Actor Jaleel White, Once Steve Urkel, Stars as Cee Lo Green in New Music Video, 'Cry Baby'

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You won't find R&B star Cee Lo Green in his latest music video, "Cry Baby."

Instead, the king of cool was replaced by none other than Jaleel White, the actor who made a name for himself playing the dork-tastic, "did I do that?" character Steve Urkel on the '90s sitcom "Family Matters."

White stars in the happy-go-lucky, 1950s sock-hop-eque music video, complete with opening credits: "Jaleel White as Cee Lo Green."

Although Green has been keeping busy with coaching on the TV show "The Voice," performed at Lollapalooza and producing a new Goodie Mob album, he announced on his Twitter feed last week that he had "no idea" the video was even being made.

In a recent interview with "Nightline," White talked about how his career has evolved since playing his break-out, four-eyed character at the tender age of 12, but said that Urkel is dead to him now.

"For me talking about Steve Urkel and Stefan Urquelle are, like, honestly talking about deceased relatives," he said. "Those characters, those people that lived inside of me, and I just kind of keep them in a little box now."

Now at 34, White has a 2-year-old daughter and a college degree in film and television from UCLA. He's the voice of "Sonic the Hedgehog" and starred in the movie "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer" as the banjo-plucking Mr. Todd. White said he was required to take banjo lessons for three weeks to play the role.

"I like to work to be productive for my daughter," he said. "I don't want to imagine myself sitting on her couch watching football, going, 'Daddy's set for life. Get me a beer, baby.'"

A screenwriter and an actor, White said he was grateful to be given opportunities not only to launch his career so young, but also to become a pop culture icon.

He joked that unlike some of the child stars of today, White's parents wouldn't let him go on spending sprees with the money he earned on "Family Matters."

"I remember one of the kids from 'Step by Step' had a brand new Acura NSX and I was just like, 'Wow,'" he said. "My mom let me know right from the gate, don't even think about it. ... It was never our reality in our household to talk about money or brag about money."

Still, the fame didn't stop White from partying once in a while as he got older.

"You do some dumb stuff," he said, laughing. "I'm not going to play innocent for you, dog. You know, I've sat across from Mariah Carey with my bottle of champagne, too."

Reflecting on his time in the business, White gave this advice for how to survive being a child star: be professional.

"You better be good at what you do," he said. "I like to think I'm very good at what I do. I look at other child actors. I look at other child performers. I watch the beats that they play on camera, and I'm proud of my performances."

Watch the full interview with Jaleel White on the "Primetime Nightline: Celebrity Secrets" special "Underage and Famous" tonight at 10 ET/9 CT on ABC

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