"Family Matters" Star Jo Marie Payton Claims Jaleel White Wanted To Fight Her

It has gone down in sitcom history as one of the greatest shows to emerge in the “TGIF” era of television, but everything wasn’t always friendly on the set of Family Matters, says one of its stars. The family-friendly series introduced Steve Urkel to the world, portrayed by actor Jaleel White, and the character would go on to deliver one of his most beloved catchphrases: “Did I do that?

Jo Marie Payton played Harriette Winslow, Urkel’s neighbor who repeatedly put up with his antics, and she recently caught up with Entertainment Tonight for their segment on “Iconic TV Moms.” During the chat, she revisited fun, and not-so-favorable, moments on set. White was just a young teen when he landed the role of Urkel, and Payton believes being thrust into the limelight at such a young age may have influenced how the actor behaved.