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John Holmes (I) (1944–1988)

Born John Curtis Estes on August 8, 1944, in rural Pickaway County, Ohio, the youngest of four children, porn legend John Holmes was raised by a religious fanatic mother named Mary and an abusive alcoholic stepfather named Harold Bowman. He was a bible student, but at the age of 16 dropped out of school, left home and enlisted for a hitch US Army,... See full bio »

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The Jade Pussycat Johnny Wadd
Flesh of the Lotus Johnny Wadd


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 2016 The Lost John Holmes Films: Balls in Action
Noah 'Balls in Action' Mammoth
 1987 The Devil in Mr. Holmes
John Holmes
 1986 Lottery Lu$t (Video)
Mark Coyle (as John C. Holmes)
 1986 Night on the Wild Side (Video)
 1986 Saturday Night Beaver
Jerry (as John C. Holmes)
 1986 Coming Holmes (Video)
 1986 Rockey X (Video)
Mr. Holmes, Drax's Trainer (as John C. Holmes)
 1986 The Return of Johnny Wadd© (Video)
Johnny Wadd (as John C. Holmes)
 1985 Down and Dirty (Video)
 1985 Looking for Mr. Goodsex
Jonathan York - Mr. Goodsex
 1985 Lust in America (Video)
 1985 Marina Vice (Video)
Mr. Costa (as John C. Holmes)
 1985 Private Fantasies 4 (Video)
 1985 Rubdown
John (as John C. Holmes)
 1985 Scandal in the Mansion
Long John (as John C. Holmes)
 1985 The Good the Bad & the Horny (Video)
The Hiker (as John C. Holmes)
 1985 The Idol
John Holmes (as John C. Holmes)
 1985 Treasure Box (Video)
Irv (as John C. Holmes)
 1985 WPINK-TV: Its Red Hot!! (Video)
John Holmes
 1985 Passion Pit
Victor (as John C. Holms)
 1985 The Grafenberg Spot
The Mechanic (as Johnny Holmes)
 1984 Body Shop (Video)
The Customer (as John C. Holmes)
 1984 Dreams of Misty
The Fantasy Man
 1984 The Champ
 1984 Girls on Fire
Rocco (as John C. Holmes)
 1984 Those Young Girls (Video)
 1984 Nasty Nurses
Dr. Dennis A. Johnson
 1983 California Valley Girls
 1983 Heat of the Moment
 1983 Lingerie
 1983 The Private Pleasures of John C. Holmes
Sultan (as John C. Holmes)
 1983 Marathon
 1983 Flesh and Laces: Part II
Dr. Pecker
 1983 Private Fantasies #1 (Video)
Boxer (uncredited)
 1983 Up 'n' Coming
Charlie Strayhorn (as John C. Holmes)
 1982 Casanova II
Casanova (as John C. Holmes)
 1982 Stormy
Big John
 1981 Homecoming
Poolman (uncredited)
 1981 Johnny Does Paris (Video)
 1981 Sexual Heights
 1981 Swedish Erotica 2 (Video)
 1981 Swedish Erotica 22 (Video)
 1981 Swedish Erotica 6 (Video)
 1981 Swedish Erotica 7 (Video)
 1981 One Way at a Time
Helmut (as John C. Holmes)
 1980 Balling for Dollar$
Jim Henderson (uncredited)
 1980 California Gigolo
John Loftin - The Gigolo
 1980 California Girls
Paul (as John C. Holmes)
 1980 Disco Sex Party (Short)
 1980 Honey Throat
Freddy (as Johnny Wadd)
 1980 Limited Edition Volume Nine (Video short)
Interviewee (segment "'Butt Hole Banger' LTD #69") / Basketball Player (segment "'Aching Jaws' LTD #72")
 1980 Prisoner of Paradise
Joe Murrey (as John C. Holmes)
 1980 Sweet Cheeks
 1980 Aunt Peg
 1980 Insatiable
Ultimate Fantasy Lover (as John C. Holmes)
 1980 Female Athletes
Fencing Instructor (as Johnny Holmes)
 1979 Big Boob Casting Call (Short)
Big Boob Casting Agent
 1979 Big Tilt Hookers (Short)
 1979 Deep Rub
Big John
 1979 Extreme Close-Up
Jonathan (as John C. Holmes)
 1979 French Kiss
 1979 Sex Machine
 1979 Sissy's Hot Summer
Tarzan (as John C. Holmes)
 1979 Sweet Captive
Doug (as John C. Holmes)
 1979 Sweet Julie
The Pimp (uncredited)
 1979 Taxi Girls
 1979 Honeysuckle Rose
Sam Loomis (as John C. Holmes)
