John Phillip Stamos, born August 19, 1963[1], 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.

Personal life

Stamos was born in Cypress, California to Loretta Phillips and Bill Stamos.[1] Bill's father, a Greek immigrant, changed the family's surname from Stamotopoulos to Stamos.[1] He has two sisters, Jannen and Alaina.[2] 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.[2] 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.[3]


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 would air in February 2016[4], with it getting renewed for a second season in March and a third season in December.

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 starred as Jimmy on FOX's Grandfathered. It aired from fall of 2015,[5] until it's cancellation in May 2016.[6]

In June 2016 it was announced that Stamos would be a series regular on FOX's Scream Queens as Dr. Brock Holt in the second season. The second season will premiere on September 20.[7]


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."


Year Title Role Notes
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
Dropping Out Ronny
2001 Thieves Johnny (10 episodes)
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
2004 Knots Cal Scoppa
I Am Stamos

John 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")
2012 Mash Up
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 ("A New Season aka Suck It Cancellation Bear")
Grandfathered Jimmy Martino
2016 Fuller House Jesse Katsopolis guest star and producer
Screams Queens Brock Holt Series Regular




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