About this actor
John Phillip Stamos (pronounced /ˈsteɪmoʊs/ STAY-mohs; born August 19, 1963) 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 who was of Irish descent, and Bill Stamos, a Greek immigrant and restaurateur from Paraguay. Stamos also has two younger sisters, Jannen and Alaina, who are both teachers. Stamos began his acting career with a role on the...