September 27th, 2010
04:09 PM ET
There was a time when it probably wasn't wise to call John Stamos a "Gleek." Though he'll guest star on the hit Fox series beginning this week, the actor wasn't a fan of the show after a character dissed him last season.
In that episode, McKinley High guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays) remarked, "They say it takes certainty more than talent to make a star. I mean, look at John Stamos."
Her swipe left Stamos stinging.
"I remember I called the head of the studio. I was so mad," the 47-year-old former "Full House" star told the Los Angeles Times. "And I boycotted the show… yeah, I was the only one in the world that boycotted 'Glee.' Me, the guy who's on the show now."
And that's not all - in a 10-episode arc as dentist Carl Howell, he'll be Emma's love interest.
Stamos, who "politely declined" "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy's offer to helm a series about a male prostitute 10 years ago, told the L.A. Times he's happy to join the ranks of A-list stars who have done a stint on the series.
"There are so many celebrities and actors out there. People are begging to get into television; movie stars who used to cringe at the thought of doing TV are all about it now," said Stamos, who kicked off his career on "General Hospital" in 1982. "So to still be in the game, considering that … I guess I'm a survivor."
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