Stamos, John 1963-

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Stamos, John 1963-


Full name, John Phillip Stamos; born August 19, 1963, in Cypress, CA; son of Bill (a fast food restaurateur) and Loretta (a model; maiden name, Phillips) Stamos; married Rebecca Romijn (an actress and model), September 19, 1998 (divorced, March 1, 2005). Religion: Disciples of Christ.


Agent—Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Fl., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Brillstein Entertainment Partners, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Actor, singer, and musician. Appeared in television commercials for Pantene hair products, 10-10-987 long distance service, and Propel Fitness Water. Active in various bands, including a stint as drummer for the Beach Boys. The Starlight Foundation, national youth ambassador.


American Federation of Television and Radio Actors, Childhelp U.S.A. (youth spokesperson).

Awards, Honors:

Daytime Emmy Award, best supporting actor in a daytime drama series, Young Artist Award nomination, best young actor in a daytime series, Soapy Award, most exciting new actor, 1983, Young Artist Award, best young actor in daytime soap, 1984, all for General Hospital; Young Artist Award nomination, best young actor in a television comedy series, 1985, for Dreams; Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding miniseries, 2000, for The Beach Boys: An American Family; TV Land Award nomination (with others), quintessential non-traditional family, 2004, TV Land Award, favorite Elvis impersonation, 2007, both for Full House; Youth in Film Award.


Film Appearances:

Lance Stargrove, Never Too Young to Die, Charter Entertainment, 1986.

Corporal Grady Westfall, Born to Ride, Warner Bros., 1991.

Private Parts (also known as Howard Stern's "Private Parts"), Paramount, 1997.

Ronny, Dropping Out, Bad Clams Productions, 2000.

Steve Richards, Grownups (also known as Grownups the Movie and My Best Friend's Wife), Bridge and Tunnel Productions, 2001.

Himself, Run Ronnie Run, New Line Cinema, 2002.

(Uncredited) Cheesy agent, Femme Fatale, Warner Bros., 2002.

Himself, The Making of Bret Michaels, 2002.

Talk show host, Party Monster, Strand Releasing, 2003.

John Stamos, I Am Stamos (short), Red Navel Filmworks, 2004.

Voice of "What's global warming" penguin, Farce of the Penguins, THINKFilm, 2006.

Himself, Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (documentary), Salient Media, 2007.

Himself, Gays on Strike: The Truth Behind Wedding Wars (documentary short), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2007.

Himself, Dreams Worth While: The Journey of "A Raisin in the Sun" (short), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2008.

Himself, The Promise of Tomorrow, Part Two (documentary), 2008.

Film Work:

Associate producer, Grownups (also known as Grownups the Movie and My Best Friend's Wife), Bridge and Tunnel Productions, 2001.

Television Appearances; Series:

Blackie Parrish, General Hospital, ABC, 1982-84.

Gino Minelli, Dreams, CBS, 1984.

Matthew Willows, You Again?, NBC, 1986-87.

Jesse Katsopolis, Full House, ABC, 1987-95.

Host, The List, VH1, 1999.

Johnny, Thieves, ABC, 2001.

Jake Phillips, Jake in Progress, ABC, 2005-2006.

Dr. Tony Gates, ER, NBC, 2005—.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Messenger, Alice in Wonderland (also known as Alice Through the Looking Glass), CBS, 1985.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Joey, My Daughter of the Streets, ABC, 1990.

Robert Knott, Captive (also known as Season of Fear), ABC, 1991.

Joe Seldon, The Disappearance of Christina, USA, 1993.

To Sleep with Danger, 1994.

Nick Pagan, Fatal Vows: The Alexandra O'Hara Story, CBS, 1994.

Tom Rosner, A Match Made in Heaven, CBS, 1997.

Robert Walsh, The Marriage Fool (also known as Love after Death), CBS, 1998.

Bennett Blake, Sealed with a Kiss (also known as First Comes Love), CBS, 1999.

(Uncredited) Drummer, The Beach Boys: An American Family, ABC, 2000.

Tom Nathan, How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale (also known as How to Marry a Billionaire), Fox, 2000.

Fortunate Son, 2000.

John Sears, The Reagans, Showtime, 2003.

Cal Scoppa, Knots (also known as Sex, Love and Lies), Lifetime, 2004.

Shel Grandy, Wedding Wars, Arts and Entertainment, 2006.

Himself, Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project, HBO, 2007.

Carl Lidner, A Raisin in the Sun, ABC, 2008.

Andrew Kissel, Killing Mr. Kissel, Lifetime, 2008.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Hollywood host, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '88, ABC, 1987.

Best Catches, CBS, 1989.

25th Anniversary MDA Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon, syndicated, 1990.

The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1991.

Inside America's Totally Unsolved Lifestyles, ABC, 1992.

Presenter, The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1992.

"Surviving a Break-up," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1992.

