Sonic the Hedgehog Oddities

Posted by  | Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Urkel the Hedgehog

Few people know that none other than Steve Urkel himself — American actor Jaleel White — provided the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog in three Sonic cartoon series: The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993), Sonic the Hedgehog (1993-94), and Sonic Underground (1999-2000).

While giving voice to Sonic, White also portrayed arch-nerd Steve Urkel from 1990 to 1998 on the hit American sitcom “Family Matters.” The actor had trouble landing other roles after being so strongly identified with the character of Urkel, so he turned to voice acting. His characterization of Sonic remains a fan favorite to this day.

(Urkel Photo: Mario Casilli)

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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Max Says:

    You cant go wrong with an article about sega that includes reference to Steve Urkel 🙂

  2. guest Says:

    This trivia is very cool. But have many people actually played the original Sonic recently? Give it a try and then read this and see if you don't agree:

  3. Esteban Says:

    My favorite bit of Sonic weirdness? The Sonic / Harry Potter / Barack Obama backpack: