John Stamos Jets into Greece for Acropolis Visit

John Stamos Greece 2023

Actor John Stamos, known for his Greek heritage, recently arrived in Greece and made a visit to the iconic Acropolis. The beloved actor, born on August 19, 1963, in Cypress, California, USA, to a Greek-American family, has frequently shown his strong connection to his Greek roots.

He is well-known for his acting career, with his most prominent role being that of Jesse Katsopolis on the popular TV show "Full House" and its sequel "Fuller House." Throughout his career, Stamos has also appeared in various other television shows, movies, and theatre productions.

John Stamos has visited Greece multiple times and has expressed his love for the country and its culture. He has been actively involved in Greek community events and celebrations and has used his platform to raise awareness about Greek heritage and traditions.

Is John Stamos Greek?

Yes, he is half Greek.  John Stamos was born in Cypress, California in 1963 (August 19, 1963). His father Bill Stamos was of Greek descent, and his mother was of English, Irish, and German ancestry. He has two sisters, Alaina and Janeen.

Stamos’ paternal grandfather, Ioannis Stamatopoulos, came from the village of Kakouri in the Peloponnese region of Greece and changed the family surname from “Stamatopoulos” to “Stamos” upon arriving in the United States. His paternal grandmother, Adeline Psaras, is of Greek background as well as she was born to Greek immigrants in the United States.

John speaks about his Greek heritage fairly often and he is also very proud of his Greek background, even wanting to portray his Greek heritage while acting. In the television series “Full House”, John’s character was originally named Jesse Cochran, however, John reportedly wanted his character to better reflect his Greek background, so the creator of the show Jeff Franklin decided to change the character’s surname to Katsopolis. The series was a major success, winning 16 awards and skyrocketing John’s acting career.

Being a Greek-American, John was also personally invited by President Obama to the White House Greek Independence Day celebration in 2015. He shared his Greek pride and experience on Jimmy Kimmel, mentioning how honoured and humbled he was by the experience, being personally invited by the President and how he was in the company of so many prestigious Greeks and Greek-Americans. John even stated that Obama told him he was the “best-looking Greek man in the entire World.”

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