And as it turns out, for the 29-year-old dancer, Fuller House was a fitting way to break into the business.
"I grew up watching Full House, and for me, it was a bucket list thing to check off," Chmerkovskiy explained.
Of course, with DWTS, the dance pro has become quite the TV star in his own right. As season 20's Mirror Ball champion, Chmerkovskiy's partner, Rumer Willis, posted a sweet, lengthy message of gratitude in August, writing, "I am truly grateful to call you my friend and I am so proud that we won together, I wouldn't have wanted to do it with anyone else. I can't wait to root for you next season. Love to you always."