"I Hate the Way I Look," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1993.

In a New Light '93, ABC, 1993.

Host, Elvis: The Tribute, 1994.

Host, Finding God in Our Time, ABC, 1997.

"The General Hospital" 35th Anniversary Show, ABC, 1998.

The Greek Americans, 1998.

Celebrity Weddings: In Style, Lifetime, 1999.

Behind the Walls of "Full House," 2000.

Presenter, The 2000 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 2000.

Presenter, The 1st Annual Laureus Sports Awards, TNT, 2000.

Host, United We Stand, ABC, 2001.

Totally Tube, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

"Full House": The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2005.

Presenter, The 2005 American Music Awards (also known as The 33rd Annual American Music Awards), ABC, 2005.

Presenter, The 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2005.

Celebrity Weddings: In Style (also known as In Style: Celebrity Weddings 2006), ABC, 2006.

Presenter, The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2006.

Live from the Red Carpet: The 2007 Golden Globe Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 2007.

Host, Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget, Comedy Central, 2008.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Soap Stars and Their Real Life Families Week I," Family Feud (also known as Family Fortune and The Best of Family Feud), 1983.

"Guest Day," MMC (also known as Club MMC, The All New Mickey Mouse Club, and The Mickey Mouse Club), 1989.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1991.

The Howard Stern Show, syndicated, 1991.

Jesse Katsopolis, "Hangin' with Michelle," Hangin with Mr. Cooper, 1992.

Johnny, "Till Death Do We Part," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1993.

Cousin Stavros, "Kissing Cousins," Full House, ABC, 1994.

Himself, "Great Expectations," Step by Step, ABC, 1994.

Member of "The Rippers," "Too Little Richard Too Late," Full House, ABC, 1994.

"0.409," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1995.

(Uncredited) Himself (Beach Boys band member), "Surf's Up," Baywatch, syndicated, 1995.

"John Stamos," Lauren Hutton and, 1996.

Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 1996, 1997, 2003.

Rob Trasca, "Movies," Tracey Takes On, HBO, 1997.

"The Prank," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1997.

Celebrity Profile, 1999.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002.

The Howard Stern Radio Show, 2000.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001, 2006.

Voice of himself, "Changes: The Big Prom: The Sex Romp: The Season Finale," Clone High (also known as Clone High, U.S.A.), MTV, 2003.

Living It Up! With Ali and Jack, NBC, 2003.

Zach, Chandler's coworker, "The One with the Donor," Friends, NBC, 2003.

"John Stamos," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2004.

Unscripted, HBO, 2005.

Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2005, 2006, 2007.

The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005.

The Andy Milonakis Show, MTV, 2005.

Too Late with Adam Carolla, Comedy Central, 2005.

Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ABC, 2005, 2006.

Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2005, 2008.

The View, ABC, 2005, 2007.

Square Off, TV Guide Channel, 2006.

The Megan Mullally Show, syndicated, 2006.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS, 2006, 2008.

The Nation, Nine Network, 2007.

"The Andy Dick Roast," Howard Stern on Demand (also known as Howard TV on Demand), 2007.

"John Stamos," Howard Stern on Demand (also known as Howard TV on Demand), 2007.

Entertainment Tonight (also known as E.T.), syndicated, 2007, 2008.

Television Producer; Series:

Thieves, ABC, 2001.

Jake in Progress, 2005.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

The Beach Boys: An American Family, ABC, 2000.

Martin and Lewis, CBS, 2002.

Killing Mr. Kissel, Lifetime, 2008.

Television Work; Specials:

Production consultant, Elvis: The Tribute, ABC, 1994.

Stage Appearances:

J. Pierponte Finch, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York City, 1995-96.

Master of ceremonies, Cabaret, Studio 54, New York City, 2002.

Guido Contini, Nine, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 2003.


Music Videos (as Performer):

Beach Boys' "Kokomo," 1988.

Beach Boys' "Problem Child," 1990.

Beach Boys' "Crocodile Rock," 1991.

Beach Boys' "Summer in Paradise," 1995.

Beach Boys' "Summer of Love," 1995.

Jamie Kennedy and Stuart Stone's "Rollin' with Bob Saget," 2006.

Music Videos (as Director):

Beach Boys' "Hot Fun in the Summertime," 1992.


Television Main Title Theme:

Jake in Progress, ABC, 2005.

Television Episodes; Additional Music:

Full House, 1991-95.



Newsmakers, Issue 1, Gale Group, 2008.


Entertainment Weekly, December 8, 2006, p. 21.

Newsweek, March 14, 2005, p. 63.

People, October 14, 1991, pp. 83-85; April 26, 2004, p. 46; March 21, 2005, p. 97.

TV Guide, August 5, 1989.

US, October 3, 1998, pp. 56-58.

USA Today, March 9, 2005, p. 3D.