Ever since the Olsen sisters announced they were quitting acting, we’ve been wondering what the rest of the “Full House” cast is up to. Can you believe it’s been 17 years since the show went off the air? Have mercy!
Let’s see what some of the stars from our favorite TGIF sitcom are up to now.
Bob Saget (Character: Danny Tanner)
Bob Saget portrayed the squeaky-clean, hopelessly unhip dad, Danny Tanner. When the show went off the air, Saget reclaimed his identity by breaking away from his wholesome character and delivering vulgar stand-up comedy. In 2005, Saget took on the role as narrator for the show “How I Met Your Mother.” He recently appeared on episodes of “Louie” and “Entourage: A Look Back.” Today, Saget continues to perform his raunchy stand-up comedy to sold-out crowds, and plans on shooting a new stand-up special later this year.
John Stamos (Character: Jesse Katsopolis)
Arguably the hottest male actor on the show, Stamos didn’t have any trouble finding more Hollywood gigs once he finished his time as Uncle Jesse. He quickly snatched the role of Dr. Tony Gates on “ER” in 2006, where he remained until 2009. After his stint on “ER” ended, John embraced his musical talent by taking a role in the Broadway revival of “Bye Bye Birdie” and starring in a few episodes of “Glee” in 2010. Today, you can catch John leveraging his Greek heritage for Dannon’s Greek yogurt brand, Oikos, and on the occasional tour with the Beach Boys. John is slated to return to TV in a starring role in Fox’s upcoming drama, “Little Brother.”
Dave Coulier (Character: Joey Gladstone)
After “Full House” called it quits, Dave Coulier appeared in a couple of reality TV shows, including “The Surreal Life” and “Skating with Celebrities.” Now, we are just hoping he will make “Dave and Flav” actually happen. Come on guys, Tweet #daveandflav!
Candace Cameron (Character: D.J. Tanner)
Her role as the big-haired, strong-minded sister, D.J., set Candace up nicely for guest roles on the kid friendly shows “That’s So Raven,” and “Boy Meets World.” In 1996, Candace married NHL hockey player Valeri Bure, making her Candace Cameron Bure. In 2009, Candace returned to television as Summer Van Horn in the ABC Family show “Make It or Break It,” where she still remains.
Jodie Sweetin (Character: Stephanie Tanner)
Jodie Sweetin left Hollywood after “Full House” ended. She wanted to go to college, but she had a difficult time adapting to her new life. She turned to alcohol and drugs to cope with her new life away from the lime light. In 2009, Jodie wrote a cleverly titled memoir, “unSweetined,” which is a realistic account of her meth addiction. Jodie has been clean since 2009 and is the proud mother to daughter Beatrix Carlin Sweetin Coyle, born in late 2010.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen: (Character: Michelle Tanner)
There’s no question that the Olsen twins are the breakout stars of the “Full House” clan. After the show ended, these two industrious fashion mavens capitalized on their popularity by starring in a few wildly cheesy direct-to-video movies, including “Passport to Paris,” “Winning London,” and “Holiday in the Sun.” In recent years, the Olsen twins have focused all of their time and attention on fashion, starting fashion lines The Row, Olsenboye, StyleMint, and Elizabeth & James.
Lori Loughlin: (Character: Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis)
Aside from being the only cast member who seemingly hasn’t aged a day since 2005, Lori Loughlin still maintains her acting career. After “Full House” ended, Lori produced and starred in the TV drama series, “Summerland,” which was cancelled in 2005. Lori currently stars as Debbie Wilson in the CW’s evening drama, “90210.”
I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at where the stars of “Full House” are now. Who knows, maybe they’ll follow “Sex and the City’s” lead and film a reunion movie. Cut..it..out.