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Former Family Matters Star on Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars has announced their new lineup of dancers and one of the stars was a familiar face from the 90s sitcom Family Matters.  Jaleel White, who portrayed Steve Erkel on Family Matters from 1989 to 1998 will dancing back into the spotlight.  During its original run on television, Family Matters was very popular and it continues to air as reruns on several different local and cable stations.  White’s time on Family Matters earned him a lot of fans.  Let’s see if that equates to votes when it comes to Dancing with the Stars.   Other celebrity contestants on this season of Dancing with the stars are:

  • Donald Driver, wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers.
  • Gladys Knight.  Gladys Knight is a R&B legend that has had a successful solo and group career with Gladys Knight and the Pips.
  • Jack Wagner.   Jack Wagner has had his be on daytime and nighttime soaps.   He has been appearing for decades on soaps including General Hospital, Melrose Place, and The Bold and the Beautiful.
  • Melissa Gilbert.  Melissa Gilbert as her portrayal of Laura Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie.
  • Sherri Shephard . Sherri Shephard is now one of The View co-hosts and host of the Newlywed Game.  Her acting credits include Sherri, Everybody Loves Raymond, Less Than Perfect, and 30 Rock.
  • Martina Navratilova.  Navratilova  is a retired female tennis champ
  • Maria Menounos.  Menuounos currently co-hosts Extra with Mario Lopez (“Slater” from Saved by the Bell), who is also Dancing with the stars alum.  She has also showed her acting skills on One Tree Hill, and Without a Trace.
  • Katherine Jenkins.   Katherine is a Welsh singer known for her classical and operatic music.
  • Roshon Fegan.   Fegan is the youngest cast member.  He currently appears on Disney’s Shake it Up!.
  • Gavin DeGraw.  Gavin DeGraw is a singer-songwriter.  One of his most popular songs ”I Don’t Want to Be” was the theme song on the television series One Tree Hill
  • William Levy.  Levy is best known for his acting on Spanish language television.   He has appeared on several different telenovelas.