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|John Phillip Stamos|
|Born:||August 19, 1963|
|Years Active:||1982 - present|
John Stamos is an American actor and musician. His original family name is Stamotopoulos, which was shortened by his grandparents when they came to America from Greece. His parents are Bill & Loretta (Phillips), and he has two younger sisters, Janeen & Alaina, who are both school teachers.
His first professional role was as Blackie Parrish on the daytime soap, General Hospital (1982-1984), which turned into a 2-year role, for which he won two Soap Opera Digest Awards. In 1987, he portrayed the role of Jesse on Full House (1987), which is his best-known role to date, spanning 8 years.
He has played drums occasionally with The Beach Boys since 1985, and directed their Hot Fun in the Summertime video. More recently, 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, 1997, he married Rebecca Romijin, which was the first marriage for them both. They were officially divorced on March 1, 2005.
He also portrays Bryce on Ryan Murphy/Ali Adler's show, The New Normal, as a potential love interest for a character named Jane.
In an interview published in USA Today, Stamos said that in other shows he was asked to be "the cool guy or the charming guy. This guy [Dr. Howell] wants to be that guy, but he misses the mark."
- In the episode Acafellas, when Will Schuester consults Emma about whether or not he had the guts to pursue his dream, she replies, "Well, they say it takes more certainty than talent to be a star...I mean...Just look at John Stamos." John Stamos is mentioned and later on also portrays a character on Glee, surprisingly, Emma's partner. He is one of the actors mentioned on Glee before guest staring in it.
- He currently co-stars on The New Normal, also written by Ryan Murphy.