Family Matters

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Family Matters is an American sitcom about a middle-class African American family living in Chicago. The series was spun off from Perfect Strangers and revolves around the Winslow family. Midway through the first season, the show introduced the Winslows' nerdy neighbor Steve Urkel (played by Jaleel White), who quickly became its breakout character and eventually a main character.


  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: 8.1 (19 votes)
  • Runtime: 25 minutes
  • Status: Ended
  • Years: 1989 - 1997
  • Episodes per season: 25
  • Network: ABC (US)


Family Matters - season 1

Season 1 (1989)

Rating: 6.8
Family Matters - season 2

Season 2 (1990)

Rating: 6.7
Family Matters - season 3

Season 3 (1991)

Rating: 6.5
Family Matters - season 4

Season 4 (1992)

Rating: 6.7
Family Matters - season 5

Season 5 (1993)

Rating: 5.8
Family Matters - season 6

Season 6 (1994)

Rating: 6.0
Family Matters - season 7

Season 7 (1995)

Rating: 5.3
Family Matters - season 8

Season 8 (1996)

Rating: 6.1
Family Matters - season 9

Season 9 (1997)

Rating: 6.3

Characters and Actors

Jaleel White as Steven Urkel in Family Matters

Steven Urkel

Actor: Jaleel White
Darius McCrary as Eddie Winslow in Family Matters

Eddie Winslow

Actor: Darius McCrary
Michelle Thomas as Myra Monkhouse in Family Matters

Myra Monkhouse

Actor: Michelle Thomas
Jaimee Foxworth as Judy Winslow in Family Matters

Judy Winslow

Actor: Jaimee Foxworth
Judyann Elder as Harriet Winslow in Family Matters

Harriet Winslow

Actor: Judyann Elder
Shawn Harrison as Waldo Faldo in Family Matters

Waldo Faldo

Actor: Shawn Harrison
Valerie Jones as Judy Winslow in Family Matters

Judy Winslow

Actor: Valerie Jones
Telma Hopkins as Rachel Crawford in Family Matters

Rachel Crawford

Actor: Telma Hopkins
Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Winslow in Family Matters

Carl Winslow

Actor: Reginald VelJohnson
Orlando Brown as 3J in Family Matters


Actor: Orlando Brown
Jo Marie Payton as Harriette Winslow in Family Matters

Harriette Winslow

Actor: Jo Marie Payton
Kellie Shanygne Williams as Laura Winslow in Family Matters

Laura Winslow

Actor: Kellie Shanygne Williams
Rosetta LeNoir as Estelle Winslow in Family Matters

Estelle Winslow

Actor: Rosetta LeNoir
Bryton James as Richie Crawford in Family Matters

Richie Crawford

Actor: Bryton James