What Character Did John Stamos Play On General Hospital?

When it comes to big-name celebrities, it's hard to imagine them doing anything but wowing us on mainstream television shows or in blockbuster movies. However, many stars came from humble beginnings, which includes getting their big breaks on soap operas. According to Country Living, there have been numerous stars who went on to become household names following their soap opera exits.

Several famous celebrities have soap opera roots, per ColliderDemi Moore played Jackie Templeton on "General Hospital," Brad Pitt appeared on "Another World," Justin Hartley was a fan favorite on "Passions," Sarah Michelle Gellar previously played Kendall on "All My Children," and Leonardo DiCaprio portrayed Mason Capwell on "Santa Barbara." Additionally, Morgan Freeman, Mark Hamill, Michael B. Jordan, and Jensen Ackles previously appeared on soap operas and eventually skyrocketed to fame in the entertainment industry following their time on these shows.

Longtime soap fans may even remember beloved actor John Stamos' role in "General Hospital," even if he's most famous for his role as Uncle Jesse in "Full House."

John Stamos is well known for his role on Full House

Fans will likely best remember John Stamos for his role as Uncle Jesse on the hit sitcom "Full House," and he also reprised that role for the Netflix sequel series "Fuller House" decades later. In addition to his "Full House" fame, Stamos has appeared on television shows such as "Glee," "You," "Big Shot," "Grandfathered," and "Scream Queens" to name a select few (via TV Guide).

As well as his TV career, Stamos has appeared in a number of commercials and movies throughout the years. The actor, who is also known for his musical abilities (via Feeling The Vibe), can be seen in films such as "Wedding Wars," "Sealed with a Kiss," "Secrets of Eden," "Born To Ride," "Never Too Young To Die," and "Captive" (via IMDb). Though he's been largely successful over the last few decades, Stamos first captured the attention of fans early in his career. He was hired to portray the character of Blackie Parrish on ABC's hit soap opera, "General Hospital," as his first major role.

It was this initial acting gig in 1982 that allowed him to show off his acting chops (per TV Insider). Stamos was then able to establish a steady stream of acting credits following his appearance in the popular soap opera.

John Stamos played Blackie Parrish on General Hospital

John Stamos was first introduced to "General Hospital” fans in 1982 when he came on the scene as Blackie Parrish. Parrish was a teenager who came from a difficult background and was later taken in by Rick Webber and his wife, Leslie (via Cheat Sheet). During his time on the sudser, Stamos had the chance to show off his musical skills as his character was a musician and songwriter.

While some stars may not want to remember their early days in the entertainment business, Stamos credits "GH" for opening up many opportunities for him (per TV Insider). "Without General Hospital I wouldn't be talking to you, I guarantee it," he stated. He added that the biggest lesson he learned from his time on daytime television was "discipline." Stamos revealed that he learned a lot from his first acting job on the soap thanks to his producer Gloria Monty, whom he described as being "strict and very smart."

Although Stamos didn't last long on "General Hospital," viewers were intrigued by him due to his appearance on the show, and he's continued to wow fans ever since.