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Remember DJ from Roseanne – actor Michael Fishman looks completely different grown up


Michael Fishman is best known for his part in Roseanne which originally aired between 1988 and 1997, with a brief revival in 2018

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Michael Fishman is currently playing DJ Conner in The Conners, but the ABC show is actually a spin-off from an old sitcom called Roseanne where he started his career.

The actor first found fame in 1988 in the programme until 1997, but it came back again for a brief stint in 2018.

During this time, he got to act alongside Roseanne Barr, Tom Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, and Johnny Galecki.

The show surrounded the story of the Conners family who navigated life on working class wages.

Michael played the character of DJ, who was the youngest in the family.

The most recent series follows a similar story, but this time they’re trying to get through life after their matriarch’s death.







Michael started the show when he was just six
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Michael looks completely different now
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Now 40 years old, Michael doesn’t look the same as when he was a six year old starting out in Hollywood, but his character still has the same attributes as before.

Michael has faced some difficulties in his private life, including a tragic event within his own family.

The star now has a family of his own, including his two children, Aaron and Isabelle, who he shares with ex-wife Jennifer Briner.

But back in June 2020, he lost his teenage son Larry, who he was about to adopt from the foster care system but he died of an overdose.

Michael has been open about the loss and appeared on the Tamron Hall Show where he talked about the grief he’s gone through.

He said: “I feel like I came to Larry maybe later than I wish I could.







Michael is now in The Conners
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“A couple years ago, I probably would have never shared this, to be honest with you.”

He added: “The really important part is that you’re brave enough to admit when you struggle and that you need help or that you aren’t strong.”

Michael first tied the knot with Jennifer on October 22nd 1999 but they were separated as of June 16th 2017, according to a formal application for legal separation Jennifer filed on December 27th 2018.

She officially filed for divorce the following year.

Michael’s acting career first started when he met Roseanne Barr during one of his early auditions.

She asked him to tell her a joke and he said: “Why did the turtle cross the road? it was the chicken’s day off.”

She was instantly impressed and despite not having any previous acting experience, Roseanne wanted him to be on the show as DJ Conner.







Michael first found fame on Roseanne
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He then went on to act on the programme from aged six to 15.

When the eight-episode revival of Roseanne was announced in 2017 they said most of the original main cast would be making a return.

However, at the time it was unknown if Michael would be coming back, but the following month he confirmed he had signed on to appear in the revival but wouldn’t be seen until mid-season.

The spin-off The Conners closely followed this, which he is still a part of to this day.

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