Massis, John

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Massis, John Gender: M
Morbee, Wilfried
born on 4 June 1940 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Bruges, Belgium, 51n13, 3e14
Timezone MEDT h2e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 13°27' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 22°12 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 15°32'


Flemish strongman and teeth-acrobat. His real name was Wilfried Morbée.

Massis specialized in bending iron with his teeth. He also performed stunts where he lifted cars, pulled trains and stopped motorbikes and even helicopters and hot air balloons with his teeth. This resulted in several entries in the Guinness World Records book. He even stopped 4 small sport planes of lifting off in 4 different directions.

In 1980 he started pirate radio "Radio Superstar" and also recorded the song "John Massis de krachtpatser" ( And again in 1987 he recorded "Zet er je tanden in", with Willy Sommers.

In 1983 he also funded a political party called positieve radicalen in Dutch or positive radicals.

Because of his unknown and therefore untreated diabetes condition Massis was found by the local police in a delirium. He was admitted to a psychiatric hospital. With waning media interest and diabetes undermining his condition, he committed suicide at the age of 48 officially on the 12th of July 1988.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Taeger quotes Luc De Jaeger, quoting B.C.


  • Personal : Death : Suicide
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Other Entertainment (teeth-acrobat)
  • Notable : Awards : Guinness Book of Records