John Candy (1950–1994)

Actor | Writer | Soundtrack
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KNOWN FOR 
SCTV (1976-1979) | Spaceballs (1987) | Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
AWARDS 
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 12 nominations More »
BORN 
Oct 31, 1950 (died Mar 4, 1994)
HEIGHT 
6' 2" (1.88m)

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Past Film & Video (48 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (30 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Edición Especial ColeccionistaEdición Especial Coleccionista (TV Series) In Memory Of ( 2 episodes, 2011–2013 )  Less 2011–2013 2
  • Primary photo for The Best of John Candy on SCTVThe Best of John Candy on SCTV (TV Movie) Various Characters (archive footage), Executive Producer  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Hostage for a DayHostage for a Day (TV Movie) Yuri Petrovich (uncredited), Director, Executive Producer  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Shelley Duvall's Bedtime StoriesShelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (TV Series) Narrator (segment "Blumpoe the Grumpoe Meets Arnold the Cat") ( 1 episode, 1992 )  Less 1992 1
  • Primary photo for Boris and NatashaBoris and Natasha (TV Movie) Kalishak  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Camp CandyCamp Candy (TV Series) Himself ( 17 episodes, 1989–1992 ) , Writer (developer) ( 16 episodes, 1989–1990 ) , Executive Producer ( 1 episode, 1992 )  Less 1989–1992 17
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  • Primary photo for The Dave Thomas Comedy ShowThe Dave Thomas Comedy Show (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 1990 )  Less 1990 1
  • Primary photo for The Rocket BoyThe Rocket Boy (TV Movie) The Hawk  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The Best of SCTVThe Best of SCTV (TV Movie) Various Characters (archive footage), Writer  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Sesame Street, SpecialSesame Street, Special (TV Movie) Yosh Shmenge (segment "Put Down the Duckie"), Performer ("Put Down the Duckie")  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Really Weird TalesReally Weird Tales (TV Movie) Howard Jensen (segment "Cursed with Charisma")  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Dave Thomas: The Incredible Time Travels of Henry OsgoodDave Thomas: The Incredible Time Travels of Henry Osgood (TV Movie) Wallace Osgood  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The Last PolkaThe Last Polka (TV Movie) Yosh Shmenge / Pa Shmenge, Executive Producer, Writer  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The Canadian ConspiracyThe Canadian Conspiracy (TV Movie) Various  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The New ShowThe New Show (TV Series) Various / Luciano Pavarotti / Orson Welles ( 5 episodes, 1984 )  Less 1984 5
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  • Primary photo for SCTV ChannelSCTV Channel (TV Series) Various ( 1 episode, 1983 )  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for SCTV Network 90SCTV Network 90 (TV Series) Various / Zontar / Johnny LaRue ( 39 episodes, 1981–1983 ) , Writer ( 39 episodes, 1981–1983 )  Less 1981–1983 39
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  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Juan Gavino ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981 1
  • Primary photo for Tales of the KlondikeTales of the Klondike (TV Mini-series) Hans Nelson ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981 1
  • Primary photo for Big City ComedyBig City Comedy (TV Series) Himself, Writer  Less 1980– 
  • Primary photo for The Courage of Kavik, the Wolf DogThe Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog (TV Movie) Pinky  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Second City TVSecond City TV (TV Series) Various / Johnny LaRue ( 52 episodes, 1976–1979 ) , Writer ( 51 episodes, 1976–1979 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976–1979 52
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  • Primary photo for King of KensingtonKing of Kensington (TV Series) Bandit ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1977 1
  • Primary photo for The David Steinberg ShowThe David Steinberg Show (TV Series) Spider / Spider Reichman ( 6 episodes, 1976–1977 )  Less 1976–1977 6
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  • Primary photo for 90 Minutes Live90 Minutes Live (TV Series) Various (1976)  Less 1976– 
  • Primary photo for Dr. Simon LockeDr. Simon Locke (TV Series) Richie Beck / Ramon ( 2 episodes, 1974–1975 )  Less 1974–1975 2
  • Primary photo for Coming Up RosieComing Up Rosie (TV Series) Wally Wypyzypychwk (1976-77)  Less 1975– 
  • Primary photo for Dr. Zonk and the ZunkinsDr. Zonk and the Zunkins (TV Series) Actor  Less 1974– 
  • Primary photo for The ABC Afternoon PlaybreakThe ABC Afternoon Playbreak (TV Series) 2nd Son ( 1 episode, 1974 )  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for CucumberCucumber (TV Series) Weatherman  Less 1972– 
Self (38 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (26 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Quick Reviews with MaverickQuick Reviews with Maverick (TV Series) Del Griffith ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
    • Hot to Trot (Aug 5, 2017) Del Griffith (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National LampoonDRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon Himself / Actor (archive footage)  Less 2015 $63K
  • Primary photo for Draft DayDraft Day Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2014 $25MM $29MM
  • Primary photo for Video Games AWESOME!Video Games AWESOME! (TV Series) Various ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for John Candy: True Double BlueJohn Candy: True Double Blue (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Hewy's Animated Movie ReviewsHewy's Animated Movie Reviews (TV Series) Wilbur ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The 82nd Annual Academy AwardsThe 82nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Buck Russell / Danny Muldoon / Del Griffith (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for 30 for 3030 for 30 (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009
    • Kings Ransom (Oct 6, 2009) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Buck Russell in 'Uncle Buck' / Himself ( 2 episodes, 1995–2007 )  Less 1995–2007
  • Primary photo for Second City: First Family of ComedySecond City: First Family of Comedy (TV Mini-series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2006 )  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Spaceballs: The DocumentarySpaceballs: The Documentary (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Just for LaughsJust for Laughs (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for The Greatest CanadianThe Greatest Canadian (TV Mini-series) Himself - #41  Less 2004– 
  • Primary photo for Michael Moore, el gran agitadorMichael Moore, el gran agitador (TV Short) Sheriff Bud B. Boomer (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Making a 'Splash'Making a 'Splash' (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The Joke's on Us: 50 Years of CBC SatireThe Joke's on Us: 50 Years of CBC Satire (TV Movie) Various SCTV Characters (archive footage)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001
    • John Candy (Apr 3, 2001) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Conversations with Jon TurteltaubConversations with Jon Turteltaub (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Hollywood RemembersHollywood Remembers (TV Series) Self ( 1 episode )  Less 2000– 
  • Primary photo for The 2000 Canadian Comedy AwardsThe 2000 Canadian Comedy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Canadian Comedy Hall of Fame Inductee (archive footage)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for The Making of '1941'The Making of '1941' (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! (TV Special) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for The 66th Annual Academy AwardsThe 66th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Hollywood: The Gift of LaughterHollywood: The Gift of Laughter (TV Movie) Actor - 'Stripes' (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for SCTV Network 90SCTV Network 90 (TV Series) Various ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981
    • Compilation (Jun 19, 1981) Various (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Second City TVSecond City TV (TV Series) Various ( 2 episodes, 1979 )  Less 1979

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