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Growing up in Baltimore in the 1950s, John Waters was not like other children; he was obsessed by violence and gore, both real and on the screen. With his weird counter-culture friends as his cast, he began making silent 8mm and 16mm films in the mid-'60s; he screened these in rented Baltimore church halls to underground audiences drawn by word of ... See full bio »

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Known For

Hairspray
Hairspray Flasher
(2007)
Divine Trash
Divine Trash Himself
(1998)

Filmography

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  Mugworth (post-production)
Sir Butler
 2017 Feud (TV Series)
William Castle
- Hagsploitation (2017) ... William Castle
 2015-2017 Groundbreakers (TV Series)
- Looker (2017)
- The Dinner Party (2017)
- Night Trips (2016)
 2016 Clarence (TV Series)
Captain Tom
- Plane Excited (2016) ... Captain Tom (voice)
 2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
First Class Passenger
 2014 Mr. Pickles (TV Series)
Dr. Kelton
- Coma (2014) ... Dr. Kelton
 2013 Mickey Mouse (TV Series short)
- Dog Show (2013) ... (voice)
 2012 Fish Hooks (TV Series)
The Yeti Lobster
- Rock Yeti Lobster (2012) ... The Yeti Lobster (voice)
 2012 Excision
William
 2011 The Lonely Island: The Creep (Video short)
John Waters
 2007 Hairspray
Flasher
 2007 Each Time I Kill
Movie Watcher
 2006-2007 'Til Death Do Us Part (TV Series)
The Groom Reaper
- The Beauty Queen Murder (2007) ... The Groom Reaper
- Murder Mystery Weekend (2007) ... The Groom Reaper
- The Strip Club Murder (2007) ... The Groom Reaper
- The Clown Case (2007) ... The Groom Reaper
- The Bog Murder (2007) ... The Groom Reaper
 2004 Dead Like Me (TV Series)
Old man in WaffleHouse
- Haunted (2004) ... Old man in WaffleHouse
 2002 Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat
The Reverend
 2000 Cecil B. DeMented
Reporter (uncredited)
 1999 Sweet and Lowdown
Mr. Haynes
 1998 Welcome to Hollywood
John Waters
 1998 Pecker
Pervert on Phone (voice, uncredited)
 1998 Frasier (TV Series)
Roger
- The Maris Counselor (1998) ... Roger (voice)
 1998 Anarchy TV
 1997 The Simpsons (TV Series)
John
- Homer's Phobia (1997) ... John (voice)
 1993-1995 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
R. Vincent Smith / Bartender
- Law & Disorder (1995) ... R. Vincent Smith (uncredited)
- Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (1993) ... Bartender
 1994 Serial Mom
Ted Bundy (voice, uncredited)
 1994 Family Album (TV Series)
Vincent
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Vincent
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Vincent
 1990 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Mr. Bean
- Awomp-Bomp-Aloobomp-Aloop-Bamboom (1990) ... Mr. Bean
 1989 Homer and Eddie
Robber #1
 1988 Hairspray
Dr. Fredrickson
 1986 Something Wild
Used Car Guy
 1972 Pink Flamingos
Mr. J (voice, uncredited)
 1969 Mondo Trasho
Reporter (voice, uncredited)
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Show Show Self (175 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Other Works:

(2015-2016 season) Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman and his musical, "Hairspray," was performed at the Paramount Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with E. Faye Butler (Motormouth Maybelle) in the cast. Theresa Ham was costume designer. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 20 Interviews | 15 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I love Judy Garland, but if a reporter were coming to my home, I wouldn't have her music playing. A gay man loving Judy would be like a black person watching a minstrel show. See more »

Trivia:

Waters originally wanted a man named "Mr. Ray" to be the narrator of Pink Flamingos (1972). Mr. Ray was famous for his hair-weave radio ads and for his Baltimore accent. Mr. Ray refused, so Waters recorded the voice-over himself, imitating Mr. Ray's voice as "Mr. J." See more »

Trademark:

Pencil-thin moustache and camp personality See more »

Nickname:

Pope of Trash See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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