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Crybaby Clown
Crybaby Clown
Vital Statistics
Gender Male
Eye color Red (green sclera)
Other Statistics
Identity Baylor Hotner
Reason To perfect the role of an evil clown for his next movie
Family Unnamed mother (mentioned)[1]
Production Details
First appearance SDMI: The Night the Clown Cried
Played by Mark Hamill

The Crybaby Clown was the disguise of the Hollywood movie actor, Baylor Hotner.

Physical appearance

He was a large clown dressed as a baby.


While in character, Crybaby Clown lives up to his namesake. Often crying and relating most things to what make him sad. Overall he is arrogant, believing he cannot be caught. He is violent and unpredictable. Even coining an evil laugh which, true to his name, sounds like crying.


Crybaby Clown attacks with explosives, designed to look like baby bottles and giant diapers. He has good combat driving skills with his hot-rod, designed to look like a large baby carriage. He also has a foam bomb that he captures people in and he also has flower that spray sleeping gas. He could also camouflage his escape with a smoke through a rattle.


Early life

He ran amuck over Crystal Cove an undetermined amount of time after Mayor Jones's criminal acts as the Freak of Crystal Cove were uncovered and took advantage of the absent Mystery Inc.[1]

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated

Season two

Baylor Hotner unmasked

Baylor Hotner unmasked.

Insert details here. (The Night the Clown Cried)

Insert details here. (The Night the Clown Cried II - Tears of Doom!)


When the Evil Entity was destroyed, it altered all of reality for Crystal Cove; thus Crybaby Clown wasn't a disguise in the past.[2]



  • He is the second villain Mystery Incorporated has failed to capture and unmask; the first being the Piranha-Goat, though, Mystery Incorporated caught Crybaby Clown later on.
  • Crybaby Clown's appearance of being insane, plus Baylor's dating Daphne until exposed, is reminiscent of Hobgoblin (Jason Macendale) (another voice role of Mark Hamill's) on the 1990s Spider-Man cartoon series, who similarly dated Felicia Hardy (in this version a daughter of wealth like Daphne).
  • Crybaby Clown may also be a reference to, most notably, the DC Animated Universe's Joker (yet another role of Hamill's) as both have similar voice, similar laugh, both are evil clowns and just as insane.

In other languages

Actor Language Notes
Francesco De Francesco Italian