John Holmes was an American adult film actor. John Holmes was born in Ashville, Ohio in August 1944 and he died in March 1988. In this post get to know more about the late former porn star John Holmes.
John Holmes Biography
John Holmes was born in 1944 and died in 1988. When he was 16 he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served there for three years. John worked as a forklift driver before he got involved with the adult industry.
Holmes was one of the most popular adult actors of all time. He became a part of nearly 2,500 adult films during the 1970s and 1980s. He gained fame with his involvement in the Wonderland murders of 1981. Holmes caught the interest of many writers and he has been the subject of many books.
There are also two documentaries, and a long essay in Rolling Stone about the late star. In 1985 John was the first inductee into the X-Rated Critic’s Organization Hall of Fame. John was known for his large penis. He passed away on March 13, 1988, at age 43 due to AIDS.
John Holmes Career
John Holmes started his career as a model in Ad films. He was hardly showcased on the brochures like “Swedish Erotica” and he struggled a lot in the starting days.
John decided to be part of the pornographic series and he changed his name to Johnny Wadd. The series was a success, and John decided to name himself Johnny Wadd permanently. He appeared in many porn movies like Flesh of the Lotus, Deep Throat (1972), Behind the Green Door (1972), and The Devil in Miss Jones (1973).
Holmes was arrested for pandering and pimping, but he was released from jail as he became the informer of the Los Angeles Police Department. John was offered $3000 per day to perform a porn scene.
Holmes was on drugs and this affected his pornographic career. He consumed a lot of drugs and was involved with the Wonderland murders, which happened in July 1981.
He was involved in prostituting and was also selling drugs for gangs. He was also doing robbery. In 1981 John released his biopic documentary titled “Exhausted, John C. Holmes, The Real Story. In his documentary, John revealed that he had intercourse with 14000 women.
In February 1986, Holmes was diagnosed with HIV positive due to heavy drug consumption. He never used hypodermic needles because he was terrified of the needles.
John Holmes was 6 feet 3 inches in height, and he weighed 68 kg. Due to drug habits, John was in a relationship with a 15-year-old girl Dawn Schiller. He used to have sex with her and also abused her sexually. He started beating her and forced her to be a part of the prostitute line.
The relationship status of John Holmes
John Holmes got married twice. His first wife was Sharon Gebenini. During his last days, he married Laurie Rose. She knew that he was suffering from the severe disease AIDS.
John Holmes Net worth
John Holmes acquired his earnings through his pornographic movies and series. He had an estimated net worth of $10 Thousand at that time.