Rehearsals of 'Birdie' under way in N.Y.

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Rehearsals for the Broadway revival of the Tony-winning musical "Bye Bye Birdie" have begun in New York with an opening date of Oct. 15 in mind.
'Bye Bye Birdie' finds Broadway nest

'Bye Bye Birdie' finds Broadway nest

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- "Bye Bye Birdie" will be the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre on Broadway, the Roundabout Theatre Company announced Monday.
Stamos, Gershon to star in 'Birdie'

Stamos, Gershon to star in 'Birdie'

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- John Stamos, Gina Gershon and Bill Irwin are set to star in the Broadway revival of the musical "Bye Bye Birdie," the Roundabout Theatre Company said.
4.2M tune in for 'Two Mr. Kissels'

4.2M tune in for 'Two Mr. Kissels'

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. television movie "The Two Mr. Kissels" was watched by about 4.2 million viewers when it debuted, Lifetime announced.
Stamos to star in 'Killing Mr. Kissel'

Stamos to star in 'Killing Mr. Kissel'

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor John Stamos is set to star in and produce the television movie, "Killing Mr. Kissel," Lifetime Networks announced Friday.
NBC picks up 'ER' for 15th, final season

NBC picks up 'ER' for 15th, final season

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- NBC announced Wednesday it is picking up the Emmy Award-winning U.S. medical drama "ER" for a 15th and final season.
12.7M watched 'Raisin in the Sun' on ABC

12.7M watched 'Raisin in the Sun' on ABC

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- An estimated 12.7 million viewers tuned in to see the U.S. television movie based on Lorraine Hansberry's classic play "A Raisin in the Sun."

'ER' celebrates 300th episode

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- "ER" has celebrated its 300th episode, but none of the big stars who got their starts on the long-running U.S. TV hospital drama showed up for the party.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007.
By United Press International

Romijn, O'Connell marry in LA

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- Hollywood actors Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell were married Saturday in a small ceremony at their home in Los Angeles.

'Golden Girls' turn down dirty penguin pic

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian Bob Saget says stars of the classic TV show "The Golden Girls" turned down roles in his raunchy mock documentary, "Farce of the Penguins."

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2006 with 134 to follow.
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John Stamos joins the cast of 'ER'

LOS ANGELES, April 4 (UPI) -- John Stamos was such a good guest, NBC's "ER" has decided to let him move in, it was reported Tuesday.

Rebecca Romijn not weighed down by scale

NEW YORK, March 27 (UPI) -- Supermodel-turned-actress Rebecca Romijn says she never weighs herself or even owns a scale.

'Full House' star reveals meth addiction

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Jodie Sweetin grew up in the public eye as Stephanie Tanner on ABC's "Full House" from 1987-95, but her life took a dangerous turn after the cameras stopped.
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John Stamos
John Stamos arrives for the American Theatre Wing's Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York on June 7, 2009. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

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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