|Net Worth||$ 25,000,000|
|Real name||John Phillip Stamos|
|Source of Wealth||Acting|
|Date of Birth||Aug 19, 1963|
|Height||182 cm / 5 ft 11 inch|
John Phillip Stamos is an American actor, producer, and musician. He’s most famous for his roles in “General Hospital”, “Full House”, “Big Shot”, and many more.
With an estimated net worth of over $25 million, he is considered one of the well-known actors in both movies and TV shows. Stamos has won multiple awards for movies and shows he worked on and received his own ‘Walk of Fame’ star in Hollywood back in 2009.
The American actor, singer, and musician, John Stamos, was born in Cypress, California, on August 19, 1963. He grew up with his parents; his mother, Loretta, and his father, William. His mother was a model, and his father owned and managed a restaurant in their hometown.
John is the eldest of three children, with two younger sisters - Janeen and Alaina. His family is of Greek origin, and his father’s family name is Stamatopoulos, which later got changed and shortened to Stamos.
He went to John F. Kennedy High School and was a part of the school’s marching band, where he played the drums.
As a teenager, John Stamos worked at his father’s restaurant, his first working experience. Later, he worked at Duke’s and Yellow Basket.
As a massive fan of the Beach Boys, Stamos ended up performing with them at a later point in his life. He planned to join Cypress College in the class of 1981, but he decided to pursue his acting career instead, which led him to book a role on the famous TV show “General Hospital” only weeks later.
After his breaking role in the soap opera “General Hospital” as Blackie Parrish, for which he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award, he continued his professional development in the sitcom “Dreams”. “Dreams” was relatively short and only lasted for 12 episodes.
Later, he got a role on “You Again?”, which aired for 26 episodes, lasting from 1986 to 1987.
In 1986, John Stamos got his leading role in the movie “Never Too Young To Die”. One of his most famous roles came right after - ‘Uncle Jesse’ on ABC “Full House”, for Jesse Katsopolis, which lasted for 8 seasons.
After finishing “Full House”, John Stamos played on multiple TV shows: “Tales from the Crypt” (1993), “The Larry Sanders Show”, (1995-1997), and “Friends” (2003).
He played in and produced “Thieves” (2001) and “Jake in Progress” (2005-2006).
He later got busy with producing more often for the “Grandfathered” and “Fuller House” shows, and received a People’s Choice Award for “Grandfathered” in 2016.
John Stamos would later land multiple doctor roles, one of them being Dr. Tony Gates in “ER” (2005-2009), Dr. Brock Holt in “Scream Queens” (2016), and Dr. Nicky in “YOU” (2018-2019).
Even though he is most famous for his parts in TV shows, John worked on multiple movies in the meantime as well: “Party Monster” (2003), “Father of Invention” (2010), and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” (2016).
He borrowed his voice for the “Farce of the Penguins” in 2007, directed by his “Full House” co-star Bob Saget.
At the age of 4, John Stamos started learning how to play the drums, followed by learning the guitar as a second instrument.
When he was only 13, he and a few friends started a band named “Destiny” and performed at amusement parks and parties.
He later played the congas on the “Shades of Blue” album with five other musicians. He performed Billy Joel’s “Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)” on a charity album, and has performed multiple times with his favorite band from his earlier days - The Beach Boys.
John developed a theater career throughout the years as well and took part in multiple different types of plays.
His first time on Broadway was back in 1995, for “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”, “Cabaret” (2002), and “Nine” (2003).
In 2009, he played in “Bye Bye Birdie”, as Albert Peterson, a role which brought him a Golden Icon Award. He later played “Chance & Chemistry” (2009), “Hairspray” (2011), and “The Best Man” (2012).
John Stamos was married twice in his life. His first marriage was to the American actress Rebecca Romijn, whom he met at Victoria’s Secret fashion show, and she was one of the hired models. They got married three years later. They were married for seven years and got divorced back in March 2005.
Rebecca switched careers and had her big break in the movie industry with the X-Men series, but by the time the second movie came out, the couple had already decided to split. Many rumors surfaced about the reason behind this, and the biggest one was that they couldn’t agree on the matter of kids. Both John and Rebecca have addressed these rumors as just rumors, stating that the reason behind their divorce was an “irreconcilable difference”.
Stamos met his second wife, Caitlin McHugh, in 2011, but they didn’t start dating until 2015, when they met on the set of “Fuller House”, where John was filming alongside Caitlin’s roommate.
By February 2018, John and Caitlin got married and had a son later that same year. They launched a jewelry line together, and they use all profits as a donation to Childhelp, an organization helping child abuse victims.
Back in 2015, the star got reported to the police by citizens for acting oddly in Beverly Hills. He got arrested and had to be taken to a hospital for numerous tests, whose results came in showing he had been under the influence of a drug called GHB. GHB, a depressant, is considered a rave drug and is usually made in home-basement labs. John Stamos got three years of probation, along with mandatory rehab lasting for 30 days.
The “Full House” set had many children on set constantly, which is why the public expected the cast to act appropriately at any given time in the presence of minors. Reportedly, this was not the case. In 1992, rumors surfaced that some of the older cast members: John Stamos, Bob Saget, and Dave Coulier, used vulgar language and discussed topics such as sex in front of the younger cast members, who at the time were underage.
John Stamos and Paula Abdul were the ‘it’ couple back in the ‘80s and ‘90s. The couple was followed by paparazzi everywhere, and everyone wanted to get a glimpse into their personal lives. Apparently, Stamos broke up with Paula Abdul abruptly without any explanation in the middle of wedding planning, after dating for 7 months.
John Stamos claimed to have been extorted by Hollywood’s popular party girl, Allison Coss. she asked for $680,000 in exchange for photos of John Stamos using drugs and being in the company of strippers. Allison claimed she was involved with Stamos at the time, even though she was 17 years old and underage.
Stamos showed up to an Australian talk show - “Mornings with Kerri-Anne”, heavily intoxicated back in 2007. He did show up for the scheduled appointment, but his erratic behavior on the set was an obvious indicator of being intoxicated, which he later admitted to having used sleeping pills and being ‘plastered’.
John Stamos is surely one of the more controversial actors from the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, with one too many shocking life decisions.
With an average of $25 million net worth, we can say John Stamos is safe to live a happy and comfortable life alongside his wife, Caitlin, and his young son.
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