Characters / Full House

The characters from Full House.

Jesse Katsopolis

Danny Tanner

  • '80s Hair
  • Adorkable
  • Bumbling Dad: At times, particularly to D.J., but a very effective one through and through.
  • Characterization Marches On: An early episode had Danny reluctantly cleaning the house when the boys' mothers descend upon them. The same Danny Tanner who in later episodes is shown cleaning his cleaning supplies.
    • Though he was known to be a neat freak when he was a child as well. His messiness at the beginning of the series could be attributed to depression over the recent death of his wife.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Jesse and Joey.
  • Hidden Depths: He is a skilled pool player (Joey: He went to school on a billiards scholarship) and dart player (Danny: I minored in darts.) and guitarist.
  • Ironic Nickname: Kimmy calls Danny "Mr. T".
  • Momma's Boy: Implied a few times like when Danny said he kissed his parents and the floor when he returned from camp (which Joey promptly said was a day camp) and telling DJ his mom chose his drink till he was 21.
    • May or may not have completely shaken this after Season 3's "The Return of Grandma," after explaining to his mother that most everything he did as a kid was an attempt to make her happy.
  • Neat Freak / Super OCD: He upgrades from Neat Freak to Super OCD during Spring Cleaning.

Joey Gladstone

D.J. Tanner

Stephanie Tanner

Michelle Tanner

  • Adorably Precocious Child
  • And Starring: In the last season, the twins are credited as "and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen as Michelle".
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: In later seasons.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Could be justified because she's the youngest, but many people found her "cute" antics and smart-mouthing bratty. Her brattiness is taken Up to Eleven in the Disney World episode.
  • Breakout Character: Young children often referred to Full House as "The Baby Michelle Show".
  • Catch Phrase: Several. "You got it dude!" "Aw nuts" "You're in big trouble, mister!" etc. She eventually dropped them when she got older, though.
  • Cheerful Child
  • Cool Big Sis: To her cousins Nicky and Alex in the last couple of seasons.
  • The Cutie: The studio audience goes ôaww" a lot whenever Michelle does something "cute".
  • Daddy's Girl: Being the baby of the family, Michelle always receives the most attention.
  • Deliberately Cute Child
  • Girlish Pigtails: In some episodes.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Her stuffed pig named Pinky.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Squirt" by Kimmy (which Michelle hates) and "Munchkin" from Uncle Jesse (which is fine with her).
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Karma Houdini: Big time. Even though the plot of Season 4's "Crimes and Michelle's Demeanor" involved Danny realizing he was letting her get away with too much. Lampshaded occasionally in the rest of the series. Although usually when Michelle does something wrong she DOES get a talking-to and occasionally she'll get punished, ex: The episode "Sisters in Crime".
  • Kid-Appeal Character
  • Little Miss Snarker: When she is older.
  • Missing Mom
  • Mouthy Kid: Less so than Stephanie, but is still snarky enough to qualify.
  • Never My Fault: In later seasons.
  • Precocious Crush: Michelle gets a crush on Steve after she gets a Valentine's Day present from him and wants to marry him. Steve goes along with it believing she's pretending. After he realizes the truth, Michelle is heartbroken at first but she gets over it.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: In season 2.
  • Spoiled Brat: Especially in later seasons, partially because Danny rarely disciplined her for several years and is by far the most spoiled of the three sisters.
  • Sweet Tooth: Is a fiend for cookies, ice cream, chocolate and anything sweet.

Becky Donaldson Katsopolis

Kimmy Gibbler

Nicky and Alex Katsopolis

Steve Hale

Vicky Larson

Gia Mahan

Derek S. Boyd


Denise Frazer

Aaron Bailey

Pam Tanner (neé Katsopolis)

  • Cool Big Sis: To Jesse
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has shades of this, as seen in one of Danny's home movies
  • Missing Mom: To the three girls
  • Posthumous Character: The premise of the series is that she was killed in a car accident, so Jesse and Joey moved in to help Danny with his daughters.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Discussed in one episode. Danny claims she was the most perfect woman he ever knew, but Jesse quickly reminds him of her flaws. ("And when we were little she used to hold me down and stick carrots up my nose!")