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Years active  1967–1988
Name  John Holmes
Weight  145 lb (66 kg)
Role  Male pornographic actor
Website  www.johnholmes.com
Height  1.88 m
No. of adult films  2,500

John Holmes (actor) on his mustache wearing nothing on top

Full Name  John Curtis Estes
Born  August 8, 1944 (age 43) (1944-08-08) Ashville, Ohio
Other names  John Duval, John Estes, Big John Fallus, Big John Holmes, John C. Holmes, John Curtis Holmes, Johnny Holmes, Bigg John, Big John, John Rey, Johnny Wadd, John Sacre, Bernard Emil Weik II, Long John Wadd, Johnny B. Wadd, Johnny the Wad, John C. Wadd
Occupation  pornographic film actor
Spouse  Misty Dawn (m. 1987–1988), Sharon Gebenini (m. 1965–1983)
Movies  The Life and Times of Xaviera Hollander, Zodiac Rapist, The Ice House
Parents  Mary June Holmes, Carl Estes
Siblings  Dale Holmes, David Bowman, Edward Holmes, Anne Holmes
Died  March 13, 1988 (aged 43), Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Similar  Peter North (actor), Marilyn Chambers, Linda Lovelace

Eye Color   Black

Hair Color   Black

Birth Sign   Leo

Nationality  American

Spouse  Sharon Gebenini (1st wife), Laurie Rose (2nd wife)

John Curtis Holmes (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 one of the most prolific male pornographic film actors of all time, as he appeared in about 2,934 adult loops and pornographic feature films mainly during the Golden Age of Porn in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Holmes was best known for his exceptionally large penis, which was heavily promoted as the longest, thickest and hardest in the porn industry, although no documented measurement of Holmes' actual penis length, girth or tumescence 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. Holmes was the subject of several books, a lengthy essay in Rolling Stone and two feature-length documentaries, and was the inspiration for two Hollywood movies (Boogie Nights and Wonderland).

John Holmes Interview (1980)


Early life

John Holmes (actor) on his captivating look wearing nothing on top

Holmes was born John Curtis Estes on August 8, 1944, in the small rural town of Ashville, Ohio, about 25 miles (40 km) south of Columbus. He was the youngest of four children born to 26-year-old Mary June (Barton) Holmes, but the father's name, Carl Estes, a railroad worker, is left blank on his birth certificate. Mary Barton had married Edgar Harvey Holmes, who was the father of her three older children - Dale, Edward and Anne. She and Holmes were married and divorced three times, as is documented by wedding certificates dated April 13, 1936, August 13, 1945, and September 12, 1947. At the time of their first marriage in 1936, Edgar Harvey Holmes was 35 years old and divorced, while Mary Barton was 17. After divorcing for the third and final time, Edgar and Mary each married one more time.

Mary changed John's surname to Holmes when he was a child. In 1986, when Holmes applied for a United States passport for the first time prior to a trip to Italy, his mother reportedly provided him with the handwritten copy of his original birth certificate, Holmes learned his biological father was Carl Estes.

Holmes' mother was said to be a devout Southern Baptist and with her children regularly attended the Millport Chapel Church, where he had perfect attendance. In contrast, his stepfather Edgar was an alcoholic who would come home inebriated, stumble about the house and even vomit on the children. As a child, Holmes enjoyed a reprieve from his turbulent home life when he visited his maternal grandparents, John W. and Bessie (née Gillenwater) Barton.

Mary divorced Edward when Holmes was three or four and moved with her children to Columbus, Ohio, where they lived in a low-income apartment project with a friend of Mary's and her own two children. The two women worked as clerks and waitresses in order to support their young children.

When Holmes was eight, his mother married Harold Bowman on December 31, 1951. Shortly afterward, Holmes and his family moved from Columbus and settled in the small town of Pataskala, Ohio, about 10 miles east of Columbus. Holmes recalled that Bowman was a good father until Holmes' younger half-brother David was born, at which point Bowman reportedly lost interest in his stepchildren and began neglecting them.

Holmes left home at age 16 and enlisted in the U.S. Army, with his mother's written permission. He spent most of the three years of his military service in West Germany in the Signal Corps. Upon his honorable discharge in 1963, Holmes moved to Los Angeles, where he worked in a variety of jobs, including selling goods door-to-door and tending the vats at a Coffee-Nips factory. During his stint as an ambulance driver, Holmes met a nurse named Sharon Gebenini in December 1964. They married in August 1965 after Holmes turned 21.

