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Candace Cameron Bure - What Ever Happened To DJ Tanner From Full House?

Updated on August 14, 2008

Where is Candace Cameron?

You may remember Candace Cameron who played the oldest sister on the hit series Full House. But what is she doing now? Follow her journey as she went from child star to wife, mother and growing in God.

About Candace

Candace Cameron Bure was born April 6, 1976 to Robert and Barbara Cameron. She is the younger sister of Kirk Cameron and has 2 older sisters, Bridgette and Melissa.

Her big break came in 1986, when she was 10. She received the call to audition for the role of D.J. Tanner on Full House. She impressed the studio executives and producers so much that they delayed taping the pilot to allow her to complete work on her other obligations.

Full House instantly became one of the most successful sitcoms of all time. It ran for 8 years and is ranked as one of the top series of all time.

Candace Cameron on Full House

Candace Cameron on Full House
Candace Cameron on Full House

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Full House: Season 1
Full House: Season 1

Full House the ever-popular family-friendly sitcom about a recent widower (Bob Saget) who takes over raising his three daughters with the help of his wife's brother (John Stamos) and his best friend (Dave Coulier) is finally coming to DVD! The series launched the careers of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: COMEDY UPC: 012569595972

Full House: Season 2
Full House: Season 2

The antics continue in the third season of Full House. Set in San Francisco this is a show about a very loving family headed by Danny Tanner who became a single father when his wife was killed in a car accident. Danny's brother-in-law Jesse and and his best friend Joey move into the house to help Danny raise his three daughters D.J. Stephanie and Michelle. This season D.J. begins junior high Stephanie becomes acclimated to elementary school without her big sister around and Michelle celebrates her third birthday!Running Time: 536 min.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: TELEVISION/SERIES & SEQUELS UPC: 012569721487

Full House: Season 3
Full House: Season 3

New additions to the Tanner household birthday parties at gas stations bullies at school death-defying stunts and more! Join the Tanners once again for another hilarious season of Full House. Watch as DJ hides out with her first bout of acne Michelle starts school Stephanie drives Joey's new car and the men compete to see who's the most athletic of them all. Don't miss the latest antics of the Tanners in the complete third season for the first time ever on DVD!Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: COMEDY Rating: NR UPC: 012569752573 Manufacturer No: 75257

Full House: Season 4
Full House: Season 4

A wedding to remember a surprise addition to the Tanner family a hole-in-the-wall dilemma Joey goes to Hollywood and more! Join the Tanners once again for another hilarious season of Full House. Watch as the girls graduate to the next grade level Stephanie has to wear glasses for the first time and neighbor Steve Urkel drops by for a visit Jesse and Rebecca gets married after some hilarious mishaps.Running Time: 593 min.System Requirements:Running Time 593 Mins.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: TELEVISION/SERIES & SEQUELS Rating: NR UPC: 012569755697 Manufacturer No: 75569

Full House: Season 5
Full House: Season 5

There are two new additions to the Tanner family and tons of laughs! Join the Tanners once again for another hilarious season of Full House. Watch as Danny is bachelor of the month DJ learns how to drive Michelle turns five Stephanie moves into the bathroom and Becky and Jesse have twins! Don't miss the latest antics of the Tanners in the complete fifth season for the first time ever on DVD!Running Time: 609 min.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: TELEVISION/SERIES & SEQUELS Rating: NR UPC: 012569804531 Manufacturer No: 80453

Full House: Season 6
Full House: Season 6

The laughs and lessons keep on coming in the sixth season! Join the Tanners once again for another hilarious season of Full House. Watch as Danny struggles to maintain a long-distance relationship, DJ goes to Prom, Michelle learns you don't get everything you want, Stephanie has to make an important decision and Becky and Jesse decide on pre-schools! Don't miss the latest antics of the Tanners in the complete sixth season for the first time ever on DVD!

