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Family Matters is an American sitcom revolving around the Winslow family, a middle-class African-American family living in Chicago; the series ran for nine seasons (eight on ABC and one on CBS). Midway through the first season, the show introduced the Winslows' nerdy neighbor Steve Urkel (played by Jaleel White), who quickly became its breakout character and eventually a main character.
The series had a total of 12 main characters, with some characters portrayed by multiple actors.
Soon after, Michelle Thomas was cast in the role of Myra Monkhouse, love interest and later girlfriend of Steve Urkel.
Initially cast on a recurring basis, Thomas joined the main cast as a regular in the 1994–1995 season.
In the 1996–1997 season, Orlando Brown was added to the cast as Jerry Jamal "3J" Jameson, a troubled youth being mentored by Steve who becomes the foster child of the Winslows.
Harrison eventually joined the main cast in the 1992–1993 season.
Carl is often there to back Steve up and help him out in times of distress.
Although he continues to be exasperated and irritated by his antics, over the progression of the show's run, Carl develops a fondness for Steve that surprises even himself.
Due to large popularity of Payton's character with audiences, the character was spun off to its own show, Family Matters.
While Payton, Vel Johnson, and Telma Hopkins (as Harriette's widowed sister Rachel) were initially the stars of the show, with the focus being around the Winslow family, Jaleel White was introduced as nerdy neighbor Steve Urkel during the middle of the first season in the episode "Laura's First Date"; Urkel, the lovesick pursuer of Laura Winslow (portrayed by Kellie Shanygne Williams), quickly became a popular breakout character with audiences.
Played by Jo Marie Payton (1989–1997), and Judyann Elder (1998).