In April 1965, Holmes found work as a forklift driver at a meatpacking warehouse in nearby Cudahy, California. However, repeated exposure to the freezing air in the large walk-in freezer after being outside inhaling the desert-hot air caused him severe health problems, leading to a pneumothorax of his right lung on three separate occasions during the two years he worked there.

Sharon had health problems too, as during the first 17 months of her marriage to Holmes, she miscarried three times.

Film career

"John Holmes was to the adult film industry what Elvis Presley was to rock 'n' roll. He simply was The King".

Determining the number of films Holmes made during the early part of his career is difficult, because the ad copy rarely named him. Copy that did usually used entirely inconsistent names. For example, one early "Swedish Erotica" brochure from 1973 has five loops featuring Holmes, each citing a different name.

In 1971, Holmes' career began to take off with a porn series built around a private investigator named Johnny Wadd, written and directed by Bob Chinn. The success of the film Johnny Wadd created an immediate demand for more Johnny Wadd films, so Chinn followed up the same year with Flesh of the Lotus. Most of the subsequent Johnny Wadd films were written and directed by Chinn and produced by the Los Angeles-based company Freeway Films.

With the success of Deep Throat (1972), Behind the Green Door (1972) and The Devil in Miss Jones (1973), porn became chic, although its legality was still hotly contested. Holmes was arrested during this time for pimping and pandering, but he avoided prison time by reputedly becoming an informant for the LAPD.

By 1978, Holmes was alleged to be earning as much as $3,000 per day as a porn performer. Around this time, his consumption of cocaine and freebasing were becoming an increasingly serious problem. Professionally, it affected his ability to maintain an erection, as is apparent from his flaccid performance in Insatiable (1980). To support himself and his drug habit, Holmes ventured into crime, selling drugs for gangs, prostituting himself to both men and women, as well as committing credit card fraud and various acts of petty theft.

In 1976, he met 15-year-old Dawn Schiller, who became his girlfriend. After Holmes became desperate for money, he forced her into prostitution and often beat her, which he did at least once in public.

Number and gender of partners

In the 1981 feature documentary Exhausted, John C. Holmes, The Real Story, which was made about his life and career by director and confidante Julia St. Vincent, Holmes claimed during an interview segment that he had intercourse with 14,000 women. The number had in fact been invented by Holmes to help salvage his waning image. Holmes later joked to psychologist Vonda L. Pelto, who had counseled Holmes in 1982 and other inmates during her employment at L.A. County jail, that he was exaggerating the number — which was actually 13,895.

The true number of women (and men) with whom Holmes had sex during his career would never be known. After his death, his ex-wife Sharon claimed to have come across a footlocker plated in 24k gold leaf, which contained photographic references to Holmes' "private work", and which she burned.

His performances included at least one homosexual feature film, The Private Pleasures of John C. Holmes, and a handful of loops which contained anal sex.

Drugs and the Wonderland murders

In late 1980, a mutual friend introduced Holmes to Chris Coxx, who owned the Odyssey nightclub. In turn, Coxx introduced Holmes to Eddie Nash, a drug dealer who owned multiple nightclubs, including the Starwood Nightclub in West Hollywood. At the same time, Holmes was closely associated with the Wonderland Gang, a group of heroin-addicted cocaine dealers, so called for the location of their hangout: a rowhouse located on Wonderland Avenue in the wooded Laurel Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles. Holmes frequently sold drugs for the gang.

After stealing money during a couple of drug runs as well as using more than his share of the gang's drugs, Holmes was in trouble with the gang. In June 1981, allegedly in exchange for his life, he told the gang's leaders (Lind and Ron Launius) about a large stash of drugs, money and jewelry Nash had in his house. Holmes helped to set up a robbery that was committed on the morning of June 29, 1981: a scenario that was represented in the films Boogie Nights and Wonderland.

