John Anthony Bailey

John Anthony Bailey

Real Name: John Anthony Bailey
A.k.a: Sticks Downy or Jack Baker
Category: Show Biz
Submitted by: Bob Sacamano
Posted Date: 2006-11-03
Last Modified: 2019-12-17

John Anthony Bailey, got his big break when he landed the role of Sticks Downey, the black man Fonzie hires as a drummer for Richie Cunningham’s band. Baker received such a positive response that he was brought back to reprise the role. The Happy Days appearance also led to his being cast in Wonderbug, one of the Sid and Mary Krofft Saturday morning TV shows that were so popular in the 70s.

What happened to: Sticks Downy or Jack Baker

After the cancellation of Wonderbug, Baker had trouble finding anything more than bit parts. In 1984 he entered the world of hardcore pornography under the name Jack Baker. The fact that he could actually act made him a standout in that particular genre. After being diagnosed with AIDS in 1986, he no longer actually performed sex on camera, but remained in the industry in non-sexual roles until his death from bladder cancer in 1994.


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John Anthony Bailey