|John Stamos Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||August 19, 1963|
John Stamos is an American actor, producer, musician, comedian, and singer who first gained popularity with his role of Blackie Parrish in the ABC television series General Hospital, for which he was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series”. Since then, he has been cast in roles like Jesse Katsopolis in the ABC sitcom Full House, Marvyn Korn in the sports comedy-drama series Big Shot, Johnny in the drama series Thieves, Steven Leslie in the comedy-drama film Father of Invention, Dr. Tony Gates in the medical drama series ER, Dr. Brock Holt in the satirical comedy slasher series Scream Queens, Mike in the comedy film My Man Is a Loser, Jake Phillips in the ABC sitcom Jake in Progress, Shel Grandy in the LGBT romantic comedy film Wedding Wars, Connor McClane in the drama series Necessary Roughness, and Jimmy Martino in the sitcom Grandfathered.
John Phillip Stamos
Cypress, California, United States
Beverly Hills, California, United States
John Stamos went to the John F. Kennedy High School.
After graduating from high school, he had planned to get admission at Cypress College. However, he decided to skip college to focus on his acting career.
Actor, film producer, instrumentalist, singer
- Father – William “Bill” Stamos (Restaurant Owner)
- Mother – Loretta Stamos
- Siblings – Alana Stamos (Younger Sister), Janeen Stamos (Younger Sister)
- Others – John B. Stamatopoulos (Paternal Grandfather), Adeline/Lena T. Psaras (Paternal Grandmother), Jake Phillips (Maternal Grandfather), Eloise Florence Ridgley (Maternal Grandmother)
John Stamos has been represented by –
- Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Talent Management Company, Beverly Hills, California, United States
- William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Talent and Literary Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Vocals, guitar, percussion
In 2020, his net worth was $25 Million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
6 ft or 183 cm
79 kg or 174 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
John Stamos has dated –
- Carrie Ann Inaba – He was romantically involved with television personality, dancer, choreographer, actress, and singer Carrie Ann Inaba in the past.
- Lori Loughlin – John Stamos went out with actress Lori Loughlin when they were in their late teens, which means, well before they achieved fame as actors. They had gone on a date to Disneyland. He would later call Lori as the one that got away in his interview. They obviously later co-starred in Full House and its sequel Fuller House.
- Natasha Henstridge – According to reports, Stamos had a short-lived affair with actress Natasha Henstridge in the past.
- Sky Valencia – John Stamos has had a fling with model and part-time actress, Sky Valencia. Their fling was confirmed by Valencia herself who, as proof of their courtship, went on to describe the size of his manhood and also claimed he had a fuzzy butt.
- Demi Moore – Stamos had an affair with iconic actress Demi Moore in the early eighties. They had grown close during her stint on his TV show, General Hospital and some reports even claimed that they had s*x on the sets of the show.
- Julie Ronnie (1983) – In the summer of 1983, Stamos was rumored to be going out with Julie Ronnie. They were spotted arriving at the trendy nightclub in Los Angeles in May 1983.
- Emma Samms (1983-1984) – Stamos dated another of his General Hospital co-stars, Emma Samms. As expected, they had fallen for each other while shooting for the show. They attended a number of public events together as a couple in 1983. Their appearance at the Grammy Awards in February 1984 turned out to be their last public outing.
- Teri Copley (1984-1985) – Stamos was rumored to be dating model and actress Teri Copley towards the end of 1984. They went out for a little over a year before deciding to go separate ways. In his 2023 memoir, If You Would Have Told Me, John claimed that Teri had cheated on him with actor Tony Danza. However, Teri denied the allegations and revealed that they were broken up when the incident happened.
- Vanity (1985) – John was in a relationship with actress and model Vanity in 1985. They had grown quite fond of each other while shooting on the sets of the movie, Never Too Young To Die, in which they were cast in the romantic lead roles.
- Chelsea Noble – Towards the end of the eighties, Stamos was reported to be going out with actress Chelsea Noble. They had grown close during her guest appearance on his popular TV show, Full House.
- Marlee Matlin – In the last years of the eighties, John was linked with actress and activist Marlee Matlin after they were pictured out and about in a series of high-profile events.
- Paula Abdul – At the start of the nineties, John dated singer Paula Abdul. Their relationship generated quite a buzz in media as Paula was at the height of her pop star fame and John had become a huge star, thanks to the popularity of his TV show, Full House. However, it seemed that the media glare took its toll as they couldn’t sustain their relationship in the long run.