 1979 Summertime Blue
John / Captain Tongue
 1979 Candi Girl
John (as Johnny Wadd)
 1978 Dracula Sucks
Dr. John Stoker
 1978 Hot & Saucy Pizza Girls
John (as John C. Holmes)
 1978 I Am Always Ready
John Holmes
 1978 La bête et la belle
 1978 Little Orphan Dusty
Frank Clairmont
 1978 Remember Connie (as John C. Holmes)
 1978 Sex Pageant
 1978 Superstar
John Holmes (as John C. Holmes)
 1978 The Disco Dolls in Hot Skin
Party Guy with Mustache (uncredited)
 1978 China Cat
Johnny Wadd (as John C. Holmes)
 1978 The Senator's Daughter
Agent John Galt
 1978 Erotic Adventures of Candy
Sean (as John C. Holmes)
 1978 Black Silk Stockings
Art Seller / Alex / Professor
 1978 Blonde Fire
Johnny Wadd (as John C. Holmes)
 1977 Horseshoes (Short)
 1977 Sexually Yours (Short)
 1977 The Swap Meet (Short)
 1977 Fantasm Comes Again
Stud (segment "The Kiss of Life") (as John C. Holmes)
 1977 The New Erotic Adventures of Casanova
Casanova / John (as Mr. John Holmes)
 1977 The Jade Pussycat
Johnny Wadd (as John C. Holmes)
 1977 Hard Soap, Hard Soap
Dr. John Holmes
 1977 Eruption
Pete Winston
 1977 The Ultimate Pleasure
Guy in Line #5
 1977 Ecstasy
 1977 Teenage Madam
Rose's First Customer
 1976 Black Is Bigger? (Short)
 1976 Cockcicle (Short)
 1976 Dreaming of John (Short)
 1976 The Girls in the Band
 1976 The Invitation (Short)
 1976 Three Way Split (Short)
 1976 Her Last Fling (as John C. Holmes)
 1976 Love, in Strange Places
Dr. Hook (as John C. Holmes)
 1976 Panama Red
 1976 Tapestry of Passion
Johnny Wadd (as John C. Holmes)
 1976 Hard Candy
 1976 Tell Them Johnny Wadd Is Here
Johnny Wadd (as John C. Holmes)
 1976 Cream Rinse
Diane's Husband
 1976 Spirit of Seventy Sex
Captain John Smith
 1976 The Autobiography of a Flea
Father Clement (as John C. Holmes)
 1976 Lollipop Palace
Betty Lou's Customer
 1976 World of Sexual Fantasy
Neptune (segment "Fruit Salad")
 1976 Softie
 1976 'Sweet Punkin' I Love You....
Peter the Great (as John C. Holmes)
 1976 All Night Long
John (as John C. Holmes)
 1976 Dear Pam
Richard Grandik (as John Holmes/Johnny Wadd)
 1976 Liquid Lips
Johnny Wadd (as John C. Holmes)
 1976 Sweet, Sweet Freedom
Dr. Mort (as John C. Holmes)
 1976 Personal Services
B.C. Buzzard
 1975 A Visit from Mr. Big (Short)
 1975 Country Girls
 1975 Puss*O*Rama
 1975 Sex Station
Board Member (uncredited)
 1975 Wake Up at Holmes (Short)
 1975 Episodes of a Orential Kitten
John (as Big John Holmes)
 1975 Kowloon Connection
The Boss (as Big John Holmes)
 1975 Traveling
 1975 Teenage Lovers
Earl (as Big Jon Fallus)
 1974 15 Commercial (Short)
 1974 Big John Part 1 (Short)
 1974 Big John Part 2 (Short)
 1974 Hollywood Starlet (Short)
 1974 Park Lovers (Short)
 1974 Suburban Satanist
 1974 Teenager
Police Desk Officer
 1974 The Virgin Next Door (Short)
 1974 The Life and Times of the Happy Hooker
Client with Size Issues
 1974 Hot Summer Night (as Johnny Wadd)
 1974 The Danish Connection
Johnny Wadd
 1974 Three Came Running
Prof. Rex Wright (as John Rey)
 1974 Sex Freaks
Voyeur / Rapist in Yard / Guy in Pool / ... (uncredited)
 1974 Erotic Diary
John (uncredited)
 1974 Cheri
Tom (as John C. Holmes)
 1974 Panorama Blue
Second Fantasy Guy (segment "Center-Fold Girl")
 1973 Ride a Cock Horse
Billy (uncredited)
 1973 Rings of Passion
John (as Johnny Wadd)
 1973 Strangers When We Mate
Boyd (as Russell Blue)
 1973 The Swinging Playboy
 1973 Zolita
 1973 The Group
Group Guy (uncredited)
 1973 You Are Sexually Invited to a 'Masqued Ball'
Mr. Huffner (as Jack Hims)
 1973 The Touch
Mario (uncredited)
 1973 The Winning Stroke
Hal (uncredited)
 1973 Tropic of Passion