Although Holmes was not present during the robbery, Nash apparently suspected Holmes had a part in it. After forcing Holmes to confess to his participation and threatening his life and those of Holmes' family, Nash dispatched enforcers and Holmes to exact revenge against the Wonderland Gang. In the early hours of July 1, 1981, four of the gang's members were found murdered and a fifth severely battered and near death in their rowhouse. Holmes was allegedly present during the murders and left a left palm print (not "bloody" as Los Angeles media outlets covering the story erroneously reported) over one victim's headboard, but it is unclear whether he participated in the killings.

Holmes was questioned regarding the murders in July 1981, but he was released due to lack of evidence. He refused to cooperate with the investigation and, after spending nearly five months on the run with Dawn Schiller, Holmes was arrested in Florida on December 4, 1981, by former LAPD homicide detectives Tom Lange and Frank Tomlinson, and extradited to Los Angeles. In March 1982, Holmes was charged with personally committing all four murders. After a three-week publicized trial, Holmes was acquitted on June 26, 1982, of all charges except contempt of court. The Holmes Murder Trial was a landmark in American jurisprudence, as it was the first murder trial in America where videotape was introduced as evidence.

Later life and death

After his release from L.A. County Jail for contempt of court in November 1982, Holmes quickly resumed his career in porn with a new generation of pornstars. His drug addiction continued off-and-on and, although work was still plentiful, it was no longer as lucrative as it had been, given the explosion in the use of cheaply made videotapes that saturated the porn market. Most of the feature porn films and videos he made during the 1980s were little more than cameo appearances.

In February 1986, five or six months after testing negative for the virus, Holmes was diagnosed as HIV positive. According to his second wife Laurie Holmes, he claimed that he never used hypodermic needles and that he was deathly afraid of them. His first wife Sharon Gebenini and friend/former colleague Bill Amerson separately confirmed later that Holmes could not have contracted HIV from intravenous drug use, because he never used needles.

During the summer of 1986, Holmes was offered a lucrative deal from Paradise Visuals, which was unaware he was HIV-positive, to travel to Italy to film (what were to be his last) two pornographic films. Holmes' penultimate film was The Rise of the Roman Empress (originally released in Italy as Carne bollente) for director Riccardo Schicchi. The film starred Holmes, the later Italian Parliament member Ilona "Cicciolina" Staller, Tracey Adams, Christoph Clark and Amber Lynn. His final film was The Devil In Mr. Holmes, starring Tracey Adams, Amber Lynn, Karin Schubert and Marina Hedman. These last films created a furor when it was revealed later that Holmes had consciously chosen not to reveal his HIV status to his co-stars before engaging in unprotected sex for the filming. Not wanting to reveal the true nature of his failing health, Holmes claimed to the press that he was suffering from colon cancer.

Holmes married Laurie Rose on January 23, 1987, in Las Vegas, after confiding to her that he had AIDS.

During the last five months of his life, Holmes remained in the VA hospital on Sepulveda Boulevard in Los Angeles. He died from AIDS-related complications (according to his death certificate, cardiorespiratory arrest and encephalitis due to AIDS, associated with lymphadenopathy and esophageal candidiasis) on March 13, 1988, aged 43. His body was cremated, and his widow Laurie and mother Mary scattered his ashes at sea, off the coast of Oxnard, California.

Significant others

  • In August 1965, Holmes married a young nurse named Sharon Ann Gebenini at Fort Ord, California. Their divorce was finalized on January 17, 1983.
  • In 1975, he met Julia St. Vincent on the set of his film, Liquid Lips, which was being produced by her uncle Armand Atamian. Holmes and St. Vincent remained close until 1981 and the Wonderland murders. St. Vincent produced the ersatz biographical film of Holmes' life, Exhausted (1981).
  • In 1976, Holmes (then 32 years old) met, courted and ultimately began a sexual relationship with 15-year-old Dawn Schiller. After descending into severe drug abuse, he beat and prostituted Schiller, who in December 1981, while they were in Florida fleeing law enforcement following the Wonderland murders, broke free and was persuaded by her brother Wayne to turn Holmes in to the authorities. In her memoir, The Road Through Wonderland: Surviving John Holmes (2009), Schiller also described her and her sister Terry's observations that John was a voyeur, who looked through their bungalow windows in Glendale, California as well as strangers' hotel room windows at the Biltmore, Palm Springs.
  • In 1982, Holmes met his second wife Laurie Rose and they married in January 1987, which made Holmes stepfather to Rose's young son.
  • Charitable work

    Despite the notoriety and infamy associated with Holmes, he devoted significant time to charities involving the environment. He was involved with Greenpeace and was known to campaign and collect door-to-door for charities such as Save the Whales and Save the Seals.

