Dave Coulier is back at Stanford’s this week…
It occured to me that Dave has been coming to our clubs here for well over a decade now. His long running TV show, Full House, was not only one of the biggest hits ever, but launched huge successes for all involved. The stars were Bob Saget,John Stamos, Coulier, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and Candace Cameron.
All of these actors went on to make millions after the show ended.
That might be a first and only in this biz. Usually it’s, "Hey, whatever happened to what’s-his-name from Miami Vice? You know, the black guy." That kind of thing.
Look, just cause you don’t have more TV shows or movies doesn’t make you a loser. Some actors do so well they just retire or move into another business. A few, like Henry Winkler, become producers and make tons of money.
Bob Saget went on to star of America’s Funniest Home Videos. So did Dave, and now he’s the naughty mouthed comic, doing theaters along with some film and TV work. Saget did Stanford’s in Westport a few times in the 90’s. Stamos did several other TV series and ER. He recently starred on Broadway and made the tabloid rounds with his divorce from hottie actress Rebecca Romijn.
Trust me, John has no trouble with the ladies.
The Olsen Twins made several hundred million dollars on books, DVDs, clothes – you name it.
Dave did several other TV series including The Surreal Life with Flavor Fav, Talented Kids, and America’s Funniest Home Videos. Dave’s big money comes from the hundreds of voiceovers he does and lending his voice to cartoon series like Ghost Busters and the Muppet Babies. Like Saget, Dave does lots of comedy work as well, both corporate and club work. He just loves it.
Coulier and I became pals long ago. We’re about the same age, which helps. And we share some crossover life stories. No, not crime, Dave is Mr. Clean. Dave was having lunch with me in 2002 at the Cheesecake Factory on the Plaza when I got a sad call that my Grandpa Bennie had passed out in his car out on Westport Road. I left Dave and rushed to the scene. My Grandpa, who I loved like a father, died in my arms. I was crushed. Dave waited three hours for me to come back – great guy – full of compassion.
And it was Dave who hung with me and Hearne that fateful night in 2008 that our editor and my co-writer here, tripped on the steps at Jardine’s. Oddly, the last time Dave and I doubled dated a year ago, we went to Jardine’s. I only go there a couple times a year, that was the last time before the recent KCC Christmas party.
Coulier has strong talent in comedy, acting, music and voices. He’s a rare cleancut entertainer who has made it all work. He even flys his own airplane!
If you like family humor and a true talent, here’s your guy, my friend Dave Coulier.
And yes, all three Full House stars, Bob, John and Dave remain best friends to this day – that too is rare in show biz.