John Candy  Canadian Actor

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John Candy passed away on 4th Mar 1994 aged 43.


John Candy had 2 children, Jennifer (36) and Christopher (31).


John Candy is a 43 year old Canadian Actor. Born John Franklin Candy on 31st October, 1950 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada and educated at Neil McNeil High School, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, he is famous for Uncle Buck (1989). in a career that spans 1969–1994. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

John Candy was in 3 on-screen matchups, notably with Amy Madigan in Uncle Buck (1989), Doug E. Doug in Cool Runnings (1993) and Karen Austin in Summer Rental (1985).

John Candy is a member of the following lists: Canadian sketch comedians, Actors who died during production of a film or television show and Male actors from Ontario.


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John Candy43 ScorpioActor
Rosemary Margaret Hobor-Spouse


Female3rd February, 198036 years old
Male23rd September, 198431 years old


Canadian Bacon1995Sheriff Bud BoomerMovie
Wagons East1994James HarlowMovie
Hostage for a Day1994Yuri PetrovichTV Movie
Cool Runnings1993IrvMovie
Rookie of the Year1993Cliff Murdoch - Announcer (uncredited)Movie
Boris and Natasha1992KalishakMovie
Once Upon a Crime...1992Augie MoroscoMovie
Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories1992Narrator (segment "Blumpoe the Grumpoe Meets Arnold the Cat")TV Show
Career Opportunities1991C.D. MarshMovie
Delirious1991Jack GableMovie
JFK1991Dean AndrewsMovie
Nothing But Trouble1991DennisMovie
Only the Lonely1991Danny MuldoonMovie
Home Alone1990Gus PolinskiMovie
Masters of Menace1990Beer Truck DriverMovie
The Rescuers Down Under1990WilburMovie
The Dave Thomas Comedy Show1990TV Show
Seriously... Phil Collins1990Movie
Speed Zone1989Charlie CronanMovie
Uncle Buck1989Buck RussellMovie
Who's Harry Crumb?1989Harry CrumbMovie
The Rocket Boy1989The HawkTV Movie
Hot to Trot1988DonMovie
She's Having a Baby1988Chet from 'The Great Outdoors'Movie
The Great Outdoors1988Chet RipleyMovie
Sesame Street, Special1988Yosh Shmenge (segment "Put Down the Duckie")TV Movie
Planes, Trains & Automobiles1987Del GriffithMovie
Really Weird Tales1987Howard Jensen (segment "Cursed with Charisma")TV Movie
Armed and Dangerous1986Frank DooleyMovie
Little Shop of Horrors1986Wink WilkinsonMovie
Dave Thomas: The Incredible Time Travels of Henry Osgood1986Wallace OsgoodMovie
Brewster's Millions1985Spike NolanMovie
Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird1985State TrooperMovie
Summer Rental1985Jack ChesterMovie
Volunteers1985Tom TuttleMovie
Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas1985MarcelTV Movie
The Canadian Conspiracy1985VariousTV Movie
The Last Polka1985Yosh ShmengeTV Movie
Splash1984Freddie BauerMovie
The New Show1984Luciano PavarottiTV Show
Going Berserk1983John BourgignonMovie
National Lampoon's Vacation1983Lasky, Guard at WalleyworldMovie
SCTV Channel1983VariousTV Show
Heavy Metal1981Desk Sergeant (segment "Harry Canyon"), Dan (segment "Den"), Den (segment "Den"), ... (voice)Movie
SCTV Network1981Johnny LaRueTV Show
Tales of the Klondike1981Hans NelsonTV Show
Double Negative1980JohnMovie
The Blues Brothers1980Burton MercerMovie
The Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog1980PinkyTV Movie
19411979Pvt. FoleyMovie
Lost and Found1979CarpentierMovie
The Silent Partner1978SimonsenMovie
Find the Lady1976KopekMovie
The Clown Murders1976OllieMovie
Tunnel Vision1976CooperMovie
SCTV1976Johnny LaRueTV Show
90 Minutes Live1976Various (1976)TV Show
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time1975KopekMovie
Coming Up Rosie1975Wally Wypyzypychwk (1976-77)TV Show
King of Kensington1975BanditTV Show
Saturday Night Live1975Juan GavinoTV Show
Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins1974TV Show
Class of '441973Paule (uncredited)Movie
Cucumber1972WeathermanTV Show
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak19722nd SonTV Show
The David Steinberg Show1972Spider ReichmanTV Show
Police Surgeon1971Richie Beck, RamonTV Show
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Posted commentsView all comments (9)

MouseSep 24, 2013

Try to hang in there, Piggy!

PiggyJun 15, 2011

I did not get how the actor died at first, but now I do.

krrcndyJun 2, 2010

I love all the films that you have been in. I love national lapoons vacation that was funny.

BillDec 5, 2009

It was a tragedy that they finished making Canadian Bacon and they had to finish making it even though he couldn`t be in the climactic scene in the movie and they should string Michael Moore up by his balls.

fionaJun 17, 2009

i loved ur movie uncle buck you were so funny im glad your in a better place i love u and will never forget r.i.p

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    John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian actor and comedian, mainly in American films such as Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) and Uncle Buck (1989)....

    Confirmed Relationships1
    Longest Relationship16 yrs, 2 mths
    Shortest Relationship16 yrs, 2 mths
    Average Relationship Length16 yrs, 2 mths
    First Name John
    Middle Name Franklin
    Last Name Candy
    Full Name at Birth John Franklin Candy
    Age 43 (age at death) years
    Birthday 31st October, 1950
    Birthplace Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Died 4th March, 1994
    Place of Death Durango, Mexico
    Cause of Death Heart Attack
    Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
    Build Large
    Eye Color Brown - Dark
    Hair Color Brown - Light
    Distinctive Feature Large size
    Zodiac Sign Scorpio
    Sexuality Straight
    Religion Roman Catholic
    Ethnicity White
    Nationality Canadian
    High School Neil McNeil High School, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
    University Centennial College Of Applied Arts And Technology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Occupation Text Actor, Comedian, Voice Artist, Writer, Producer
    Occupation Actor
    Claim to Fame Uncle Buck (1989).
    Year(s) Active 1969–1994, 1969–1994 (his death)
    Official Websites,,,
    Father Sidney James Candy.
    Mother Evangeline (Aker) Candy.
    Family Member Jozefa (Stefaniuk) (Maternal Grandmother)., Frank Michael Aker (Maternal Grandfather).
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