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John Candy

John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian actor and comedian. He rose to fame as a member of the Toronto, Ontario branch of The Second City, its related Second City Television series, and in his role in comedy films such as Stripes, Splash, Cool Runnings, The Great Outdoors, and Uncle Buck. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was that of Del Griffith, the loquacious, on the move, shower curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Candy, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Oct 30, 1950 In Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1962-10-01
Latest Project:
Series Young Comedians 2022
Known For
Poster of Young Comedians
Poster of Spaceballs
Poster of Splash
Poster of The Blues Brothers
Series Young Comedians Himself - Host 2022
Movie Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon Himself / Actor (archive footage) 2015-01-25
Movie John Candy: Comic Spirit Himself (Archival Footage) 2005-05-03
Movie Spaceballs: The Documentary Himself 2005-05-05
Movie Making a 'Splash' Self (archive footage) 2004-03-30
Movie Canadian Bacon Sheriff Bud B. Boomer 1995-06-08
Movie Hostage for a Day Yuri Petrovich 1994-04-25
Movie Wagons East! James Harlow 1994-08-26
Movie Rookie of the Year Cliff Murdoch - Announcer (uncredited) 1993-07-07
Movie Cool Runnings Irv 1993-10-01
Movie Boris and Natasha Kalishak 1992-04-17
Movie Once Upon a Crime Augie Morosco 1992-03-06
Movie Career Opportunities C.D. Marsh (uncredited) 1991-03-29
Movie Nothing but Trouble Dennis / Eldona 1991-02-14
Movie Delirious Jack Gable 1991-08-09
Movie Only the Lonely Danny Muldoon 1991-05-24
Movie JFK Dean Andrews 1991-12-20
Movie Masters of Menace Beer Truck Driver 1990-09-06
Movie Home Alone Gus Polinski 1990-11-16
Movie The Rescuers Down Under Wilbur (voice) 1990-11-16
Movie Who's Harry Crumb? Harry Crumb 1989-02-03
Movie Speed Zone Charlie Cronan 1989-04-21
Movie Rocket Boy 1989-06-01
Movie Who Shrunk Saturday Morning? Himself 1989-10-02
Series Camp Candy 1989-09-09
Movie Uncle Buck Buck Russell 1989-08-16
Movie She's Having a Baby Chet (uncredited) 1988-02-05
Movie The Great Outdoors Chet Ripley 1988-06-17
Movie Sesame Street: Put Down the Duckie: An All-Star Musical Special Himself 1988-10-05
Movie Hot to Trot Don The Horse (Voice) 1988-08-26
Movie The Best of SCTV 1988-09-05
Movie Really Weird Tales Howard Jensen 1987-02-02
Movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles Del Griffith 1987-11-26
Movie Spaceballs Barfolemew 'Barf' 1987-06-24
Movie The Incredible Time-Travels of Henry Osgood Wallace Osgood 1986-03-09
Movie Little Shop of Horrors Wink Wilkinson 1986-12-19
Movie Armed and Dangerous Frank Dooley 1986-08-15
Movie The Last Polka Yosh Shmenge 1985-04-15
Movie The Canadian Conspiracy Various 1985-01-01
Movie Brewster's Millions Spike Nolan 1985-05-22
Movie Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas Marcel 1985-01-01
Movie Tears Are Not Enough Himself 1985-10-04
Movie Volunteers Tom Tuttle 1985-08-16
Movie Summer Rental Jack Chester 1985-08-09
Movie Follow That Bird State Trooper 1985-08-02
Series The New Show 1984-01-13
Movie Splash Freddie Bauer 1984-03-09
Movie National Lampoon's Vacation Lasky, Guard at Walleyworld 1983-07-28
Movie Going Berserk John Bourgignon 1983-09-30
Series The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour Himself 1982-01-30
Movie It Came from Hollywood Himself 1982-12-10
Series Late Night with David Letterman Unknown 1982-02-01
Series SCTV Network 90 1981-05-16
Movie Heavy Metal Desk Sergeant / Dan / Den / Robot (voice) 1981-08-07
Movie Stripes Dewey 'Ox' Oxberger 1981-06-25
Movie Kavik the Wolf Dog Pinky 1980-01-01
Movie Double Negative John 1980-05-12
Movie The Blues Brothers Burton Mercer 1980-06-16
Series Big City Comedy Unknown 1980-09-20
Movie Lost and Found Carpentier 1979-07-13
Movie 1941 Pvt. Foley 1979-12-14
Movie The Silent Partner Simonsen 1978-09-07
Movie Find the Lady Kopek 1976-11-11
Movie The Clown Murders Ollie 1976-09-17
Movie Tunnel Vision Cooper 1976-03-12
Series Second City Television Unknown 1976-09-21
Movie It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time Kopek 1975-09-11
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series The David Steinberg Show 1972-07-19
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01