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Letterman, Seinfeld and Stewart booked for tribute to comedy icon Don Rickles

Letterman, Seinfeld and Stewart booked for tribute to comedy icon Don Rickles

NEW YORK , April 18 (UPI) -- David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Tracy Morgan are to headline Spike TV's "One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles."
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Lori Loughlin explains why she never got together with John Stamos

Lori Loughlin explains why she never got together with John Stamos

March 19 (UPI) -- Lori Loughlin adressed John Stamos' remark that she was "the one who got away" during an interview with Yahoo's Daily Shot Tuesday.
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Alan Thicke, Robin's dad, gets his own 'reality sitcom'

Alan Thicke, Robin's dad, gets his own 'reality sitcom'

March 12 (UPI) -- "Growing Pains" dad Alan Thicke will star in a TVGN reality show called "Unusually Thicke."
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Dave Coulier, John Stamos, Bob Saget stage 'Full House' reunion for Super Bowl ad

Dave Coulier, John Stamos, Bob Saget stage 'Full House' reunion for Super Bowl ad

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The men of "Full House" collaborate on a Super Bowl ad for Dannon Oikos yoghurt.
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Rebecca Romijn is done having kids, has 'no idea' about ex John Stamos

Rebecca Romijn is done having kids, has 'no idea' about ex John Stamos

(UPI) -- Eight years after she and John Stamos parted ways, Rebecca Romijn is content with her life -- exactly as it is.
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Ex-Guns N' Roses drummer Sorum gets married

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Former Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum married singer-dancer Adriane "Ace" Harper this weekend in California, Sorum's spokesman says.

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John Stamos to take teen amputee to Disneyland

John Stamos to take teen amputee to Disneyland

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- John Stamos visited Kaitlyn Dobrow this week in an Orange County, Calif., hospital and promised the 19-year-old quadruple amputee he'd take her to Disneyland.
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John Stamos joins 'Necessary Roughness' cast

John Stamos joins 'Necessary Roughness' cast

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- Actor John Stamos has signed on as a recurring guest star in Season 3 of the drama series "Necessary Roughness," USA Network said Wednesday.
John Stamos ponders return to 'General Hospital'

John Stamos ponders return to 'General Hospital'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. actor and musician John Stamos says he would consider returning to "General Hospital" but only if his character had something interesting to do.

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Shepherd, Stamos taking over 'Best Man' roles

Shepherd, Stamos taking over 'Best Man' roles

NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) -- Cybill Shepherd, John Stamos, Kristin Davis and Elizabeth Ashley are taking over roles from outgoing cast members in the Broadway revival of "The Best Man."
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Lady Gaga, Ricky Martin win GLAAD Awards

Lady Gaga, Ricky Martin win GLAAD Awards

NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- Lady Gaga, Ricky Martin, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and "Dancing with the Stars" were honored at the 23rd annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York.
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John Phillip Stamos ( /ˈsteɪmoʊs/ stay-mohs; born August 19, 1963) is an American actor best known for his work in television, especially in his starring role as Jesse Katsopolis on the ABC sitcom Full House. Since the cancellation of that show in 1995, Stamos has appeared in numerous television films and series. From 2006 to 2009, Stamos had a starring role on the NBC medical drama ER as Dr. Tony Gates. In September 2009, he began playing the role of Albert in the Broadway revival of Bye Bye Birdie. In September 2010 Stamos began a multi-episode arc as Dr. Carl Howell on the second season of the hit Fox series Glee.

Stamos was born in Cypress, California, the oldest child and only son of Loretta (née Phillips), a former swimsuit model from England who was of Irish descent, and Bill Stamos, a Greek immigrant and restaurateur from Paraguay. Stamos has two younger sisters, Jannen and Alaina, who are both teachers. His family's last name was originally Stamatopoulos (Greek: Σταματόπουλος) but his grandparents shortened the name to Stamos after they moved to the United States from Greece. ('-poulos' is a common Greek suffix in surnames, meaning "son of"; 'Stamos' is the root.)

When Stamos was a child, he was told mistakenly by his family doctor that he had a hernia. He underwent surgery, but it turned out that there was no hernia present. The procedure left Stamos with an odd-looking belly button, which he showed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien after pressure from Conan and Tom Selleck.

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