John Stamos (born August 19, 1963) is an American actor and the son of Bill (1934-1998) and Loretta Stamos (1937-). His paternal grandfather Hermes Stamotopoulos (1908-1990) had borne the name Stamotopoulos, and changed it to Stamos upon emigrating from Greece to America.
Born in Cypress, California, John has two sisters, Janeen and Alaina. He has appeared in a number of movies, commercials and television sitcoms since 1982. He kicked off his acting career with a role in General Hospital, also having he starred in an unaired Coke advertisement.
Stamos is arguably best known for his role as the character of "Jesse (Hermes) Katsopolis " in Full House (1987-1995), an "Elvis-obsessed" rocker and motorcycle afficionado. Jesse moved in with his brother-in-law, Danny Tanner, to help him raise his kids (Donna Jo ("D.J."), Stephanie and Michelle) after the death of Danny's wife, Pamela. Jesse has his own rock band called "Jesse and the Rippers." His attitude could be described as cool and carefree. Jesse has great hair which he pampers a great deal. Later, he marries Rebecca Donaldson, Danny's beautiful co-host on "Wake Up San Francisco." The couple has twins, Nicky and Alex.
John married supermodel Rebecca Romijn in 1998. This was the first marriage for them both, and they had no children. The couple separated in 2004.
On the musical front, John has toured with The Beach Boys as a drummer on and off for 15 years.
In November 2000, Stamos was the winning bidder in the eBay auction of the Disneyland sign, with fourteen-foot-tall letters, which had stood at the entrance to the park for the past decade. He paid $30,700 for it.
Stamos currently stars in the TV series Jake in Progress on the American TV network ABC.