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Boyishly attractive stand-up comic who sequed into voiceovers for various animated series, hosted a weekly comedy show and became a regular on longrunning sitcom "Full House" (1987-95). As the third member of primetime's only all male parenting team, the low-key Coulier contrasted nicely with his two co-stars, high-strung Bob Saget and heartthrob John Stamos. While starring as one of the surrogate fathers on "Full House," Coulier also hosted "America's Funniest People" (1990-94), a series featuring videos of average Americans doing "funny" or unusual things.
Coulier, who had aspired to be a hockey player but was sidelined by injury, got his start in comedy by cracking up his classmates in the school cafeteria. He soon produced an evening in a local hall that attracted 900 paying customers. A stint at a local radio station writing and voicing commercials followed. He started doing stand-up at local clubs in Detroit and, on the advice of a comedian he opened for, moved to L.A in the late 1970s. Taking a job as a doorman at LA's Comedy Store, he soon got stage time and became a regular. On the basis of voice tapes he submitted to an agent, Coulier landed voiceover work with several animated series including "Scooby Doo" "Mork & Mindy," "The Muppet Babies" and "The Real Ghostbusters." He made occasional appearances on episodic TV and hosted the cable series "Out of Control" and "Kids' Choice Awards" (both 1990). He co-wrote and co-starred on the ABC Special "Inside America's Totally Unsolved Lifestyles" (1992).
Following the end of "Full House," Coulier continued his stand-up career and moved further into voiceover work both in the United States and Canada. He appeared on several episodes of the stop-motion animated series "Robot Chicken" (Adult Swim 2005- ), playing various pop culture characters, and provided the voice of Bob McKenzie in the short-lived animated series "Bob and Doug" (2009), replacing the retired Rick Moranis. In 2013, Coulier played himself on an episode of "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS 2005-2014), in a mockumentary about the late career of Canadian teen pop star Robin Sparkles, the former alter ego of the character Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders). The storyline concerned Robin's last hit single "P.S. I Love You," about her obsessive crush on a mystery man; that plot was a riff on an episode in Coulier's own past. Coulier, who had dated former teen actress and pop singer Alanis Morrissette prior to her breakthrough alt-rock single "You Oughta Know," has long been assumed to be the subject of Morrissette's venomous song.
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Took job as doorman at L.A.'s famed Comedy Store, where eventualy he got stage time and became a regular
TV series debut as a regular doing voiceovers for various characters, "Jim Henson's Muppet Babies"
Debut as a regular in a TV series, "Full House"
Voiced Peter Venkman on the animated series, "The Real Ghostbusters" (ABC)
Debut in a comedy special, "Comedy Celebration: The Comedy & Magic Club's 10th Anniversary Special"
Hosted the weekly compilation video show, "America's Funniest People"
Played father Rick on the CBS comedy "George & Leo"
Starred in the Disney Channel's "The Thirteenth Year"
Hosted "America's Most Talented Kid" (NBC)
Starred in Sean McNamara's family comedy, "The Even Stevens Movie"
Competed in the ABC reality show, "Skating with Celebrities"