Dave Coulier

Active - 1982 - 2013  |   Born - Sep 21, 1959 in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Children's/Family

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Funnyman Dave Coulier is perhaps best known as the lovable Joey Gladstone on TV's Full House. Born in Michigan, Coulier honed his comedic skills by doing stand-up for the cafeteria lunch crowd at his Harper Woods high school, perfecting impressions of everyone from Elmer Fudd to Richard Nixon. Within a few years of graduating and working the stand-up comedy circuit, Coulier scored his big break, starring in his own sketch comedy show, Out of Control, on Nickelodeon in 1984.

Having broken into the business, Coulier proceeded to spend the next few years offering his vocal talents to cartoons like Muppet Babies and The Real Ghostbusters. When he was cast as Joey on Full House in 1987, Coulier's fame skyrocketed, and he briefly hosted the America's Funniest Home Videos spin-off, America's Funniest People in 1991. He would stick with Full House until its cancellation in 1995, but Coulier had no trouble continuing his voice acting career with vocal appearances on shows like Pinky and the Brain and Teen Titans. He also re-entered the live comedy scene, specializing in family-friendly humor. Coulier would appear on the show Can't Get Arrested in 2011.

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  • Performed popular impressions of friends and teachers while growing up in Michigan.
  • Is rumored to be the subject of Alanis Morissette's breakout hit "You Oughta Know."
  • Introduced Full House costar Candace Cameron Bure to her husband, former NHL hockey player Valeri Bure.
  • Known for his family-friendly stand-up act.