David Alan “Dave” Coulier is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, impressionist and television host. David Alan Coulier was born to Dave & Arlen Coulier in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, on September 21, 1959. His mother’s side of the family is from Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada and his paternal grandmother was a Jewish immigrant from Germany. He got his start in stand-up comedy in high school by impersonating his principal and other staff over his high school’s PA system. He became known in the late 1980s and the early 1990s for playing Joey Gladstone on the ABC sitcom Full House.
It was announced in 2015 that he would reprise his role in the 2016 Netflix follow-up series Fuller House. He has worked as a voice actor for Robot Chicken and Bob & Doug. He played varsity hockey alongside John Blum at Notre Dame High School in Harper Woods, Michigan. His career as a comedian began when he impersonated his high school principal, an act that did not go over well.