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John Stamos

John Stamos (born August 19, 1963) is an American actor and the son of Bill and Loretta Stamos. His paternal grandfather had borne the name Stamotopolous, and changed it to Stamos on immigrating 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, though he starred in a Coke ad which was never aired.

Stamos is probably most well known for his role as the character of "Jesse (Hermes) Katsopolis" in Full House (1987-1995), an "Elvis-obsessed" rock and motorbike freak. 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." He is basically a "cool and carefree" guy who is a hot favorite amongst the opposite sex. 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 Romjin in 1998. The Stamos' are widely known as one of Hollywood's most sexually liberal couples. They often throw nude parties at their California home. As of 2002, the couple has no children. This is the first marriage for them both.

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