|Birthdate:||August 08, 1944|
|Years Active:||1969-1988 (Started at 25 years old)|
|Penis size:||12.5 Uncircumcised|
|Alias(es):||John C. Holmes, John Curtis Holmes, Johnny Wadd, Big Jon Fallus, Big John, John Rey, Mark Lloyd|
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When John Holmes was 16 John joined the army and spent the next three years in Germany with the Signal Corps. After leaving the military he moved to Los Angeles where he worked as an ambulance driver and forklift operator.Then one day in the bathroom of a club a man talked him into doing nude pin-ups. In the late sixties John acted in his first 8mm hardcore film loops. Due to the severe porn laws at that time none of these films were legally available. Only in the early seventies, when movies like DEVIL IN MISS JONES and DEEP THROAT drew lots of people into theaters, did porn become more acceptable and finally legalized. During that time John Holmes starred in his most popular role, that of smooth-talking private dick JOHNNY WADD.
At the height of his career Holmes earned 3,000 dollars a day as an adult film actor. Even in his private life, rich men and women paid huge amounts of money to party with him.
In 1983 Holmes starred in a gay porn flick titled THE PRIVATE PLEASURES OF JOHN HOLMES. In 1986 he tested HIV positive.
While this ended his career in the United States, Holmes was virtually bankrupt. He accepted an offer from Italy to perform in what was his last adult film, The Rise & Fall Of The Roman Empress, where he had sex with several of the female cast, including Italian porn starlet, Cicciolina. None of the cast who had sex with Holmes were found to have contracted HIV/AIDS when it was later announced that Holmes had AIDS.
It is criticised within the industry that while many close to Holmes in the US were aware that he was HIV positive, no one alerted the Italian producers of The Rise & Fall Of The Roman Empress, thus placing members of the cast at extreme risk of infection with the disease.
He died of AIDS March 13th, 1988.