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John Candy ACTOR

John Candy was born on October 31st, 1950 in Toronto, Canada with the middle name Franklin. His parents were Sidney James and Evangeline Candy.  After graduating from Neil McNeil High School he enrolled at a local community college and first developed an interest in acting while in school. 
He began being cast in some small television roles in Canada and such films as, "Tunnel Vision" (1976) and "Find the Lady" (1976).  Soon he joined a comedy group known as, "Second City" locally in Toronto and also appeared on a television show called, "SCTV" (1976) where he began to gain fans who appreciated his sense of humor.
Soon he worked his way into the film industry appearing on such feature films as, "1941" (1980), "The Blues Brothers" (1980), "Stripes" (1981), "National Lampoon's Vacation" (1983), "Going Berserk" (1983), "Splash" (1984), "Spaceballs" (1987), "Plains, Trains & Automobiles" (1987), "The Great Outdoors" (1988), "Summer Rental" (1985) and "Uncle Buck" (1989). 
Along with his acting career he was also given the chance to produce and star in the animated series, "Camp Candy" (1989).  Other projects he was involved in producing were, "The Last Polka" (1985), "Who's Harry Crumb?" (1989) and "Hostage for a Day" (1994).
Prior to his passing, his more recent film credits included, "Nothing But Trouble" (1991), "JFK" (1991),  "Rookie of the Year" (1993), "Home Alone" (1990), "Cool Runnings" (1993), "Wagon's East" (1994) and his final film role was in 1995 in, "Canadian Bacon" which was released after his death. 
John married only once to Rosemary Margaret Hobor in 1979 and they had two children and remained married until he passed away on March 4th, 1994 in Durango, Mexico after suffering a fatal heart attack.
His remains are interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.  In 1998 he was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame and there is a John Candy Visual Arts Studio at Neil McNeil Catholic High School dedicated in his honor.  


1995   Canadian Bacon

1994   Wagons East

1994   Hostage for a Day

1993   Cool Runnings

1993   Rookie of the Year

1992   Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories

1992   Boris and Natasha

1992   Once Upon a Crime... 

1991   JFK

1991   Delirious

1991   Only the Lonely

1991   Career Opportunities

1991   Nothing But Trouble

1990   The Rescuers Down Under

1990   Home Alone

1990   Masters of Menace

1990   The Dave Thomas Comedy Show

1989   Uncle Buck 

1989   Speed Zone

1989   Who's Harry Crumb?

1989   The Rocket Boy

1988   Hot to Trot

1988   The Great Outdoors

1988   She's Having a Baby

1987   Planes, Trains & Automobiles 

1987   Spaceballs 

1987   Really Weird Tales

1986   Little Shop of Horrors

1986   Armed and Dangerous

1986   Dave Thomas: The Incredible Time Travels of Henry Osgood

1985   Volunteers

1985   Summer Rental

1985   Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird

1985   Brewster's Millions

1985   The Last Polka

1985   The Canadian Conspiracy

1985   Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas

1984   Splash

1984   The New Show 

1983   SCTV Channel 

1983   Going Berserk 

1983   National Lampoon's Vacation

1981-1983  SCTV Network

1981   Saturday Night Live

1981   Heavy Metal

1981   Stripes

1981   Tales of the Klondike

1980   The Blues Brothers

1980   The Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog

1980   Double Negative 

1979   1941 

1979   Lost and Found

1976-1979  SCTV 

1978   The Silent Partner

1977   King of Kensington 

1976   90 Minutes Live

1975   Coming Up Rosie 

1976   Find the Lady 

1976   The David Steinberg Show 

1976   The Clown Murders 

1976   Tunnel Vision 

1975   It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time 

1974   Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins

1974   The ABC Afternoon Playbreak 

1973   Class of '44 

1972   Police Surgeon 

1972   Cucumber

Matinee Classics - '1941' starring Dan Dykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Christopher Lee, Tim Matheson, Toshiro Mifune, Warren Oates, Robert Stack, Treat Williams, Nancy Allen, Eddie Allen, Bobby Di Cicco, ianneKay, Slim Pickens, Wendie Jo Sperber, Lionel Stander, Jordan Brian, John Candy, Perry Lang, Patti LuPone, Frank McRae, Steven Mond, Michael McKean, John Landis, Mickey Rourke, Joe Flaherty, Ignatius Wolfington, Lucille Benson, Elisha Cook Jr. and Susan Bac

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