MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Sporting Elvis Presley-like sideburns, actor John Stamos helped flip the switch Friday on the colorful display of holiday lights adorning Graceland, Presley’s home-turned-museum in Memphis.

An avid fan of the King, Stamos joined hundreds of fans who watched the lights illuminate the large front yard of Presley’s former home. Stamos was joined by young patients from Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital at the ceremony.

Stamos, perhaps best known for roles on TV shows such as “General Hospital,” “Full House” and “ER,” said after the ceremony that he wore the sideburns for his appearance at Graceland.

“It’s so funny. I had a beard, and I was like, ‘I better shave this and I’ll keep the ‘burns in tribute,’ ” Stamos said.

When asked if he styled his hair a little higher in honor of Presley, who wore a pompadour, the quick-witted Stamos joked, “This is a new wig. I put a special wig on for tonight.”

Stamos has close ties to Graceland: His voice is featured on the iPad tour of the home. Stamos said he will appear in the ABC musical comedy series “Galavant.” He also has worked on two new TV pilots.