John Stamos is one of few actors in Hollywood who retained their characters in different movies many years after they acted the first part. The character, Jesse Katsopolis (a name he chose by himself), in the 1987 ABC sitcom Full House, did not only get him the much-needed popularity in Hollywood but was also reprised in the sequel, Fuller House which was produced almost three decades later in 2016.
He is not only an actor and producer, Stamos is also a musician and has performed with The Beach Boys. Read on to find out all you need to know about this accomplished thespian.
John Stamos’ Bio
On the 19th of August 1963 in Cypress, California, John Stamos cried his first cry as he was delivered to the family of William Stamos and Loretta Philips. Theirs was an average family as his father, William, was a restaurateur while his mother, Loretta, was a model and housewife. His ethnicity is white, however, he is of mixed descent (English and Irish on his mother’s side and Greek on his father’s). His family’s surname “Stamos” is actually a coinage from the Greek root name “Stamotopoulos”. He was not the only child born to his parent, even though he is the only male child in the family. His other two siblings are his younger sisters – Alaina and Janeen Stamos – both teachers.
John’s early life revolved mostly around his father’s business and when it was time for high school, he attended John F. Kennedy High School, where his flair for entertainment led him to join the school band. After high school, he made to enroll at Cypress College but would drop out to concentrate on becoming an actor – which turned out to be a genius move.
John Stamos landed his first acting gig almost immediately he set out to pursue a career in the entertainment industry in 1982. He made his television debut with the role of Blackie Parrish in the long-running TV series General Hospital. In what seemed like a twist of luck, the original intent for his role was that it would appear on only five episodes of the show, but the writers of the series were handed an uphill task when his interpretation and delivery of the character caused a frenzy among lovers and fans of the show.
This made it impossible for the producers to retire his character for fear of losing their viewership base and so, there was a tweak to the original script and his character was retained. In fact, his acting was so good in the series that it earned him his first Emmy nomination in 1984.
At the beginning of his acting career, it was all small-screen roles for John Stamos and he utilized them to proper effect. He landed his first major role as a lead actor with the 1984 CBS sitcom Dreams for which he earned positive reviews, however, his best was yet to come. John Stamos’ portrayal of Jesse Katsopolis in the 1987 ABC TV show Full House was all he needed to sell his brand and motion to Hollywood that he has arrived. The show was his major breakthrough in entertainment and it ran for eight seasons – between 1987 and 1995.
John Stamos has gone ahead to appear in several movies and series, including stage productions and ad commercials. Some of them include Thieves (2001), Party Monster (2003), Knots (2004), Jake in Progress (2005), ER (2005-2009), Wedding Wars (2006), Secrets of Eden (2012), etc. He is currently working as part of the cast of Fuller House, where he plays the role of Jesse Katsopolis which he previously played in the 1987 series Full House.
What Is His Net Worth?
Being one of the most successful stars in Hollywood, his net worth has also corresponded to the fact. John Stamos’ net worth has been put at $40 million by verifiable sources. His salary is not known but it is believed that he is one of the top earners in the industry.
Is John Stamos Gay?
It is always the case for actors who play gay roles in movies to be speculated as such afterward. So, when John Stamos took up a gay role in the 2006 movie Wedding Wars, he knew exactly what would follow. Howbeit, movie roles are not the rumors on his part. Stamos has been seen kissing a man openly (even though it turned out to be a gimmick of some sort) and he is also a staunch gay rights supporter and advocate.
Despite the speculation, we believe he is straight and can be seen in the relationships he has kept so far, which are all with the opposite sex and so, until he addresses the rumor and affirms his gay status, John Stamos’s sexual orientation is straight.
Who Is His Wife Or Girlfriend? Kids
John Stamos is currently married to actress Caitlin McHugh. However, his marriage to her was his second attempt at jumping the broom. Stamos was first married to Rebecca Romijn, a model and actress whom he met at a fashion show in 1994. Their relationship blossomed until September 1998 when they got married after being engaged for 10 months. Sadly, their union lasted for six years before they were separated in 2004 and one year later, their marriage ended officially in a divorce.
His second marriage with The Vampire Diaries actress, Caitlin McHugh would not happen until 14 years after his first marriage ended. Stamos got married to a pregnant McHugh in February 2018 after the couple had announced in December 2017 that their first child was on the way. On April 15, 2018, their first child, a son named Billy, was born.
Other Facts About John Stamos
John Stamos stated in an interview that he impregnated a girl in his younger years and was not ready to father the child that would be born, so he made the girl abort the pregnancy.
His marriage to his first wife, Rebecca Romijn, did not produce a child and so his first and only child is his son, Billy, sired with his current wife, Caitlin McHugh.
Caitlin McHugh was burgled on the night before her wedding to John Stamos and all her jewelry was stolen. She appeared on her wedding day without jewelry.
Stamos is a tall man with a fine height of 6 feet (1.83 meters) while he weighs 79 kg. His body measurements are 41-14-35 inches (chest-biceps-waist).
He is also a musician and performs with the music band known as The Beach Boys.