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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 -- Checks Into Rehab

John Stamos
Checks Into Rehab

John Stamos is in rehab ... five weeks after he was arrested for DUI. The 51-year-old actor is in a residential program for substance abuse. TMZ broke the story ... Stamos got busted in Beverly… READ MORE >

John Stamos -- Busted for DUI (VIDEO UPDATE)

John Stamos
Busted for DUI

11:30 AM PST: Stamos tweeted: "Thanks to everyone for their love & support. I'm home and well. Very appreciative of the BHPD & Cedars for their care."  John Stamos was booked for DUI… READ MORE >

- 443 days ago
John Stamos -- 'Full House' Reboot Was My Idea! (VIDEO)

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'Full House' Reboot Was My Idea!

The "Full House" reboot is THIIIIIIIS close to being a done deal, so says John Stamos ... who spearheaded the whole thing. A chatty Uncle Jesse was making his way through LAX Thursday morning on… READ MORE >

- 506 days ago
John Stamos and Bob Saget -- Full House, Full Stomachs (VIDEO)

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Full House, Full Stomachs

John Stamos and Bob Saget enjoyed a fine meal on the town Wednesday night, and we didn't know at the time ... but they were celebrating the return of "Full House." That's right ... word came down… READ MORE >

- 514 days ago
John Stamos -- Pulls Off 'Full House' Sneak Attack (TMZ TV)

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Pulls 'Full House' Sneak Attack [TMZ TV]

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- 538 days ago
John Stamos and Vanessa Hudgens -- When Hotties Collide

Stamos and Hudgens
When Hotties Collide

John Stamos showed restraint Friday in West Hollywood ... after running into one of the hottest girls in Hollywood outside of a gym -- as far as we know he didn't bang her. Vanessa Hudgens and… READ MORE >

- 751 days ago
John Stamos -- The Beach Boys NEVER Play Their Charles Manson Song

John Stamos
The Beach Boys NEVER Play Their Charles Manson Song

If you're a fan of The Beach Boys song "Never Learn Not to Love," don't plan on ever hearing it live ... because John Stamos says the band never performs it ... because Charles Manson wrote it.… READ MORE >

- 769 days ago
David Lee Roth -- Performs 'California Girls' With Beach Boys Singer

David Lee Roth
Performs 'California Girls' With Beach Boys Singer

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- 918 days ago
John Stamos -- 'Office' Pulled Gay Joke to Spare My Feelings

John Stamos
'Office' Pulled Gay Joke to Spare My Feelings

"Office" producers pulled a John Stamos gay joke from a recent promo because they were afraid ... afraid of John Stamos -- this according to John Stamos.Stamos was out in L.A. yesterday -- and he… READ MORE >

- 1585 days ago
John Stamos -- I Loved 'The Office' Gay Joke About Me!

John Stamos
I Loved 'The Office' Gay Joke About Me!

John Stamos had nothing to do with NBC editing out a gay joke using his name in a promo for "The Office" -- in fact, Stamos says he's ready to take a steam with Ed Helms any time he wants!As TMZ… READ MORE >

- 1598 days ago

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