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John Waters

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Peter Frederick Weller (born June 24, 1947) is an American film and stage actor, director and lecturer. John Samuel Waters, Jr. (born April 22, 1946) is an American filmmaker, actor, stand-up comedian, writer, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films. Waters's 1970s and early '80s trash films feature his regular troupe of actors known as Dreamlanders—among them Divine, Mink Stole, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, and Edith Massey. Starting with Desperate Living (1977), Waters began casting real-life convicted criminals (Liz Renay, Patricia Hearst) and infamous people (Traci Lords, a former porn star). Waters skirted mainstream filmmaking with Hairspray (1988), which introduced Ricki Lake and earned a modest gross of $8 million domestically. In 2002, Hairspray was adapted to a long-running Broadway musical, which itself was adapted to a hit musical film which earned more than $200 million worldwide. After the crossover success of the original film version of Hairspray, Waters's films began featuring familiar actors and celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Edward Furlong, Melanie Griffith, Chris Isaak, Johnny Knoxville, Martha Plimpton, Christina Ricci, Lili Taylor, Kathleen Turner, and Tracey Ullman. Although he has apartments in New York City, San Francisco, and a summer home in Provincetown, Waters still mainly resides in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, where all his films are set. He is recognizable by his trademark pencil-thin moustache, a look he has retained since the early 1970s. Some of his film-related material and personal papers are contained in the Wesleyan University Cinema Archives to which scholars and media experts from around the world may have full access.[1] Description above from the Wikipedia article John Waters, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Apr 22, 1946 In Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie At the Video Store
Latest Project:
Movie At Last 2018-10-20
Known For
Poster of I Am Divine
Poster of The Wild World of Ted V. Mikels
Poster of Fireflies
Poster of Frasier
Movie At the Video Store Himself 2020
Movie At Last Christopher 2018-10-20
Movie Mystery Road Travis James 2018-06-03
Movie Mansfield 66/67 Himself 2017-01-29
Movie 2:22 Bill 2017-06-29
Movie Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution Himself 2017-06-12
Series John Waters Presents Movies That Will Corrupt You Unknown 2016
Movie Sympathy For The Devil: The True Story of The Process Church of the Final Judgment 2015-11-07
Movie The 1000 Eyes of Dr Maddin 2015-09-08
Movie Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip First Class Passenger 2015-12-17
Movie Suburban Gothic Cornelius 2014-07-19
Movie I Am Divine Himself 2013-03-09
Movie The Sarnos: A Life in Dirty Movies Himself 2013-03-27
Movie Return to Nim's Island Booker 2013-03-15
Movie Centre Place 2012-02-14
Movie The Mystery of a Hansom Cab Mark Frettlby 2012-10-28
Movie Mansome Himself 2012-05-18
Movie Charles Manson, The Church of Satan, The Universal Order & The Process Church of Final Judgment 2012-06-06
Movie Paul Bowles: The Cage Door Is Always Open 2012-09-25
Movie Excision William 2012-09-12
Movie Mangus! 2011-01-01
Movie These Amazing Shadows himself 2011-01-22
Movie Blank City Himself 2011-04-06
Movie The Advocate for Fagdom Himself 2011-11-04
Movie Kapyong Narrator 2011-04-28
Movie Beautiful Darling Himself 2010-04-02
Series Offspring Unknown 2010-08-22
Movie William S. Burroughs: A Man Within Himself 2010-11-05
Movie Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore 2010-06-01
Movie It Came from Kuchar Himself 2009-01-01
Movie Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press Himself 2008-09-26
Movie The Wild World of Ted V. Mikels Narrator 2008-10-31
Movie Not Quite Hollywood 2008-08-28
Movie Here's Looking at You, Boy Himself 2007-02-16
Series 'Til Death Do Us Part 2007-03-19
Movie Jackass 2.5 Himself 2007-12-18
Movie Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis Himself 2007-04-11
Movie Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story Himself 2007-11-08
Movie Hairspray Flasher 2007-07-13
Movie Plagues & Pleasures On the Salton Sea Narrator 2006-02-24
Movie This Film Is Not Yet Rated Himself - Director of 'A Dirty Shame' 2006-01-26
Series The Henry Rollins Show Unknown 2006-04-01
Movie That Man: Peter Berlin Himself 2006-01-13
Movie Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema Himself 2006-01-01
Movie John Waters: This Filthy World Himself 2006-11-24
Movie Jackass Number Two Himself 2006-09-22
Movie The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players: Off & On Broadway Himself 2006-08-01
Series I Love the '70s: Volume 2 2006-07-10
Movie Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream Himself 2006-06-20
Movie Inside Deep Throat Himself 2005-02-11
Movie Stealth Black Ops Doctor 2005-07-27
Movie Seed of Chucky Pete Peters 2004-11-11
Series Fireflies 2004-02-01
Movie Thinking XXX Himself 2004-10-27
Movie A History of Sex Himself 2003-01-14
Movie Evil Never Dies Professor Arkin 2003-06-01
Movie The Cockettes Himself 2002-01-16
Movie Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat The Reverend 2002-03-31
Movie In Bad Taste Himself 2000-01-01
Movie Forever Hollywood Himself 1999-01-01
Movie Sweet and Lowdown Mr. Haynes 1999-12-03
Movie Divine Trash Himself 1998-01-18
Series So Graham Norton Unknown 1998-07-03
Movie Welcome to Hollywood John Waters 1998-10-01
Movie The Real Macaw Dr. Lance Hagen 1998-09-24
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Series Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Series All The Rivers Run II Brenton Edwards 1990-03-18
Movie Heaven Tonight Johnny Dysart 1990-11-12
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Homer and Eddie Robber #1 1989-08-17
Movie Hairspray Dr. Fredrickson 1988-02-16
Movie Boulevard of Broken Dreams Tom Garfield 1988-10-13
Movie Grievous Bodily Harm Morris Martin 1988-10-26
Movie Passion Flower Leslie Gaitland 1987-03-04
Movie Nancy Wake Henri Fiocca 1987-11-04
Movie Bushfire Moon Patrick O'Day 1987-12-10
Series 21 Jump Street Unknown 1987-04-12
Movie The Ballad of Sexual Dependency 1986-01-01
Movie Something Wild Used Car Guy 1986-11-07
Movie Divine Waters Himself 1985-01-01
Movie All the Rivers Run Brenton Edwards 1983-10-09
Series All the Rivers Run Brenton Edwards 1983-10-04
Movie Attack Force Z Sub Lt. Ted 'Kingo' King 1982-06-10
Movie Breaker Morant Captain Alfred Taylor 1980-05-15
Movie Cass Mike 1978-10-30
Movie Weekend of Shadows Rabbit 1978-06-28
Movie Summerfield David Abbott 1977-09-30
Movie The Adventures of Eliza Fraser David Bracefell 1976-12-16
Movie End Play Mark Gifford 1976-01-01
Movie Love Letter to Edie Himself 1975-01-01
Series Rush 1974-08-20
Movie Pink Flamingos Narrator 1972-03-12
Movie Mondo Trasho Reporter (voice) 1969-03-14