‘Family Matters’ mom says ‘Urkel’ tried to fight her

May 06, 2022 - 01:57 PM

ABC’s classic TGIF lineup got a little wilder then “Family Matters” fans might think, according to veteran actress Jo Marie Payton.

Payton — who played Harriette Baines Winslow on the wholesome sitcom from 1989 to 1997 — has alleged that Steve Urkel himself, Jaleel White, tried to get violent her during filming.

“There was one time he actually wanted to physically fight me,” the 71-year-old told Entertainment Tonight, claiming the former child star’s quick ascent into the spotlight affected his attitude on set.

She said the altercation occurred during the season nine episode “Original Gangsta Dawg,” in which White, now 45, also portrayed Urkel’s gangster cousin, OGD.

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