Miko Hughes (Aaron Bailey)
If Blake McIver Ewing was Hollywood's snot in the early '90s, Miko Hughes played the token brat. From "Kindergarten Cop" to Michelle's classmate on "Full House," his characters had attitude for miles. When Hughes wasn't giving lip to adults and teachers, he was appearing in horror films -- "Stephen King's Pet Sematary" and "Wes Craven's New Nightmare" -- and it looks like his career has come full circle. Find out what the now 26-year-old is up to these days.
Can you tell me how you got cast on "Full House"?
I think my character was originally supposed to be in only one episode, but it worked and they kept bringing me back. I did 13 episodes over the years.
Who did you get along with on set?
Man, I was so young. John Stamos, his character and my character were always butting heads, but I thought he was pretty cool.
Around the same time as "Full House," you were playing quite a number of bratty little kids. Did you like playing those types of characters?
Yeah, I think I did. It was kind of fun. It was an escape because I don't think I was like that in real life.
Do you remember, in either watching it or filming it, a favorite episode?
Oh man. It's funny -- a lot of times people will tell me, "Oh. I saw you on this episode and this happened. And I'll catch reruns. Actually, today was the first time I'd seen an episode in ages. But there's a lot of episodes that I've completely forgotten.
I think one that I do remember we were super heroes and we all wore headbands and we got to jump on the beds. It was something like the Mighty Morphin' Kids Club. [Editor's note: Close enough. It was the Mighty Mutant Super Kids Club.]
Do you remember the kids hanging out a lot on set?
I remember that's when pogs were like huge and Jodie Sweetin taught me how to play pogs. She was kicking my butt because I didn't know what I was doing at all. [Laughs.] We would trade pogs and at lunch we would play. It was fun.
What's been your most interesting fan encounter?
Actually, I had a friend from Germany who was a big "Full House" fan and I think she found me on MySpace when that was a thing. We slowly became friends and we ending up hanging out. She and her boyfriend flew out from Germany and hung out for two weeks with me and girlfriend.
So how often do you watch reruns?
If it's on, I'll try to see if it's one of my episodes and watch it for nostalgia, but usually I'm on a time constraint and I don't have time for a full episodes.
IWhere do you think Aaron would be now?
[Laughs.] He's be on parole probably. He's a trouble maker so I assume he'd be in trouble these days.
I know a lot of the former castmembers keep in touch. Who do you still talk you?
I've run into Tahj Mowry and Blake Ewing over the years just randomly. They're great guys and it's always a pleasure to run into them. We have a connection. Even if we haven't seen each other for years, the "Full House" crowd kind of picks up where we left of.
And what's next for you?
I did a zombie movie last year and I'm trying my hand for my first time at directing. I wrote and am going to direct a short film next month. It's a whole new scenario, something I've never tried before. It's scary, but very exciting. It's going to be part of an anthology series and it's five different writers and directors. It'll be on Chiller sometime next year.