Fuller House Nelson Recast

Fuller House Recast: Hal Sparks to Play D.J.'s Ex-Boyfriend Nelson in Season 2

When D.J. reunites with her ex-boyfriend in Fuller House‘s upcoming second season, sparks will fly. Hal Sparks, that is.

Sparks, best known for starring in Showtime’s Queer as Folk, will fill the role of walking bank account Nelson Burkhard, TVLine has learned. He’ll bump into D.J. at their high school reunion, where she’ll discover that he hasn’t changed one bit — well, except for his face.

Jason Marsden originally portrayed Nelson on Full House, but as TVLine previously reported, the character was recast for Fuller House, along with the role of D.J.’s high school frenemy Kathy Santoni. In a series of videos posted to Twitter, Marsden explained that it was his decision not to revisit the role.

“The folks at Netflix, the producers, the casting directors and the writers of Fuller House all tried … to get me on the show,” he told his followers. “The decision was ultimately mine and mine alone.”

Sparks’ post-Folk TV credits include roles on Frasier, CSI and Las Vegas. He currently recurs on Disney XD’s Lab Rats: Elite Force.

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18 Comments
  1. MattySi says:

    I so called this!

  2. Shar says:

    Hal Sparks is 46 and he is supposed to be a contemporary of DJ’s?

  3. flutiefan says:

    wish Marsden would’ve reconsidered :'(

  4. MelindaB says:

    I saw the inset picture and thought that it was David Lascher.

  5. thenabster126 says:

    This isn’t the second time Sparks replaced Marsden. He replaced him in Tak. They have an almost 6 year difference.

  6. thenabster126 says:

    He is the same age as Chris Kratt, Paul Rudd, Jay Kay, etc. He was born on the same day as Catherine Zeta-Jones

  7. thenabster126 says:

    Few months older than Tommy Page.

  8. thenabster126 says:

    Jason Lee is a bit younger. Sparks was born around the same time as Jen Aniston and Matthew Perrry, 2 months after Apollo 11, and 1 month after Sharon Tate’s murder.

  9. thenabster126 says:

    He was 18 when Full House came out, 2 years older than Tupac, 3 years than Biggie. A eyar older than Matt Damon, Ethan Hawke.

  10. thenabster126 says:

    2 years older than Sean Astin, year younger than Josh Brolin and Criss Angel.

  11. thenabster126 says:

    2 months older than Jakob Dylan.