Johnny Wadd (as John Duval)
 1973 Teenage Cowgirls
Rio (as Long John Wodd)
 1972 Double Exposure
Jeff (uncredited)
 1972 Evil Come Evil Go
Pool Player
 1972 High Fashion Models
Robert Henderson (uncredited)
 1972 Playmate #7: Super Cock (Short)
 1972 Stolen Girls
 1972 The Swing Thing
 1972 The Blonde in Black Lace
Johnny Wadd (as John Duval)
 1972 Snow Balling
Pink Monster (uncredited)
 1972 New Girl in Town (Short)
Mark (uncredited)
 1971 'S.M.A.S.H-H. or How to Get Hung'
Dr. Wildare (uncredited)
 1971 Benny's Bungles
Benny T. (uncredited)
 1971 Big Beaver Splits the Scene
David (uncredited)
 1971 Flesh of the Lotus
Johnny Wadd (as John Duval)
 1971 Love Boccaccio Style
 1971 Masked Mischief
Guy in Mask (uncredited)
 1971 My Tongue Is -Quick!
Nicky Butane (uncredited)
 1971 Ole!
Steve (uncredited)
 1971 Playmate #11: Wild Beauty (Short)
 1971 The Hilarious Hooker (Short)
 1971 The Hunter (Short)
Horse (as Mark Lloyd)
 1971 Turn-on Orgy (Short)
Orgy Guy (uncredited)
 1971 Aphrodisiac!: The Sexual Secret of Marijuana (Documentary)
Office Man (uncredited)
 1971 Johnny Wadd
Johnny Wadd
 1971 The Lady's Bed Companions
John (uncredited)
 1971 Baby Sister
 1971 Zodiac Killer
The Zodiac (uncredited)
 1971 Sex as You Like It
John (uncredited)
 1971 Long John
Long John
 1970 Four Women in Trouble
Doctor (as John C. Holmes)
 1970 Fuzz
Duke (uncredited)
 1970 Go Down for Double
Bill (uncredited)
 1970 I Want You!
John Yates (uncredited)
 1970 Sex and the Single Vampire
Count Spatula / Bella Donna
 1970 The Pimp Primer
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1970 Widow Blue!
Ron (uncredited)
 1970 Kama Sutra '71
John (as John Hilton)
 1970 Doctor I'm Coming
Dr. Peter Phallic (as John Helms)
 1970 Carnal Knowledge
Big Daddy (uncredited)
 1970 Gang Bang
Stud #1
 1969 Body Lust
 1969 The Ice House
Guy in Parked Car (uncredited)
 1969 Just Good Friends (Short)
 1968 The Sweet Ride
Outlaw biker (uncredited)
Show Show Production manager (9 credits)
Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (7 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Special effects (1 credit)
Show Show Stunts (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (14 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (136 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in the loop "Disco Sex Party" with Uschi Digard and Candy Samples. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 6 Interviews | 15 Articles | 27 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Russell Blue | John Duval | Big Jon Fallus | John Helms | John Hilton | Jack Hims | Big John Holmes | John 'The Wadd' Holmes | John 'Wadd' Holmes | John C. Holmes | John Curtis Holmes | Johnny Holmes | Mr. John Holmes | John C. Holms | John Homes | Mark Lloyd | John Rey | John Holmes aka Johnny Wadd | John Holmes/Johnny Wadd | Johnny Wadd | Long John Wodd


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Personal Quote:

A happy gardener is one with dirty fingernails, and a happy cook is a fat cook. I never get tired of what I do because I'm a sex fiend. I'm very lusty. See more »


In 1979, Holmes with his younger half-brother, David Bowman, opened up a locksmith and used furniture store called The Just Looking Emporium in Los Angeles which both managed. But because of Holmes' escalating drug addiction and of the lack of money to operate the store since Holmes was squandering all of his and other people's money to buy cocaine for himself, the business failed by the end of ... See more »


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