Full House: Season 7
Full House: Season 7

Fun and games love and laughs - all under one roof! Full House is back for a sunny seventh season with 24 episodes full of remember-when joy. This time around Jesse inherits the Smash Club the venue where his band used to play. Joey falls for a comedienne who's into insult humor (sooo unTanner.) And Danny wins a perfect-couple contest with an unlikely ?fianc?e.? The girls are busy too: Michelle enters a soapbox derby. D.J. sweats the SATs and Stephanie starts a new school and makes a surprising new friend. But the biggest surprise comes last when Danny gets an offer on the Tanner house at double its value. With the house so full and lives so busy could it be time for everyone to split up and move on?Running Time: 572 min.System Requirements:Running Time: 572 minsFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: TELEVISION/SERIES & SEQUELS UPC: 085391114666 Manufacturer No: 111466

Full House: Season 8
Full House: Season 8

Half the fun in following a long-running series comes from watching the cast grow and change. In Full House's final season, Joey (Dave Coulier) grows out his hair, seventh-grader Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) starts wearing makeup, and preschoolers Alex and Nicky (Dylan and Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit) form complete sentences. Other (non-cosmetic) developments: Jesse (John Stamos) forms a new band--and dubs them Hot Daddy and the Monkey Puppets (yikes!)--while senior D.J. (Candace Cameron) prepares for college. As in years past, the best episodes incorporate dream sequences. In "Making out Is Hard to do," Jesse imagines he’s the subject of a documentary--with Kimmy Gibler (Andrea Barber) as his wife. "My Left and Right Foot" mixes humor with horror when Michelle (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) imagines she's a circus clown because her feet are growing so fast. The third-grader also appears in the season's low point, "Claire and Present Danger," in which she dresses up as a trash-talking floozy (tiny tarts are rarely a good idea). After eight years, Full House hadn't run out of steam, but family sitcoms were on the wane. Though the show was never the coolest or most cutting-edge, its life lessons still apply. Sometimes it could even be unexpectedly insightful, as when Danny (Bob Saget) remarks, "When kids seem the least lovable, that's when they need love the most." He jokes that he stole the line from his Ziggy calendar, but truer words were never spoken, and the Tanner household was never short on love. Fans who missed the final episode ("Michelle Rides Again") will also be pleased to find that the writers came upon a clever way to unite Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen onscreen. That's right: two Michelles--in her imagination, of course. --Kathleen C. Fennessy


Watch Candace Sing On Full House

Candace's Appearances in Movies & Television

* Punky Brewster (TV series) as Jennifer (1985)

* Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) as Cindy Nelson

* Full House (1987-1995) (TV series) as Donna Jo

"D.J." Tanner

* Punchline (1988) as Carrie

* Mickey Mouse Club (1989) - episode Guest Day

* Camp Cucamonga (1990) as Amber Lewis

* Kidz in the Wood/Mr Foster's Field Trip - (1994)

(TV Movie)

* Monster Mash: The Movie (1995) as Mary

* No One Would Tell (1996) as Stacy Collins

* Freshman Fall/She Cried No (1996) as Melissa


* Boy Meets World (1997) - episode "The Witches of

Pennbrook" as Witch Millie

* Selena(film) (1997) Fan at the mall

* The Krew (2001) as Chief Karls

* That's So Raven (2007) - episode Teacher's Pet as

Courtney Dearborn

* The Wager (2007) as Cassandra

* The View (2007) as herself; November 21, 2007

Candace's Family

Candace and her husband, Valeri met at a charity hockey game through Dave Coulier, "Joey" on Full House.

She asked him for a signed jersey and then they exchanged numbers. They have been married for 11 years and have 3 beautiful children - Natasha, Lev and Maksim.

Candace & Valeri's Wedding With Full House Stars

Candace & Valeri's Wedding With Full House Stars
Candace & Valeri's Wedding With Full House Stars

"Who knew this boy from Russia would marry a Hollywood actress? Being raised on opposite ends of the world, it certainly wasn't something that either Candace or I had imagined, but having strong work ethics and family values in common was a combination that naturally clicked."

- Valeri Bure

The Bure Family

The Bure Family
The Bure Family

Candace, Growing in God

Candace's Testimony in Her Own Words

"When I was growing up, my family wasn’t Christian. We didn’t talk about God and I didn’t know anything about him. When I was twelve years old, my parents told us we were going to church; a friend had invited us.

It was strange to me, and I giggled at the thought of God. But as we continued to go every Sunday, my heart felt warm, and I saw how happy my mom, brother and sister were. I decided that I wanted to feel the same way.

It was Jesus Christ that was producing this change in them, so one Sunday morning, I asked Jesus into my heart as my personal Lord and Savior. I was baptized along with some of my family at a later service. I was extremely excited about what I thought was my new Christian life."


"During my teenage years, I had what one would consider a very good life. I was on a hit TV show, was making lots of money and had a loving and supportive family...."

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      I can not believe she is all grown up now! I used to watch her every Friday night. Great Lens!


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