American Music Awards presenters line up

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- An eclectic list of presenters ranging from athletes to TV and film stars to musicians was announced Tuesday for the upcoming American Music Awards. The 2005 American Music Awards will be televised Nov. 22 from Los Angeles on ABC TV.

Romijn and O'Connell are engaged

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Actor Jerry O'Connell and his girlfriend of one year, model-turned-actress Rebecca Romijn are engaged, it was reported Tuesday.

John Stamos drops by 'ER'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- ABC's "Jake in Progress" star John Stamos is crossing networks for a two episode guest stint on NBC's "ER."

Calling Dr. Leguizamo -- stat.

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Comedian John Leguizamo is joining the cast of NBC's long-running hospital drama, "ER" this season, TVGuide.com reported Monday.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2005 with 134 to follow.
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Madchen Amick joins 'Freddie' cast

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- "Twin Peaks" star Madchen Amick is joining the cast of the new ABC sitcom, "Freddie," it was announced Monday.

Actor John Stamos' divorce finalized

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- Actors John Stamos and Rebecca Romijn have ended their five-year marriage, World Entertainment News Network reported Wednesday.

'Contender' to go against 'CSI'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- NBC's "The Contender" will have tough competition from two established CBS hits when it premieres next month, Daily Variety said Tuesday.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 19, the 232nd day of 2004 with 134 to follow.
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ABC drops comedies, adds drama for fall

NEW YORK, May 18 (UPI) -- ABC, the fourth-ranked network in the United States, axed several comedies and scheduled a drama-heavy fall lineup, it was reported Tuesday.

Romijn-Stamos denies Cusack rumor

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Rebecca Romijn-Stamos is denying rumors she has been dating actor John Cusack since her recent break-up with husband John Stamos.

A baby for Helen Hunt

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Helen Hunt and her TV producer boyfriend Matthew Carnahan are expecting their first child this summer, Hunt's publicist has confirmed.

'Oz' takes Broadway by storm

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- "The Boy From Oz," the first Australian musical to make it to Broadway, is already one of the hottest tickets in town -- and it doesn't even open until Thursday

Banderas happy with 'Nine' run

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Antonio Banderas says his experience starring in the hit Broadway musical "Nine" was such a wonderful one he is already planning his return to the Great White W
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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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