Jaleel White ,who played Steve Urkel on "Family Matters"  claims he just can't get any respect as a professional actor. Well I mean would you give a guy who was nerdy a ton of street credit? Probably not!

According to TMZ, the 34 year old is appearing on a new sitcom called, "Love That Girl". When TMZ talked to him about his other roles he's played post-Urkel, White says he deserves some Respect!

"I'm very versatile, but somehow I didn't earn the tag of being called a versatile actor" ... White told People.com. He added, "I'm still chasing that one Vanity Fair tag that says, 'This guy's a versatile actor.' I accept it.”

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I mean what has he done since Urkel? I can’t name anything! So demanding respect is a little random I suppose. I mean, he’s an actor I respect that, but you played a total goof ball! You didn’t play a total serious actor. You played a nerd… Maybe I’m sounding like a jerk, but come on now!