May 7th, 2012
01:13 PM ET

Jaleel White: The weirdest fan request ever was...

Don't cry for Jaleel White because he was eliminated last week on ABC’s "Dancing with the Stars."

Not only did he love the experience, as the actor told CNN in an interview taped prior to his dismissal, but “DWTS” whipped him into the best shape he's been in since college.

White also answered iReporters' questions during the interview, and the former child star reveals his inspiration for being on the dance show, whether he thinks his iconic "Family Matters" character Steve Urkel paved the way for other TV nerds, and what he's had the most fun doing since then.

In recent years, he made a guest appearance as a prisoner on an episode of ­the Fox medical drama "House," and showed off his singing chops on the USA network comedy series "Psych."

And he's also hosting a new game show for Syfy called "Total Blackout." As the show’s name implies, contestants find themselves in total darkness awaiting whatever challenges may be lurking.

From Urkel to "Total Blackout" to "DWTS," White's taking it all in stride - even when he gets one very strange request from a fan, as he recounts in the video above.

Head to our iReport interview page to see what celebrities we’re talking to next!

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    July 2, 2012 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
  2. Maria

    Missing you on DWTS. You were awesome with ALL the swag! Wishing you much more success.

    May 8, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cheryl

    I know that Mr. White is very smart and have a wonderful loving and caring heart.I know that his mom raised him with all her strict raising that she recieved,he was blessed with a spiritual God loving mother.And that is something we rarely see in todays world,Cheryl

    May 8, 2012 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. No Comment

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    May 7, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jillmarie

    Sorry JellyBean, it looks like you answered my question- your answer wasn't stupid. Is that what the request really was?

    May 7, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • JellyBean@jillmarie

      Yup, that is what was in the clip. Some chick wanted him to sign her turkey breast.

      May 8, 2012 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  6. jillmarie

    What stupid answers!
    What was the request of the fan?

    May 7, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. derp

    I am unable to play the video at work- can someone please tell me what the fan's request was?

    They asked him to act.

    May 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  8. @2:54

    Lmfao!

    May 7, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jillmarie

    I am unable to play the video at work- can someone please tell me what the fan's request was? Thanks!

    May 7, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • be quiet

      the fan requested that he put an entire pineapple in his rectum.

      May 7, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • JellyBean

      While in a grocery store a fan requested that he sign her turkey breast.

      May 7, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. danielwalldammit

    But did he ever get the girl?

    May 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |

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