Blake McIver was a child actor with family-friendly roles in "Full House," "The Little Rascals" and "Home Improvement."

Now, he's a go-go dancer.

"I'm not embarrassed," McIver told RumorFix of his profession of the past year. He was working as a vocal coach, but business got slow and he decided to get his go-go on.

"In the process, I found it so liberating and empowering," he said.

The 28-year-old came out as gay three years ago. He said he was bullied while attending a Christian high school, which affected how he felt about himself.

"I had so much shame about my body," he told RumorFix. "This was a way to express myself that was safe, sensual and fun ... I'm not hiding who I am anymore -- not pretending I'm something I'm not."

Blake McIver on Bravo’s  The People s Couch.
Blake McIver on Bravo's The People s Couch. (Bravo)

In other words, all the acting gigs dried up.

McIver played Waldo in 1994's "Little Rascals" and Michelle Tanner's friend Derek Boyd on "Full House" from 1992 to 1995. He recently appeared on Bravo's new show, "The People's Couch."

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