this summer, he's taking on something different: a new reality TV show called 50 Ways To Kill Your Mum.
Jaleel White with host Tom Power in the q studio in Toronto. (Vivian Rashotte/CBC)

You might remember Jaleel White best as Steve Urkel, the lovable nerd on the '90s sitcom Family Matters, but this summer, he's taking on something different on a whole new show about family.

White and his mother Gail are on a new reality TV show called 50 Ways To Kill Your Mum, in which they spend a week together completing challenges in an effort to reconnect. In the show, White takes his mom hot air ballooning, off-roading and bee herding.

WATCH | Jaleel White's full interview with q host Tom Power:

He joined host Tom Power in the q studio to tell us why this was something he wanted to do and what it's like to still be so closely associated with Steve Urkel, 20 years after Family Matters has gone off the air. 

50 Ways To Kill Your Mum is available now on Vision TV.

— Produced by Vanessa Nigro and Jean Kim

 

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