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John Waters (I)


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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4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Hairspray
Hairspray Flasher
(2007)
Cry-Baby
Cry-Baby Writer
(1990)

Filmography

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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 The Junior Defenders (Video)
Narrator
 2007 Hairspray
Flasher
 2007 Each Time I Kill
Movie Watcher
 2006-2007 Love You to Death (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 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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Show Show Director (18 credits)
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Show Show Cinematographer (9 credits)
Show Show Editor (8 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (169 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Crackpot: The Obsessions of John Waters". New York: Macmillan. (Fourth Estate, London, 1988) 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Irony ruined everything. I wish my movies could have played at drive-ins, but they never did, because of irony. Even the best exploitation movies were never meant to be 'so bad they were good'. They were not made for the intelligentsia. They were made to be violent for real, or to be sexy for real. But now everybody has irony. Even horror films now are ironic. Everybody's in on the joke now. ... See more »

Trivia:

His musical, "Hairspray" at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2010 Joseph Jefferson Award for Production of a Musical (Large). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently casts Patricia Hearst See more »

Nickname:

Pope of Trash See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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