TOTAL BLACKOUT, DANCING WITH THE STARS, FAMILY MATTERS, Syfy, Jaleel White
Do you ever plan to be a contestant yourself on the show?
You know, I'm going to have lunch with Joe Rogan and ask him how he feels with that question. And I'm going to get back with you.
Do people still recognize you as Urkel? Do you think that was a good career move or do you think it's worked against you for your career as an adult actor?
I think at the end of the day, it's important to be known by people. And then just be good at what you do. In this day and age, there are people who will strive for my level of recognition and they'll never get it, simply because it's just hard to be known by a lot of people in this day and age. I mean, now we have Web stars. We have TV stars. We have burgeoning movie stars. You know, everybody has their own department.
What's it been like going from a competitor on the Dancing with the Stars to hosting Total Blackout? What it's been like being on both sides of two very much watched competition shows?
Man, it's been a while, you know. I'm doing things right now in entertainment that I'd never imagined that I would do. So, you know, I didn't know I can dance. I didn't grow up as a kid thinking that, you know, I would be a game show host or some form of Johnny Carson. You know, you just got to go with the flow right now. And the good news is God gave me some skill sets that I still have to tap into. And hopefully - it seems like people are enjoying the stuff I'm doing.
As you probably know, Dancing with the Stars is in the middle of their all-star season. If they were to ask you back for Round 2, would you ever be interested in switching back to the role of competitor?
You know, I never say never. Because until you say never, that means you're definitely going back. So I just - I'll keep that open-ended. It's a hell of a challenge right now. And If I had to pick a frontrunner, I'd say Shawn Johnson will probably win the darn thing. But that's all still to bear.
Thanks for taking the time to talk with us today - we're looking forward to season two!
All right, thank you. No problem!
Total Blackout is a half-hour, extreme game show in which contestants battle each other and their own fears in a series of challenges played in complete darkness. There are no lights, no blindfolds, and no-holds-barred as players face their anxieties in a series of nerve-wracking games. Total Blackout returns for season two on October 30 at 10:00PM ET/PT only on Syfy.
For more info on Total Blackout, check out www.syfy.com/totalblackout
Tyler is currently finishing his senior year of college in Chicago while working on the News Desk at BroadwayWorld. He has also worked in the public relations industry at Margie Korshak Inc., working on campaigns for Broadway In Chicago, including The Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots, Jersey Boys, and more.|