Fuller House’s Uncle Jesse was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in June. Uncle Jesse was arrested just days after he announced Netflix will be filming the long-awaited spin-off of Full House (1987-1995). One month after John Stamos, a Fuller House star, was nicked for the DUI, he entered rehab. All reports indicate he has a substance abuse problem. However, the specific details are not forthcoming.
As a result of the DUI, the star has had two projects shelved, temporarily at least. The Fox station’s program called Grandfathered premiere was initially scheduled to air on Sept. 29 and the Netflix project Fuller House, is in pre-production.
Fox’s Grandfathered is about a confirmed bachelor who finds out he is a father and grandfather. There have been no announcements about a new air date for the premiere.
The story line for Fuller House begins with D.J. Tanner-Fuller, played by Candace Bure, a pregnant and widowed mother of two, turns to her childhood friend, Kimmy Gibbler, for help. Andrea Barber, who plays Gibbler, is also a single parent. There are 13 episodes scheduled with Bure, Barber and Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner) and is due to begin sometime in 2016. Stamos, as Uncle Jesse, is scheduled to be in two episodes. Joey Gladstone played by Dave Coulier, Becky Katsopolis played by Lori Loughlin, and Danny Tanner played by Bob Saget are all scheduled to be in one episode. There is no date published for filming to begin.
DUI charges among the Hollywood elite are nothing new. Fuller House star Stamos was nicked for DUI, and he has good company. Some of the other celebrities arrested on DUI charges are Paris Hilton, Keifer Sutherland, Shia LaBeouf, Mickey Rourke and Justin Bieber. The list is extensive, according to Buzzfeed and the Huffington Post.
Stamos appeared to be in deep water before this DUI. According to Fox News in 2010, he was accused of having has a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl. His accuser was charged with, “conspiring to bilk [the] actor,” out of “,hundreds of thousands of dollars.” Brian L. (the male half of the conspirators) threatened Stamos via email; he wanted $680,000 in exchange for photos he wanted to sell to the tabloids. Stamos contacted the FBI, which ended in a sting operation, and the defendants were arrested.
The bad boy image is not new for Stamos; his first acting gig was as Blackie Parrish on General Hospital, an ABC daytime serial. He was a hit with the audience and his initial five-episode appearance became a, “two-year stint.” Parrish was a long-haired foster child who played the drums and was fawned over by the teen-aged co-star’s characters. The actor and Parrish had music in common. Bio describes the actor’s career as, drummer, television and film actor and singer.
The Beach Boys invited the artist to perform with them during a Fourth of July concert. The Washington D.C. concert in 1985 had 1.5 million people in attendance. According to Bio, “Stamos’ penchant for percussion,” earned him the privilege of being invited to tour with the band. They also asked him to play as a session drummer. The Beach Boys and Stamos produced a single Forever, which featured the actor/drummer on vocals.
The song was used on Full House during Uncle Jesse and his bride Becky’s wedding episode. In a different episode called Under The Influence, D.J. deals with Kimmy’s intoxication at a frat party by wrestling the keys from her and driving them home safely. At the end of the episode, Kimmy voices a complaint about D.J. taking the keys and treating her like a child. D.J. responds by saying, “my mom died from a drunk driver, and I didn’t want lose my best friend the same way.” Currently, rehab is where Uncle Jesse is, because he, also known as John Stamos, a Fuller House star, got nicked for DUI.
By Cathy Milne
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