By Michael Slezak
Updated November 27, 2006 at 12:00 PM EST

Jaleel White, the man most of you know as Family Matters‘ Steve Urkel, turns 30 today. And while the NBA fanatic‘s career has cooled a bit since the days he reigned over ABC’s TGIF comedy block, the good news on White’s IMDB page is that he’s scored a small part in the upcoming Oscar hopeful Dreamgirls. If we’re lucky, “Booking agent at Detroit Theatre” will slap another character with a mitten. But either way, what do you say we take to our keyboards and haiku some warm wishes to White on his big day?

  • Do the Urkel dance
  • En français, “la danse d’Urquelle”
  • Work those suspenders!