|Born:||August 19, 1963|
John Phillip Stamos, born August 19, 1963, is an American actor and musician. He is known for his roles as Jesse Katsopolis on Full House and Dr. Tony Gates on ER.
On Glee, he guest starred as Carl Howell.
Stamos was born in Cypress, California to Loretta Phillips and Bill Stamos. Bill's father, a Greek immigrant, changed the family's surname from Stamotopoulos to Stamos. He has two sisters, Jannen and Alaina. Stamos attended John F. Kennedy High School. He purchased a Disneyland sign that stood at the park's entrance for $30,700 on eBay in 2000. Stamos worked at his family's fast food restaurant. He worked there in his teens, with his mother and father.
Stamos married Rebecca Romijn in September 1998. They divorced in March 2005, after begin separated since April 2004.
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 till 1995. In April 2015, Stamos announced that he is set to guest-star and produce on the Netflix 13-episodes revival of Full House, titled Fuller House. It is set to air in 2016.
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 appears on commercials for Dannon's Oikos Greek yogurt and he will appear on a commercial for Oikos Greek yogurt in the 2014 Super Bowl.
He also portrays Bryce on Ryan Murphy/Ali Adler's show, The New Normal, as a potential love interest for a character named Jane.
Stamos is set to star as Jimmy on FOX's Grandfathered. It is set to air in fall of 2015.
Stamos played the role of dentist Carl Howell on FOX's hit show Glee.
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."
|1982||General Hospital||Blackie Parrish||1982 - 1984|
|1984||Dreams||Gino Minnelli||(12 episodes)|
|1985||Alice in Wonderland||Messenger|
|1986||You Again?||Matt Willows||1986 - 1987 (26 episodes)|
|Never Too Young to Die||Lance Stargrove|
|1987||Full House||Jesse Katsopolis||1987 - 1995 (193 episodes)|
|1989||The All New Mickey Mouse Club||Jesse||("Guest Day")|
|1990||Daughter of the Streets||Joey||TV movie|
|1991||Captive||Robert Knott||TV movie|
|Born to Ride||Cpl. Grady Westfall|
|1992||Hangin' with Mr. Cooper||Jesse Katsopolis||("Hangin' with Michelle" and uncredited)|
|1993||Tales from the Crypt||Johnny Canaparo||("Till Death Do We Part")|
|The Disappearance of Christina||Joe Seldon||TV movie|
|1994||Fatal Vows: The Alexandra O'Hara Story||Nick Pagan||TV movie|
|1997||A Match Made in Heaven||Tom Rosner||TV movie|
|Tracey Takes On...||Rob Trasca||("Movies")|
|1998||The Marriage Fool||Robert Walsh||TV movie|
|1999||Sealed with a Kiss||Bennett Blake||TV movie|
|2000||How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale||Tom Nathan||TV movie|
|The Beach Boys: An American Family||Drummer||TV movie and uncredited|
|Fortunate Son||TV movie|
|My Best Friend's Wife||Steve Richards|
|2002||Femme Fatale||Cheesy Agent||uncredited|
|2003||The Reagan||John Sears||TV movie|
|Friends||Zack||("The One with the Donor")|
|Party Monster||Talk Show Host|
|I Am Stamos
|2005||Jake in Progress||Jake Phillips||2005 - 2006 (21 episodes)|
|ER||Dr. Tony Gates||2005 - 2009 (65 episodes)|
|2006||Farce of the Penguins||What's Global Warming Penguin||voice|
|Wedding Wars||Shel Grandy||TV movie|
|2008||The Two Mr. Kissels||Andrew Kissel||TV movie|
|A Raisin in the Sun||Carl Lindner||TV movie|
|2010||Glee||Dr. Carl Howell||2010 - 2011 ("Britney/Brittany," "The Rocky Horror Glee Show," "Special Education," and "Sexy")|
|Father of Invention||Steven Leslie|
|2011||Two and a Half Men||Prospective House Buyer/John Stamos||2011 ("Nice to Meet You, Walden Schmidt"); 2015 ("Of Course He's Dead")|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Ken Turner||("Bang")|
|Secrets of Eden||Pastor Steven Drew||TV movie|
|Little Brother||Tim||TV movie|
|2013||I Am Victor||Victor Port|
|Necessary Roughness||Connor McClane||(10 episodes)|
|Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||Jesse Katsopolis||("episode dated 19 July 2013")|
|The New Normal||Brice||(5 episodes)|
|2014||My Man Is a Loser||Mike|
|They Came Together||Assistant Engineer|
|2015||Galavant||Sir Jean Hamm||("Joust Friends")|
|2016||Fuller House||Jesse Katsopolis||guest star and producer|
- 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.", making Stamos one of the actors mentioned on Glee before guest starring in it.
- He co-starred in The New Normal, also written by Ryan Murphy.
- He is the first Glee actor to have made an appearance on General Hospital. He is followed by Ricky Martin (David Martinez) and Katie Couric (Herself).