The Show “Full House”, Cast, Pictures, And Trivia!
This series is about a widowed father, Danny (Bob Saget), with three young daughters, who unsure if he can handle it all alone.
He has has asked his brother-in-law, Jesse (John Stamos), the rock musician, and his best friend, Joey (Dave Coulier), who is a stand-up comedian to move in and help him.
Danny Tanner has just lost his wife, Pam, to a car crash due to a drunken driver. His mom moved in temporarily to help him, but now his wife’s brother and his best friend are moving in. His daughters, D.J. (Candace Cameron), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Michelle (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) are still grieving over losing their mother and then the fact that their grandmother is moving out.
They aren’t thrilled about Jesse and Joey moving in, but they quickly adjust. Over time, Jesse and Joey became true members of the family and as close to the girls’ as their father. Later, Rebecca Donaldson (Lori Loughlin) is added to the cast. First, as Danny’s co-host, and later as friend to the family and Jesse’s girlfriend/wife. They later have twin boys, Alex and Nicky (Blake and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit), and become one large, but FULL house! There is also, D.J.’s best friend, Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), who lives next door to the Tanners’. Now, D.J. can’t do without her, but the rest of the family easily could, so this makes for some interesting storylines. All in all, an enjoyable family sitcom.
This show is simple and family oriented, but also manages to hit upon important issues, such as family loss, drunk driving, and friendship, as well as countless others throughout its eight season run. It’s the type of series that you tune into for life lessons, but also watch for happy endings. I give this show 8 out of 10.
Danny Tanner-Bob Saget Jesse Katsopolis-John Stamos Joey Gladstone-Dave Coulier D.J. Tanner-Candace Cameron Stephanie Tanner-Jodie Sweetin Michelle Tanner-Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Rebecca Donaldson-Lori Loughlin Kimmy Gibbler-Andrea Barber Alex Katsopolis-Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit Nicky Katsopolis-Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit
Recurring Cast Years
Steve Hale-Scott Weinger 1991-1995 (this character had several different last names)
Vicky Larson-Gail Edwards 1991-1993
Aaron Bailey-Miko Hughes 1990-1995
Teddy-Tahj Mowry 1990-1995
Alex Katsopolis-Kevin Renteria 1991-1992 (played the infant Alex)
Nicky Katsopolis-Daniel Renteria 1991-1992 (played the infant Nicky)
Denise Frazer-Jurnee Smollett-Bell 1992-1994
Gary-Gary Griffin 1987-1994
Derek Boyd-Blake McIver Ewing 1992-1995
Gia Mahan-Maria Sokoloff 1993-1995
Irene Katsopolis-Yvonne Wilder 1988-1991
Nick Katsopolis-John Aprea 1988-1991
Mr. Strowbridge-Richard Paul 1988-1995
Harry Takayama-Nathan Nishiguchi 1988-1989
Connie Anderson-Debbie Gregory 1989-1991
Lisa Leeper-Kathryn Zaremba 1994-1995
Rusty-Jordan Christopher Michael 1990-1991
Kathy Santoni-Anne Marie McEvoy 1989-1990
Viper-David Lipper 1994-1995
Nelson Burkhard-Jason Marsden 1994-1995
Tough Guy-Greg Collins 1990-1995
Mrs. Carruthers-Marcia Wallace 1993-1995
Claire Tanner-Alice Hirson 1987
Cheryl-Diane Brodie 1988-1989
Mr. Malatesta-James Hampton 1989-1990
Walter Burman-Whit Hertford 1989-1990
Cindy-Debra Stipe 1990
Bernadette-Robyn Donny 1989-1994
Joyce Kagan-Joan Leizman 1987-1990
Emcee-Bruce Baum 1988-1992
Mike Love as himself 1988-1992
Roger-Roger Lodge 1989-1994
Jake Bitterman-Christian Guzek 1990-1991
Dr. Sinclair-Wendy Cutler 1990-1991
Emily-Elizabeth Hirsch-Tauber 1990-1991
Alison-Martha Quinn 1992-1993
Duane-Scott Menville 1995
Samantha-Chelsea Noble 1988
Caroline-Dorothy Parke 1987
Mr. Santana-Luis Avalos 1989
Announcer-Bob Perlow 1988-1991
Jimmy-Zachary Bostrom 1989
Otto-Brian Kale 1987-1990
Kenneth Donaldson-Don Hood 1991
Ricky-R.J. Williams- 1990
Howie-Michael Nunes 1991
Nedra Donaldson-Lois Nettleton 1991
Judge-Kristian Alfonso 1988-1989 (also played Robin Winslow in 1988)
Bruce Johnston as himself 1988-1992
Vanessa-Christie Claridge 1987
Iorgos Katsopolis-Jack Kruschen 1990-1994
Max Dobson-Keythe Farley 1991
Mrs. Claire 1991
Brian Kagan-Malachi Pearson 1989-1990
Classmate-Micah Rowe 1991
Ms. Lewis-Laura Reed 1987
Jessie’s Girlfriend-Terri Lynn Doss 1988
Mrs. Manning-Rosanne Katon 1990-1991
