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'The Unauthorized Full House Story' Premieres Tonight on Lifetime, Stars Garrett Brawith, Justin Mader, Justin Gaston

The cast of the Lifetime Original Movie, The Unauthorized Full House Story, premiering Saturday, August 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Photo by Sergei Bachlakov Copyright 2015

Lifetime movie The Unauthorized Full House Story premieres Saturday, August 22, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and Twitter is sure to have something to say (#UnauthorizedFullHouse).

From its start as an unassuming family comedy in 1987 to its eventual wildly popular 192-episode run, this World premiere film centers on the rise of the cast of one of America's most beloved family sitcoms and the pressures they faced in balancing their television personas with their real lives.

Justin Gaston stars as “John Stamos/Jesse Katsopolis” in
The Unauthorized Full House Story. Photo by
Sergei Bachlakov Copyright 2015
The cast includes
DANNY TANNER: Garrett Brawith as Bob Saget
JOEY GLADSTONE: Justin Mader as Dave Coulier
JESSE KATSOPOLIS: Justin Gaston as John Stamos
REBECCA DONALDSON: Stephanie Bennett as Lori Loughlin
D.J. TANNER: Shelby Armstrong and Brittney Wilson as the younger and older versions of Candace Cameron
STEPHANIE TANNER: Dakota Guppy and Jordyn Olson as the younger and older versions of Jodie Sweetin
MICHELLE TANNER: Blaise and Kinslea Todd as the toddler versions of twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Calla and Tyla Jones playing them at age six and Kylie and Jordan Armstrong as the twins at nine years of age
KIMMY GIBBLER: Aislyn Watson and Jaime Schneider as the younger and older versions of Andrea Barber.

Watch a sneak peek below:


Justin Mader as Dave Coulier / “Joey Gladstone”
Over the last 17 years Justin Mader has been working consistently on stage and screen. His most recent television credits include movies The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe and A Very Merry Mix-Up, as well as the series Bitten, Covert Affairs, Rookie Blue, Flashpoint, The Ron James Show and Dan for Mayor. In 2008, Mader was in the feature film Death Race with Jason Statham and Tyrese Gibson. He was recently on stage as “Roy” in James McLure’s Lone Star and has been involved in the Toronto sketch comedy scene for many years. Mader is currently writing and producing an independent feature that pays homage to his grandfathers.

Justin Gaston as John Stamos / “Uncle Jesse”
Justin Gaston was born on August 12, 1988 in Pineville, Louisiana. He left his hometown at the age of 17 and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting and music. Gaston was a contestant on season six of Nashville Star where he finished 10th overall. He first found work as a model for Armani, Diesel, GF Ferré, and other notable labels. 

Gaston got his first role on the hit show Glee and has since been seen on the HBO movie Game Change, The Client List, and VH1’s Single Ladies. He is best known for starring on the NBC soap opera Days of our Lives.

Garrett Brawith As Bob Saget / “Danny Tanner”
Garrett Brawith is a native of Sacramento, California. As a teenager, he moved to Maui, Hawaii and started a golf business with his father. Knowing few people, Brawith auditioned for a small play, was cast as the lead, and quickly found himself deeply immersed in the local theater scene. His strong passion for acting led him to Los Angeles where he immediately began working in a professional Shakespeare company. Brawith also found himself on screen consistently, with guest appearances on many hit television shows such as Showtime’s Dexter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Judging Amy, The Invisible Man and General Hospital. He also has numerous credits on independent films, including the Prism award winning Rolling and Lionsgate’s Diary of a Serial Killer. Brawith directed the hit comedy, FDR: American Badass! (Barry Bostwick, Bruce McGill) and the cult favorite Poolboy, Drowning Out The Fury (Kevin Sorbo, Danny Trejo), which he also directed and produced. Both films premiered at Comic-Con.

As a stand-up comedian, Brawith has performed at venues such as The World Famous Hollywood Improv, The Icehouse and The Laugh Factory. He has also worked steadily in commercials and can be seen in spots for Dr. Pepper, Jackson-Hewitt, Esurance, TNT, CMT, Burger King and as ‘The Magic Fridge Guy’ for Bud Light, voted #1 commercial of the Superbowl in USA today.


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