The 1990s were a glorious time filled with baggy jeans, fanny packs, and countless celebrities who still hadn’t realized the mullet was out of fashion. The 90s also gave rise to a number of television series that many of us still hold near and dear to our hearts.
While most of the stars from those series have faded out over the years, a select class of them have actually returned to the spotlight – or at least within a reasonable distance of it.I doubt any of these celebrities will be up for dramatic leading performance Oscars any time soon, but I think they’re all technically still considered “celebrities,” and that’s an accomplishment in itself.
In the 90s, Stamos was everybody’s favorite uncle on the hit ABC sitcom, Full House.He co-starred as the motorcycle riding Jesse Katsopolis, who moved in with his brotherin-law to help raise three young daughters and elevate the household level of “coolness” by approximately a billion. For eight seasons, audiences watched as Uncle Jesse married, became a father, and obsessed like a teenage starlet over his hair. But at the end of the day, he was always there for his three nieces, stirring feelings of envy in little girls (and even macho guys like myself) everywhere. I still have posters of his band “Jesse and The Rippers” on my childhood bedroom walls. The Rippers probably peaked while covering the Beach Boys tune, Forever. Grab a box of tissues and check out the music video
After a few failed attempts at a television return, Stamos found luck with the role of Dr. Tony Gates in the NBC drama ER. This year, he stars in the show’s highly publicized final season. Additionally, he starred in two made-for-TV movies over the years, but I’m not sure how many people actually saw them.
After a full career on stage and screen, Stamos will be awarded one of Hollywood’s highest honors in 2009 - a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Maybe he’ll be able to leverage the star to win back former wife and supermodel Rebeca Romjin. Lord knows
they don’t get much hotter than her. Even for the headliner of Jesse and the Rippers.