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John Stamos

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John Phillip Stamos was born in Cypress, California, to Loretta (Phillips), a model, and William Stamos, a restaurateur. He is of Greek (father) and English-Irish (mother) descent, and his family's surname was originally "Stamotopoulos". John has two younger sisters, Janeen & Alaina, both school teachers. His first professional role was as Blackie Parrish on the daytime soap General Hospital 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, which is his best-known role to date, spanning eight years. At his request, the writers of Full House 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, which was the first marriage for both. They were officially divorced on March 1, 2005.  See full bio on IMDb »

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John Stamos -- Ambien Tougher to Kick Than Booze (AUDIO)

John Stamos
Ambien Tougher to Kick Than Booze

The hardest part of rehab for John Stamos was kicking his Ambien habit, and he admits he was going off the rails because of his mother's death. Stamos was on with Howard Stern Monday… READ MORE >

John Stamos -- Check Out My Man Ass! (PHOTO)

John Stamos
Check Out My Man Ass!

John Stamos pulled a Kim Kardashian and flashed his bare ass in a photo spread for Paper magazine. Everywhere you look ... there's his ass.  READ MORE >

- 234 days ago
John Stamos -- Cops Plea in DUI Case

John Stamos
Cops Plea in DUI Case

John Stamos just pled no contest in his DUI case ... TMZ has learned. Stamos was arrested in June after Bev Hills cops saw him driving erratically. He was in such bad shape he was taken to… READ MORE >

- 247 days ago
John Stamos -- Charged with DUI

John Stamos
Charged with DUI

John Stamos is now officially charged with DUI ... TMZ has learned. The L.A. County District Attorney charged Stamos with one count of DUI for his June 12 arrest in Beverly Hills. The charging… READ MORE >

- 287 days ago
John Stamos -- Nobody Uses GHB Anymore ... Says Huge Bodybuilder (VIDEO)

John Stamos
Nobody Uses GHB Anymore Says Huge Bodybuilder

John Stamos should be using natural supplements instead of GHB for his fitness regimen ... so says one of the biggest lifters in the game.  READ MORE >

- 291 days ago
John Stamos -- D.A. to Charge Actor with DUI ... Under the Influence of GHB

John Stamos
D.A. to Charge Actor with DUI Under the Influence of GHB

John Stamos will be charged with driving under the influence of GHB, the so-called date rape drug, TMZ has learned, but sources close to the actor say he was using the drug as a fitness… READ MORE >

- 294 days ago
John Stamos -- I'm Back With the Beach Boys!

John Stamos
I'm Back With the Beach Boys!

John Stamos reunited with the Beach Boys and brought the house down. Stamos -- who has been a regular at shows in the past -- performed at the L.A. County fair for the first time since his post… READ MORE >

- 305 days ago
John Stamos -- Slays 'Fuller House' Taping ... with DUI Joke

John Stamos
Slays 'Fuller House' Shoot ... with DUI Joke

John Stamos returned to work with a vengeance to kick off "Fuller House" ... and even cracked a joke about his DUI arrest. Audience members went crazy as Stamos stepped out on set as Uncle Jesse… READ MORE >

- 365 days ago
John Stamos -- Out of Rehab ... I'm Into Punch Now (PHOTO)

John Stamos
Out of Rehab I'm Only Into Punch Now

John Stamos is still a fighter after completing a sting in rehab for substance abuse. John spent 30-days in a live-in facility after his DUI arrest in Bev Hills last month. As we reported, we were… READ MORE >

- 370 days ago
John Stamos -- Substance Abuse Issue Built Over Time

John Stamos
Substance Abuse Issues Built Over Time

John Stamos has been in rehab for more than 2 weeks now ... TMZ has learned. Stamos checked into a residential treatment facility on June 24, according to our sources. That was 12 days after his… READ MORE >

- 383 days ago

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