Published On: Jul 28 2013 03:40:03 AM CDTUpdated On: Jun 13 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT
With "Full House" stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen celebrating their 30th birthday on Monday, take a look at the stars of "Full House" then and now.
John Stamos played Jesse Katsopolis, brother-in-law to Danny Tanner (Bob Saget). Katsopolis had musical talent and spent the later seasons of the show trying to make it big with his band.
Stamos has since gone on to play roles on TV shows such as "ER," "Glee," "The New Normal" and "Necessary Roughness." He starred in his own Fox sitcom "Grandfathered," which was canceled in May 2016 after its first season, and is reprising his Uncle Jesse role in cameo appearances on the Netflix sequel series "Fuller House."
Bob Saget played Danny Tanner, a single father with three daughters, D.J., Stephanie and Michelle. Tanner had help raising his children from his brother-in-law, Jesse, and best friend, Joey.
While still on "Full House," Saget became the original host of "America's Funniest Home Videos." He has landed roles in television series that include "Raising Dad," "Surviving Suburbia" and "Entourage," and was the narrator of the CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother." He too is making return appearances on "Fuller House."
Dave Coulier played the comical Joey Gladstone, Danny Tanner's best friend.
Since "Full House," Coulier has had a lot of minor acting parts, mostly voiceover work, including on "Robot Chicken," and continues to perform as a stand-up comic. He also had a cameo as himself in a February 2013 episode of "How I Met Your Mother." Coulier is also returning as a recurring guest star on the sequel series "Fuller House."
Twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen played the youngest Tanner sister, Michelle. The character's popularity grew over time and the Olsen Twins became a household name.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, seen here in May 2016, turned to fashion after "Full House," launching the fashion lines The Row, Elizabeth and James, Olsenboye and StyleMint. Ashley interned under designer Zac Posen. Mary-Kate continued her acting career, including a role in the movie "Beastly" and a recurring role in the cable hit "Weeds," but has also been a tabloid favorite, including her years struggling with an eating disorder. In March 2012, Mary-Kate said she planned to quit acting for good to instead focus on her fashion career. Neither are taking part in "Fuller House" at this point.
Candace Cameron played the oldest Tanner sister, D.J. Much of the show was focused on her growth as a teenager while dealing with school and relationships.
Cameron is now known as Candace Cameron Bure, after marrying retired NHL player Valeri Bure in June 1996. She starred on the ABC Family drama "Make It or Break It" and appeared in numerous made-for-TV movies. She was a contestant season 18 of "Dancing with the Stars" in the spring of 2014, making the finals and ultimately finishing in third place. She is also the sister of fellow child star Kirk Cameron. She now stars in "Fuller House" alongside her former "Full House" co-stars Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber.
Jodie Sweetin played the sarcastic Stephanie Tanner on "Full House."
While drug addiction temporarily derailed her post-"Full House" career, Sweetin has steadily been making a comeback, mostly in straight-to-video and TV movies, including playing Walt Disney's aunt in 2015's "Walt Before Mickey." She is reprising her Stephanie Tanner character all grown up on "Fuller House."
Lori Loughlin eventually became the fourth main adult character of the show as Rebecca Donaldson. She eventually became Jesse Katsopolis' wife and they had twin sons, Nicky and Alex.
Loughlin now stars in the Hallmark Channel series "When Calls the Heart" and has also starred in a series of "Garage Sale Mystery" movies for Hallmark. She reprised her "Full House" role for the first episode of "Fuller House" and will make future cameos on the Netflix series.
Andrea Barber played Kimmy Gibler, D.J.'s best friend, who most often seemed to spend more time at the Tanner household than her own home.
Barber originally retired from acting after "Full House" ended in 1995. However, in 2012 she reprised her "Full House" role for a sketch alongside Dave Coulier for the comedy website Funny or Die and fully came out of retirement to once again play Kimmy as one of the stars of "Fuller House."
Scott Weinger started appearing in season five as D.J.'s boyfriend Steve.
During "Full House," Weinger began what would be his most famous role, voicing the title character in Disney's "Aladdin." He also voiced the character in two direct-to-video sequels and two TV series. He's also worked as a writer and producer -- serving as a writer and producer on "90210" and working as a writer on shows such as "What I Like About You," "Black-ish," "Galavant" and "The Muppets." He's recently had a couple of on-screen roles, playing small parts in 2013 in the ABC drama series "Mistresses" and in 2014 in the sitcom "The Neighbors." He too is reprising his original "Full House" role as a recurring character on "Fuller House," playing D.J. Tanner's now ex-boyfriend.
Danielle Fishel, who would go on to star in another iconic '90s sitcom, as Topanga in "Boy Meets World" (right), had a two-episode stint on "Full House" as Stephanie's classmate "Jennifer P." (left).
After bouncing around in bit parts on TV and direct-to-video movies, Fishel landed the host job of Style Network's "The Dish" in 2008 and is now reprising her role as Topanga in the Disney Channel sequel series "Girl Meets World."
Tahj Mowry had a recurring role on the show as Michelle's best friend, Teddy. Mowry went on to star in his own sitcom "Smart Guy." He also appeared in "Are We Done Yet?" and in the TV series "Kim Possible" and "Baby Daddy."
The cast of "Full House" reunited at the premiere of the Olsens' film "New York Minute" in Hollywood, California, on May 1, 2004.
Besides reuniting for the actual production of "Fuller House," the cast also came together along with newcomers in the Netflix series, for the premiere of the show in Los Angeles on Feb. 16, 2016. Pictured are (from left to right) writer/producer Jeff Franklin and actors John Stamos, Lori Loughlin, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber, Michael Campion, Candace Cameron-Bure, Elias Harger, Soni Bringas, Bob Saget, Dave Coulier and Juan Pablo Di Pace.