John Candy

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John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian actor and comedian. He rose to fame as a member of the Toronto, Ontario branch of The Second City, its related Second City Television series, and in his role in comedy films such as Stripes, Splash, Cool Runnings, The Great Outdoors, and Uncle Buck. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was that of Del Griffith, the loquacious, on the move, shower curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

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John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian actor and comedian. He rose to fame as a member of the Toronto, Ontario branch of The Second City, its related Second City Television series, and in his role in comedy films such as Stripes, Splash, Cool Runnings, The Great Outdoors, and Uncle Buck. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was that of Del Griffith, the loquacious, on the move, shower curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 60

Birthday 1950-10-30

Day of Death 1994-03-03

Place of Birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon as Himself / Actor (archive footage)
2005 Spaceballs: The Documentary as Himself
1995 Canadian Bacon as Sheriff Bud B. Boomer
1994 Wagons East! as James Harlow
1993 Cool Runnings as Irving 'Irv' Blitzer
1993 Rookie of the Year as Cliff Murdoch - Announcer (uncredited)
1992 Once Upon a Crime as Augie Morosco
1991 JFK as Dean Andrews
1991 Delirious as Jack Gable
1991 Only the Lonely as Danny Muldoon
1991 Nothing but Trouble as Dennis / Eldona
1990 The Rescuers Down Under as Wilbur (voice)
1990 Home Alone as Gus Polinski
1990 Masters of Menace as Beer Truck Driver
1989 Camp Candy(44 episodes)
1989 Uncle Buck as Buck Russell
1989 Speed Zone as Charlie Cronan
1989 Who's Harry Crumb? as Harry Crumb
1988 Hot to Trot as Don The Horse (Voice)
1988 The Great Outdoors as Chet Ripley
1987 Planes, Trains and Automobiles as Del Griffith
1987 Spaceballs as Barfolemew 'Barf'
1987 Really Weird Tales as Howard Jensen
1986 Little Shop of Horrors as Wink Wilkinson
1986 Armed and Dangerous as Frank Dooley
1985 Volunteers as Tom Tuttle
1985 Summer Rental as Jack Chester
1985 Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird as State Trooper
1985 Brewster's Millions as Spike Nolan
1985 The Last Polka as Yosh Shmenge
1984 Splash as Freddie Bauer
1984 The New Show(1 episode)
1983 Going Berserk as John Bourgignon
1983 National Lampoon's Vacation as Lasky, Guard at Walleyworld
1982 It Came From Hollywood as Himself
1982 Late Night with David Letterman(2 episodes)
1982 The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour(1 episode)
1981 Heavy Metal as Den
1981 Stripes as Dewey 'Ox' Oxberger
1981 SCTV Network 90(68 episodes)
1980 Big City Comedy(1 episode)
1980 The Blues Brothers as Burton Mercer
1980 Double Negative as John
1980 Kavik The Wolf Dog as Pinky
1979 1941 as Pvt. Foley
1978 The Silent Partner as Simonsen
1976 Find the Lady as Kopek
1976 Second City Television(79 episodes)
1976 The Clown Murders as Ollie
1976 Tunnel Vision as Cooper
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1975 It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time as Kopek
1972 The David Steinberg Show(14 episodes)
1962 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson(1 episode)
1900 The Best of SCTV
1900 Rabbit Ears Productions(0 episodes)
1900 Coming Up Rosie(0 episodes)
1900 Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins(0 episodes)
1900 Young Comedians(1 episode)

Writing

1989 Camp Candy(44 episodes) … Writer
1981 SCTV Network 90(68 episodes) … Writer
1980 Big City Comedy(1 episode) … Writer
1900 The Best of SCTV … Writer

Production

1989 Camp Candy(44 episodes) … Producer
1989 Who's Harry Crumb? … Executive Producer

Directing

1994 Hostage for a Day … Director

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