From ‘Full House’ to ‘Fuller House’: What has the cast been up to?

The cast of ABC's highly successful comedy "Full House" is shown. From left are Mary-Kate Olsen, Dave Coulier, Jodie Sweetin, Bob Saget, John Stamos and Candace Cameron.
The cast of ABC’s highly successful comedy “Full House” is shown. From left are Mary-Kate Olsen, Dave Coulier, Jodie Sweetin, Bob Saget, John Stamos and Candace Cameron.
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Children of the 1990s are rejoicing at the confirmation that Netflix is resurrecting the sitcom “Full House” for a new updating to be titled “Fuller House.”

The new 13-episode series, will debut in 2016 and catch audiences up with the lives of members of the Tanner family in modern day.

Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber are all set to return, with eternal heartthrob John Stamos appearing as a guest star.

Negotiations are still underway for cast members Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Bob Saget, Lori Loughlin and Dave Coulier to return.


While we may soon learn what all the characters have been up to since the series ended in 1995, where have the performers been?

It turns out they’ve all had wildly different careers over the last 20 years. But in case you’ve been distracted with other things (like the near-continuous ‘Full House’ reruns on Nickelodeon), here’s a quick rundown for where they’ve been.

John Stamos: The ever crush-worthy Uncle Jesse starred in a series of TV movies and two one-season series after his “Full House” tenure. He found more success on the final three seasons of NBC’s “ER.” He’s also had high-profile appearances on “Glee,” “Two and a Half Men” and did a series of commercials for Dannon Yogurt, which resulted in a mini “Full House” reunion with Saget and Coulier for a Super Bowl commercial in 2012.

Bob Saget: Two years after “Full House” ended, Saget also left his long-term job hosting “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” Since then, he has starred in two different sitcoms, “Raising Dad” and “Surviving Suburbia.” But a younger generation may just recognize his voice as the perpetually unseen narrator of CBS’ hit sitcom “How I Met Your Mother.” He also hosted the A&E reality series “Strange Days” and directed the comedy movie “Dirty Work.”

Dave Coulier: In addition to his continued stand-up comedy tours, Coulier has worked continuously as a voice performer, on such series as “Robot Chicken” and “China, IL,” among others. In front of the camera, he has also made several reality TV appearances in “Skating With Celebrities” and “The Surreal Life.”

Candace Cameron Bure: After “Full House” ended, Cameron Bure made a variety of guest appearances, but mainly took time off from acting to raise her family. She returned to TV to star in the ABC Family series “Make It or Break It,” which ran from 2009 to 2012. She also competed on “Dancing With the Stars” in 2014.

Jodie Sweetin: After the end of the hit sitcom, Sweetin developed a serious substance abuse problem, which she chronicled in her 2009 memoir, “unSweetined.” She has had a series of roles on small films and TV movies, but her post-"Full House” life has definitely been rocky.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen: The twin performers were the breakout stars of the original “Full House,” even though they shared one role -- the tiny tot Michelle Tanner. At the height of the sitcom’s success, the twins capitalized on their fame with the company Dualstar, which oversaw a broad array of Olsen-themed merchandise. They starred in a series of direct-to-video movies and in 2004 became joint CEOs of Dualstar. In 2012, they announced their intention to move away from acting and focus on their fashion careers.


Lori Loughlin: Uncle Jesse’s wife has starred in a variety of series, including “Hudson Street,” “90210" and “Summerland,” which she co-created. She has most recently starred in the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries “Garage Sale Mystery” series of TV films.

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