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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 that 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 which he uses to encapsulate and capture people, a flower that sprays sleeping gas, and a smoke bomb rattle that he uses to disguise his escapes.


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.

Hotner wanted a better role as a villain. He successfully kidnapped Daphne Blake and got away.[1]

Crybaby Clown got in a battle with Fred until Daphne was rescued. The Crybaby Clown was later caught in a trap and was unmasked as Baylor Hotner, who revealed his scheme and admitted he was dating Daphne to use her. After hearing this, he was slapped in the face by a very angry Daphne and was taken to jail by Sheriff Bronson Stone and his partners.[2]


When the Evil Entity was destroyed, it altered all of reality for Crystal Cove; thus Crybaby Clown wasn't a disguise in the past.[3]



  • He is the second villain Mystery Incorporated has failed to capture and unmask (the first being the Piranha-Goat), though they 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, both antagonize a town/city and just as insane.

In other languages

Actor Language Notes
Mauro Ramos Brazilian Portuguese
Francesco De Francesco Italian


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Night the Clown Cried, season 1, episode 1.
  2. The Night the Clown Cried II - Tears of Doom!, season 2, episode 3.
  3. Come Undone, season 2, episode 26.