    Hobbies

    Holmes enjoyed clay sculpting, woodworking, and outdoor activities such as visiting beaches, camping, fishing, and hiking.

    Holmes was uncircumcised.

    Penis size

    Holmes' main asset in the porn business was his exceptionally large penis. No definitive measurement or documentation verifying his penis' length or girth exists, leaving its exact size unknown.

    Veteran porn actress Dorothiea "Seka" Patton has said that Holmes' penis was the biggest in the industry and in the documentary film Exhausted she described oral sex with Holmes as similar to fellating a telephone pole. Holmes' first wife recalled his claiming to be 10 inches (25.4 cm) when he first measured himself. On another occasion, Holmes once claimed his penis was 16 inches (40.6 cm) long and 13 inches (33.0 cm) in circumference. Holmes' long-time friend and industry associate, Bill Amerson, said, "I saw John measure himself several times; it was 13 and a half inches [34.3 cm]". In contrast, medical studies of human penis size have consistently found erections average between about 5 and 6 inches.

    At the height of his career, Holmes claimed to have had his penis insured by Lloyd's of London for $14 million. Holmes reveled in claiming he was insured "for $1 million an inch".

    Another controversy regarding whether Holmes ever achieved a full erection, although much of his early work clearly revealed he was able to achieve a substantial erection. A popular joke in the 1970s porn industry held that Holmes was incapable of achieving a full erection because the blood flow from his head into his penis would cause him to pass out. Fellow film actress Annette Haven stated that his penis was never particularly hard during intercourse, likening it to "doing it with a big, soft kind-of loofah".

    After Holmes' death, the length of his penis continued to be used to market Holmes-related material. For example, at the premiere of the film Wonderland (2003), patrons were given 1312-inch rulers as gag gifts.

    Business activities and endeavors

    In 1979, along with his younger half-brother David Bowman, Holmes opened in Los Angeles a locksmith shop managed by Bowman and an attached used goods store called The Just Looking Emporium, named by Sharon Gebinini and managed by Dawn Schiller. However, because of Holmes' escalating drug addiction, which distracted him from buying inventory for the Emporium and siphoned its working capital, the Emporium "close[d] its doors forever by the end of September 1980". According to Schiller, "David [kept] his part of the business open while John remove[d] our inventory and [sold] it all for coke".

    Later, after his 1982 murder trial and acquittal, Holmes began a business partnership with his friend, manager and associate Bill Amerson. They founded and operated a production company named Penguin Productions, where Holmes could be a triple-threat: writing, directing and performing. Holmes appeared in seven of Penguin's 20 productions between 1985 and 1988. After requesting permission to use the name Johnny Wadd from his old director and friend Bob Chinn, Holmes reprised the detective role for the Penguin Production:The Return of Johnny Wadd (1986) – one of his last films.

    Holmes mythology

    Holmes' career was promoted with a series of outrageous claims that he made over the years (many made up on the spur of the moment by Holmes himself). The most dubious ones include:

  • Holmes' penis was so big that he had to stop wearing underwear because: "I was getting erections and snapping the elastic waist band four or five times a month".
  • Holmes had degrees in physical therapy, medicine and political science from UCLA. Holmes was in fact a high-school dropout who never returned to school and, according to Bill Amerson, "the closest John ever got to UCLA was breaking into cars in the school's parking lot".
  • Holmes and Ken Osmond, who played Eddie Haskell in the TV series Leave It to Beaver, were the same person and in fact the two men simply shared a passing resemblance.
  • During the filming of a gay feature film, Holmes inadvertently killed two male performers and was tried for manslaughter. The judge in the case sentenced Holmes to abstain from performing anal sex in any future films. However, this is an unproven urban myth.
  • Awards

  • February 14, 1985 – First inductee into the X-Rated Critic's Organization (XRCO) Hall of Fame
  • 2008 XBIZ Award – Lifetime Achievement – Male Performer
  • Print

