John Stamos

John Stamos biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

John Phillip Stamos



Birth Date

August 19, 1963


58 years

Zodiac Sign



Cypress, California, United States


John F. Kennedy High School



John Stamos family members

Father's Name

Bill Stamos

Mother's Name

Loretta Stamos

Siblings names

Alaina Talarico (younger sister), Janeen Rehling (younger sister)

Is John Stamos a gay/bisexual?


What is John Stamos marital status?


Who is John Stamos wife?

Caitlin McHugh Stamos

When did get married?

February 3, 2018

How many children does he have?

1 (son Billy Stamos)

In one of his interviews, John Stamos told, that his family gave him much hope and confidence to do whatever he wanted. That was the best inspiration he got to start a career in show business. Unfortunately, his parents have already passed away, but still he is thankful to both of them. Now he stays close with his two sisters and loves his wife Caitlin and their son Billy most of all. (We’ve told you about them in “Caitlin McHugh Stamos Family”). Let’s read about people, who helped John to cope with all Hollywood ups and downs.

John Stamos wife

Rebecca Romijn (ex-wife; were married in 1998-2005)

John Stamos ex wife Rebecca Romijn

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Date of birth: November 6, 1972

Caitlin McHugh-Stamos (wife)

John Stamos wife Rebecca Romijn

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Date of birth: May 13, 1986

John Stamos kids

Billy Stamos (son with Caitlin McHugh)

John Stamos son Billy Stamos

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Date of birth: April 10, 2018

Who are John Stamos parents?

William Bill Stamos (father)

William Bill Stamos father John Stamos

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Date of Birth: November 4, 1935

Date of Death: July 6, 2001

John Stamos was brought up by a talented and loving father. His dad “could raw like a lion and be soft as a lamb”, as his friends characterized him. William was born in the family of Ioannis Stamos and his wife Adeline Psaras, who were Greek immigrants. William taught his son John to love and respect his Greek roots. Full House actor can cook super tasty Greek dishes due to his dad.

John’s father was a restaurateur. Every weekend his son worked in the family restaurant, and he continued doing it even after becoming a child star. Very often the visitors recognized Blackie from “General Hospital” and asked him to bring hamburgers.

Bill Stamos was very proud of his son and what he was doing. Very often he came to the theater, where John played and could even cry during his son’s vivid performance. “That’s my boy!” he used to tell.

The year of 2001 John considers as one of the hardest in his life. That very year his father had a sudden heart attack. John’s dad was in a coma during a month, and then he passed away. That sad event left the actor absolutely frustrated.

Now he keeps just the best memories of his dad. He never gets tired to thank him on everything he did for his kids.

Loretta Donna Stamos (mother)

Loretta Donna Stamos mother John Stamos

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Date of Birth: April 8, 1939

Date of Death: September 23, 2014

While accepting TV Land Icon Awards, John Stamos used that opportunity to thank his late mother and father for everything. Loretta, who passed away in 2014, surrounded by her son, daughters, and grandchildren, was the main woman in her son’s life.

She was born in United States but spent some part in her life in England. Loretta had Irish roots. She was brought up in the family of Eloise Ridgle and Jake Phillips. In her young years, Loretta was a model, but she left her career after getting married to Bill Stamos.

She was a supporting mother for her son John, and let him become an actor, although at first, she wanted her son to get some more serious profession. In her interview, Loretta told, that she changed her mind after her son’s dramatic statement, that she “can ruin his life if she doesn’t allow him to give acting a chance”.

Loretta attended lots of Stamos’ performances and always supported him at a minute of sorrow if his career was in a slow phase. She tried to help other people and was the founder of a charity organization, which cared about patients with cancer. “She was one of the most unselfish people in the world”, John Stamos told about her.

John Stamos siblings

Alaina Talarico (twin sister)

Alaina Talarico sister John Stamos

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Date of birth: August 19, 1963

Alaina is John’s twin sister and one of his first fans. She used to tell, that in her young years she enjoyed John Stamos’ shows after each family dinner. Then her brother performed in front of Alaina and their older sister Janeen, doing various magic tricks and showing comedy scratches.

John Stamos and Alaina maintain close brother-sister relationships. She is married to a rich businessman Frank Talarico and brings up 4 kids with him.

Janeen Rehling (younger sister)

Janeen Rehling - siblings John Stamos

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Date of birth: 1965

John’s other sister is Janeen. She is a little younger than John and Alaina. Janeen spends a lot of time in the company of her famous brother. Obviously, she is proud of him and they are closely-knitted. Janeen is married to Robert Rehling and she has two kids with him.


When you hear the name of John Stamos, you immediately think of “Full House”. But the regular role in the popular series is not the only professional achievement of an actor. He acted in more than 40 movies and TV series. “Born to Ride”, “ER”, “Thieves”, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” etc.

His first wave of fame covered him in 1982, soon after his graduation from a high school. Then he was cast as Blackie Parrish to a soap opera “General Hospital”. That role made him popular overnight, and the cute teenager turned into a TV star. Girls and women from different parts of the planet sent him boxes of letters every week.

John, who had been entertaining his family members almost from the moment, when he entered this world, dreamed to become an actor. He convinced his parents that acting was his cup of tea, so after the end of “General Hospital”, he continued visiting auditions and soon won the role, which became his blessing and curse at the same time.  He won the part in the loud project – the TV series “Full House”. The story about three friends, who were raising three small girls, hit the screens. John depicted Uncle Jesse, a rock musician and all-around good guy, who obviously, became the most favorite hero on the series for many ladies worldwide.

After the end of the series, John’s career went into the slow phase. He couldn’t get rid of the charm of his famous character Jesse Katsopolis. But he moved forward, and appeared in a number of Broadway shows, including playing a bisexual entertainer in a musical “Cabaret”, which proved, that Mr. Stamos can portray really complex heroes.

Now his career is busier than ever. He appeared in a number of episodes of “Fuller House” (the sequel of the TV show, which made him popular), and in 2018 John joined the cast of “You”, produced by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble. He portrayed the therapist of the main female heroine Guinevere Beck, depicted by the young actress Elizabeth Lail.

Interesting and fun facts

  1. In his teens, John Stamos dreamed to be a stuntman. He cooperated with a number of school friends, and they created several short films, full of blood and fights. John was bullied at school for his special hobby, but it had never made him frustrated. He was absolutely confident in what he was doing.
  2. He married his first wife Rebecca Romijn in 1998, after three years of love. In his wedding vow, he confessed, that his beloved woman was a terrible cook. He promised to keep Rebecca away from kitchen permanently and to do as much cooking as he could.
  3. Disneyland plays a special part in John’s fate. He proposed to his second wife Caitlin there. And that was the place, where he took his first wife Rebecca for the first date.
  4. John remains ambivalent to his success on the show “Full House”. He tells that his years on the show were the best in his life, and at that same time his “Uncle Jesse” prevented him from moving forward in his career.
  5. In 1996 he replaced Matthew Broderick on the musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”. Unfortunately, the critics wrote mostly negative reviews about John’s play. But the viewers liked it!
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