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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 2015 1h 33m
Christmas with SCTV 2006 1h NR
John Candy: Comic Spirit poster John Candy: Comic Spirit 2005 10m
Canadian Bacon poster Canadian Bacon 1995 1h 31m PG
Wagons East! poster Wagons East!
as James Harlow
1994 1h 47m PG-13
Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! poster Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! 1994 48m NR
Hostage for a Day poster Hostage for a Day 1994 1h 35m
Cool Runnings poster Cool Runnings 1993 1h 38m PG
Rookie of the Year poster Rookie of the Year 1993 1h 43m PG
Boris and Natasha poster Boris and Natasha 1992 1h 27m PG
Once Upon a Crime poster Once Upon a Crime 1992 1h 34m PG
JFK poster JFK 1991 3h 9m R
Delirious poster Delirious 1991 1h 36m PG
Only the Lonely poster Only the Lonely 1991 1h 44m PG-13
Career Opportunities poster Career Opportunities 1991 1h 23m PG-13
Nothing but Trouble poster Nothing but Trouble 1991 1h 34m PG-13
The Rescuers Down Under poster The Rescuers Down Under 1990 1h 17m G
Home Alone poster Home Alone 1990 1h 43m PG
Masters of Menace poster Masters of Menace 1990 1h 37m
Uncle Buck poster Uncle Buck 1989 1h 40m PG
Rocket Boy poster Rocket Boy 1989 1h 30m
Speed Zone poster Speed Zone 1989 1h 34m PG
Who's Harry Crumb? poster Who's Harry Crumb? 1989 1h 34m PG-13
The Best of SCTV poster The Best of SCTV 1988 2h
Hot to Trot poster Hot to Trot 1988 1h 28m PG
The Great Outdoors poster The Great Outdoors 1988 1h 31m PG
She's Having a Baby poster She's Having a Baby 1988 1h 46m PG-13
Planes, Trains and Automobiles poster Planes, Trains and Automobiles 1987 1h 33m R
Spaceballs poster Spaceballs 1987 1h 36m PG
Really Weird Tales poster Really Weird Tales 1987 1h 25m
Citizen Steve poster Citizen Steve 1987 24m
Little Shop of Horrors poster Little Shop of Horrors 1986 1h 34m PG-13
Armed and Dangerous poster Armed and Dangerous 1986 1h 28m PG-13
The Incredible Time-Travels of Henry Osgood poster The Incredible Time-Travels of Henry Osgood 1986 1h
Volunteers poster Volunteers 1985 1h 47m R
Summer Rental poster Summer Rental 1985 1h 27m PG
Follow That Bird poster Follow That Bird 1985 1h 28m G
Brewster's Millions poster Brewster's Millions 1985 1h 37m PG
The Last Polka poster The Last Polka 1985 54m PG
Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas poster Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas 1985 1h
The Canadian Conspiracy poster The Canadian Conspiracy 1985 1h 10m
Splash poster Splash 1984 1h 51m PG
Going Berserk poster Going Berserk 1983 1h 25m R
National Lampoon's Vacation poster National Lampoon's Vacation 1983 1h 39m R
Heavy Metal poster Heavy Metal 1981 1h 30m R
Stripes poster Stripes 1981 1h 46m R
The Blues Brothers poster The Blues Brothers 1980 2h 13m R
Double Negative poster Double Negative 1980 1h 36m
Kavik the Wolf Dog poster Kavik the Wolf Dog 1980 1h 40m G
1941 poster 1941 1979 1h 58m PG
Lost and Found poster Lost and Found 1979 1h 46m
The Silent Partner poster The Silent Partner 1978 1h 42m R
Find the Lady poster Find the Lady 1976 1h 26m
The Clown Murders poster The Clown Murders 1976 1h 36m R
Tunnel Vision poster Tunnel Vision 1976 1h 10m R
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time poster It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time 1975 1h 30m
Class of '44 poster Class of '44 1973 1h 35m PG

Regularly Credited With

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13 films together
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11 films together
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8 films together
Martin Short's profile
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Rick Moranis's profile
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7 films together
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Chevy Chase
5 films together


His Top Genres 1
32% 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.