John Stamos was honored for his TV contributions both on and off the screen at the TV Land Icon Awards, according to Variety. The Full House star was honored alongside such legends as Debbie Allen and Norman Lear.
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The TV Land Icon Awards, which aired on April 17 on TV Land, honors “the very best of TV and entertainment” and was hosted by George Lopez this year. TV and entertainment fans that attended the event witnessed John Stamos receive the Timeless Icon Award for changing the face of TV.
John Stamos was honored for his vast onscreen career as well as his efforts off screen. The 52-year-old actor, who is now starring in the Netflix sequel Fuller House and Fox comedy Grandfathered, was accompanied by his TV co-stars and friends, who praised the actor for his extensive career. His Full House co-star Dave Coulier said he was proud of Stamos.
“He’s had the spectrum of a career that a lot of performers dream of having, and I’m so proud of him.”
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His Grandfathered co-star, Paget Brewster, said that she wouldn’t even attend the event if John Stamos wasn’t as lovely as he is because this kind of events makes her nervous. She added that Stamos is a “funny, kind, generous, thoughtful guy,” adding that it’s “kind of gross” that the actor is so talented on top of his good looks.
In his interview with Variety, John Stamos said it was “undeserving” for him to be one of the main highlights of this year’s TV Land Icon Awards, adding that all he wanted was to be cast on a show like Happy Days, revealing that he had once managed to sneak onto the show’s set to watch the cast rehearse.
“All I ever wanted to do on TV was be on a show like Garry Marshall’s.”
It was for this reason that John Stamos was beyond happy to receive the Timeless Icon Award by Marshall himself. And according to Stamos, Marshall still deserves a lot of credit because the Grandfathered actor suggested him for Full House, which aired on ABC between 1987 and 1995.
In his acceptance speech during the event, John Stamos said he owes this award and “everything good in my life” to those who have surrounded him with love. Stamos also took the opportunity to thank his TV co-stars, family, friends and, of course, fans who have been supporting the actor ever since his role in General Hospital.
John Stamos also thanked his fans for allowing him “to come into your living rooms,” adding how much he appreciates it and that he has never taken that for granted. The event also included Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk presenting a heart-wrenching tribute to legendary comedian Garry Shandling, who died last month, calling him “an icon for the ages.”
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The event also saw a musical gig by John Stamos, who joined his pals The Beach Boys at the drum set to perform “Barbara Ann.” The awards show also honored TV executive producer Ryan Murphy and his hit show American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson for its deep impact on TV. Online fans also voted for The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons as their favorite iconic TV character.
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John Stamos has been a volunteer for Give Kids The World for 15 years now, according to Today. The Fuller House actor has been helping kids with serious illnesses at a Florida-based nonprofit resort that provides free vacations to seriously ill children.
The nonprofit resorts have donated free week-long vacations to over 145,000 families over the past 30 years.
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