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John Phillip Stamos I(born August 19, 1963) is an American actor, singer and musician best known for his work in television, especially in his starring role as Jesse Katsopolis on the ABC sitcom Full House. Since the ending of that show in 1995, Stamos has appeared in numerous television films and series. From 2006 to 2009, Stamos had a starring role on the NBC medical drama ER as Dr. Tony Gates. In September 2009, he began playing the role of Albert in the Broadway revival of Bye Bye Birdie. In September 2010 Stamos began a multi-episode arc as Dr. Carl Howell on the second season of the Fox series Glee.

Early lifeEdit

Stamos was born in Cypress, California. He attended John F. Kennedy High School and Wentworth Institute of Technology. He is the oldest child and only son of Loretta (née Phillips), a former swimsuit model who was raised in England,[citation needed] and Bill Stamos, a restaurateur who was of Greek descent. Stamos has two younger sisters, Jannen and Alaina, who are both teachers. His family's last name was originally Stamatopoulos (Greek: Σταματόπουλος) but his paternal grandparents shortened the name to Stamos after they moved to the United States from Greece('-poulos' is a common Greek suffix in surnames, meaning "son of"; 'Stamato-' is the root).


FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Title Role Notes 2004 Knots Cal Scoppa
2002 Femme Fatale Cheesy Agent (uncredited)
1991 Born to Ride Cpl. Grady Westfall
2004 I Am Stamos Himself Short film
1986 Never Too Young to Die Lance Stargrove
2013 My Man Is A Loser Mike Post-production
2000 Dropping Out Ronny
2001 My Best Friend's Wife Steve Richards
2010 Father of Invention Steven Leslie
2003 Party Monster Talk Show Host
2006 Farce of the Penguins What's global warming Penguin (voice)


Television
Year Title Role Notes 1983-1984 General Hospital Blackie TV series
1984 Dreams Gino Minnelli 12 episodes
1985 Alice in Wonderland Messenger TV movie
1986–1987 You Again? Matt Willows Main Role
1987–1995 Full House Jesse Katsopolis Lead Role
1989 The New Mickey Mouse Club Jesse Episode: "Guest Day"
1990 ABC TGIF Jesse TV series
1990 Daughter of the Streets Joey TV movie
1991 Captive Robert Knott TV movie
1992 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Jesse Katsopolis (uncredited) Episode: "Hangin' with Michelle"
1993 The Disappearance of Christina Joe Seldon TV movie
1993 Tales from the Crypt Johnny Canaparo Episode: "Till Death Do We Part"
1994 Fatal Vows: The Alexandra O'Hara Story Nick Pagan TV movie
1995 The Larry Sanders Show John Stamos Episode: "0.409"
1997 The Larry Sanders Show John Stamos Episode: "The Prank"
1997 Tracey Takes On... Rob Trasca Episode: "Movies"
1997 A Match Made in Heaven Tom Rosner TV movie
1998 The Marriage Fool Robert Walsh TV movie
1999 Sealed with a Kiss Bennett Blake TV movie
2000 Fortunate Son TV movie
2000 The Beach Boys: An American Family Drummer (uncredited) TV movie
2000 How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale Tom Nathan TV movie
2001 Thieves Johnny 10 episodes
2003 Friends Zack Episode: "The One with the Donor"
2003 The Reagans John Sears TV movie
2005–2006 Jake in Progress Jake Phillips Lead Role
2005–2009 ER Dr. Tony Gates Main Role
2006 Wedding Wars Shel Grandy TV movie
2008 A Raisin in the Sun Carl Lindner TV movie
2008 The Two Mr. Kissels Andrew Kissel TV movie
2010–2011 Glee Dr. Carl Howell 4 episodes
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Ken Turner Episode: "Bang"
2011 Two and a Half Men Prospective House Buyer Episode: "Nice to Meet You, Walden Schmidt"
2012 Secrets of Eden Pastor Drew TV movie
2012 Little Brother Tim TV movie, post-production
2012 Mash Up TV series, post-production

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