  • Holmes, John C. (1998). Porn King: Autobiography of John C. Holmes.  (out of print)
  • Holmes, John C. & Holmes, Laurie (2012). Porn King: Autobiography of John C. Holmes (Revised with added material and photos ed.). Bear Manor Media. ISBN 1-59393-685-0. CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  • Sager, Mike (June 15, 1989). "The Devil and John Holmes". Rolling Stone. ; reprinted in Scary Monsters and Super Freaks (2004).
  • Sugar, Jennifer & Nelson, Jill C. (2008). John Holmes, A Life Measured in Inches. BearManor Media. ISBN 1-59393-302-9. CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link); updated 2nd edition (2011; ISBN 978-1-59393-674-7)
  • Documentaries

  • Exhausted: John C. Holmes, the Real Story (1981)
  • Wadd: The Life and Times of John C. Holmes (1999)
  • XXXL: The John Holmes Story (2000; also known as The Real Dirk Diggler: The John Holmes Story)
  • John Holmes: The Man, the Myth, the Legend (2004)
  • Filmography

    2016 The Lost John Holmes Films: Balls in Action
    Noah 'Balls in Action' Mammoth
    2001 John Holmes vs. Ilona Staller (Video)
    1987 The Devil in Mr. Holmes
    John Holmes
    1987 The Rise of the Roman Empress
    John
    1986 Chastity Johnson
    1986 Lottery Lu$t (Video)
    Mark Coyle (as John C. Holmes)
    1986 Naughty Girls Like It Big
    1986 Night on the Wild Side (Video)
    Bartender
    1986 Saturday Night Beaver (Video)
    Jim (as John C. Holmes)
    1986 Wow Volume 21: Breakfast at Tiffanys (Video short)
    1986 Coming Holmes (Video)
    John
    1986 Rockey X (Video)
    Mr. Holmes, Drax's Trainer (as John C. Holmes)
    1986 The Erotic Adventures of Dickman & Throbbin (Video)
    Dickman
    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)
    Sam
    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 Swedish Erotica 65
    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)
    Eric
    1984 Nasty Nurses
    Dr. Dennis A. Johnson
    1983 California Valley Girls
    Robert
    1983 Heat of the Moment
    Husband
    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 Swedish Erotica 44
    1981 Homecoming
    Poolman (uncredited)
    1981 Johnny Does Paris (Video)
    1981 Sexual Heights
    John
    1981 Swedish Erotica 15: Roaring Fire Within (Video)
    1981 Swedish Erotica 16
    1981 Swedish Erotica 18
    1981 Swedish Erotica 2 (Video)
    1981 Swedish Erotica 22 (Video)
    1981 Swedish Erotica 31
    1981 Swedish Erotica 6 (Video)
    1981 Swedish Erotica 7 (Video)
    1981 The Little French Maid
    John
    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 Fiesta of Flesh
    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 Stormy
    Big John
    1980 Sweet Cheeks
    Ken
    1980 Teenage Fantasies: Part II (segment: Princess and the Toad) (segment: Mile High Club) (segment: Mirage)
    1980 Aunt Peg
    John
    1980 Insatiable
    Ultimate Fantasy Lover (as John C. Holmes)
    1980 Female Athletes
    Fencing Instructor (as Johnny Holmes)
    1980 Rockin' with Seka or... Seka's Cruise
    John
    1979 Big Boob Casting Call (Short)
    Big Boob Casting Agent
    1979 Big Tilt Hookers (Short)
    Sailor
    1979 Deep Rub
    Big John
    1979 Extreme Close-Up
    Jonathan (as John C. Holmes)
    1979 French Kiss
    1979 How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Lays.....!
    Groom (uncredited)
    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
    Johnny
    1979 Honeysuckle Rose
    Sam Loomis (as John C. Holmes)
    1979 Summertime Blue
    John / Captain Tongue
    1979 Candi Girl
    John (as Johnny Wadd)
    1978 Bottoms Up 2 (Video)
    Male Model
    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
    Beau
    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
