John Candy

John Candy

Highest Rated: 93% National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

Lowest Rated: 0% Wagons East! (1994)

Birthday: Oct 31, 1950

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canadian funnyman John Candy was known around Hollywood as one of the most amiable, easygoing people to work with. Onscreen, that inherent genial nature combined with his terrific comedic sense created some of most memorable movie characters of the '80s and '90s like "Uncle" Buck Russell and Del Griffith in "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" (1987). Candy first became known to millions in the late '70s as a cast member of the legendary Canadian sketch comedy show "SCTV" (Syndicated, 1977-80, NBC 1981-82, Cinemax, 1983) before going on to enjoy success in dozens of features, including seven for the era's box office comedy king, John Hughes. However, the major talent was capable of far more than increasingly subpar Hollywood offerings, and Candy's frustration manifested itself with excessive eating and heavy smoking. When his life was cut short by a heart attack in 1994 at the age of 43, there was a sense that he had only begun to showcase his real depth as an actor.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Father Writer - 2008
14% 52% Canadian Bacon Sheriff Bud Boomer (Character) $133.7K 1995
0% 31% Wagons East! James Harlow (Character) $3.7M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hostage for a Day Director - 1994
76% 81% Cool Runnings Irving 'Irv' Blitzer (Character) $68.8M 1993
No Score Yet 31% Boris and Natasha Kalishak (Character) - 1992
0% 43% Once Upon a Crime Augie Morosco (Character) $28.1K 1992
44% 39% Delirious Jack Gable (Character) $4.7M 1991
84% 88% JFK Dean Andrews (Character) - 1991
13% 47% Nothing but Trouble Dennis/Eldona (Character) $7.5M 1991
64% 50% Only the Lonely Danny Muldoon (Character) $19.9M 1991
38% 37% Career Opportunities C.D. Marsh (Character) $11M 1991
70% 68% The Rescuers Down Under Wilbur (Voice) - 1990
67% 80% Home Alone Gus Polinski (Character) $281.5M 1990
27% 46% Who's Harry Crumb? Harry Crumb (Character) $10.4M 1989
61% 76% Uncle Buck Buck Russell (Character) $63.9M 1989
0% 37% Speed Zone! Charlie Cronan (Character) $2.4M 1989
44% 70% The Great Outdoors Chet Ripley (Character) $37.3M 1988
55% 83% Spaceballs Barfolemew "Barf" (Character) $36.7M 1987
92% 87% Planes, Trains and Automobiles Del Griffith (Character) $48.2M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Really Weird Tales Howard Jensen (Character) - 1986
10% 39% Armed and Dangerous Frank Dooley (Character) $15.4M 1986
90% 79% Little Shop of Horrors Wink Wilkinson (Character) $36.5M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Canadian Conspiracy Various (Character) - 1986
35% 55% Brewster's Millions Spike Nolan (Character) - 1985
17% 51% Summer Rental Jack Chester (Character) - 1985
92% 71% Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird State Trooper (Character) - 1985
58% 33% Volunteers Tom Tuttle (Character) $19.4M 1985
91% 58% Splash Freddie Bauer (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 31% Going Berserk John Bourgignon (Character) - 1983
93% 85% National Lampoon's Vacation Lasky, Guard at Walleyworld (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 51% It Came From Hollywood Unknown (Character) - 1982
60% 67% Heavy Metal Desk Sergeant, Dan, Den, Robot (Voice) $204.7K 1981
86% 79% Stripes Dewey "Ox"'Oxburger (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 54% Kavik, the Wolf Dog Pinky (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Negative John (Character) - 1980
73% 92% The Blues Brothers Burton Mercer (Character) - 1980
42% 48% 1941 Private Foley (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 40% Lost and Found Carpentier (Character) - 1979
71% 85% The Silent Partner Simonsen (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 21% The Clown Murders Ollie (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tunnelvision Cooper (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 0% It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time Kopek (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Find the Lady Kopek (Character) - 1975

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Surgeon Richie Beck (Guest Star) 1975

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