Full House, the popular American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. It was an entertaining TV show about a doting widower father enlisting the help of his brother-in-law and his buddy to raise his three daughters. The show ran from September 22, 1987 to May 23, 1995. Full House covered eight seasons and included 192 episodes. The show exuded a lot of warmth, humor and bitter-sweet moments as the three daughters and the men bonded like family.
Full House’s theme song ‘Everywhere you Look’ performed by Jesse Frederick was instantly identifiable to the show. Despite ranking as a top program, Full House was pulled off the air in 1995 after 8 seasons, because of increasing costs involved with the show. The WB TV network wanted to continue with the show but John Stamos decided that season would be his swan song and he would be off the show. He was not really happy with Full House going over to a network which did not have full countrywide distribution. Eventually, the other actors also were contemplating and had announced that season 8 would be their last. The finale series was one hour long and watched by nearly 24.5 million viewers.
Full House Cast – Then and Now
Bob Saget – He played Danny Tanner, widower and the father of the three daughters. Bob Saget was in his early 30 when he did Full House. He has an interesting repertories of TV shows to his credit including America’s Funniest Home Videos, Quantum Leap, Entourage, How I Met Your Mother, Madagascar, Louie and Fuller House (2016).
John Stamos – He played Jesse Katsoplis, the lovable handsome uncle in the show (Danner Tanner’s brother-in-law). He was in his mid-20s when he did the show. He went on to do TV serials like ER, Entourage, Two and a Half Men, Grandfathered. He is in Fuller House (2016). John Stamos has also done a bunch of movies like Born to Ride, Father of Invention, My Man is a Loser. He is doing ‘My Fat Greek Wedding’ in 2016. He married model-actress Rebecca Romijn in 1994 but they divorced in 2005.
Dave Coulier – He played Joey Gladstone, the friend of Jesse. He is an actor, stand-up comedian, voice coach and TV host. He was in his late 20s when he did Full House. He is also a private pilot who files Beechcraft B35. He is married to producer Melissa Bring. Previously, he was married to ex-American model Jayne Modean with whom, he has one son Luc. After divorce, he was in a relationship with singer Alanis Morissette. Incidentally, Dave was the man who gave voice to the popular Scooby and Scrappy-Doo, the cult cartoon TV series. He played himself in ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and is ready for Fuller House (2016).
Candace Cameron Bure – She played the eldest daughter of the house, DJ Tanner. Through the span of Full House, she grew from 10 years to 18. Now, she is 39 years old. She is the sister of actor Kirk Cameron. She married Russian NHL hockey player Valerie Burein 1996. In fact, the two were introduced to each other by Dave Coulier. Cameron Bure has three children – one daughter and two sons from her husband. She was in a movie called the Faith of our Fathers in 2015 and will is geared up for Fuller House (2016). In 2014, Candace took part in ‘Dancing with the Stars – Season 18’ and reached the third place.
Jodie Sweetin – The chirpy and cute Jodie played Stephanie Tanner in Full House. At the start of the show, she was just 8 and by the show got over, she was 15. Jodie did ‘Wait Before Mickey’ in 2014, a movie about the early life of Walt Disney. She will now be seen in Fuller House (2016). Jodie married police officer Shaun Holguin in 2002, when she was 20. They divorced in 2006. She then met Cody Herpin, a film coordinator and married him in 2007. She has one daughter Zoie, from him. The couple divorced in 2010. Jodie began seeing Morty Coyle and they had a daughter Beatrix, in 2010. They married in 2012 but Jodie filed for separation in 2013.
Jodie Sweetin wrote in her memoir ‘Unsweetined’ that she had turned to drug abuse and alcohol after Full House ended. She has now turned sober.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Oslen – The two cute twins who are now big names, were tiny tots who played ‘Michelle Tanner’ in Full House. Mary Kate is a fashion designer, business woman, author and producer. She has founded some top luxury brands like Elizabeth, The Row and James and mid-range brands like Stylemint and Olsenboye with her twin sister Ashley. Mary Kate has done movies like Factory Girl, Weeds, Samanta Who, The Wackiness and Beastly. Mary Kate and Ashely both quit acting. Ashley has lyme disease.
Lori Loughlin – She played Rebecca Donaldson Katsopolis, Jesse’s wife in Full House. She did a few movies like Suckers, Old Dogs and Crawlspace and will be seen in Fuller House. Loughlin was married to Michael R.Burns, an investment banker from 1989 to 1996. In 1997, she eloped with Mossimo Giannulli, the founder of the Mossimo brand of clothing. The 51 year old has two daughters from Mossimo -, Olive Jade and Isabelle Rose. Olivia Jade is a Youtube star with a popular channel on beauty tips.
Andrea Barber – She played Kimmy Gibler in Full House. She was 12 year old when she did the iconic show. She took a break from acting, appearing sporadically, so that she could focus on her personal life.Andrea will be seen in Fuller House in 2016. She married Jeremy Rytk, with whom she has two children.
Scott Weigner – He played Steve Hale, DJ Tanner’s boyfriend in Full House for four seasons. He is a writer and producer, working on Galavant and Black-ish for ABC. He will also be seen in Fuller House (2016)/
Full House is all set to make a comeback as Fuller House in 2016 with the original set of actors on Netflix Original Series. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen who together performed as Michelle Tannner have not yet given their consent but it is widely believed that they will be a part of the show. Netflix has said that they will start with 13 episodes which will premiere in 2016.
Fuller House plot
This show will also be set in San Francisco like the original series. The story will revolve around the recently widowed DJ Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron), a mother of two sons and pregnant with the thiird child. She takes the help of her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and best friend Kimmy (Andrea Barber) who is a mother to a teenage girl, to help raise the two boys. Stephanie meanwhile, has aspirations to become a musician, like her uncle Jesse.
Fuller House – Roles of the Original Actors
Apart from the aforementioned , John Stamos who is the producer of the show, will make special appearances in the show. Lori Loughlin will play the role of ‘Aunt Becky’ Scott Weinger will return as the ex-boyfriend of Candace.