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'Full House' Cast: Where Are They Now?

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jun 2nd 2009 6:00AM
Full HouseRatings for 'Full House,' which began its run in '87, were low at first, with critics panning the cheese factor of the San Francisco-set sitcom. For its second season, ABC moved the Tanners to the family-friendly TGIF lineup, and the show about a widower raising his three daughters with the help of his brother-in-law and best friend found its groove. (Cheese factor? What cheese factor?)

Running eight seasons, 'Full House' became iconic pop candy for Generation X. Just a taste of what it gave us: eye-rolling references for later dorm-room talks, John Stamos' "bad guys just need a hug" lesson -- and the Olsen twins, adorable-little-Michelle-turned-billion-dollar-empire-controlling entertainment tycoons. Name another sitcom with a track record like that ... Exactly.


What Happened to the Full House cast?

    Ratings for 'Full House,' which began its run in '87, were low at first, with critics panning the cheese factor of the San Francisco-set sitcom. For its second season, ABC moved the Tanners to the family-friendly TGIF lineup, and the show about a widower raising his three daughters with the help of his brother-in-law and best friend found its groove. (Cheese factor? What cheese factor?)

    Running eight seasons, 'Full House' became iconic pop candy for Generation X. Just a taste of what it gave us: eye-rolling references for later dorm-room talks, John Stamos' "bad guys just need a hug" lesson -- and the Olsen twins, adorable-little-Michelle-turned-billion-dollar-empire-controlling entertainment tycoons. Name another sitcom with a track record like that ... Exactly. -- By Ryan McKee


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    Bob Saget
    Played: Danny Tanner

    Then: As a stand-up comic, he introduced himself to America on HBO's '9th Annual Young Comedians Special' by joking, "I just married my girlfriend of seven years. That's her age, I'm going to jail." In 1987, ABC hired Saget for 'The Morning Program,' a show that awkwardly mixed news with comedy and became an industry joke. Luckily, 'Full House' began and he could jump into Danny Tanner's skin. No one seemed to notice the character was the antithesis of his dirty stage act.



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    Bob Saget
    Played: Danny Tanner

    Now: The Philadelphia native, now 53, is arguably the most successful 'FH' alum (not counting the Olsens' net worth). After missteps directing 'Dirty Work' and starring in the sitcom 'Raising Dad,' Saget hit stand-up with a renewed, filthy vigor. After raunchily memorable cameos in 'Half Baked,' 'Entourage' and 'The Aristocrats,' Saget became a top touring act. He produced the 'March of the Penguins' spoof 'Farce of the Penguins' (with voice work from former co-stars Jodie Sweetin, Dave Coulier, Lori Loughlin and John Stamos) and Comedy Central Roasted him last year. Currently he's the narrator of 'How I Met Your Mother' and stars in the probably soon-to-be-canceled sitcom 'Surviving Surburbia.'



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    John Stamos
    Played: Jesse Katsopolis

    Then: In the early '80s, Stamos became Blackie Parrish on 'General Hospital,' garnered a Daytime Emmy nomination and wooed female viewers for two years. The short-lived sitcom 'You Again?' followed, and then rock-n-roller Uncle Jesse was born. Writers agreed to change the character's last name from Cochran to Katsopolis to reflect Stamos' Greek heritage. He also started jamming with the Beach Boys, which set up later guest-star appearances by the band and Uncle Jesse's brief music stardom with Jesse and the Rippers.



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    John Stamos
    Played: Jesse Katsopolis

    Now: The 45-year-old Stamos is still living his musical dreams. He's appeared in the Broadway productions 'How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,' 'Cabaret,' 'Nine' and just announced he'll star in the upcoming revival of 'Bye Bye Birdie.' While he's been busy, 2005 was his most hectic year: divorcing Rebecca Romijn, starring in 'Jake in Progress,' a sitcom about an eligible bachelor who just can't commit (art imitating life?) and joining the cast of 'ER' as Tony Gates. Recently, he acted as roast master and skewered Bob Saget on his Comedy Central Roast.



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    Dave Coulier
    Played: Joseph "Joey" Gladstone

    Then: This hockey enthusiast began as a stand-up comic and voice actor. He recorded voices for 'The Jetsons,' 'Scooby Doo' and 'Yogi Bear' before being cast as Danny's live-in bromance. Playing a comedian in the show, Joey used his nightclub act to entertain Danny's daughters with Bullwinkle impressions, Popeye quotes and the old "Cut It Out" routine. Through the 'Full House' run, he continued doing voiceover work, playing Peter Venkman on 'The Real Ghost Busters' cartoon series.



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    Dave Coulier
    Played: Joseph "Joey" Gladstone

    Now: These days Coulier, 49, can be heard voicing various characters for 'Robot Chicken' and taking Rick Moranis' place in 'Bob & Doug,' a cartoon spin-off of 'Strange Brew.' He's continued performing stand-up, his squeaky clean act being the antithesis to Saget's routine, and has hosted a number of clips shows, including 'The World's Funniest Videos,' 'America's Funniest People' and 'Animal Kidding.' Reality TV sucked him into a season of 'The Surreal Life' and 'Skating With Celebrities,' as Nancy Kerrigan's partner. After meeting Alanis Morissette at a hockey game in 1992, the two dated for a while. Tabloids have outed him as the possible 'Mr. Duplicity' in her vitriolic song 'You Outta Know.'



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    Candace Cameron
    Played: DJ Tanner

    Then: Following in the footsteps of her famous older brother, Kirk, Candace started appearing in guest roles on 'Punky Brewster,' 'St. Elsewhere' and 'Who's the Boss.' During her stint as Donna Jo Tanner, the eldest, level-headed daughter, she also played Sally Field's daughter in the film 'Punchline' and Eric Stoltz's younger sister in 'Some Kind of Wonderful.'



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    Candace Cameron
    Played: DJ Tanner

    Now: After appearing in a number of TV movies, including 'No One Would Tell' alongside Fred Savage, Cameron, now 33, took a hiatus from acting to raise a family. Dave Coulier had introduced her to Russian NHL player Valeri Bure and the two were married in 1996. By 2002, they had three children. Cameron has returned to acting, co-starring alongside Randy Travis in the Christian film 'The Wager.' She's fondly looked back on her child-stardom in 'I Love the '80s' and '50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up.' A fundamentalist Christian like her brother, the actress will show up in more religious productions like the upcoming 'To the Wall' with Stephen Baldwin.



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    Jodie Sweetin
    Played: Stephanie Tanner

    Then: As the story goes, the original script called for only two daughters, but producers added the role of "Stephanie" after seeing Sweetin's audition. So at age 5, Sweetin began growing up in front of America as the high-pitched, precocious middle Tanner daughter. She even had her own catchphrase, "How rude," which inspired a generation of girls to call their parents rude whenever they didn't get their way.



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