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Emmy-nominated actor and producer John Stamos continues to enjoy a wide variety of roles on film, television and the stage.
Stamos recently starred in “Father of Invention” with Kevin Spacey, about an eccentric inventor who tries to rebuild his billion-dollar empire. He also starred in the Tony Award–winning musical “Hairspray,” with Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur at the Hollywood Bowl last summer. He also recently guest-starred in an episode of NBC’s hit series “Law & Order: SVU,” HBO’s “Entourage” and, most notably, a multi-episode arc on FOX’s hit series “Glee” as Dr. Carl Howell.
On Broadway, Stamos has had tremendous success, most recently starring as Albert Peterson in “Bye Bye Birdie” and the Tony Award–winning “Nine.” Stamos made his Broadway debut in 1995’s “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” and in 2002, he starred as the Emcee in “Cabaret.”
As a producer, Stamos is currently in development with Twentieth Century Fox and Neil Meron & Craig Zadan for a feature musical set to the songs of the Beach Boys. Through his St. Amos production banner, Stamos produced and starred in “The Two Mr. Kissels,” a Lifetime Original Movie based on the true story of two multimillionaire brothers who married the women of their dreams and wound up dead. Additional producing credits include the ABC miniseries “Beach Boys: An American Family,” which earned Stamos an Emmy nomination as producer, and the highly rated CBS telefilm “Martin & Lewis.” Stamos also produced and starred in ABC’s comedy “Jake in Progress” and the ABC romantic comedy “Thieves,” about a pair of master thieves who become covert government agents.
Stamos starred in NBC’s Emmy Award–winning drama series “ER,” as Tony Gates, a maverick, hot-tempered and flirtatious doctor and Gulf War veteran. His addition to the ensemble cast helped create a revival in ratings for one of the longest-running prime-time dramas in television history. Stamos was also seen in the Emmy- and Golden Globe–nominated adaptation of “Raisin in the Sun” for ABC, as well as the A&E original film “Wedding Wars,” and “The Marriage Fool” opposite Walter Matthau and Carol Burnett.
On the big screen, Stamos made his entry into the independent film world in the black comedy “Dropping Out,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2000, and in the contemporary romantic comedy “Grownups.” His recent independent film credits include “I Am Stamos” and “Knots.”
Stamos’ career has spanned over 25 years, beginning with the hit soap “General Hospital,” in which he was nominated for an Emmy. He later starred in one of the most iconic family television programs, playing Uncle Jesse on the popular ABC series “Full House.” Stamos has also displayed his musical talents over the past 25 years while touring with The Beach Boys.
Stamos currently lives in Los Angeles, where he recently received the honor of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.