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John Holmes: Net Worth, Relation, Age, Full Bio & More

John Holmes

Pornography actor John Holmes died due to the disease AIDS. Know his insight details of Career, Marital status, Net Worth, and More about his life.

Who is John Holmes?

John is a well-known American pornographic film actor(John Curtis Estes) renowned by his stage alias John Holmes or Johnny Wadd. This name was usually used in a series of films.

John was born on the 11th of August, 1944, died on March 13, 1988. After Peter North was also a pornographic actor and director, he was considered the second-best actor in the adult film industry and heavily promoted for his sexual parts. Before his death, John was involved in Wonderland murders which happened to be in July 1981. In March 1988, he died as he was suffering from the disease AIDS.

Quick Bio

Birth Name John Curtis Estes
Born 8 August 1944 
Died March 13, 1988
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Birth Sign Leo
Country United States
Nationality American
Religion N/A
Height 6′feet 3″ inch (192 cm)
Weight 68 kg 
Sexual Orientation Straight
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Spouse 1st wife: Sharon Gebenini

2nd Wife: Laurie Rose

Marital Status Married
Net Worth $10 Thousand
Profile No Social media accounts
Social Media Accounts No Social media accounts


What is the reason behind the Success Story of John Holmes?

  • John Holmes started his career working as a model in Ad films where he was hardly showcased on the brochures like “Swedish Erotica” his name was cited as a different name. He struggled a lot in the starting days.
  • After that, John decided to be part of the pornographic series where his name was Johnny Wadd, and he was playing the private investigator. So, this series was a success, and John decided to name his character Johnny Wadd. After that, 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). After that, porn was in fashion; however, it was not legally authorized.
  • Holmes was in controversy when he was arrested for pandering and pimping; however, he came out of jail as he became the informer of the Los Angeles Police Department. In 1978 he news that John was being offered $3000 per day to perform a porn scene. Holmes consumed drugs which affected his pornographic career, and he was not cast for the movies. Due to his heavy consumption of drugs was involved in the Wonderland murders, which happened in July 1981.
  • He was committing crimes like prostituting himself to men and women, selling drugs for gangs, or doing robbery. In 1981 he released his biopic documentary titled “Exhausted, John C. Holmes, The Real Story,” John claimed that he had intercourse with 14000 women.
  • In February 1986, Holmes was diagnosed with HIV positive because he was taking drugs, and he never used hypodermic needles as he was terrified of the needles.

Personal Information

What is the physical appearance of John Holmes?

  • John Holmes has a significant 6 feet 3 inch of height, and he has around 68 kg body weight. 
  • Due to drug habits, he was in a relationship with a 15-year-old girl Dawn Schiller. He used to have sex with her or abuse her sexually. Later he started beating her and pushed them into the prostitute line.


What is the relationship status of John Holmes?

  • John Holmes was married twice as his first wife was Sharon Gebenini, and during his last days, he married Laurie Rose, who knew that he was suffering from severe disease AIDS.

Net worth

What is the Net Worth of John Holmes?

  • John Holmes made his earnings through his pornographic movies and series, and his earnings were about $10 Thousand at that time.


  • His birthday is on June 11.
  • John Holmes’s age was almost 44 years when he died on the 13th Of March 1988.
  • John used to do philanthropy work and devoted his time doing door-to-door charities such as Save the Whales.
  • In 2015, Jimmy officially received American Citizenship.
  • During his off days, he used to do fishing, sculpting, camping, hiking, or visiting some new place or beach.

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