Jhon stamos early life

John Stamos show “Full House” became a beloved sitcom of the late ’80s. John Philip Stamos, born on August 19, 1963, is a versatile and accomplished American actor and musician. He first gained recognition for his impressive portrayal of Blackie Parrish in the ABC television soap opera “General Hospital.” This remarkable performance earned him a well-deserved Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

However, Stamos truly became a household name for his iconic role as Jesse Katsopolis in the beloved ABC sitcom “Full House.” His portrayal of Uncle Jesse made him a fan-favorite and left an enduring impact on television audiences during the show’s run.

John Stamos show “Full House”

After reading the first script of the show, John Stamos almost decided to quit his role as Uncle Jesse in “Full House.”

The 59-year-old Stamos revealed on Thursday’s episode of “Hot Ones” that he “hated” the idea of doing “Full House,” but, “obviously, I liked it.”

Initially, the show was presented as an adult comedy with Stamos, Dave Coulier, and the late Bob Saget as the main focus. Later, children were added to the script, and “Full House” became a beloved sitcom of the late ’80s and early ’90s.

During the first table reading of the show, Stamos started to worry that his character would be overshadowed by the children. He recalled, “Jodie Sweetin, who plays Stephanie, is reading her lines, and people are dying laughing – like screaming. And I’m like, ‘What’s going on here?'” he remembered. “They’re not even laughing at my lines, they’re laughing at hers.” After the table read, Stamos called his agent and said, “Get me out of this show!”

Eventually, he accepted the role of Uncle Jesse. He said, “I realized that there was no central character in that show. The central character was love.”

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The show revolves around single father Danny Tanner (Saget) raising his daughters D.J. (Candace Cameron), Stephanie (Sweetin), and Michelle (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) with the help of his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis (Stamos) and best friend Joey Gladstone (Coulier). “Full House” ran from 1987 to 1995, and its spinoff “Fuller House” released on Netflix from 2016 to 2020 for five seasons.

Jodie Sweetin was the first person to join “Full House,” as revealed by creator-writer-director Jeff Franklin on Friday’s premiere episode of “Full House Rewind” podcast.

Franklin also remembered that there were about 100 people in the room for the first table reading. He said, “I think they all came to see Stamos.” However, “Jodie stole the whole thing with her sense of humor.”

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Coulier remembered leaving the table with Stamos, who told him, “It’s gonna be her show. We can’t compete with that.”

Franklin said, “It occurred to me much later that he was so stressed out about playing second fiddle to these incredibly funny kids and animals.”

Looking back, it was evident that the show’s success was a combination of talented child actors and even some animal characters that often stole the spotlight.

Despite initial concerns, Stamos made peace with the fact that he was working with children and animals, and he eventually embraced his iconic role as Uncle Jesse in the beloved show “Full House.”

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