Kevin Gwin-Scott Curtis 1990
Elliot Michael Gio Ferrigno 1990
Girl at Dance-Angelina Kaye 1990
Michael Kagan-Barry Kivel 1990
Mr. Lowry-Phillip Levien 1991-1992
Miss Wiltrout-June Lockhart 1991
Sheriff-Kin Shriner 1991
Terri-Sara Moonves 1992-1994
Jennifer P.-Danielle Fishel 1992-1993
Girl at Show-Molly Orr 1992
David Janolari-Brian Robbins 1992
Julie-Hilary Shepard 1992
Wendy Tanner-Darlene Vogel 1992
Bodyguard-Andre Rosey Brown 1993-1995
Party Nerd #1-Darin Bennett 1993-1994
Mickey-Molly Morgan 1993-1994
Esther-Eadie Del Rubio 1993
Martha-Eadie Del Rubio 1993
Renee-Milly Del Rubio 1993
Hotel Guest-Russell Sanderlin Sr. 1993
Elliot Warner-Ben Stein 1993
Claire Mahan-Andrea Abbate 1994
Lanny-Lanny Cordola 1994
Roxy Martin-Felicia Michaels 1994
Miss Barnes-Kathryn Rossetter 1994
Andrew-Will Estes 1995
And starring as “Comet” the dog…”Buddy”.
Full House was filmed on the same set as “Friends”. In D.J.’s illusion while on vacation at Disney World, Steve (Scott Weinger), is dressed up as Aladdin. The character of Aladdin in the movie is actually voiced by Scott Weinger as well. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were the babies chosen to play the character of Michelle Tanner, because they were the only twins who didn’t cry at the audition. In the first season, Jesse’s last name was Cochran. Later, it was changed to Katsopolis, to reflect John Stamos’ Greek heritage. On the show, Joey is seen wearing a Detroit Red Wings jersey. In real life, Dave Coulier, is from the Detroit area. All six of the original cast members stayed with the show for the entire 8 seasons that it was on the air. Comet, who was the family dog, was played by a golden retriever by the name of “Buddy”. The same dog also played in the first Air Bud (1997) movie. He later died at age 9 of lung cancer. In 1979, Bob Saget appeared on an episode of the “Dating Game”, and was the bachelor who was chosen. The character of Rebecca Donaldson was only supposed to be on the show for 6 episodes, but fans liked her so much, that she ended up becoming a permanent member. Also, John Stamos (Jesse) and Lori Loughlin (Rebecca) actually dated for a while in real life. Dave Coulier is a member of the Celebrity All-Stars hockey squad. Some of his teammates include Matthew Perry (“Friends”), Alan Thicke (“Growing Pains”), Richard Dean Anderson (“MacGyver”), and Michael J. Fox (“Family Ties/Spin City”). He also does a great deal of voice-over work.Candace Cameron Bure (D.J.), married NHL Russian hockey player, Valeri Bure, a year after the series ended. They were introduced to each other by former Full House co-star, Dave Coulier, at a charity hockey game.
Dave Coulier (Joey), owns as well as flies, a Beechcraft B35. He earned his pilot’s license at the age of 20.
Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie), is 31 years old, and has been married and divorced three times. She is also a recovering drug addict, her drug of choice was methamphetamine. She has since written a book about her drug and alcohol addiction, titled, “unSweetined”.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Michelle), have been on the Forbes “Celebrity 100” list since 2002. Also, Forbes estimated their approximate net worth, (collectively), at $100 million dollars, and ranked them as the eleventh-richest women in the entertainment business in 2007.
Lori Loughlin (Rebecca), is married to Mossimo Giannulli, the fashion designer with his own clothing line, “Mossimo”.
John Stamos (Jesse), has actually performed with the “Beach Boys” from time to time since the 1980’s. He was in their video, “Kokomo”, as well as sung lead vocals on a newer version of the song, “Forever”, which was featured on the show, as well as the Beach Boys album, “Summer in Paradise”. Stamos has also performed with the group on a regular basis during their summer tours, and in addition toured with them in 2010. In a benefit concert for Terri Schiavo, they performed together, and also toured together for the Beach Boys’ “50th Anniversary Tour”.
When Bob Saget was in his twenties, his appendix burst, (on the 4th of July), and he had to have it removed. They didn’t know until they took it out, but it had become gangrenous and he nearly died.
Bob Saget’s sister, Gay, was diagnosed with Scleroderma in her early 40’s and died when she was only 47 years old. Because of this, Saget is on the Scleroderma Research Foundation as a board member.