In the pilot episode, he approached his father to make an exception and let him stay out past curfew, and confessed to his father that his straight-A report card was a classmate's prank once he found out.But as the series progressed, Eddie gradually became more rebellious, making many poor choices that landed him in trouble.He is a short-tempered person, but still has a kind and humble nature.
Harriette is very reluctant to tell people what they want to hear, as she is very frank and upfront about her feelings.She is very constructive in her demeanor and attitude.Shortly after the introduction of White as Steve Urkel, Shawn Harrison was cast in the role of Waldo Faldo, initially as sidekick to a bully portrayed by Larenz Tate that terrorized everyone and Urkel.When Tate and Harrison were offered the chance to return to the show on a recurring basis, only Harrison took up the offer.Carl is often there to back Steve up, and help him out in times of distress.
Although he continues to be exasperated and irritated by his antics, over the progression of the show's run, Carl develops a fondness for Steve that surprises even himself.
Due to large popularity of Payton's character with audiences, the character was spun off to its own show, Family Matters.
While Payton, Vel Johnson, and Telma Hopkins (as Harriette's widowed sister Rachel) were initially the stars of the show, with the focus being around the Winslow family, Jaleel White was introduced as nerdy neighbor Steve Urkel during the middle of the first season in the episode "Laura's First Date"; Urkel, the lovesick pursuer of Laura Winslow (portrayed by Kellie Shanygne Williams), quickly became a popular breakout character with audiences.
She first appeared in Perfect Strangers as a "elevator operator" for the Chicago Chronicle, before being laid off and later rehired as Director of Security in the season one episode "Two-Income Family" and then fired from the Chronicle in the season five episode "A Matter of Principle" for refusing to reduce her security staff during a budget crisis. He is the oldest child of Carl and Harriette Winslow, and their only son until they adopt 3J in season eight.
She was later employed by Ferguson's Department Store beginning with the season six episode "The Looney Bin," initially as a service clerk, then later promoted to Head of Sales in the season nine episode "Out With the Old". During the early years of the series, he was a high school student with stereotypical traits of a high school slacker.
In the 1996–1997 season, Orlando Brown was added to the cast as Jerry Jamal "3J" Jameson, a troubled youth being mentored by Steve who becomes the foster child of the Winslows.