What Happened To The Original Harry From 'Full House'? There's A New Face In The Iconic Role
Fuller House has officially made its long awaited Netflix debut. The show is the latest in a long line of reboots of old shows done in the last few years. However, Fuller House seemed to be a reboot people actually wanted. The world wasn't quite done watching Uncle Jesse and his luscious locks, or hearing Stephanie say "How rude," and it looks like we will have our fill for a few more years to come. Amidst all of the excitement over the return of our favorite characters, the world somehow forgot about some of the secondary characters — like Stephanie's friend Harry Takayama. Harry does make an appearance in Fuller House, but he isn't played by the same actor this time around. So what happened to the original Full House Harry?
Now don't get me wrong. Michael Sun Lee, who plays grown up Harry, does a fine job in the role, but it will never be the same. I think Drake said it best when he said, "No new friends." Sorry, but there is just something about the thought of getting to see the old favorites all grown up that would have made this just a little more special. I'm sure they tried to get Nathan Nishiguchi, the original actor who played Harry, but no such luck. Since his role ended, he's been up to much different things than acting, and maybe even has a full house of his own.
Sadly, this story won't end with me telling you about all the film and television appearances you missed Nishiguchi in over the years, because he hasn't been in anything in over 25 years. After his role on Full House, he played Akira in Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes, and then disappeared from the spotlight. And I mean, really disappeared, as in no twitter account, a private Instagram account, and no acting credits to his name. It's like the actor behind the beloved character completely ghosted us over the years, but fans shouldn't despair. Although the we may never get to see the original Harry Takayama back on Fuller House, It's safe to say he's probably still enjoying his life as it is.
Hopefully, when he gets married for real, he won't leave his wife at the alter to be home in time for dinner.
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