- Julie Anderson (1991-1994) – Stamos started going out with model Julie Anderson in 1991. They dated for about three years before reaching an amicable end. In her later interview, she would claim that her relationship with Stamos altered her destiny.
- Ingrid Sthare – Stamos was rumored to be dating actress Ingrid Sthare in the mid-nineties. It has been claimed that their affair lasted for a little over a year.
- Rebecca Romijn (1994-2005) – John officially started dating model Rebecca Romijn in 1994. They had first met at Victoria’s Secret fashion show where she walked the runway. After dating for nearly 3 years, they got engaged on Christmas eve in 1997. A year later, they got married in a lavish wedding ceremony held at the Beverly Hills Hotel. In April 2004, they revealed in a statement that they were ending their marriage. They officially got divorced in March 2005 and she got back to using her maiden name after having adopted his surname during their marriage.
- Denise Richards (1980s, 2006) – John Stamos reportedly had an affair with actress Denise Richards in 2006 before dating in the 1980s (when she was a teenager). However, their affair didn’t last beyond a couple of months. In her appearance on Howard Stern’s show, she revealed that her messy divorce and the fact that she had kids made it difficult for them to continue dating.
- Emma Heming (2007-2008) – Towards the last months of 2007, Stamos began his relationship with model Emma Heming. He even took her along as his date to his friend Howard Stern’s marriage with model and television host Beth Ostrosky.
- Leah Marsh (2007-2010) – The start of John’s relationship with fitness instructor Leah Marsh, who owned a couple of fitness studios in Santa Monica, is sourced to be 2007. However, there are some sources that claim that they started sometime later. John kept his relationship with Marsh low key and they rarely made red carpet appearances. In November 2010, they were reportedly all geared up to get married. However, they went their separate ways by the end of the year.
- Renee Zellweger (2011) – John was reported to be going out with actress Renee Zellweger in 2011. The source of these relationship rumors was their Disneyland date, during which they were pictured getting cozy and having a great time together.
- Amy Poehler (2013) – John Stamos went out on a single date with actress Amy Poehler in 2013. They had met while working on the sets of the movie, They Came Together (2014).
- Caitlin McHugh (2016-Present) – John Stamos started going out with actress Caitlin McHugh in 2016. Over the coming days, they made a conscious effort to keep their relationship away from the spotlight to give it a better chance to survive in the long run. And, it certainly helped as they got engaged in October 2017. To announce their engagement, Stamos posted a lovely cartoon picture on his Instagram account. In February 2018, the couple got married. The couple welcomed their first child, Billy in April 2018.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Greek, Ashkenazi Jewish, German, English, and Irish ancestry.
- Prominent nose
- Broad Smile
John Stamos has appeared in these TV commercials –
- Pantene hair care products
- 10-10-987 (long-distance service)
- Propel Fitness Water
- Dannon Oikos Greek yogurt
Best Known For
- Having played the role of Jesse Katsopolis in the ABC drama sitcom, Full House. He reprised the same role in the sequel series Fuller House, which was broadcasted on Netflix.
- Having portrayed the important role of Dr. Tony Gates in the medical drama TV series, ER
As a Singer
In 1994, he released an independent album, Shades of Blue, in collaboration with Lanny Cordola, Gary Griffin, Tony Guerrero, Sandra Stephens, and David Enos.
He has also occasionally performed at live events with the rock-pop band, The Beach Boys.
In 1986, John made his theatrical film debut in the leading role in Never Too Young to Die.
First TV Show
In 1982, John Stamos made his first TV show appearance in the role of Blackie Parrish in the medical drama series, General Hospital. For his performance in the show, he won Daytime Emmy Award nomination.
John Stamos has given up on lifting heavyweights in his bid to get a lean body and as a means to calibrate his fitness regime with his advancing age. He has turned to Pilates, which has helped him strengthen his core and look leaner. He usually goes to Pilates for 3 days a week and spends a lot of time on Reformer and other machines. He follows it up with floor work and lots of stretching.
John has also included swimming in his workout regime and swims laps three days a week.
To retain his upper body strength and muscle tone, he relies on long sets of pushups and pull-ups.
