9 Things You Didn’t Know About John Stamos

  
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No matter what John Stamos does, he will always be best known for playing Elvis-loving Uncle Jesse on Full House, which is too bad since he’s done so much since. The actor has another birthday coming up. He’s going to be turning 54, which is amazing since he looks better than most men in their 30s. Even though it feels like we know a lot about him, we have 9 facts that prove that you don’t!

9. Early Life

John Phillips Stamos was born in Cypress, California, to Loretta, a model, and Bill, a Greek-immigrant restaurateur. He has two sisters, Alana and Janeen, who are both teachers. His family’s name was originally “Stamatopoulos,” but his grandparents shortened it to “Stamos” when they emigrated from Greece. During high school, he worked at his father’s restaurant flipping burgers and playing drums in his high school’s marching band.

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8. Breaking into Daytime TV

After high school, he was going to attend Cypress College, but rather than do that, he and his parents both agreed that he should give acting a shot. Three weeks after this, in 1982, he landed his first acting gig as Blackie Parrish on the soap opera General Hospital. Although his character was only supposed to have a five-episode arc, Stamos was so popular with the audience that they made his character part of the main cast.

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