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Captain Spaulding

Traditional painting, 24×30 cm
Acrylics, gouache and watercolours on canvas board
Completed: 13 July 2009
Captain Spaulding is a fictional character created by Rob Zombie and portrayed
by Sid Haig in the films House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects
Captain Spaulding was born on April 13, 1918 in Ruggsville, Texas with the name Johnny Lee Johns.

He spent a small part of his childhood in the Ruggsville County home for orphaned boys until being
adopted by a black family. Johnny Lee would soon grow very close to his adoptive brother Charlie.
Johnny Lee developed an interest in sideshow deformities and violent crime photography, foreshadowing
his Captain Spaulding persona. He began his murder spree as Mr. Ding Dong a Bo-Bo using his clown character’s name. Charlie would refer to him as Cutter after Johnny Lee stabbed a man to death, which
he would take as his name. Around the fall of 1947, Cutter met Mother Firefly, who at the time took the
alias Eve Wilson. She already had two children of her own, Rufus and Tiny. Cutter lived with Eve Wilson,
even raising their daughter Vera Ellen together. During the summer of 1965, Otis B. Driftwood,
wandered into Ruggsville County. He and Otis quickly became close companions and rivals.
The two would often fight for control of the family. Otis was asked to live with the family;
whom Otis called The Fireflys and it was he who also nicknamed Cutter, Captain Spaulding.
This biography source is IMDb