‘Fuller House’ Recasting D.J.’s Former Boyfriend And Frenemy For Season 2, But What Happened To The Original Actors?

Victoria Miller

Fuller House will introduce two new faces for Season 2, but the characters they play will be familiar to Full House fans. The Netflix comedy is recasting the roles of D.J. Tanner's ex-boyfriend Nelson Burkhard (originally played by Jason Marsden) and her high school frenemy, Kathy Santoni (originally played by Anne Marie McEvoy), according to TVLine.

The all-grown-up Fuller House characters will turn up at D.J.'s (Candace Cameron Bure) high school reunion, and while they may not look exactly as fans remember them, their personalities haven't changed much since we last heard from them more than 20 years ago.

As for Kathy Santoni, girlfriend will still be catty — and just as pregnant as she was back in Season 7 of Full House. Oh, Mylanta!

Jason Marsden, the original Nelson, has not yet commented on the recast, but he did tweet that "news travels fast."

In an interview last fall with the blog Journey of a Frontman, Marsden said people still recognize him from his four-episode Full House role. He also revealed that Candace Cameron Bure personally approved him as her character's love interest.

"Again, to this day, people still point me out from that," Marsden said. "I'm part of pop culture. I mean you can't buy my t-shirt at Hot Topic, but people know who I am and I like that."

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