John Stamos, best known for his role as Uncle Jesse on the popular sitcom Full House, is one of the most successful sitcom actors ever.
The way Stamos began his career is arguably the reason why the stereotype exists that every want-to-be actor starts off with meager roles in soap operas.
As his first professional job, Stamos starred as Blackie Parish in General Hospital around 1982, solidifying himself as a heartthrob.
That gig later led him to his most successful career move, starring as Uncle Jesse in Full House, for which he is currently directing a follow-up made for Netflix.
There were 193 episodes of Full House in total, and even assuming he made a starter’s pay in the beginning seasons till the show exploded in popularly, he likely made at least $30,000,000 from that series alone.
In 1994 he dabbled in music, inspired by his rocker Uncle Jesse persona, and released one solo album, which was his first and last endeavor in music.
He continued acting in several TV productions after his Full House fame, but nothing to the success of the sitcom. He has remained relatively out of the spotlight for some time, besides confirming the Full House reboot, until he was recently charged with a DUI.