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John Stamos Biography

Birth Name:
John Phillip Stamos
Birth Place:
Cypress, California, United States
Actor, musician, producer

Fast Facts

  • Family name was shortened from Stamotopoulos
  • Nominated in 1983 for a Daytime Emmy (Outstanding Supporting Actor) for his role as Blackie Parrish on General Hospital
  • Plays guitar and drums
  • Occasionally tours with the Beach Boys and appeared in their video for "Kokomo" in 1988
  • Made Broadway debut in 1995 in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Purchased a Disneyland sign that stood at the park's entrance for $30,700 on eBay in 2000
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 16, 2009
  • His star is next to Dick Van Dyke's


  • 2016People's Choice Awards-Favorite Actor in a New TV Series: winner
  • 2000Emmy-Outstanding Miniseries: nominated