Contrary to perpetual rumors circulating once a year surrounding Jaleel Whiteâ€™s untimely death, the annoying kid from next door is alive and kickingâ€”and doing it very well. After closing the doors to ABCâ€™s studio more than a decade ago, and getting killed by the Net, White made several television and movie appearances, and went on to receive a degree in film and television at UCLA.
When rumors were heavy about the child star no longer living, Jaleel put the chatter to rest when he appeared in Dream Girls (2006) as a talent booker. While the role was small, the question of life or death was no longer relevant. The 36-year-old showed up again in 2007 on the set of The Game. As he made multiple cameos in smaller roles throughout the years, but most recently found himself on Foxâ€™s House in 2011 with Omar Epps. Although it was a one-time appearance, White began to pop up everywhere after his House debut.
In the past two years, Jaleel has been spotted on TV Oneâ€™s Love That Girl, and USAâ€™s NCIS and Psych. The back-to-life actor also made his way to the set of Dancing With the Stars last spring, but was kicked off after 12 episodes.