John Holmes

1944 - 1988

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John Curtis Holmes (né Estes; August 8, 1944 – March 13, 1988), better known as John C. Holmes or Johnny Wadd (after the lead character he portrayed in a series of related films), was an American pornographic film actor. He ranks among the most prolific adult film performers, with documented credits for at least 573 films.John Holmes was best known for his exceptionally large penis, which was heavily promoted for its size, rigidity, and purported endurance, with seminal volume allegedly second only to fellow adult actor Peter North's. However, no documented measurement of Holmes' actual penis length, girth, tumescence, sexual stamina, or ejaculate volume has ever been confirmed.Near the end of his life, Holmes attained notoriety for his reputed involvement in the Wonderland murders of July 1981 and eventually for his death from complications caused by AIDS in March 1988. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Holmes has received more than 421,447 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. John Holmes is the 532nd most popular actor (down from 465th in 2019), the 999th most popular biography from United States (down from 943rd in 2019) and the 270th most popular American Actor.

John Holmes is most famous for being one of the most prolific male porn stars of all time.

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Among actors, John Holmes ranks 532 out of 10,030Before him are Joanne Woodward, John Forsythe, William Fichtner, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Cluzet, and Michèle Morgan. After him are Steve Reeves, Ray Liotta, John Rhys-Davies, Naomi Watts, Claudette Colbert, and William Hurt.

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Among people born in 1944, John Holmes ranks 55Before him are Nebahat Çehre, Abdul Hamid, Bora Milutinović, Luigi Riva, Jean-Pierre Léaud, and Jonathan Demme. After him are John Rhys-Davies, Kunishige Kamamoto, Udo Kier, Bernard Cornwell, Larry Ellison, and Günter Netzer. Among people deceased in 1988, John Holmes ranks 19Before him are Chiang Ching-kuo, Raymond Carver, Felix Wankel, Virginia Satir, Luis Barragán, and Juan Pujol García. After him are Kim Philby, Clifford D. Simak, Gert Fröbe, Paul Grice, Hiroaki Sato, and Klaus Fuchs.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Holmes ranks 999 out of 15,968Before him are Don Siegel (1912), Joanne Woodward (1930), Cole Porter (1891), John Forsythe (1918), William Fichtner (1956), and Jonathan Demme (1944). After him are Steve Reeves (1926), Ray Liotta (1954), William Hurt (1950), Carl Weathers (1948), Jacque Fresco (1916), and Peter Eisenman (1932).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, John Holmes ranks 270Before him are Lisa Kudrow (1963), Sydney Chaplin (1926), Frances McDormand (1957), Joanne Woodward (1930), John Forsythe (1918), and William Fichtner (1956). After him are Steve Reeves (1926), Ray Liotta (1954), William Hurt (1950), Carl Weathers (1948), Scott Wilson (1942), and Jonathan Banks (1947).

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