Stand-up Comedian, Impressionist, Voice Actor, Television Host
|Born||September 21, 1959|
|Appeared in||The Real Ghostbusters Seasons 3-7|
|Character Portrayed||Peter Venkman|
David Coulier, is an American stand-up comedian, impressionist, and television/voice actor. He is best known for his role as Joey Gladstone on the ABC sitcom Full House.
Coulier has done extensive voice work for shows including Extreme Ghostbusters, The Real Ghostbusters and Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters (taking over the character of Peter Venkman after Lorenzo Music's departure from the role), Muppet Babies after Howie Mandel left (Baby Animal, Baby Bunsen, Bean Bunny and Uncle Statler and Waldorf, even a pre-teen Janice for one episode), Scooby and Scrappy-Doo, The Jetsons, Rude Dog and the Dweebs, Detention, and Teen Titans.
However, Coulier is probably most famous for the role of Joey Gladstone on the sitcom Full House. He stayed on the show from 1987 until its cancellation in 1995. He was famous for doing voices and impressions. In addition to Full House, Coulier starred in the children's comedy series Out of Control and appeared on George and Leo and Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher. He has also hosted America's Funniest People with Arleen Sorkin and later with Tawny Kitaen and Opportunity Knocks. Additionally, he was also a voice actor in Yogi Bear and the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose, and has voiced Felix the Cat on a few occasions.
In addition to his voice work, Coulier has also taken a few acting parts appearing in the Disney Channel Original Movie's The Thirteenth Year and The Even Stevens Movie (where he had a cameo as a reality show host), as well as the Nickelodeon Original Movie Shredderman Rules.
He also founded his own children's entertainment company F3 Entertainment in 2000. In 2003, Coulier appeared on the 3rd season of The Surreal Life. Then in 2006, he appeared on the TV reality show Skating with Celebrities on FOX, where he was paired with Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan.
Currently he is a member of Duck's Breath Mystery Theater touring comedy troupe (which he claims is clean comedy but not quite as wholesome as Full House) as well as host of the series Animal Kidding. He was also a Kids Choice Awards host, and stars as Mr. Byrd in the TV movie Shredderman Rules in 2007.
On June 2, 2008, Chikara Pro Wrestling announced that Coulier was elected by the CHIKARA Board of Directors as the new commissioner of the promotion, a position that he will hold for the following two years until the next election (taking place on May 25, 2010). Coulier is the successor to former Commissioner and fellow "Full House" cast member Bob Saget.