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John Stamos

John Stamos' original family name is Stamotopoulos, which was shortened by his grandparents when they came to America from Greece. His parents are Bill and Loretta (Phillips), and he has two younger sisters, Janeen & Alaina, both school teachers. His first professional role was as Blackie Parrish on the daytime soap General Hospital (1963) from 1982-1984, for which he won two Soap Opera Digest Awards (1982 and 1983). In 1987 he began the role of Jesse on Full House (1987), which is his best-known role to date, spanning eight years. At his request, the writers of Full House (1987) gave his character the last name of Katsopolis, instead of the original character's name, Cochran, in order to highlight John's Greek heritage. He has played drums occasionally with The Beach Boys since 1985, and directed their "Hot Fun in the Summertime" video. He expanded his career to include the role of J. Pierrepont Finch in Broadway's production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying!" in 1995, showcasing not only his musical talents, but his dancing ability, as well. On September 19, 1998, he married model Rebecca Romijn of MTV's House of Style (1989), which was the first marriage for both. They were officially divorced on March 1, 2005.

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Aug 19, 1963 In Cypress, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series ABC Afterschool Specials 1972-10-04
Latest Project:
Series Galavant 2015-01-04

Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations.

Known For
Poster of ER
Poster of Full House
Galavant Unknown 2015-01-04
Unusually Thicke Unknown 2014-04-16
The Burn with Jeff Ross Unknown 2012-06-01
The New Normal Unknown 2012-08-29
Necessary Roughness Unknown 2011
Glee Unknown 2009-05-19
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
America's Got Talent Unknown 2006-06-21
Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
Two and a Half Men Unknown 2003-09-22
Clone High Unknown 2003-01-20
Thieves Johnny 10 episodes, 2001-2002 2001-09-28
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Friends Unknown 1994-09-22
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Larry Sanders Show Unknown 1992-08-15
Step by Step Unknown 1991-09-20
Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Baywatch Unknown 1989-09-22
Full House Jesse Katsopolis / ... 193 episodes, 1987-1995 1987-03-10
Family Feud Unknown 1976-07-12
ABC Afterschool Specials Self 2 episodes, 1992-1994 1972-10-04