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John Candy

John Candy

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 30th October 1950. Died in 1994 aged 43 years old.
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John Candy was an actor with a career spanning 42 years, from 1973 to 2015, starting at the age of 23. His first film was Class of '44 and his last film was Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon. A lot of his work was in the Comedy and Adventure genres.

Known For


Film Film Year Runtime Rating Streaming Options
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon poster Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon
as Self / Actor (archive footage)
2015 1h 33m
Plex Channel
Christmas with SCTV 2006 1h
John Candy: Comic Spirit poster John Candy: Comic Spirit
as Self (archive footage)
2005 10m
Canadian Bacon poster Canadian Bacon
as Sheriff Bud B. Boomer
1995 1h 31m
ScreenPix Apple TV Channel
Wagons East! poster Wagons East!
as James Harlow
1994 1h 47m
Plex Channel
Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! poster Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!
as Self (archive footage)
1994 48m
Hostage for a Day poster Hostage for a Day
as Yuri Petrovich (uncredited)
1994 1h 35m
Cool Runnings poster Cool Runnings
as Irv
1993 1h 38m
Rookie of the Year poster Rookie of the Year
as Cliff Murdoch - Announcer (uncredited)
1993 1h 43m
Boris and Natasha poster Boris and Natasha
as Kalishak
1992 1h 27m
Once Upon a Crime poster Once Upon a Crime
as Augie Morosco
1992 1h 34m
JFK poster JFK
as Dean Andrews
1991 3h 9m
Delirious poster Delirious
as Jack Gable
1991 1h 36m
Only the Lonely poster Only the Lonely
as Danny Muldoon
1991 1h 44m
Career Opportunities poster Career Opportunities
as C.D. Marsh (uncredited)
1991 1h 23m
Nothing but Trouble poster Nothing but Trouble
as Dennis / Eldona
1991 1h 34m
Home Alone poster Home Alone
as Gus Polinski
1990 1h 43m
The Rescuers Down Under poster The Rescuers Down Under
as Wilbur (voice)
1990 1h 17m
Masters of Menace poster Masters of Menace
as Beer Truck Driver
1990 1h 37m
Uncle Buck poster Uncle Buck
as Buck Russell
1989 1h 40m
Rocket Boy poster Rocket Boy 1989 1h 30m
Speed Zone poster Speed Zone
as Charlie
1989 1h 34m
Who's Harry Crumb? poster Who's Harry Crumb? 1989 1h 34m
The Best of SCTV poster The Best of SCTV 1988 2h
Hot to Trot poster Hot to Trot
as Don The Horse (Voice)
1988 1h 28m
The Great Outdoors poster The Great Outdoors 1988 1h 31m
She's Having a Baby poster She's Having a Baby 1988 1h 46m
Planes, Trains and Automobiles poster Planes, Trains and Automobiles
as Del Griffith
1987 1h 33m
Spaceballs poster Spaceballs
as Barfolemew 'Barf'
1987 1h 36m
Cinemax Apple TV Channel
Really Weird Tales poster Really Weird Tales
as Howard Jensen (segment "Cursed With Charisma")
1987 1h 25m
Citizen Steve poster Citizen Steve
as Clip Maxwell
1987 24m
Little Shop of Horrors poster Little Shop of Horrors
as Wink Wilkinson
1986 1h 34m
Armed and Dangerous poster Armed and Dangerous
as Frank Dooley
1986 1h 28m
The Incredible Time-Travels of Henry Osgood poster The Incredible Time-Travels of Henry Osgood
as Wallace Osgood
1986 1h
Volunteers poster Volunteers
as Tom Tuttle
1985 1h 47m
Cinemax Apple TV Channel
Summer Rental poster Summer Rental
as Jack Chester
1985 1h 27m
Follow That Bird poster Follow That Bird
as State Trooper
1985 1h 28m
Brewster's Millions poster Brewster's Millions
as Spike Nolan
1985 1h 37m
The Last Polka poster The Last Polka
as Yosh Shmenge
1985 54m
Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas poster Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas
as Marcel
1985 1h
The Canadian Conspiracy poster The Canadian Conspiracy
as Various
1985 1h 10m
Splash poster Splash
as Freddie Bauer
1984 1h 51m
8th Annual Young Comedians' Show 1983 -
Going Berserk poster Going Berserk
as John Bourgignon
1983 1h 25m
National Lampoon's Vacation poster National Lampoon's Vacation
as Lasky, Guard at Walleyworld
1983 1h 39m
Heavy Metal poster Heavy Metal
as Desk Sergeant / Dan / Den / Robot (voice)
1981 1h 30m
Stripes poster Stripes
as Dewey 'Ox' Oxberger
1981 1h 46m
The Blues Brothers poster The Blues Brothers
as Burton Mercer
1980 2h 13m
Double Negative poster Double Negative
as John
1980 1h 36m
Kavik the Wolf Dog poster Kavik the Wolf Dog
as Pinky
1980 1h 40m
1941 poster 1941
as Pvt. Foley
1979 1h 58m
Lost and Found poster Lost and Found
as Carpentier
1979 1h 46m
The Silent Partner poster The Silent Partner
as Simonsen
1978 1h 42m
Find the Lady poster Find the Lady
as Kopek
1976 1h 26m
The Clown Murders poster The Clown Murders
as Ollie
1976 1h 36m
Tunnel Vision poster Tunnel Vision
as Cooper
1976 1h 10m
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time poster It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
as Kopek
1975 1h 30m
Class of '44 poster Class of '44
as Paule (uncredited)
1973 1h 35m

Regularly Credited With

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13 films together
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Dave Thomas
11 films together
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Dan Aykroyd
8 films together
Catherine O'Hara's profile
Catherine O'Hara
8 films together
Martin Short's profile
Martin Short
7 films together
Rick Moranis's profile
Rick Moranis
7 films together
Jim Belushi's profile
Jim Belushi
6 films together
Chevy Chase's profile
Chevy Chase
5 films together


His Top Genres 1
31% Comedy
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His Top Years
13% 1985
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Top Character Types
17% Cowboy
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Hero or Villain?
100% Good
+ 1 more
Role Type
55% Lead
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1 Genres are counted according to total films, not total genres, as such the overall total of all genress will be more than 100%.

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John Candy FAQ

How old was John Candy when he died?

43 years old.

When was John Candy born?

30th October 1950

Where was John Candy born?

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Has John Candy won an Oscar?

No, he never won an Oscar.

Has John Candy won a BAFTA?

No, he never won an BAFTA.

What ethnicity is John Candy?

He was Caucasian.