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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
 2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
First Class Passenger
 2012 Excision
William
 2007 Hairspray
Flasher
 2007 Each Time I Kill
Movie Watcher
 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 Anarchy TV
 1994 Serial Mom
Ted Bundy (voice, uncredited)
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Shock Value: A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste". New York: Dell. ISBN 1872180779 See more »

Publicity Listings:

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:

As far as socially redeeming value, I hope I don't have any. [1983] See more »

Trivia:

Was considered for the role of Det. John Munch on Homicide: Life on the Street (1993). See more »

Trademark:

All his movies are set in Baltimore See more »

Nickname:

Pope of Trash See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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