John Stamos Biography

John Stamos is an actor and musician best known for his role as Jesse Katsopolis in the sitcom ‘Full House’. This biography of John Stamos provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.

John Stamos
Quick Facts

Birthday: August 19, 1963

Nationality: American

Famous: Quotes By John Stamos Actors

Age: 56 Years, 56 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Leo

Also Known As: John Phillip Stamos

Born in: Cypress, California, U.S.

Height: 6'0" (183 cm), 6'0" Males

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Rebecca Romijn (m. 1998–2005)

father: Bill Stamos

mother: Loretta

siblings: Alaina, Jannen

U.S. State: California

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John Phillip Stamos is an actor cum musician who is a major television celebrity in the U.S. with shows like ‘Full House’ and ‘General Hospital’ under his belt. Initially he had an image of the quintessential bad-boy with his boyish charms and raw sex appeal though later on he worked hard to shed off this image by taking on more serious roles. As a teenager he used to work in his parents’ fast food restaurant and also used to play drums in his school’s marching band. He was just 15 when he announced to his parents his intentions of pursuing a career in acting and music which they fully supported. The young man got his first break when he was cast as Blackie in the soap opera ‘General Hospital’. He was much loved in this role and this paved the way for more substantial television and movie roles in future. His portrayal of Jesse Katsopolis on the ABC sitcom Full House made him an overnight heartthrob and established his reputation as a major television star. Along with acting, he branched into the musical theatre making his Broadway debut as an emcee in 1995. He is also a skilled musician who can play several instruments like drums, guitar, keyboard and bass.

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John Stamos
Childhood & Early Life
  • He was born as the eldest among three siblings to Bill Stamos and Loretta. His father was a restaurateur of Greek origin. He has two sisters.
  • He attended John F. Kennedy High School where he also played drums in the school’s marching band. As a teenager he also helped his family in running the restaurant business.
  • He saw his first Beach Boys concert in 1976 and decided to pursue a career in music and acting. His parents supported his ambitions and encouraged their son to try his hand at a professional acting career.
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Career
  • His first television role was as Blackie Parrish in the medical drama ‘General Hospital’ in 1982. Initially the character was to appear for just five episodes, but the audiences loved Stamos so much that his character was made a mainstay. He was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for this role.
  • He got the lead role in the CBS sitcom called ‘Dreams’ in 1984 in which he played the aspiring musician Gino Minnelli. The show ran for just one season.
  • He was a part of the main cast of the sitcom ‘You Again?’ in which he played the son of the character of Jack Klugman. The show was aired on NBC from 1986 to 1987 for 26 episodes.
  • He got a big career breakthrough in 1987 when he was selected to play Jesse Katsopolis in the sitcom ‘Full House’. He portrayed an exterminator turned rock musician in the hugely popular series that completed 192 episodes before being taken off the air in 1995.
  • As a musician, he has occasionally performed with his idols, The Beach Boys. In 1992 he sang the song ‘Forever’ for the band’s album ‘Summer in Paradise’. He also featured in the music video titled ‘Forever by Jesse and the Rippers’.
  • He played the paramedic/doctor Tony Gates, in the medical drama television series ‘ER’. His character was introduced during the Season 13 in the year 2005. He portrayed the character till 2009.
  • He also branched out into films with small roles in minor films. Throughout the decade of the 2000s he appeared in movies like ‘Party Monster’ (2003), ‘Knots’ (2004), and ‘Farce of the Penguins’ (2006).
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  • He portrayed Karl Lindner in the 2008 television film ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ which was based on the play of the same name by Lorraine Hansberry. The film was critically acclaimed and nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Made For Television Movie.
  • During the 2010-11 season, he made four appearances as Dr. Carl Howell in the teen musical comedy drama ‘Glee’. The series was very popular and had been nominated for 19 Emmy Awards.
  • He was a part of the recurring cast of the sitcom ‘The New Normal’ in which he played Brice in five episodes from 2012 to 2013. He also plays a recurring role in the television drama series ‘Necessary Roughness’.
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Major Works
  • He is best known for his role as Jesse Katsopolis in the sitcom series ‘Full House’ in which he plays a rock musician who helps his widowed brother-in-law in raising his three daughters. The show was highly successful and endeared his character of ‘Uncle Jesse’ to the audiences.
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Awards & Achievements
  • He won the Young Artist Award for the Best young Actor in a Daytime Series in 1984 for ‘General Hospital’.
  • He was presented with the T.V. Land Awards for Favorite Elvis Impersonation for ‘Full House’ in 2007.
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Personal Life & Legacy
  • He married the super model Rebecca Romjin in 1998. The couple divorced in 2005.
  • He supports the initiative Project Cuddle—a non-profit organization dedicated to prevent baby abandonment—and has been serving as its spokesperson since 2005.
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Trivia
  • This actor is a die-hard fan of the musical rock band The Beach Boys and also performs with them occasionally.
  • He has a lifetime pass to Disneyland which he purchased on eBay.
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1. Private Parts (1997)

  (Comedy, Biography, Drama)

2. Run Ronnie Run (2002)

  (Comedy)


3. Femme Fatale (2002)

  (Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Crime)

4. Party Monster (2003)

  (Crime, Drama, Thriller, Biography)



5. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

  (Comedy, Romance, Family)

6. Father of Invention (2010)

  (Comedy, Drama)




7. They Came Together (2014)

  (Comedy, Romance)

8. My Man Is a Loser (2014)

  (Comedy)





Awards

People's Choice Awards
2016 Favorite Actor in a New TV Series Grandfathered (2015)

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Last Updated
- July 27, 2017

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