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Overview (3)

Born in Cypress, California, USA
Birth NameJohn Phillip Stamos
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John Phillip Stamos was born in Cypress, California, to Loretta (Phillips), a model, and William Stamos, a restaurateur. His father was of Greek descent, with the family surname originally being "Stamotopoulos". John has two younger sisters, Janeen and 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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Denise Stepp <madstepp@tampabay.rr.com>

Spouse (1)

Rebecca Romijn (19 September 1998 - 1 March 2005) (divorced)

Trivia (21)

Engaged to model Rebecca Romijn. [December 1997]
Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world [1990]
He purchased a Disneyland entrance sign for over $30,000.
In real life he is very close to Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, who played his niece Michelle on Full House (1987).
Was considered for the role of Cyclops on X-Men (2000). The part ultimately went to James Marsden.
Plays the drums, and was the touring drummer for The Beach Boys at one time.
He and his ex-wife Rebecca Romijn both guest-starred on the TV show Friends (1994), though not in the same episode.
John's father was of Greek descent, with roots in the island of Santorini. His family's surname was originally "Stamotopoulos". John's maternal grandfather was of half Russian Jewish and half German (Lutheran) descent, and John's maternal grandmother was of English and Irish ancestry. John's character on the show Jake in Progress (2005) was named Jake Phillips, which was also the name of John's maternal grandfather (whose own father was Russian Jewish immigrant Jacob Phillips).
Was the first to announce his departure from Full House (1987) after the eighth season because of his disapproval of the shows planned move from ABC to the WB after the eighth season. Candace Cameron Bure (then yet Candace Cameron) also planned on the eighth season being her last so that she could go to college, so the rest of the cast and crew decided that, instead of having a ninth season, the eighth season on ABC would be the last one for Full House (1987).
Has two younger sisters, Janeen & Alaina.
Parents are William 'Bill' John Stamos (1934-1998) & Loretta Phillips.
Grew up in Cypress, CA; hometown of fellow Full House (1987) star Jodie Sweetin, Michael Fishman (DJ on Roseanne (1988)) and Tiger Woods.
Loves Elvis Presley.
Mentioned in the film Step Brothers (2008) as the one guy the main characters would sleep with if they were a female.
Is friends with radio personality Howard Stern. He played the drums at Howard Stern's wedding with Beth Stern.
Production company is "St. Amos Productions".
(April 29th - September 8th) Starred in the Broadway show "Cabaret" as The Master of Ceremonies [2002]
Replacing Antonio Banderas on the role of Guido Contini in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of the musical "Nine" at Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York City. [October 2003]
Starring in his new ABC show Jake in Progress (2005) [March 2005]
Starring as Albert Peterson in the Broadway revival of "Bye Bye Birdie". [October 2009]
Spokesman for "10-10-987", a long-distance carrier. [June 2003]

Personal Quotes (9)

Mary-Kate [Mary-Kate Olsen] and Ashley [Ashley Olsen], who played Michelle, were great. I miss them, I love them, and I need to borrow some money from them.
[on starring in Full House (1987)] The whole time I was on it, I wished I was on another show, I'm not gonna lie to you. But I look back on it fondly, and I'm proud of it. Was it Seinfeld (1989), Friends (1994), Mary Tyler Moore (1970)? No. Was it a heartwarming show you could watch with your kids? Yes. And there's nothing wrong with that.
This is an old family secret, and I just found this out recently, and it almost broke my heart. My mother said to me, "I had never told you this, but God, you were an ugly baby".
I grew up with sisters, which was fun. Being outnumbered, they always got their way. However, they are great judges of character. If I bring home a new girlfriend, I can tell within minutes if they approve or not. It's saved me from many painful relationships, so I will always appreciate them for that.
I was so young when I started on Full House (1987). I started on the show at age 25 and when the show ended, I was only 33. People that age these days look like kids. It's hard to believe "Uncle Jesse" was pretty much a kid on that show.
I always knock around the idea of a reunion, whether that's a new TV show or a movie or something else. I keep an open mind about it. I think getting everyone back together would be the tricky part about that. A remake I think is more realistic. Get some new actors, update the characters, make it more modern. I'd like to be involved with it creatively if there ever was a realistic chance of it being made.
[on the terrorist attack that occurred on May 22, 2017 at an Ariana Grande's concert at the Manchester Arena] I will play with The Beach Boys tomorrow night in memory of all those we lost and as a prayer for the strength to carry on in these troubling times. Manchester will be in my heart now and always.
[on the terrorist attack that occurred on May 22, 2017 at an Ariana Grande's concert at the Manchester Arena] As I sit in my hotel room, less than half a mile from the attack, I can't help but think of these young kids who just wanted to go to a concert and sing and dance and be taken away if just for the night. I was one of those kids doing the same when I was young hanging out at Beach Boys shows. The songs may be different but it's the same joy those young kids felt Monday night in Manchester.
[on the terrorist attack that occurred on May 22, 2017 at an Ariana Grande's concert at the Manchester Arena] Concerts are one of the greatest experiences in life they are enduring symbols of freedom and liberty. You cheer, you sing, you dance. You leave exhausted and exhilarated at the same time. You remember every show you attend. They're all special. I think of all those parents who surprised their kids with tickets and my heart aches. I think of all those fans and how important that show was to them. My heart aches for the victims, their families and music fans everywhere. I couldn't sit in my room any longer, so I got out and started walking around near the arena thinking... How do we explain this to kids? How do you make sense of such a horrific tragedy? For a moment, I was comforted by the sight of a police officer comforting a young child. It reminded me that compassion and love will always conquer hate.

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