Celebuzz’d Podcast: We Bet You Never Knew This Fact About Dave Coulier
So you thought that binge-watching the entire first season of Fuller House qualified you to win the Biggest Full House Fan Award, right?
Well, not quite. As it turns out, that award doesn’t actually exist, and there is still a lot to learn about the show’s cast members even after all of these years. Take Dave Coulier, Uncle Joey, for instance. We know that he can wear the hell out of a patterned sweater or a button-down shirt and that he can turn dogs into Elvis with the touch of his hands. However, in this discussion for our Celebuzz’d podcast, in partnership with Box Tops for Education, we learned that Coulier is a licensed pilot.
“I love flying. My dad flew when he was a kid. He first took me up when I was five years old and I’ve been flying since I was 18,” said Coulier. “And now my son is a pilot for Skywest Airlines so it kind of runs in the family. It’s a real passion of mine.”
Coulier is also a member of AOPA’s Hat in the Ring Society and has become an ambassador to speak on what flying can bring to communities. But of course, successfully learning how to fly is only a product of a great education, which is one of the many reasons why Coulier has teamed up with Box Tops for Education, who has helped schools nationwide earn more than $780 million for supplies they need.
“I think all of us can chip in and make the education system better, for sure. When you hear stories about teachers spending their own money to get school supplies, that the funds just aren’t there, I think we could all chip in and get more programs and more awareness like this Box Tops for Education program.”
“I think there should be a greater awareness because I’ve always said that teachers are the unsung heroes in our society. They don’t really get as much credit as they should and they should be paid way higher than actors and comedians!”
On the subject of Fuller House, Coulier said that the cast is filming the forthcoming Season 2 on Stage 24, the stage on which they filmed the original Full House.
“It’s become a pretty iconic set and so when they were filming the set for Season 1, I stopped by the studio over at Warner Bros. … and I have to tell you, watching that set being put together — I was standing up in the bleachers — I gotta be honest, I started tearing up. It’s like how many people get to go home again?”
Watch the video version of the interview at the top of the page and listen to the podcast version in the SoundCloud player below. Learn more about how you can help with Box Tops for Education’s cause and how you can enter a sweepstakes giveaway of $1 million worth of Box Tops over on their website.