Jaleel White to Guest Star on 'House' Season Premiere
Jaleel White to Guest Star on 'House' Season Premiere
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
What horrible crime has Urkel committed!? We don't know the answer to that, but we do know that the actor who once portrayed Urkel will next be seen incarcerated alongside one Gregory House when House returns this fall.

According to a report from TVLine, Jaleel White will play an inmate of the same prison where House will start out his 8th season. The actor, despite a television career that includes parts on The Game, Boston Legal, Psych and the seminal Mega Shark Versus Crocosaurus, is still best-known for his role as Steve Urkel on the 1990s sitcom, Family Matters. Now 34 years old, Jaleel White is a little less of a teenaged geek these days.

Neither White's character's name nor his crime are known at this time. If we assume that Dr. House is in jail for slamming his car into Cuddy's house at the end of last season, perhaps TV's former Urkel is there for something similar? Did Laura Winslow find somebody new?

Click here to watch a promo for the season 8 premiere of House.

While Jaleel White will be a member of the general prison population, a second guest star will find himself in management. Michael Pare, an actor known for '80s fare like The Greatest American Hero and Eddie and the Cruisers, will play the prison's warden.

The season 8 premiere of House will be entitled "20 Vicodin." Could this be the number of pills House needs for something? It sounds a lot like the doctor's standard daily dose. Plus, the value of such pills in a prison would have to be awfully high. We will find out what the title means when House returns to FOX on Monday, October 3.

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Are you looking forward to the upcoming season of House? How much time do you expect will be spent in the prison? Is it possible to think of Jaleel White and not think of Urkel? Let us know your comments and opinions below!

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