John Holmes

American pornographic actor

John Curtis Holmes (August 8, 1944 – March 13, 1988) better known as John C. Holmes or Johnny Wadd was an American pornographic actor known mainly for his large penis. Holmes made about 2,500 pornographic films, most with him having sexual intercourse with women but at least one with him having sex with a man.[1][2]

Holmes' penis was said to be between 12.5 to 16 inches (32–41 cm) when at its largest. Fellow pornographic actor Ron Jeremy has said Holmes' penis was 11½ inches, but Holmes claimed it was 14 inches.[3]

John Holmes died of an AIDS-related illness in 1988.


  1. MIKE SAGER (May 1989). "The Devil and John Holmes". ROLLING STONE. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
  2. "The Final Days and Death of Porn Legend John Holmes". Retrieved 2013-03-26.
  3. Chris Neumer. "Ron Jeremy". Stumped Magazine. Retrieved 2008-07-14.