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Dave Coulier Biography


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Birth Name: Dave Coulier
Born: 09/21/1959
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA


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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