    Johnny
    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
    Bobo
    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 Fantasm
    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 In Memory of Connie
    1975 Love Explosions
    1975 Puss*O*Rama
    1975 Sex Station
    Board Member (uncredited)
    1975 Then Came Ecstasy
    1975 Wake Up at Holmes (Short)
    1975 Confessions of a Teenage Peanut Butter Freak
    Jeff
    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 Behind the Ate Ball Part I (Short)
    1974 Behind the Ate Ball Part II (Short)
    1974 Big John Part 1 (Short)
    1974 Big John Part 2 (Short)
    1974 Hollywood Starlet (Short)
    1974 Oriental Ecstasy Girls
    Bob
    1974 Park Lovers (Short)
    1974 Suburban Satanist
    Jerry
    1974 Teenager
    Police Desk Officer
    1974 The Virgin Next Door (Short)
    1974 The Virgin Next Door Part Two (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
    Jimmy
    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 Passion Seekers
    1973 The Winning Stroke
    Hal (uncredited)
    1973 Over Sexposure
    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 Liberated Woman
    1972 The Swing Thing
    Nick
    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
    Masetto
    1971 Masked Mischief
    Guy in Mask (uncredited)
    1971 My Tongue Is -Quick!
    Nicky Butane (uncredited)
    1971 Playmate #11: Wild Beauty (Short)
    1971 Pretty Girl #11: Playmate of the Year (Short)
    1971 Superstud
    Steve (uncredited)
    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 Beyond All Limits
    1970 Door to Door Salesman
    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 Love Secrets of the Kama Sutra
    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
    1970 Anomalies: A World of Dreams
    1969 Body Lust
    1969 The Ice House
    Guy in Parked Car (uncredited)
    1969 Just Good Friends (Short)
    1968 The Sweet Ride
    Outlaw biker (uncredited)
    Production manager
    1986 The Return of Johnny Wadd© (Video) (production manager - uncredited)
    1985 Looking for Love (Video) (production manager - as John C. Holmes)
    1985 Rubdown (production manager)
    1985 The Good the Bad & the Horny (Video) (production manager - as John C. Holmes)
    1984 Body Shop (Video) (production manager - as John C. Holmes)
    1984 Dreams of Misty (production manager - as John C. Holmes)
    1984 Hot Touch (Video) (production manager - as John C. Holmes)
    1984 Intimate Couples (Video) (production manager - as John C. Holmes)
    1984 Girls on Fire (production manager - as John C. Holmes)
    Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
    1984 Girls on Fire (assistant director - as John C. Holmes)
    1977 The Jade Pussycat (assistant director - as John C. Holmes)
    1977 Hard Soap Hard Soap (assistant director - as John C. Holmes)
    1976 Panama Red (second assistant director - as John C. Holmes)
    1976 Tell Them Johnny Wadd Is Here (assistant director - as John C. Holmes)
    1976 Liquid Lips (assistant director - as John C. Holmes)
    1972 Evil Come Evil Go (assistant director - as John C. Holmes)
    Writer
    1986 I Love L.A. (Video) (additional dialogue - as John C. Holmes)
    1983 The Private Pleasures of John C. Holmes (written by - as John C. Holmes)
    Additional Crew
    1976 Tell Them Johnny Wadd Is Here (production coordinator - as John C. Holmes)
    1976 Liquid Lips (production coordinator - as John C. Holmes)
    Director
    1977 The New Erotic Adventures of Casanova (credit only)
    Archive footage
    2016          X-Rated 2: The Greatest Adult Stars of All Time! (TV Movie documentary)
    Self (as John C. Holmes)
