John Candy

John Candy
1950 - 1994
John Candy  Canadian Actor

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John Candy was previously married to Rosemary Margaret Hobor (1979 - 1994).


Canadian Actor John Candy was born John Franklin Candy on 31st October, 1950 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada and passed away on 4th Mar 1994 Durango, Mexico aged 43. He is most remembered for Uncle Buck (1989).. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

John Candy was in 3 on-screen matchups, including 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: Emmy Award winners, 1950 births and American comedians.


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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
Buried Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California, US
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), 1972–1994
Official Websites,,,
Father Sidney James Candy.
Mother Evangeline (Aker) Candy.
Family Member Jozefa (Stefaniuk) (Maternal Grandmother)., Frank Michael Aker (Maternal Grandfather).

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 JFK. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was as Del Griffith, the talkative shower-curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles. In addition to his work as an actor, Candy was a co-owner of the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League from 1991 until his death, and the team won the 1991 Grey Cup under his ownership.

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John Candy43 ScorpioActor
Rosemary Margaret Hobor73 VirgoPersonality


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
JenniferFemale3rd February, 198042 years oldRosemary Margaret Hobor
ChristopherMale23rd September, 198438 years oldRosemary Margaret Hobor


Canadian Bacon1995Sheriff Bud BoomerMovie
Wagons East1994James HarlowMovie
Hostage for a Day1994Yuri Petrovich (uncredited)TV Movie
Cool Runnings1993IrvMovie
Rookie of the Year1993Cliff Murdoch - Announcer (uncredited)Movie
Boris and Natasha1992KalishakTV Movie
Once Upon a Crime...1992Augie MoroscoMovie
Career Opportunities1991C.D. Marsh (uncredited)Movie
Delirious1991Jack GableMovie
JFK1991Dean AndrewsMovie
Nothing But Trouble1991Dennis, EldonaMovie
Only the Lonely1991Danny MuldoonMovie
Home Alone1990Gus PolinskiMovie
Masters of Menace1990Beer Truck DriverMovie
The Rescuers Down Under1990Wilbur (voice)Movie
Speed Zone1989Charlie CronanMovie
Uncle Buck1989Buck RussellMovie
Who's Harry Crumb?1989Harry CrumbMovie
The Rocket Boy1989The HawkTV Movie
Hot to Trot1988Don (voice)Movie
She's Having a Baby1988Chet from 'The Great Outdoors' (uncredited)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 OsgoodTV Movie
Brewster's Millions1985Spike NolanMovie
Follow That Bird1985State TrooperMovie
Summer Rental1985Jack ChesterMovie
Volunteers1985Tom Tuttle from TacomaMovie
The Canadian Conspiracy1985VariousTV Movie
The Last Polka1985Pa Shmenge, Yosh ShmengeTV Movie
The New Show1984Chris Serling, Self, VariousTV Show
Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters1984John Candy (uncredited)Music Video
Going Berserk1983John BourgignonMovie
Splash1983Freddie BauerMovie
National Lampoon's Vacation1983Lasky, Guard at WalleyworldMovie
SCTV Channel1983VariousTV Show
Heavy Metal1981... (voice), Dan (segment "Den"), Den (segment "Den"), Desk Sergeant (segment "Harry Canyon")Movie
SCTV Network1981Johnny LaRue, Various, ZontarTV 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 LaRue, VariousTV 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 Surgeon1971Ramon, Richie BeckTV Show
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eagle39Jul 29, 2019

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wjerryzwjerryzOct 17, 2017

All of John's movies are funny and very special to me

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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