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John Wayne Gacy (1942–1994)


John Wayne Gacy was born in 1942 and grew up in a working-class neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. His father, John S. Gacy, Sr. (1900-1969), was an alcoholic and beat him frequently during his violent rages. As Gacy grew up, he began to develop a identity crisis - doubting his own masculinity. At the age of 11, he suffered a blow to the head from... See full bio »

Died:

(age 52) in Joliet, Illinois, USA

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 2010 Dahmer vs. Gacy (thanks)
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 2013 America's Book of Secrets (TV Series documentary)
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- Serial Killers (2013) ... Himself
 2006 Most Evil (TV Series documentary)
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- Cold-Blooded Killers (2006) ... Himself
 2005 THS Investigates: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 2003 History's Mysteries: Infamous Murders (TV Series documentary)
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- Intent on Murder (2003) ... Himself (uncredited)
 2000 American Justice Set (Video documentary)
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 1999 Serial Killers: Profiling the Criminal Mind (Video documentary)
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 1999 Biography (TV Series documentary)
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 1999 Revelations: The End Times, Volume 2 (Video documentary)
Himself - Serial Killer
 1998 Crime Stories (TV Series documentary)
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- John Wayne Gacy ... Himself
 1994 Serial Killers (Video documentary)
Himself
 1993 Murderers, Mobsters & Madmen Vol. 1 (Video documentary)
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 1981 The Killing of America (Documentary)
Himself (as John Gacy)
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Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | See more »

Alternate Names:

John Gacy

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

Whether its [David] Berkowitz, whether its [Ted] Bundy, whether its Williams, Wayne Williams down in Atlanta or any of the others, or Charlie Manson-I don't comment about other cases for the simple fact is that I wasn't there. See more »

Trivia:

On Friday, December 22, 1978, Gacy finally confessed to police that he killed at least thirty people and buried most of the remains of the victims beneath the crawl space of his house. Hist first killing took place in January, 1972. He further confessed that he would lure his victims into being handcuffed and then he would sexually assault them. To muffle the screams of his victims, he would ... See more »

Trademark:

Slicked back salt and pepper hair See more »

Nickname:

Pogo the Clown See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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