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John Candy (John Franklin Candy)

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Biography

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Candy was one of Canada's greatest and funniest character actors. His well-known role as the big hearted buffoon earned him classics in Uncle Buck (1989) and Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987). His career has handed him some dry spells but Candy always rebounded.

Born in Newmarket, Ontario, in the year 1950, Candy was the son of Evangeline (Aker) and Sidney James Candy. His mother was of Ukrainian and Polish ancestry. Candy found his passion for drama while attending a community college. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Burton Mercer

The Blues Brothers 1980

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Character: Ox

Stripes 1981

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Character: Desk Sergeant / Dan / Den / Robot

Heavy Metal 1981

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Character: Himself

Just for Laughs 2002

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Character: Sheriff Bud Boomer

Canadian Bacon 1995

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Character: Cliff Murdoch - Announcer

Rookie of the Year 1993

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Character: Himself

Friends of Gilda 1993

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Character: Augie Morosco

Once Upon a Crime... 1992

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Character: Kalishak

Boris and Natasha 1992

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Character: Dennis / Eldona

Nothing But Trouble 1991

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Character: C.D. Marsh

Career Opportunities 1991

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Character: Danny Muldoon

Only the Lonely 1991

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Character: Jack Gable

Delirious 1991

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Character: Gus Polinski

Home Alone 1990

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Character: Harry Crumb

Who's Harry Crumb? 1989

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Character: Charlie Cronan

Speed Zone 1989

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Character: Chet Ripley

The Great Outdoors 1988

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Character: Chet from 'The Great Outdoors'

She's Having a Baby 1988

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Character: Yosh Shmenge

Sesame Street, Special 1988

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Character: Wink Wilkinson

Little Shop of Horrors 1986

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Character: Frank Dooley

Armed and Dangerous 1986

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Character: Jack Chester

Summer Rental 1985

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Character: Spike Nolan

Brewster's Millions 1985

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Character: Lasky, Guard at Walleyworld

Vacation 1983

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Character: John Bourgignon

Going Berserk 1983

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Character: Juan Gavino

George Kennedy/Miles Davis 1981

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Character: Himself - Host / Various

John Candy/Men at Work 1983

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Character: Himself

SNL Film Festival 1985

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Character: Buck Russell / Danny Muldoon / Del Griffith

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010

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Character: Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film

The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990

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Character: Yosh Shmenge / Pa Shmenge

The Last Polka 1985

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Character: Himself - #41

The Greatest Canadian 2004

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Character: Himself - Memorial Tribute

The 66th Annual Academy Awards 1994

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Character: Pvt. Foley

1941 1979

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Makeup

The 60th Annual Academy Awards 1988

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Character: Actor 'Stripes'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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Character: Himself - Canadian Comedy Hall of Fame Inductee

The 2000 Canadian Comedy Awards 2000

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Character: Himself

Tears Are Not Enough 1985

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Character: Himself

Kings Ransom 0

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Directing

Writing

Character: Yosh Shmenge / Pa Shmenge

The Last Polka 1985

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