Dave Coulier
General information
Birth: September 21, 1959
Occupation(s): Actor, comedian, television host
Series information
First appearance: Our Very First Show
Last appearance: Michelle Rides Again (Part 2)
Portrays: Joey Gladstone
Other information
Spouse: Jayne Modean (1990–92)
Melissa Bring (2014–)
Interests: Hockey
Education: -

David Alan "Dave" Coulier (born September 21, 1959) is an American actor, comedian, impressionist and television host. He played the role of Joey Gladstone on Full House.

Other credits

Prior to Full House, Coulier did stand-up comedy, including a 1983 stop in Detroit[1]. He also appeared in commercials, including one with Bob Saget in 1984 for Elias Brothers restaurants.[2]

He is the voice-over in the syndicated repeats, closing each episode with "Full House is produced by Jeff Franklin Productions, with Miller-Boyett Productions, in association with Lorimar Television/Warner Bros. Television, and is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution." Also, on certain syndicated repeats, he can be heard in the bumper saying "Full House will be right back."

In the early 1990s, he was the host of America's Funniest People, from the same creator and producers of America's Funniest Home Videos (which was hosted by his co-star Bob Saget), and originally titled America's Funniest...Part II in his cameo appearance on AFHV[3]. While similar to AFHV in that the clips were submitted via video, the show focused more on the talent(s) of the submitter(s) than the videos themselves; in addition, the votes tallied to determine the finalists ($10,000 for 1st, $3,000 for 2nd, and $2,000 for 3rd) were originally done via telephone votes, with audience votes coming later (like its sister show); unlike its sister show, there was no $100,000 grand prize special for the season finales.

In 1997, he reunited with Saget and most of the other Full House cast members on a special episode of America's Funniest Home Videos[4], where he mentions working for Bob's producer (Vin Di Bona, see above) and jokes that he was paid with "shiny objects". And Bob mentions the time when he spit gum in Dave's hair, and they had to cut it out (literally with scissors – not Joey's "hook").

He was a panelist on the premiere of the 2000 version of To Tell the Truth.[5]

While involved in Fuller House in reprising his role as Joey (in a recurring role), his first behind-the-scenes involvement was featured as director of the episode "Nutcrackers".

On June 29, 2017, he competed on the premiere of the revival of ABC's Battle of the Network Stars as a member of the "TV Sitcoms" team, which beat the "TV Kids" team by a score of 22–7. That same year, he appeared as a celebrity guest on the 2017 version of the game show, Funny You Should Ask.

Personal life

He was married for two years to Jayne Modean, who played Adult Michelle in "Those Better Not Be the Days". They have one son, named Luc. Having divorced, he started dating Alanis Morissette, but they broke up shortly before she recorded her album, Jagged Little Pill. He has said that she wrote the song "You Oughta Know" about him – although she has not confirmed that.

On July 2, 2014, he married his long-time girlfriend Melissa Bring.


  • Height: 6' 0"
  • An avid fan of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers (his bedroom is decorated with Red Wings memorabilia)
    • Favorite hockey players are Steve Yzerman and Gordie Howe
  • Credited as David Coulier in the Full House pilot


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