John Franklin Candy was a Canadian actor and comedian known mainly for his work in Hollywood films. Candy rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of the Second City and its Second City Television series, and through his appearances in comedy films, including Stripes, National Lampoon's Vacation, Splash, Cool Runnings, Summer Rental, The Great Outdoors, Spaceballs, and Uncle Buck, as well as more dramatic roles in Only the Lonely and JFK. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was as Del Griffith, the talkative shower-curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles. In addition to his work as an actor, Candy was a co-owner of the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League from 1991 until his death, and the team won the 1991 Grey Cup under his ownership. Candy died of a heart attack in 1994 at the age of 43. His final two films, Wagons East and Canadian Bacon, are dedicated to his memory.
|Born:||October 31, 1950, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada|
|Died:||March 4, 1994, Durango City, Durango, Mexico|
|Resting place:||Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater:||Centennial College, McMaster University|
|IMDb:||John Candy's IMDb|
About Jennifer Candy
Canadian television producer of the series Prom Queen, which was produced by former Disney head Michael Eisner.
Jennifer Candy Before Fame
She began directing stage productions after graduating from Loyola Marymount University.
Achievement of Jennifer Candy
She had guest-acting roles on Mad TV, Camp Candy, and several other shows.
Jennifer Candy Family Life
She has a brother named Christopher Candy and she is the daughter of comedian John Candy.
Associations of Jennifer Candy
She appeared on According to Jim, Jim Belushi's long-running sitcom.
Information related to John Candy
- Toronto Argonauts owners
- Centennial College alumni
- Canadian impressionists (entertainers)
- Canadian sketch comedians
- Canadian male comedians
- Canadian expatriate male actors in the United States
- Male actors from Ontario
- Burials at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City
- Canadian television personalities
- Canadian Roman Catholics
- Canadian television writers
- Writers from Ontario
- 20th-century Canadian male actors
- Canadian male voice actors