Mark Holton

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Mark Holton
Born (1958-04-02) April 2, 1958 (age 66)
Years active1983–2008; 2017–present

Mark Douglas Holton (born April 2, 1958) is an American actor, best known for his roles as Francis Buxton in Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), Chubby in the Teen Wolf film series, Ozzie Jones in the Leprechaun film series, and for his portrayal of serial killer John Wayne Gacy in Gacy (2003).

Early life[edit]

Holton was born in Oklahoma City. He graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1976. He attended Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.


Holton's professional breakthrough came with the role of Francis Buxton, Pee-wee Herman's nemesis in the blockbuster comedy Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985).[1][2] He found further fame as high school basketball player Chubby in the werewolf comedies Teen Wolf (1985), and Teen Wolf Too (1987).[3][4] His mainstream visibility grew with supporting roles in The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988), A League of Their Own (1992), My Life (1993), and Little Giants (1994).[5]

Holton has been equally prolific in television, performing in episodes of The Young and the Restless, Seinfeld, MacGyver, Sledge Hammer!, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, NCIS, and NYPD Blue. He also makes an appearance in the Ramones' music video for "Something to Believe In".

Following his cameo appearance in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000), Holton refocused his attention on independent film and television projects. His first leading film role came through the direct-to-video horror Gacy (2003), in which he portrayed notorious serial killer and sex offender John Wayne Gacy.

Holton retired from performing in the late 2000s.[6] He made a comeback with a second portrayal of B.M. Fahrtz in Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! Awesome 10 Year Anniversary Version, Great Job? (2017). He returned to film acting in the made-for-television movie Leprechaun Returns (2018), a direct sequel to the original cult comedy horror Leprechaun (1993), reprising the role of Ozzie.[7] He is set to appear in the horror thriller film, Stream.


Year Title Role Director Notes
1983 What's Up, Hideous Sun Demon Guy Craig Mitchell
Robert Clarke
1984 Webster Various Joel Zwick TV series (2 episodes)
1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure Francis Buxton Tim Burton
Teen Wolf Chubby Rod Daniel
1986 My Chauffeur Doughboy David Beaird
Stoogemania Curly's son Chuck Workman
Modern Girls Boss Jerry Kramer
1987 Teen Wolf Too Chubby Christopher Leitch
Under Cover Denny John Stockwell
1988 Sledge Hammer! Governor's Aide Dick Martin TV series (1 episode)
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! Spectator David Zucker
1989 Day by Day Proprietor Matthew Diamond TV series (1 episode)
Easy Wheels Animal David O'Malley
1990 Superboy Johnny Casanova David Nutter TV series (1 episode)
Grandpa Alan Ruffier
1991 They Came from Outer Space Frank Dennis Donnelly TV series (1 episode)
MacGyver A Guard Mike Vejar TV series (1 episode)
1992 A League of Their Own Older Stilwell Penny Marshall
1993 Leprechaun Ozzie Jones Mark Jones
Flying Blind George Stan Daniels TV series (1 episode)
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Alexander Woollcott Syd Macartney TV series (1 episode)
My Life Sam Bruce Joel Rubin
1994 Seinfeld David Tom Cherones TV series (1 episode)
Little Giants Mr. Zolteck Duwayne Dunham
1995 Rumpelstiltskin Huge Man Mark Jones (2)
1996 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Bolian Kim Friedman TV series (1 episode)
1997 Hijacking Hollywood Officer Neil Mandt
Sister, Sister Conductor Sheldon Epps TV series (1 episode)
2000 The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Potato Des McAnuff
2001 The Young and the Restless Joe TV series (2 episodes)
2003 Gacy John Wayne Gacy Clive Saunders
NCIS Sergeant Linn Bradford May TV series (1 episode)
2004 NYPD Blue Ned Applebaum Jesse Bochco TV series (1 episode)
Rock Me Baby Johnny Hot-Pants Leonard R. Garner Jr. TV series (1 episode)
Madhouse Mr.Hansen William Butler
Return to Sender Joe Charbonic Bille August
Quintuplets Santa Andy Cadiff TV series (1 episode)
2006 Hoboken Hollow Weldon Brodrick Glen Stephens
Dreamweaver Death Candance Gosch
2007 Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss Rob Ryan James A. Contner
Days of Our Lives Detective Morgan TV series (1 episode)
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! B.M. Fahrtz Tim Heidecker
Jonathan Krisel
Eric Wareheim
TV series (1 episode)
2008 The Thirst: Blood War Earl Tom Shell
2017 Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! Awesome 10 Year Anniversary Version, Great Job? B.M. Fahrtz Tim Heidecker
Jonathan Krisel
Eric Wareheim
TV special
2018 Leprechaun Returns Ozzie Jones Steven Kostanski
2024 Stream Oswald Hanson Michael Leavy [8]


  1. ^ Barsanti, Chris (November 18, 2010). Filmology: A Movie-A-Day Guide to the Movies You Need to Know. Simon and Schuster. p. 256. ISBN 978-1440510366. Retrieved August 22, 2020.
  2. ^ Martinez, Kiko (August 4, 2013). "Still Claiming Pee-wee 30 Years Later: Mark Holton Reminisces About Playing Francis Buxton". San Antonio Current. Retrieved August 22, 2020.
  3. ^ James, Caryn (November 20, 1987). "Film: 'Teen Wolf Too,' Family Curse". The New York Times. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  4. ^ Sharp, Brian (August 23, 2013). "What The 'Teen Wolf' Cast And Crew Have Been Up To Since The '80s". Uproxx. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "Hey! It's Enrico Pallazzo! | The Lowbrow Reader". Retrieved 2024-01-02.
  6. ^ Godfrey, Alex (August 29, 2018). "Meet The Naked Gun's 'Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!' Guy, AKA Mark Holton". Empire. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  7. ^ Miska, Brad (October 31, 2018). "'Leprechaun Returns' Poster Climbs Out of the Original Film's Well [Exclusive]". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  8. ^ Miska, Brad (December 5, 2022). "'Stream' – Guitarist Paul Wiley to Score New Horror Movie from the Producers of 'Terrifier'! [Exclusive]". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved April 2, 2023.

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