Any takers? John Stamos really wants to be a daddy. The veteran sitcom star, who stars in Fox's new comedy Grandfathered, tells Us Weekly exclusively that playing a parent and grandparent is making him want kids "even more now."
"My ovaries are rattling. Do men have ovaries?" he jokes. "They're jingling. I can hear them jingling now."
In Grandfathered, Stamos, 52, plays Jimmy Martino, a longtime bachelor who learns that he's a father — and a grandfather. That leads to some major changes for his character.
"Everybody on the show is single and we're all adjusting to this new life," he says. "Of course, some of it is my point of view. Like, oh, my God, I've got a kid, a grandkid."
Stamos was previously married to model and actress Rebecca Romijn. They split in 2004 after six years of marriage, and she went on to marry Jerry O'Connell and the couple have twin girls.
Of course, we've all seen Stamos play a dad before, to twin boys Nicky and Alex on the hit sitcom Full House, which ran from 1987 to 1995. Despite the actor (who played Uncle Jesse) admitting that he did try to have the Olsen twins fired from the show because they cried too much, he has a natural ease with kids on the small screen.
Stamos is guest starring in the Netflix Full House reboot, Fuller House, as well as producing the series, which is set to premiere next year. He's also an executive producer on Grandfathered.
He explained to Us Weekly when the Grandfathered cast got together at Paleyfest on Tuesday, Sept. 15, that he was drawn to the role because it was a character he knew he'd be able to settle into playing "12 to 14 hours a day."
"I want to play a character that you feel comfortable playing, that you have fun playing," he says. "I wanted to be back on TV with something that's smart and funny and has heart. And it's emotional. We're pushing it with this show, especially on Fox. We're pushing the emotion. It's either going to work, or it's not. But we're going to go home and feel good about it."
Grandfathered debuts Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
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