Actor, singer, and musician John Stamos hail from the United States. Famous for his role as Jesse Katsopolis on the comedy Full House (1987–1995), Stamos has also appeared in prominent roles on General Hospital (1982–1984), ER (2005–2009), Glee (2010–2011), and Scream Queens (2012–present) (2016).
In “Fuller House,” a Netflix series that aired from 2016 to 2020 in which he played the title role, he returned to his most recognizable role. A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was dedicated to John in 2009.
On August 19, 1963, in Cypress, California, the world welcomed John Phillip Stamos into the world. His family consisted of his model mom Loretta, his restaurateur dad William, and his two younger sisters, Janeen and Alaina. When William first arrived in America from Greece, his family name was Stamatopoulos. While growing up, John helped out at his father’s fast food joints.
He also worked at Duke’s and Yellow Basket in Orange County. During his time at John F. Kennedy High School, Stamos was an avid fan of The Beach Boys and a member of the marching band (who he would end up performing with later in life). John initially intended to enroll in Cypress College in 1981, but he changed his mind after booking a position at “General Hospital” three weeks later.
Film and Television Career
From 1982 to 1984, Stamos portrayed Blackie Parrish on the daytime drama “General Hospital,” for which he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy (for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Daytime Drama Series) and won two Soapy Awards (Most Exciting New Actor and Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role).
He landed starring roles on the CBS sitcom “Dreams,” which aired for 12 episodes in 1984, and the NBC comedy “You Again?” which ran for 26 episodes in 1986 and 1987. His first major film appearance was in 1986’s “Never Too Young to Die.” John played Jesse Katsopolis (also known as “Uncle Jesse”) on the ABC comedy “Full House” from 1987 until 1992, making an appearance in each of the show’s 192 episodes.
Stamos continued to appear on television after “Full House” ended, with guest spots on shows like “Tales from the Crypt” (1993), “The Larry Sanders Show” (1995, 1997), and “Friends” (2003). Both “Thieves” (2001) and “Jake in Progress” (2005-2006) on ABC starred him, and he served as producer for both shows.
He would later produce “Grandfathered” and “Fuller House.” Stamos won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series for his performance on Fox’s “Grandfathered,” which aired for 22 episodes in 2015 and 2016. He previously appeared in 65 episodes of NBC’s “ER” as Dr. Tony Gates from 2005 and 2009.
In 2016, John portrayed a doctor once more on the second season of the Fox horror-comedy series “Scream Queens,” and he also played the part that made him famous for the fifth and final season of the Netflix series “Fuller House.”
Stamos also had a recurring part in the Lifetime series “You” (which was later rebroadcast on Netflix), as the ethically dubious therapist Dr. Nicky for five episodes (2018 to 2019). John has appeared in various films, including “Party Monster” (2003), “Father of Invention” (2010), and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” (2016), and he provided the voice of a penguin in “Farce of the Penguins,” a 2007 film directed by John’s “Full House” co-star Bob Saget. He co-starred with Dove Cameron in Descendents Season 3.
Here’s his latest tweet after giving an interview with Tracy Smith.
I am truly humbled. @CBSSunday has been a goal of mine forever. I've been a fan of @thattracysmith for a long time and to be interviewed by her is a new career highlight. THANK YOU! XO JS
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— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) October 2, 2022
When John was just four years old, he started learning to play the drums. Later, he also picked up the guitar. He and his pals created a band called Destiny when he was 13 and played at fairs and carnivals. Stamos collaborated with musicians Lanny Cordola, David Enos, Gary Griffin, Tony Guerrero, and Sandra Stephens to record the 1994 album “Shades of Blue,” which was re-released in 2010 as a digital download and featured Stamos playing congas.
John has been performing with The Beach Boys on and off since 1985. In 2006, he covered Billy Joel’s “Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)” for the “Unexpected Dreams” charity CD. He sang lead on “Forever” from The Beach Boys’ 1992 album “Summer in Paradise” and played steel drums and congas in the group’s 1988 video for “Kokomo.”
Stamos has shared the stage with The Beach Boys on multiple occasions, including their 2010 appearance on “Dancing with the Stars,” the PBS special “A Capitol Fourth” (which he hosted), and various stops along their “50th Reunion Tour.”
John made his Broadway debut in the Richard Rodgers Theatre production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” in 1995. He has since appeared in “Cabaret” (2002), “Nine,” and “The Master of Ceremonies” (2003). During his run as Albert Peterson in “Bye Bye Birdie” in 2009, Stamos got a Golden Icon Award for his work.
In 2011, he played Corny Collins in a performance of “Hairspray” at the Hollywood Bowl, and he has since performed in the Broadway productions of “Chance & Chemistry” (2009) and “The Best Man” (2012).
Three years after meeting at Victoria’s Secret fashion presentation, John proposed to model/actress Rebecca Romijn on Christmas Eve 1997. They tied the knot in Beverly Hills on September 19, 1998, and later called it quits in March 2005. Stamos and Caitlin McHugh, an actress, and model, got engaged in October 2017 and tied the knot on February 3, 2018.
Although John and Caitlin first crossed paths in 2011 when they both appeared as guests on “Law & Order: SVU,” they didn’t start dating until 2015, when McHugh went to the taping of a “Fuller House” episode in which her roommate had a role. Caitlin said “yes” when John proposed at Disneyland, thus the couple had William on April 10 of this year.
John and Caitlin founded the jewelry company St. Amos Jewelry in 2018, with all sales going to Childhelp, an organization that aids victims of child abuse. Stamos is an avid follower of the king of rock and roll; in 2007, he got a TV Land Award for Favorite Elvis Impression.
John Stamos Net Worth
John Stamos Net Worth is estimated to be around $25 Million. John bought a 4,000-square-foot mansion in Beverly Hills for $3.57 million in May 2005, shortly after his divorce from Rebecca Romijn.
In May of 2019, he put the home on the market for $6.75 million. Within a short period of time, he dropped the price from $6.1 million to $5.7 million, and then again in May 2020 to $4.495,000,000. He spent $5.75 million buying a house in a guarded enclave of Hidden Hills, California, in the month of August 2019.