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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)

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  Mugworth (post-production)
Sir Butler
 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
 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
 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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Other Works:

Narrated a Star of the Month featurette about Vincent Price for Turner Classic Movies. It aired several times during the month. See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 19 Interviews | 15 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

Pink Flamingos - I don't think it's my best movie, but God knows the day I die it will be in the first paragraph of my obituary. It helped make trash more respectable. It lasted longer than I ever would have imagined. I still meet young kids who have just seen it and they react with the same disbelief that people did the first time. I'm proud of it. It was made to make fun of censorship laws at ... See more »

Trivia:

His favorite childhood memory was seeing real blood on the seat of a wrecked car when visiting a scrap yard and fantasizing about lethal car crashes. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently casts Patricia Hearst See more »

Nickname:

Prince of Puke See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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