Where Are They Now? The Cast of “Family Matters”

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April 27, 2012 ‐ By

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Uh, where would we be without Steve Urkel? We wouldn’t know the “Urkel dance,” be able to say, “Did I do that!?” and wouldn’t think suspenders were maaaad cool. But the whole show that was “Family Matters” was pretty landmark, and who doesn’t miss the days of scripted shows where the black family was shown in a positive light (and they tackled tough issues!)? Time to see what this cast is up to nowadays. Be ready to click…

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Reginald VelJohnson

As Carl Winlsow, the head of the Winslow family (aka, the “Big Kahuna”), he was like many fathers on television: a little uptight, but very funny. When he wasn’t spending time letting Steve Urkel get him enraged, he was working for the Chicago Police department, going up the ranks from officer to sergeant, to lieutenant, and finally captain. In real life, after “Family Matters,” VelJohnson guest starred on “The Parkers, “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and most recently, he guest starred on the popular CBS show “Mike & Molly.” He did have a role on the CW show “Hart of Dixie” before it was canceled, and he has been in the movies Like Mike and Couples Retreat.

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  • Emz

    Hart of Dixie didn’t get cancelled, CW renewed it

  • Jessjanet32

    Darius McCrary has gotten more handsome with age.

  • Sweety-b

    Aww, that did end on a sad note :(

  • Chi

    I think Hart of Dixie is still airing, not canceled, and as far as I know Reginald VelJohnson is still on the show.

  • imissda90s

    didn’t kellie have a baby during the run of the show? remember when there was a break and when the new season returned, she was a lot thicker filling out her jeans?

  • Jooceej

    I still love this show matter of fact, I’m watching it on nick right now ;-)

    • http://twitter.com/ImMissTavii ____*Live&LetDie!

      I love it too, I have the series recorded =) 

  • My_Mind_Speaks

    Y’all forgot one little tidbit…
    Jaimee Foxworth appeared in several p0rn flicks from 2000-2002 under the stage name “Crave”… She also appeared in movies such as More Bl@ck Dirty Debutantes 30 and 32, The Adventures of Peeping Tom 28, Booty Talk 20: Super Fine Sistas!, H0t Girlz, and My Baby Got Back! 29…

  • Wixbd

    Richies girlfriend gwendolyn was played by naya rivera, who currently plays santana lopes on glee.

  • Melissa

    Myra (Michele Thomas) the girl who played Urkels girlfriend. Her dad is lead singer of Kool and the Gang. JT (James Taylor)

    • http://twitter.com/IvoryJeff Ivory Jeff Clinton

      Her father is Dennis Thomas of Kool & the Gang, not JT.

  • Atypical Black Woman

    Maxine has a restaurant out in Texas called Datt’s It. I read on another site that she’s part owner and manager and waitress.

  • IllyPhilly

    What’s Happening. Jefferson, Parenthood (Townsend show) 

  • TaraT1983

    What about gwendalyn she is a star on the show glee. And she was richie real sister

    • Jooceej

      Omgg is this true!?! I didn’t know that wow

  • Truthhurtz

    One of the best black shows ever! Thanks for the update 

    • Trey Mixon

      EXCUSE ME!!! dont you mean African American

    • lonnietherichkid

      Its African American stupid MF

  • leanna23

    Yeah, that was a sad note to end on. But thanks for updating us. I use to LOVE that show

  • Mindyabiz

    What about laura’s boyfriend that tried to smash he was in alot of stuff in the 90’s

  • universal

    yall forgot about gwendolyn, the little long hair lightskin girl that played little riches girlfriend for a short while. she plays in the tv show “glee” now

    • oOBubbles21

      Yeah.  That’s Naya Rivera.  Good memory!!  

    • oOBubbles21

      Yeah.  That’s Naya Rivera.  Good memory!!  

    • oOBubbles21

      Yeah.  That’s Naya Rivera.  Good memory!!  

  • universal

    and oh yea, was it really necessary to put the actual name of the adult film that jamiee played in (Booty Talk 20: SuperFine Sistas)?! im pretty sure she wouldnt be to happy about that information being put out there, but facts are facts i guess. but gotta admit…..dayum that girl is finer than a mugg tho, i wonder if she’s dating anybody now….

    • Nina Dashotta

      “I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t be happy about that information being put out there” LOL the fugg?? I’m sorry but is porn some new discreet business or something??? That’s like a stripper getting mad at men gawking a her naked tail on stage and considering the rest of your comment, I’m sure your under the age of 25. Jamie was very disturbed woman at one point, being on celebrity rehab for marijuana addiction (which is had no idea was even possible, *kanye shrug” but after watching it and hear her saying she goes through 5 blunts before they even start filming and another 5 after the shoot I was through. Po thang, she looks like a zombie, not even into it half the time. I have mixed feelings for women who have to do degrading things like porn and stripping to make a quick buck, then I don’t because it signals a weakness, to keep up with the joneses or continue to have that Hollywood lifestyle, their afraid of normalcy.

  • @msredbonebrite

    Judyann Elder was also Diamond’s mom in “The Player’s Club”… that’s where I remember her from, as well as Martin, of course!

  • universal

    one of the best black sitcoms of all time right there. that show is truely missed now in the age of tyler perry everything.

    • Papillon

      The show started out great. Simple sitcom about a regular family. Mildly entertaining and there was even a lesson learned now and then. Somewhere along the way it became the Steve Urkel show. Steve started inventing things, gained magical powers, had an alter-ego (Stephan Urkelle). The plot lines became ridiculous! I had to skip out on the final seasons because I just couldn’t take it anymore. I appreciate it for what it was in the early seasons, before all the foolishness started.

    • Papillon

      The show started out great. Simple sitcom about a regular family. Mildly entertaining and there was even a lesson learned now and then. Somewhere along the way it became the Steve Urkel show. Steve started inventing things, gained magical powers, had an alter-ego (Stephan Urkelle). The plot lines became ridiculous! I had to skip out on the final seasons because I just couldn’t take it anymore. I appreciate it for what it was in the early seasons, before all the foolishness started.

    • Papillon

      The show started out great. Simple sitcom about a regular family. Mildly entertaining and there was even a lesson learned now and then. Somewhere along the way it became the Steve Urkel show. Steve started inventing things, gained magical powers, had an alter-ego (Stephan Urkelle). The plot lines became ridiculous! I had to skip out on the final seasons because I just couldn’t take it anymore. I appreciate it for what it was in the early seasons, before all the foolishness started.

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