I'm going to use that someday." And he said, "Ah, you can't steal that." So I starred on a show on Nickelodeon called Out of Control and it became my hook on the show.
And when Full House started, I just brought it over and it stuck.
But I read the part and I said, Ah, that was great.
Then I was walking out and Tom Miller, one of the Full House executive producers, said, "Can you read for the role of the father as well? Full House seemed to work in a lot of your voice-over talents, and it became iconic for your character.
I'll be able to play corporate dates, colleges, television, and never have to edit a joke. We've been seeing clean comedy sets on Letterman and The Tonight Show for decades. I was always a jock growing up, played a lot of hockey in Detroit.
But, if you look at the top-touring comedians right now, Jim Gaffigan and Brian Regan, completely clean. Everyone knows you as Joey from Full House, but many people from the same generation might be surprised to know you did lots of voice acting in cartoons throughout the '80s, like Muppet Babies and Ghostbusters. I was always the funny guy in the locker room and when you got 20 guys sitting around, you have a captive audience.
We're acting like idiots, we're acting like adults and we're, you know, pulling our pants off and trying to make the crew laugh, and the moms would go, "Um, gentlemen, the kids are watching you. " It was usually Bob and me, and then sometimes, because John was with us, he was guilty by association.
The show's never been off the air since it premiered.
One of the most enduring things about your Joey is his trademark phrase "Cut. We've been friends since we were 8 years old and we used to shoot little 8mm film comedies with a camera his dad had given us.
But Mark and I, we were a comedy duo for a couple of minutes and he would do this Mark Suave character and he would always do this: He would look at a lady in the front row and go, "You're in love with me, now cut. out." And so I told him, "I'm going to steal that.
So I would just do impressions of teammates, or coaches, or guys that we knew and that's kinda how I started – then people started telling me, "You know you're pretty good at that." And, so I guess, enough people told me to the point where I started to believe it myself and I guess it turned into a career, didn't it? " And that was my first voice-over job working for Scooby-Doo, believe it or not. DC: I went on a cattle-call audition — they were auditioning every comedian from New York and Los Angeles.
As a kid, it started with Bullwinkle and Popeye, 'cause I loved watching those shows. A., when I was 20 years old, I put an audition tape together and I sent it to Hanna-Barbera on a Friday, and on Monday, they called and said, "Listen, we love your voice, Dave. And it actually turned out, to be honest with you, to be one of the easiest jobs I ever auditioned for.
It's on syndication and still airs multiple times a day – it's everywhere.