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The move to CBS


When Laura Winslow's sorority hosts a kissing auction and Steve Urkel "volunteers" his services, she agrees that he can partake -- with the proviso that he update his look, on the Network and season premiere of FAMILY MATTERS, starring Reginald VelJohnson, JoMarie Payton-Noble, Darius McCrary, Kellie Williams and Jaleel White, Friday, Sept. 19 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
"Family Matters"' ever-extending Winslow family has moved to a new home at CBS as the series enters its ninth season. Leading the charge is the irrepressible Steve Urkel, who with his first nasal adage ("Did I do that,?") became a household name as one of the most beloved nerds on television. Eight years ago, when Carl and Harriette Winslow invited Carl's mother to move in with them and their two teen-age children, Eddie and Laura, they didn't realize that their house would soon become a three-ring circus. But nothing made quite the impact as next-door neighbor Urkel, who moved in shortly thereafter and quickly became a walking, talking disaster area, driving everybody in the family -- especially Carl -- crazy. Although their house is already full to the rafters, the Winslows recently opened their doors and their hearts to foster child 3J. Together, under one bulging roof, this lively group gives new meaning to the word chaos, but there is one thing everyone knows for sure -- family matters most.
In the season premiere, Steve readies himself for the sorority auction by loosing the suspenders and going through voice therapy. Once the auction begins, Laura bids on Urkel in order to protect his feelings. But when she collects her prize, Urkel's not the only one wowed by their kiss. Meanwhile, Harriette's promotion and raise at work threaten Carl into moonlighting as a parking attendant.
Reginald VelJohnson (Carl) has appeared as Police Sergeant Al Powell in the motion pictures "Die Hard" and "Die Hard II." Among his additional feature film credits are "Posse," "Glory Days," "Crocodile Dundee," "Wolfen," "Ghostbusters," "Armed and Dangerous," "The Cotton Club" and "Turner and Hooch." Among his additional television credits are the films "Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story" on CBS, and the recent mini-series "Grass Roots" and "Tales from the Crypt: Werewolf Concerto." He has also guest starred in the series "The Equalizer" on the Network, "Perfect Strangers" and "227."
JoMarie Payton-Noble (Harriette) got her first real break when she took over the principal role of Idella, opposite Robert Guillaume, in the touring company of the musical "Purlie." While holding a full-time job at a travel agency, she was able to make recurring appearances in the television series "Silver Spoons," "Small Wonder," "The New Odd Couple," "227," "The Redd Foxx Variety Show" and, on CBS, "Frank's Place." Her feature film credits include "Body and Soul," "Deal of the Century," "Colors," "Cross My Heart" and "Troop Beverly Hills."
Darius McCrary (Eddie) made his feature film debut in 1987 opposite Paul Winfield in "Big Shots" and went on to appear in the Academy Award-nominated film "Mississippi Burning." His television credits include guest-starring appearances in the series "Amen," "Hooperman" and "What's Happening Now?"
Kellie Shanygne Williams (Laura) began studying acting at the age of four and landed her first stage role at six in a regional production of "Cousins." She has since starred in such plays as "Works in Progress," "With a Child's Eyes," "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" and "The Colored Museum," all with Repertory Inc. in Washington, D.C., and in "Mine and Yarns" at the International Drama Festival in Dundalk, Ireland. Williams has also performed in two tributes to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -- "Birthday Celebration" at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and "Celebration for a King." Williams' feature film credits include "Suspect" and "Men Don't Leave."
Jaleel White (Urkel) got his start in television as a regular in the CBS series "Charlie & Company," with Flip Wilson and Gladys Knight. He has also guest starred in the series "The Jeffersons" on the Network, and "Mr. Belvedere." His television credits include an appearance with Bea Arthur in a rousing dance number on the special "The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards" and guest-starring roles in "Step by Step" and "Full House." He also starred in "The Jaleel White Special" and was featured in the news special "President Clinton: Answering Children's Questions." White's television film credits include "Leftovers," with John Denver, and "Silence of the Heart," with Mariette Hartley and Charlie Sheen, on the Network. He is an avid basketball player and spends every moment he can on the court.
FAMILY MATTERS is a Bickley-Warren Productions and Miller-Boyett Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Thomas L. Miller, Robert L. Boyett, Williams Bickley, Michael Warren and David Duclon are executive producers; Gary Menteer, Fred Fox, Jr. and Jim Geoghan are co-executive producers. Joel Zwick directed a script by David Duclon & Gary Menteer.
Carl . . . . . . . Reginald VelJohnson
Harriette. . . . .JoMarie Payton-Noble
Eddie. . . . . . . . . .Darius McCrary
Laura. . . . .Kellie Shanygne Williams
Steve Urkel/Stefan Urquelle/Myrtle Urkel. .Jaleel White
Maxine . . . . . . . . .Cherie Johnson
Greta. . . . . . . . . .Tammy Townsend
Dr. Grabowsky. . . . . . . Richard Fox
Pepe Peterson. . . . . Javier Ronceros
Irene. . . . . . . . . . . Alli Spotts
Roy. . . . . . . . . .Peter Van Norden
Sheila . . . . . . . . . Damara Reilly
Laberta. . . . . . . . Lizette Carrion
Girl 1. . . . . . . . .Mercedes Colon
Girl 2. . . . . . . . . Laura Meshell

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