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John Candy

Knowledge Identifier: +John_Candy


John Candy

Canadian actor and comedian add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1950.

Countries: United States (69%), Canada (16%), (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Only the Lonely (film), Tom Hanks, Eugene Levy

Linked to: Centennial College, McMaster University, NBC, Toronto Argonauts




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John Candy was born in 1950 add something


He appeared in several other low-budget films during the 1970s, including the bank-robbery thriller "The Silent Partner" with Christopher Plummer and Elliott Gould add something


His first movie role was a small uncredited appearance in the 1973 film "Class of '44" add something


In 1976, Candy played a supporting role on Peter Gzowski's short-lived, late-night television talk show, "90 Minutes Live" add something


David Steinberg - A new version of the show was produced in Canada in 1976 and featured Joe Flaherty, John Candy, Dave Thomas, Andrea Martin, and Martin Short


Throughout the latter half of the 1980s, Candy often took roles in substandard films add something


A year later, Candy played the lovable, mild-mannered Army recruit Dewey Oxberger in 1981's "Stripes", one of the most successful films of the year add something


It had won Emmy awards for the show's writing in 1981 and 1982 add something


NBC picked the show up in 1981 and it quickly became a fan favorite add something


Lance LeGault - Often play­ing stern colonels, the low-pitched, gravelly-voiced actor por­trayed Colonel Glass in the 1981 com­edy "Stripes", star­ring Bill Murray and John Candy


In 1983, Candy had a small, but memorable, cameo appearance in Harold Ramis's "National Lampoon's Vacation" and appeared on "Saturday Night Live" twice while still appearing on "SCTV" add something


In 1983, Candy headlined in the film "Going Berserk", and was approached to play the character of accountant Louis Tully in "Ghostbusters" , but ultimately did not get the role because of his conflicting ideas of how to play the character; the part went instead to Rick Moranis add something


In 1984, Candy played Tom Hanks's womanizing brother in the hit romantic comedy "Splash", generally considered his breakout role add something


Splash (film) - "'Splash"' is a 1984 American fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Ron Howard, written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, and starring Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, Eugene_Levy, and Dody Goodman


Volunteers (film) - "'Volunteers"' is a 1985 American comedy film directed by Nicholas Meyer and starring Tom Hanks and John Candy in their second film together after "Splash"


Mark L. Lester - He directed and produced his sole comedy, "Armed and Dangerous" starring Meg Ryan and John Candy in 1986


Gailard Sartain - He has appeared in more than forty motion pictures, most notably as The Big Bopper in "The Buddy Holly Story", Sheriff Ray Stuckey in "Mississippi Burning", "The Outsiders," "The Hollywood Knights", "Fried Green Tomatoes", "The Replacements" as Offensive Assistant Coach Leo Pilachowski,"The Big Easy", "The Grifters", "The Patriot", and an uncredited role in the 1994 comedy "Wagons East" starring John Candy and Richard Lewis


Steve Martin - In 1987, Martin joined comedian John Candy in the John Hughes movie "Planes, Trains and Automobiles


John Hughes (filmmaker) - To avoid being pigeonholed as a maker of teen comedies, Hughes branched out in 1987, directing the smash hit "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" starring Steve Martin and John Candy


Candy produced and starred in a Saturday-morning animated series on NBC titled "Camp Candy" in 1989 add something


Macaulay Culkin - In 1989, he starred in "Uncle Buck" with John Candy


Shawnee Smith - Smith played a rich teen who helps John Candy locate her kidnapped sister in 1989's "Who's Harry Crumb-


Uncle Buck - "'Uncle Buck"' is a 1989 John Hughes comedy film starring John Candy and Amy Madigan, with Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann, Macaulay Culkin, Jay Underwood, and Laurie Metcalf in supporting roles


Candy recorded a voice for the TV film "The Magic 7" in the early 1990s add something


In the early 1990s, Candy's career went into decline after he appeared in a string of critical and commercial failures, including "Nothing but Trouble" , "Delirious", and "Once Upon a Crime", although he did appear in major successes such as "Rookie of the Year" , "The Rescuers Down Under", "Home Alone" and "Cool Runnings" add something


In 1991, Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky, and Candy became owners of the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts add something


In 1991, Candy appeared in a light romantic drama, "Only the Lonely", which saw him as a Chicago cop torn between his overbearing mother and his new girlfriend add something


Wayne Gretzky - In 1991, Gretzky purchased the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League with Bruce McNall and John Candy


Maureen O'Hara - O'Hara remained retired from acting until 1991, when she starred in the film "Only the Lonely", playing Rose Muldoon, the domineering mother of a Chicago cop played by John Candy


Only the Lonely (film) - "'Only the Lonely"' is a 1991 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Chris Columbus, and stars John Candy, Maureen_O'Hara, Ally Sheedy and Anthony Quinn


Cool Runnings - "'Cool Runnings"' is a 1993 American sports film directed by Jon Turteltaub, and starring Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba and John Candy

John Candy died in 1994 add something


After midnight, on March 4, 1994, Candy died from a heart attack add something


On March 18, 1994, a special memorial service for Candy, produced by his former improv troupe The Second City, was broadcast across Canada add something


Eugene Levy - Levy is an advocate for autism treatment, and was a close friend of John Candy, who died of a heart attack in 1994


"Blues Brothers 2000" is dedicated to three people, including Candy, who played a supporting role in the original "Blues Brothers" add something


A tribute to Candy was hosted by Dan Aykroyd at the 2007 Grey Cup festivities in Toronto in November 2007 add something