We remember him as Steve Urkel on the 1990s hit Family Matters, but these days Jaleel White‘s biggest role is that of dad to his 2-year-old daughter Samaya.
Despite his new stint on Dancing with the Stars, Jaleel tells Access Hollywood that Samaya still prefers his family flick Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. In fact, he says she wants to watch it every single morning!
“She’s old enough to understand that Daddy goes to work, she is old enough to understand that Daddy’s work puts him on the TV,” he says. “She will come hit me over the head with the ‘Judy Moody’ DVD and say, ‘Put Daddy in!’ and I think that’s really awesome.”
Samaya hasn’t joined the DWTS audience yet – “I don’t really want to put her out there like that,” says her dad – but Jaleel gushes, “Actually, my daughter’s amazing – she can sit through performances like that like a 35-year-old woman. She would just be asking for popcorn. I’m serious! At two-and-a-half, she’s amazing.”