    2014 42nd Street Forever: The Peep Show Collection Vol. 3 (Video)
    Guy by Pool (segment "Last Tango in Paris") (uncredited)
    2014 42nd Street Forever: The Peep Show Collection Vol. 2 (Video)
    Guy with Newspaper (segment "California Girl") / Orgy Guy (segment "Untitled") (uncredited)
    2014 42nd Street Forever: The Peep Show Collection Vol. 1 (Video)
    Guy with Cigarette (segment "Deeper Throat") / Rapist (segment "It Takes a Thief") (uncredited)
    2012 Sexy in Sepia (Video)
    Guy in Jacket (uncredited)
    2011 Dave's Old Porn (2011-2012 TV Series)
    John Loftin / Rocco
    - Retro Orgy Night (2012) ... John Loftin
    - Joe Rogan/Ginger Lynn (2012) ... Rocco
    - Greg Fitzsimmons/Sharon Kane (2011)
    - Jim Norton/Seka (2011)
    - Belladonna/Bobbi Starr/Kristina Rose (2011)
    2011 Smokin' Mary Jane (Video)
    Guy on Couch / Guy with Blondes (uncredited)
    2009 Battle of the Superstars: John Holmes vs. Peter North (Video)
    2008 Double Pleasures (Video)
    2008 Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (Documentary)
    Self
    2007 Anal Assault, Vol. 1 (Video)
    2007 Swedish Erotica 115 (Video)
    2006 8mm Madness! (Video)
    2006 Super-Stars of the 70s Stags (Video)
    2005 Annette Haven Collection (Video)
    2005 John Holmes' Sexual Rage (Video)
    2005 The Millionaire's Wife (Video)
    2005 XXX Bra Busters in the 1970's (Video)
    Guy in Blue Shirt (uncredited)
    2004 Bettie Page: The Girl in the Leopard Print Bikini (Video documentary)
    Self
    2004 John Holmes in Wonderland (Video)
    2004 Taboo: The Beginning of Erotic Cinema (Video documentary)
    Self
    2004 The Best of the Anal Ultra Vixens (Video)
    2004 John Holmes: The Man, the Myth, the Legend (Video documentary)
    Self
    2004 'Fantasm' Penetrated (Video documentary short)
    Self
    2003 Swedish Erotica 4 Hours Vol. #2 (Video)
    2003 X-Rated Ambition: The Traci Lords Story (TV Movie documentary)
    Eric (uncredited)
    2003 Wonderland
    Johnny Wadd (uncredited)
    2000 XXXL: The John Holmes Story (Video documentary)
    Self
    2000 True Hollywood Story (TV Series documentary)
    Self
    - John Holmes and the Wonderland Murders (2000)
    1999 Bucky's Triple XXX Rated All-Male Beavers Locker Room Loops Volume 6 (Video)
    1999 Bucky Beaver's Triple XXX Rated Stags, Loops, & Peeps! Volume 193 (Video)
    Guy Playing Pool (segment "Eight-Ball Ball") (uncredited)
    1999 Huge Fuckin' Cocks (Video)
    1999 The Top 25 Adult Stars of All Time (Video documentary)
    1999 Wadd: The Life & Times of John C. Holmes (Documentary)
    Self
    1998 Blue Vanities 290 (Video)
    1998 Blue Vanities 297 (Video)
    1998 Blue Vanities 65 (Video)
    1998 Playboy: The Story of X (Video documentary)
    Self
    1997 Blue Vanities 276 (Video)
    1996 Blue Vanities 284 (Video)
    1996 Un siècle de plaisir - Voyage à travers l'histoire du hard (TV Movie documentary)
    Self
    1993 True Legends of Adult Cinema: The Unsung Superstars (Video documentary)
    1992 Blue Vanities 17 (Video)
    1992 Blue Vanities 43 (Video)
    1992 Legends of Porn III (Video)
    1992 True Legends of Adult Cinema: The Golden Age (Video)
    1991 Ginger Lynn Meets John Holmes (Video)
    1990 Backing In (Video)
    1990 Only the Best of Barbara Dare (Video)
    Self
    1989 Cumshot Revue 5 (Video)
    Self
    1989 Fuck My Ass, No Lube! (Video) (segment "I Like Em Big")
    1989 Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood (Video)
    1989 Nasty Nights (Video)
    Self
    1989 Those Lynn Girls (Video)
    Dickman
    1988 Big Melons 13 (Video)
    Self
    1988 Blue Vanities 39 (Video)
    1988 Blue Vanities 42 (Video)
    1988 Blue Vanities 46 (Video)
    1988 Blue Vanities 48 (Video)
    1988 Blue Vanities 57 (Video)