For his cardio workouts, he runs up and down the hill.
For his mental health, he has started leaning towards transcendental meditation, which he performs daily in 20 minutes sessions.
Regarding diet, he relies on Greek Yogurt, which he also claims is the secret of his eternally youthful appearance. He usually loves to have it for his breakfast and we have no doubt, he doesn’t mind having it during any other part of the day.
John Stamos Favorite Things
- Los Angeles Outdoor Spot – TreePeople hiking trails
- Gadget – iPhone
- Clothing Designer – Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and Prada
- DVR Show – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
- Ideal Vacation Destination – Santorini, Greece
- Hotel – The Montage Laguna Beach
- Website – The Huffington Post
- Preferred LA Neighborhood – Laurel Canyon
- Los Angeles Dinner Restaurant – Taverna Tony in Malibu
- Los Angeles Shop – Fred Segal
- Sports Team – Los Angeles Angels
Source – LA-Confidential-Magazine.com
John Stamos Facts
- He played the role of Gino Minnelli in the CBS sitcom, Dreams, in 1984 and this role got him nominated for a Young Artist Award in the “Best Young Actor in a Television Comedy Series” category.
- In 1990, the iconic People magazine included him in the list featuring 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
- He was under consideration to play the role of Cyclops in the 2000 release movie, X-Men. However, the role eventually went to James Marsden.
- He left his popular TV show Full House in 1995 after having worked in 8 seasons because he wasn’t happy with the show’s plan to shift from ABC to the WB network.
- In his younger days, he used to work at his father’s restaurants. In his teens, he worked flipping burgers at a fast-food joint in Orange County, California.
- When he was 15 years old, he attended his first Beach Boys concert and became a huge fan of the band. Later in 1985, he got to fulfill his dream to play with The Beach Boys and has been performing with them ever since at concerts.
- Just three weeks after having decided to skip college education to focus on his acting career, he managed to grab his breakthrough role in General Hospital.
- At the age of 4, he started taking drum-playing lessons. He later learned to play guitar as well and eventually formed his band called “Destiny”. They often used to play at parties and amusement parks.
- While studying in high school, he used to play drums in his school’s marching band.
- In 2010, a woman named Allison Cross tried to blackmail him for $680,000 by threatening to release pictures of the fling dating back to 2004 in Orlando. She had alleged that he had a fling with her and had invited strippers to their room and had also done cocaine in the room.
- Stamos had claimed that he had invited Cross and her friend along with other people to hang out in his hotel room. The FBI got involved and Cross and her friend were handed 48 months prison sentence.
- In June 2015, he was arrested for driving under the influence. The next month, he decided to enter rehab to take care of his substance abuse. He later revealed that he found his Ambien addiction difficult to kick off.
- John Stamos was offered a lead role in the medical drama TV series, Nip/Tuck by show creator Ryan Murphy, who had written the show keeping Stamos in his mind. However, Stamos’ then-wife Rebecca Romijn asked him not to work in it as the script was demeaning towards women.
- For his role in Grandfathered, he won the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Actor in a New TV Series” in 2016.
- In his early 20s, he got a woman pregnant. However, he missed out on becoming a father as the woman decided to get an abortion. He later revealed that it was a mutual decision.
- John was the first choice of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer to play Laurent in the movie. However, the role was finally played by Edi Gathegi.
- John likes onomatopoeia which is the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named. For instance, tweet, roar, chirp, cuckoo, etc.
- John has served as the narrator of the Elvis Presley tour at Graceland.
- He has also played bongos with the musician Willie Nelson.
- He doesn’t like watching himself on TV.
- John is obsessed with Disneyland.
- The first celebrity he ever met was Henry Winkler.
- John has been to many musicals. However, he does not like to sing.
- While in school, he was a band geek.
- At one point in time, he was having more than 2 dozen tank tops.
- He loves gardening.
- John also has more than 2 dozen reading glasses.
- John’s dad had a white El Camino which he actively drove from the age of 16 until his time in the second year at General Hospital.
- He cuts his own hair.
- John likes eating crackers in bed.
- He used to wear shorts under his jeans while in high school to conceal his skinny legs.
- He is not good at spelling.
- In October 2023, John released a memoir titled If You Would Have Told Me. In the memoir, he revealed that he was s*xually abused as a child by his babysitter.
- He got a nose job in the past.
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