John Stamos life and biography

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John Stamos biography

Date of birth : 1963-08-19
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Cypress, California, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-09-06
Credited as : actor, Full House series, General Hospital

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John Stamos is an American actor best known for his work in television, especially in his starring role as Jesse Katsopolis on the ABC sitcom Full House. Since the cancellation 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 hit Fox series Glee.

Stamos was born in Cypress, California, the oldest child and only son of Loretta (née Phillips), a former swimsuit model from England, and Bill Stamos, a Greek immigrant and restaurateur from Paraguay. Stamos has two younger sisters, Jannen and Alaina, who are both teachers. His family's last name was originally Stamatopoulos but his grandparents shortened the name to Stamos after they moved to the United States from Greece.

When Stamos was a child, he was told mistakenly by his family doctor that he had a hernia. He underwent surgery, but it turned out that there was no hernia present. The procedure left Stamos with an odd-looking belly button, which he showed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien after pressure from Conan and Tom Selleck.

After his stint on Full House, Stamos appeared in television movies and a short lived sitcom Jake in Progress before staging a comeback on the long run medical drama ER. Stamos joined the cast in 2006 as Dr. Tony Gates and as of 2008 is still a member of the program. The program will end in the spring of 2009. Previously, Stamos headed to Broadway and ended up joining the cast of Bye Bye Birdie, which went into production during the Fall of 2009.

On July 13, 2010 it was reported that Stamos had testified in the ongoing case with 24-year-old Allison Coss, who is alleged to have threatened to expose compromising photos if Stamos did not buy them for $680,000. Previous to this threat, it is alleged that actor Stamos asked Cross if he could perform oral sex on her. She reportedly refused his offer. Watch the video below for all the latest information on this story.

CBS News reported on July 13, 2010, that actor John Stamos appeared in court to testify against 24-year-old Allison Coss, who is charged with attempting to extort $680,000 from the actor. Coss reportedly met Stamos in Orlando, FL back in 2004 when Coss was 17 years old. Coss's attorney, Sarah Henderson, stated that Stamos asked to perform oral sex on Coss, but she refused. Watch this video to find out everything you need to know about the John Stamos and Allison Coss extortion case.


2004: I Am Stamos, Knots
2007: Farce of the Penguins
2010: Father of Invention

Awards and nominations:

Golden Icon Awards:
2009-2010: Won, "Best Actor, Musical" - Bye Bye Birdie
Soapy Awards:
1983: Won, "Most Exciting New Actor" - General Hospital
TV Land Awards:
2007: Won, "Favorite Elvis Impersonation" - Full House

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