John Candy

Actor / Comedian / Screenwriter | * 10/30/1950 († 43, 03/03/1994) | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian actor and comedian known mainly for his work in Hollywood films. Candy rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of the Second City and its related Second City Television series, and through his appearances in such comedy films as Stripes, Splash, Cool Runnings, Summer Rental, Home Alone, The Great Outdoors, Spaceballs, and Uncle Buck, as well as more dramatic roles in Only the Lonely and ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Adventure | Kids & Family

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Awards & Nominations for John Candy

2x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program Earle Grey Award Canada's Walk of Fame Golden Raspberry Award for Worst New Star Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress

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Movies with John Candy as Actor(60)

as Himself (Archival Footage)2005 John Candy: Comic Spirit
as Self (archive footage)2004 Making a 'Splash'
as Sheriff Bud B. Boomer1995 Canadian Bacon
as James Harlow1994 Wagons East!
as Yuri Petrovich1994 Hostage for a Day
as Cliff Murdoch - Announcer (uncredited)1993 Rookie of the Year
as Irving 'Irv' Blitzer1993 Cool Runnings
as Kalishak1992 Boris and Natasha
as Augie Morosco1992 Once Upon a Crime
as C.D. Marsh (uncredited)1991 Career Opportunities
as Danny Muldoon1991 Only the Lonely
as Jack Gable1991 Delirious
as Dean Andrews1991 JFK
as Dennis / Eldona1991 Nothing but Trouble
as Gus Polinski1990 Home Alone
as Beer Truck Driver1990 Masters of Menace
as Wilbur (voice)1990 The Rescuers Down Under
as Buck Russell1989 Uncle Buck
as Harry Crumb1989 Who's Harry Crumb?
as Charlie Cronan1989 Speed Zone
as Chet from 'The Great Outdoors' (uncredited)1988 She's Having a Baby
as Don The Horse (Voice)1988 Hot to Trot
as Chet Ripley1988 The Great Outdoors
as Howard Jensen1987 Really Weird Tales
as Barfolemew 'Barf'1987 Spaceballs
as Del Griffith1987 Planes, Trains and Automobiles
as Frank Dooley1986 Armed and Dangerous
as Wink Wilkinson1986 Little Shop of Horrors
as Tom Tuttle1985 Volunteers
as Spike Nolan1985 Brewster's Millions
as Jack Chester1985 Summer Rental
as himself1985 Tears Are Not Enough
as Yosh Shmenge1985 The Last Polka
as State Trooper1985 Follow That Bird
as Freddie Bauer1984 Splash
as John Bourgignon1983 Going Berserk
as Lasky, Guard at Walleyworld1983 National Lampoon's Vacation
as himself1982 It Came from Hollywood
as Dewey 'Ox' Oxberger1981 Stripes
as Desk Sergeant / Dan / Den / Robot (voice)1981 Heavy Metal
as Pinky1980 Kavik The Wolf Dog
as John1980 Double Negative
as Burton Mercer1980 The Blues Brothers
as Pvt. Foley1979 1941
as Carpentier1979 Lost and Found
as Simonsen1978 The Silent Partner
as Cooper1976 Tunnel Vision
as Ollie1976 The Clown Murders
as Kopek1976 Find the Lady

TV Shows/Series with John Candy as Actor(7)

Movies with John Candy as Crew(6)

Crew/Thanks1994 Wagons East!
Directing/Director1994 Hostage for a Day
Production/Executive Producer1989 Who's Harry Crumb?
Writing/Writer1988 The Best of SCTV
Writing/Writer1985 The Last Polka
Production/Production Assistant1971 Foxy Lady

TV Shows/Series with John Candy as Crew(3)

Production/Producer1989 Camp Candy
Writing/Writer1989 Camp Candy
Writing/Writer1981 SCTV Network 90

Citizenship: Canada
Born: Monday, 10/30 1950 (October) in Newmarket
Died: Thursday, 03/03 1994 (March) in Durango (aged: 43)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Educated at: McMaster University, Centennial College, Neil McNeil High School
Children: Jennifer Candy
Other names for John Candy (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"John Franklin Candy"
John Candy frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (29x, Actor)
Bill Hader (22x, Actor)
John Hughes (18x, Crew)
Eugene Levy (18x, Actor)
Dave Thomas (15x, Actor)
Joe Flaherty (13x, Actor)
Andrea Martin (12x, Actress)
Dan Aykroyd (11x, Actor)
Maya Rudolph (11x, Actress)
Harold Ramis (9x, Crew)
Catherine O'Hara (9x, Actress)
Ivan Reitman (8x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2113, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/22/2020