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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.Holmes was best known for his exceptionally large penis, which was heavily promoted for its length, thickness, and staying power. 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 616,232 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). John Holmes is the 553rd most popular actor (down from 532nd in 2019), the 1,024th most popular biography from United States (down from 998th in 2019) and the 275th 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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  • 3.34

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Among actors, John Holmes ranks 553 out of 9,996Before him are Kenneth Branagh, Björn Andrésen, Ingrid Thulin, Claudine Auger, R. Lee Ermey, and Rosemary Harris. After him are Jean-Louis Barrault, Kim Cattrall, Jeremy Renner, Raf Vallone, Edna Purviance, and Renée Zellweger.

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Among people born in 1944, John Holmes ranks 60Before him are Kunishige Kamamoto, François Cevert, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Luigi Riva, Abdul Hamid, and R. Lee Ermey. After him are Rudy Giuliani, Jonathan Demme, Bora Milutinović, Norodom Ranariddh, Udo Kier, and Peter Weir. Among people deceased in 1988, John Holmes ranks 21Before him are Raymond Carver, Juan Pujol García, Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad, Virginia Satir, Gert Fröbe, and Felix Wankel. After him are Clifford D. Simak, Luis Barragán, André Frédéric Cournand, Tibor Sekelj, Paul Grice, and Klaus Fuchs.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Holmes ranks 1,024 out of 18,182Before him are Chester Bennington (1976), Ed Wood (1924), Mark David Chapman (1955), Lee Miller (1907), R. Lee Ermey (1944), and Thomas Huckle Weller (1915). After him are Chris Isaak (1956), Jerry Bruckheimer (1943), Clifford Shull (1915), Rudy Giuliani (1944), John Denver (1943), and Jeremy Renner (1971).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, John Holmes ranks 275Before him are Jim Belushi (1954), Kevin Kline (1947), Gillian Anderson (1968), Steve Buscemi (1957), Anne Hathaway (1982), and R. Lee Ermey (1944). After him are Jeremy Renner (1971), Edna Purviance (1895), Renée Zellweger (1969), Sarah Jessica Parker (1965), Gary Sinise (1955), and Anjelica Huston (1951).

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