CHILD SUPERSTARS, A TIME WARP: A LOOK INTO THE PAST AND THE PRESENT
Before the age of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tiktok, we all had after-dinner television nights with the family. Growing up in the era before the internet, some of us spent a lot of time in front of the television. Hence, we became familiar with numerous celebrities to the degree that we’ve learned about their personal life, hobbies, and even their favorite food. We’ve also witnessed celebrities who grew up in the Hollywood environment. Some of them started acting at a young age, and it’s either because they have shown incredible talents prematurely, or their parents who were working in the industry have influenced them to follow the same path.
While some Hollywood stars have gone through the road less traveled, leaving all the glitz and glamour behind to pursue a much greater calling, some have stayed and even created a bigger empire for themselves, keeping the Hollywood electricity racy and exuberant as ever. We’ve compiled a list of celebrities who began in show business as child stars, and we’re pretty sure you’re familiar with most of them.
Jaleel Ahmad White (born November 27, 1976) is an American actor, comedian, producer and writer. He has been in the TV advertising business since he was 3 years old. The lovable geek next door, Steve Urkel, is probably what you remember most about former teen star Jaleel White. But did you know that the character Steve Urkel was originally intended to be a one-time guest?
His appearance was an instant hit with audiences, and so Jaleel became a regular cast member. Ever since Family Matters went off the air, he has been in many other shows. He was in the UPN series Grown Ups from 1999 to 2000 and then later earned his degree in television and film from UCLA in 2001. In January 2017, Jaleel appeared as Officer Adams in Bones. Recently, he joined the cast of The Big Show Show from Netflix in the recurring role of Terry.