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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 »


(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)
- Serial Killers (2013) ... Himself
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 2006 Most Evil (TV Series documentary)
- Cold-Blooded Killers (2006) ... Himself
 2003 History's Mysteries: Infamous Murders (TV Series documentary)
- Intent on Murder (2003) ... Himself (uncredited)
 2000 American Justice Set (Video documentary)
 1999 Serial Killers: Profiling the Criminal Mind (Video documentary)
 1999 Biography (TV Series documentary)
 1999 Revelations: The End Times, Volume 2 (Video documentary)
Himself - Serial Killer
 1994 Serial Killers (Video documentary)
 1993 Murderers, Mobsters & Madmen Vol. 1 (Video documentary)
 1981 The Killing of America (Documentary)
Himself (photographs) (as John Gacy)

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

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John Gacy


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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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 »


In the spring of 1968, Gacy was indicted by a grand jury in Black Hawk County for allegedly committing the act of sodomy with a teenage boy named Mark Miller. This was his first known crime. See more »


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