    1988 Blue Vanities 62 (Video)
    1988 Blue Vanities 68 (Video)
    1988 Ginger: The Movie (Video) (as John C. Holmes)
    1988 Inches for Keisha (Video)
    Self
    1988 Only the Best of Oral (Video)
    1988 Seka (Video documentary)
    John Holmes
    1988 Oral Ecstasy 3 (Video)
    1987 Blue Vanities 16 (Video)
    1987 Legends of Porn (Video documentary)
    1987 Love Notes (Video)
    John
    1987 Love Scenes... for Loving Couples (Video)
    1987 Nudes at Eleven II (Video)
    1987 Private Thighs (Video)
    Johnny Wadd
    1987 Night Screams
    Porno star on TV
    1987 Princess Charming (uncredited)
    1987 Tribute to the King (Video)
    Self
    1987 Oral Majority 3: The Lust Continues... (Video) (as John Homes)
    1986 Classic Swedish Erotica 21 (Video short)
    1986 Diamond Collection 75 (Video)
    1986 Good to the Last Drop (Video)
    1986 Great Sex Scenes 1
    1986 Only the Best 1 (Video documentary)
    1986 Superstars and Superstuds (Video)
    1986 Chastity and the Starlets (Video)
    Original Gardener
    1986 Honey Buns (Video)
    1985 Backdoor Romance (Video)
    1985 Cumshot Revue 2 (Video)
    1985 Erotic Gold (Video)
    John Holmes
    1985 Free and Easy (Video)
    1985 Free and Foxy (Video)
    Medic (uncredited)
    1985 Jawbreakers (Video)
    1985 Superstars of Porn 2 (Video)
    1985 Swedish Erotica 62 (Video)
    1985 Whore of the Worlds (Video)
    Guy in Vest
    1984 Bedtime Video 4 (Video)
    1984 Bedtime Video Vol. 1 (Video)
    First Guy with Beard (uncredited)
    1984 Best of John Holmes 1
    1984 Critic's Choice 2
    1984 Studio of Lust (Video)
    1983 Cumshot Revue 1 (Video)
    1983 Flight Sensations (Video)
    1983 Moments of Love
    Actor in Video
    1983 Swedish Erotica Superstars featuring Bridgette Monet
    1983 Sweet Alice
    Ski Lift Medic
    1982 Peep Shows: Blonde Goddesses (Video)
    1982 Snow Honeys
    1981 Dallas Schoolgirls
    Porno Actor (as Johnny Wadd)
    1981 Love Goddesses
    John Holmes
    1981 Swedish Erotica 1 (Video)
    1981 Swedish Erotica 10 (Video short)
    1981 Swedish Erotica 11 (Video)
    1981 Swedish Erotica 12 (Video short)
    John (uncredited)
    1981 Swedish Erotica 13 (Video)
    1981 Swedish Erotica 5 (Video short)
    John (uncredited)
    1981 Swedish Erotica 8 (Video)
    1981 Swedish Erotica 9 (Video)
    John (uncredited)
    1981 The Best of Gail Palmer
    Joe Murrey / Various Roles
    1981 Aunt Peg's Fulfillment
    John
    1980 Garters and Lace
    Photographer / Pool Man / Escort / ...
    1980 Limited Edition 10 (Video)
    1980 Rodox Video 352 (Video short)
    1980 Body Candy
    Dave (as John C. Holmes)
    1979 Sheer Panties
    Guy / Bobby Dee / Voluptuary
    1979 That's Erotic
    Guy on Waterbed / Various Scenes
    1979 That's Porno
    Guy in White Sweater / Guy in Gold Shirt
    1979 Hot Child in the City
    The Big Client (as Johnny Wadd)
    1979 Anal Ultra Vixens (Video)
    1978 Little Me and Marla Strangelove
    Guy in Stag Film
    1977 Young, Hot 'n Nasty Teenage Cruisers
    Moby
    1976 Virgins in Heat
    Orgy Guy in Loop #6 (uncredited)
    1976 French Schoolgirls (as John 'Wadd' Holmes)
    1976 Sex-Export aus Amsterdam 2. Teil
    1975 Here Comes Johnny
    Guy in Loops / Burglar / Group Sex Guy (as John C. Holmes)
    1975 Around the World with John 'the Wadd' Holmes
    Self (as John 'The Wadd' Holmes)
    1975 Beyond Fulfillment
    Escort
    1974 Fulfillment
    Johnny Wadd
    1972 The Orgy Machine
    Boss (uncredited)
    1971 Love Making U.S.A.
    Guy in Loops (uncredited)
    1971 Window of Passion
    Second Guy on Bed (uncredited)
    1971 Sexual Liberty Now
    Guy in Pool (uncredited)

    References

    John Holmes (actor) Wikipedia