#65 Steve Urkel Was Sonic.

That’s correct, Jaleel White – the actor famous for his role as Steve Urkel was also the voice of our beloved Sonic The Hedgehog. When I originally discovered this, I was almost as shocked as I was when I found out about Realization #22. When I think of Urkel, I’m reminded of all things not cool. The suspenders, the thick glasses, the rolled up jeans and white socks, the accordion but most memorable of all: the obnoxious voice. In fact, if there’s any sound in the world that I think I could easily recognize – it’s Urkel’s voice. But, for whatever reason, when you don’t see the geek but you do see the awesome, blue hedgehog it’s harder to decode the voice. Sure he switched up the tone and pitch of his voice a little bit for the Sonic character but when I watch with the knowledge of the actor behind the voice, I don’t see how I didn’t pick up on this in the 90s.


14 responses to “#65 Steve Urkel Was Sonic.

  1. Now, I actually knew this one.

    True story: before I officially knew Jaleel White = Sonic, I had a dream where I was approached by a blue hedgehog with the head of Urkel.

    Since that day, I had been obsessed with knowing the work of all the major voice actors/actresses.

  2. And believe it or not he’s signed up to do a fan-made animated movie, of course he’ll play the role of Sonic, and its quite possibly the most epic thing I’ve heard all year.

  3. WHAT?!?…That’s actually pretty cool :).

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  5. Here’s a concept:

    Urkel stepped into the “cool machine”, transformed into the usher-like alter ego “Stefan”, then went to the saga recording studio. Done!

  6. WHAT?! No effing way!! Where the hell was I that I didn’t know this? Probably playing with my Polly Pocket lmao that sounds so dirty

  7. I actually knew this one. I thought Sonic sounded a bit like Urkel and so actually watched the credits one day.

  8. HOLY SHIT omg my childhood lmfao
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  9. He was also in Megashark vs. Crocosaurus.

  10. Urkel: The fastest nerd aliiiiiiiiiiiive!

  11. Jaleel White voice Sonic in three of the four shows. In Sonic Underground, he also voiced Manic and Sonia. The songs had different voice actors though.

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