Bob Saget, headliner of “La Fête à la maison” broadcast between 1987 and 1995, which will also return 20 years later on Netflix, died on January 9 at the age of 65. What happened to the cast of the cult series?
The sad announcement of the death of Bob Saget, father figure in the cult series La Fête à la maison, which aired from 1987 to 1995, rekindled memories of the Sitcom, which began airing in France in April 1989 on Antenne 2, and multi-broadcast since. It has also been available since March 2016 on Netflix, as well as its sequel, La Fête à la maison: 20 ans après; exclusivity of the platform.
What happened to the talents of the series? From John Stamos to Candace Cameron Bure, passing by the twin sisters Olsen, the bubbly Jodie Sweetin, or Lori Loughlin, alias Rebeccas Donaldson in the series? Careers on a roller-coaster ride anyway … Find out in the slideshow below!
Danny Tranner (Bob Saget)
American actor Bob saget was found dead in his hotel room at age 65 on January 9, 2022. Saget first got to know himself as a comedian before becoming Danny Tanner, Michelle’s daddy, DJ and Stephanie in Home party, role he will hold for 8 seasons, broadcast from 1987 to 1995.
He returned to television in 2001 for one season for A Father Can Hide Another, then multiplies the small roles, especially vocals. His attempts to find a flagship series will end in failure, until he is hired for a few episodes of Entourage, then especially to do the voice of “Old Ted” in How I Met Your Mother, for a sequence which opens and closes each episode of the series.
In 2016, Home party had returned to Netflix after 20 years of absence, and Saget resumed his role at irregular intervals during the 5 seasons of this revival.
DJ Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure)
The little DJ, who we saw growing up, changed a lot in 20 years when she came back to do Home party. In this suite, she was a veterinarian and mother of three. Now a widow, she moved to her childhood home with her sister Stéphanie and her former neighbor Kimmy. Candace Cameron Bure has not had a dazzling career: the 45-year-old actress has only appeared in 20 years in small TV films and the series Championnes à tout prix. Since 2015, she has been the headliner of a thriller (and hit) TV drama series Aurora Teagarden; where she plays a librarian member of a literary club of murder enthusiasts, confronted with different crimes. They are currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos)
John stamos is arguably the most successful on television after the end of Home party. We saw it in Friends (Zack, Chandler’s colleague), Urgences (for 4 years), and even in Glee! But his series are not always synonymous with success. The actor also starred in a series called Grandfathered (where he learns he is a father AND grandfather at the same time), a show that did not panic the crowds and will be canceled after a year. In 2018, he married actress Caitlin McHugh.
Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier)
The unforgettable Joey, with his puppets and his taste for imitations, was back for a few episodes on Netflix for Home party, 20 years later. A welcome opportunity for the actor who has done almost nothing since the end of the sitcom in 1995. In front of the camera gets along; the actor, on the other hand, has worked quite a bit on the voice dubbing side. Dave Coulier has since returned to his first love, comedy, regularly doing Stand-Up. He married in 2014 with actress Melissa Bring, surrounded by the cast of the series Home party.
Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber)
Who doesn’t remember the wacky Kimmy, the somewhat intrusive neighbor of the Tanner family? Twenty years later, Andrea Barber reprized her role on Netflix. This time, she was the mother of a rather difficult teenager. After the airing of the first series, the actress continued her studies, eventually graduating with a master’s degree from York University in Great Britain. In 2002, she married an American lawyer by the name of Jeremy Rytky, with whom she had two children, and will divorce in 2014. Between the two series, Andrea Barber has practically nothing filmed.
Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin)
Revealed very young in Home party, Jodie sweetin was obviously in the sequel filmed 20 years later and released on Netflix, where she had become an accomplished, funny, young woman and a DJ in life; arguably the character who had changed the most in 20 years. Appeared only in two TV movies in 20 years and a handful of obscure independent films, she experienced drug problems in the decade after the sitcom aired. She also told of her addiction in an autobiographical book called unSweetined. Appearing in the cast of season 22 of the US version of Dancing with the Stars, this mother of two daughters launched in 2019 a podcast devoted .. To parental life!
Rebecca Donaldson (Lori Loughlin)
The beautiful Lori Loughlin has also resumed service in Home party: 20 years later, but for a few appearances only. Unlike the other actors of the sitcom, the young woman correctly negotiated after the sitcom. She was able to bounce back thanks to her role as Ava Gregory in Season 2 of Summerland and Debbie Wilson (Annie’s mother) in 90210 Beverly Hills Next Generation. Married in 1997 to Mossimo Giannulli, a designer, they have two adult children. In 2019, the actress and her husband were caught in the legal turmoil of the college admissions scandal, alongside Felicity Huffman. At the end of 2020, Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison, and her husband five.
Steve Hale (Scott Weinger)
The former DJ boyfriend has also changed a lot since season 5 of The Party at the House where his character, Steve, appears for the first time. Actor Scott Weinger, also screenwriter (90210 Beverly Hills New Generation, Galavant) reprized his role in the revival. Aged 46, he is also a co-writer and producer of the Plan Coeur series, broadcast on Netflix.
Michelle Tanner (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen)
Born practically on television and now 35 years old, the twins Olsen become famous by sharing the role of Michelle Tanner in the sitcom Home party from 1987 to 1995. Co-starring in numerous films, TV movies and series, Mary-Kate has also had a solo career with roles in Weeds and Samantha Who? But the two sisters, who are mostly devoted to their fashion empire, refused to reprise the role of Michelle in Home party: 20 years later.