D.J. Tanner’s Boyfriend Nelson Explains Why He Turned Down 'Fuller House'
Look out, Steve: Another boyfriend from D.J. Tanner's past is appearing on Fuller House Season 2 — but don't expect to see the original actor anytime soon. Jason Marsden, best-known for voicing Max Goof in A Goofy Movie and its sequel, played Nelson Burkhard on four episodes of Full House during its final season, but he won't be making any appearances on the spinoff series.
Nelson was insanely rich and liked D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure) more than she liked him. Not long after they broke up, Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) went on a date with Nelson, prompting D.J. to be like, "Wait, he was mine," and get back together with him. By the end, however, they decide to just remain friends.
TV Line announced last week Fuller House was recasting the character for its second season, and fans were not having it. They wanted the OG Nelson and they wanted him now — except it was actually Marsden's decision not to reprise his role, which he explained in a three-part Twitter video on Tuesday (August 30).
Marsden admitted practically everyone tried to get him to return.
So don't "eff Fuller House," because this was Marsden's decision.
Instead, blame Dragon Con.
Marsden, who lives in Tennessee, was invited to be a celeb guest at Dragon Con in Atlanta, which happens to be the same week he'd need to film Fuller House in Los Angeles.
Though he'll have to be recast, Marsden wished the new Nelson the best and hoped "he is still short."