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Also Known As: John Phillip Stamos Died:
Born: August 19, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cypress, California, USA Profession: actor, musician, producer, singer, director, songwriter

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

The famously feather-haired John Stamos first jettisoned to instant stardom as an overstyled bad boy heartthrob during the golden era of "General Hospital" (ABC, 1963- ), before moving on to eight years as the overstyled bad boy heartthrob on the TGIF mainstay, "Full House" (ABC, 1987-1995). He spent the next 20 years using less hair products and trying to redeem his reputation. His magnetic attraction to (or contractual obligation for) made-for-TV-movies did not help boost his street cred, but with several well-received turns on Broadway, starring roles in higher-quality comedies, a few indie films, and the successful launch of his own production company, Stamos became the comeback kid. In 2006, he was added to the already impressive cast of "ER" (NBC, 1994- ) which was a huge nod of respect and a new beginning for a guy who had, at one time, seemed more a 1980s television relic, than a viable leading man for the new millennium.

The famously feather-haired John Stamos first jettisoned to instant stardom as an overstyled bad boy heartthrob during the golden era of "General Hospital" (ABC, 1963- ), before moving on to eight years as the overstyled bad boy heartthrob on the TGIF mainstay, "Full House" (ABC, 1987-1995). He spent the next 20 years using less hair products and trying to redeem his reputation. His magnetic attraction to (or contractual obligation for) made-for-TV-movies did not help boost his street cred, but with several well-received turns on Broadway, starring roles in higher-quality comedies, a few indie films, and the successful launch of his own production company, Stamos became the comeback kid. In 2006, he was added to the already impressive cast of "ER" (NBC, 1994- ) which was a huge nod of respect and a new beginning for a guy who had, at one time, seemed more a 1980s television relic, than a viable leading man for the new millennium.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

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 Secrets of Eden (2012)
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 Wedding Wars (2006)
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 Reagans (Showtime), The (2003) John Sears
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 Run, Ronnie, Run (2002) (Cameo Appearance)
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Milestones close milestones

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Began playing drums at age four
1982:
Landed first professional role as Blackie Parrish on the ABC daytime drama, "General Hospital"; received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 1984
1984:
Starred in own short-lived CBS TV series, "Dreams," about an aspiring rock musician
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Toured with rock band John Stamos and the Bad Boyz
1985:
TV-movie debut, "Alice in Wonderland" (CBS)
1985:
Began playing drums on tour with The Beach Boys
1986:
Co-starred as Jack Klugman's restless teenage son in the NBC sitcom, "You Again?"
1986:
Film debut, "Never Too Young to Die"
1987:
Featured as Uncle Jesse Katsopolis on the ABC sitcom, "Full House"; occasionally contributed music to the show
1988:
Played with The Beach Boys in the music video for their hit "Kokomo"
1991:
Returned to the big screen as star of the independent period drama "Born to Ride"
1991:
Starred as kidnapper Robert Knott in the ABC movie "Captive"
1993:
Played a successful businessman accused of murdering his wife in the USA Network TV-movie thriller "The Disappearance of Christina"
1994:
Starred as a serial killer who takes an unwitting bride in the CBS TV-movie "Fatal Vows: The Alexandra O'Hara Story"
1995:
Made Broadway debut in revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", replacing Matthew Broderick in the role of J Pierpont Finch
1997:
Had a cameo in the Howard Stern comedy feature "Private Parts"
1997:
Played a single lawyer whose terminally ill mother fixes him up with a nurse in the CBS TV-movie "A Match Made in Heaven"
1999:
Signed agreement to direct a TV-movie for Fox Family Channel
2000:
Had co-starring role as a film editor of porno movies in the independent black comedy "Dropping Out"
2000:
Executive produced the Emmy-nominated ABC biopic "The Beach Boys: An American Family"
2000:
Headlined the dramatic pilot "Fortunate Son" for NBC
2000:
Signed a one year holding/development deal with Warner Bros. Television in July
2001:
Returned to series TV as star of the ABC fall drama "Thieves"; show canceled after eight episodes
2002:
Received positive reviews for his performance in "Cabaret" on Broadway
2005:
Starred as a slick New York publicist in the ABC comedy "Jake in Progress"
2005:
Cast for a two-episode guest stint on the NBC series, "ER" playing a veteran of the 1991 Gulf War who works as a paramedic and is also attending medical school
2006:
Signed on as a series regular to join the cast of NBC's hit medical drama, "ER"
2006:
Co-starred opposite Eric Dane in the A&E Original Movie "Wedding Wars"
2008:
Cast in the made-for-TV adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's play "A Raisin in the Sun"
2008:
Co-starred opposite Anson Mount in the Lifetime Network movie "The Two Mr. Kissels"
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Education

John F. Kennedy High School: La Palma , California - 1981

Notes

John Stamos on his eight seasons on the sitcom "Full House": "I became like a big fat guy, living in my house up on the hills and not growing--as a person or as an actor. Life becomes too easy. You don't have any time for anything else. You wing through it.

"So I wasn't growing and I became, for the last three or four years, somewhat of a recluse. I've been afraid to be around people, I've isolated myself which I don't think is healthy." --quoted in New York Post, November 20, 1995.

On his role in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying": "I am not trying to cash in on my TV success. I could do another TV series and make a lot of money, but I want to better myself as an actor and learn my craft. I've always felt you're not a real actor until you've worked on the stage!" --Stamos to TheaterWeek, January 1996.

Producer John Hart on choosing Stamos to replace Matthew Broderick as J. Pierpont Finch: "Whereas Matthew was someone the audience wanted to protect, John is the man many women in the audience are going to want to go to bed with, although they know they shouldn't, suspecting he's a rat. Also, John is very funny. At his audition, I found myself laughing out loud. He has a flair for physical comedy that evokes Dean Martin and Cary Grant." --quoted in TheaterWeek, January 1996.

Although successful, "Full House" took its toll on Stamos. He explains: "The further I get away from that show, the better it is for me ... People are slowly starting to disassociate me from that role." --quoted in People, January 27, 1999.

Stamos on his latter-day relative non-celebrity: "I rode on a public bus for the first time. It was so liberating! I feel rejuvenated as a human being." --quoted in People, June 26, 2000.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Demi Moore. Actor. Dated when they both appeared on "General Hospital".
companion:
Vanity. Singer. No longer together.
companion:
Paula Abdul. Singer. No longer together.
companion:
Julie Anderson. Model. Together for three years.
wife:
Rebecca Romijn-Stamos. Model, actor. Born in November 1972; became engaged on December 24, 1997; married on September 20, 1998; Confirmed separation April 2004 after five years of marriage .
companion:
Krista Allen. Actor. Rumored to be dating November 2004.
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Family close complete family listing

grandfather:
John Stamos. Greek immigrant; shortened family name.
father:
William Stamos. Restaurateur. Died in July 2001 at age 65 after six months in a coma following a heart attack.
mother:
Loretta Stamos. Former model.
sister:
Janeen Stamos. Born in October 1965.
sister:
Alana Stamos. Born in September 1967.
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