‘Fuller House’ Recasts DJ Tanner’s Ex-Boyfriend

Hal Sparks will play Nelson, who was originally portrayed by Jason Marsden on “Full House”

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“Fuller House” is bringing back another familiar face, though he’ll look slightly different.

D.J. Tanner’s (Candace Cameron Bure) ex-boyfriend Nelson, played by Jason Marsden on “Full House,” is set to make a comeback, but this time, he will be played by Hal Sparks.

D.J. dated Nelson, and was even caught in a love triangle when she couldn’t choose between him and a rock guitarist named Viper, in Season 8 of the original series.

The original “Full House” sitcom ran from 1987 to 1995, broadcasting 192 episodes on ABC.

The spinoff “Fuller House” focuses on the grown-up D.J. Tanner, recently widowed and living in San Francisco. Pregnant and with two boys, she enlists her younger sister, Stephanie, and her best friend, Kimmy, to help raise the kids.

Jeff Franklin, the creator of the original show, will serve as writer, with Kelly Sandefur as producer and Robert L. Boyett as executive producer alongside Franklin.

Marsden clarified on Twitter recently that it was his decision to not return to the role.

“Today woulda been 1st day of #FullerHouse rehearse for me. Here’s why it’s not me,” he said. “The folks at Netflix, the producers, the casting directors and the writers of Fuller House all tried to get me on the show… The decision was ultimately mine and mine alone.”

Sparks, who is known for his roles on “Queer as Folk,” “Frasier” and “CSI,” currently recurs on Disney XD’s “Lab Rats: Elite Force.”