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      John Candy

      John Candy

      Highest Rated: 94% National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Oct 31, 1950

      Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      Canadian funnyman John Candy was known around Hollywood as one of the most amiable, easygoing people to work with. Onscreen, that inherent genial nature combined with his terrific comedic sense created some of most memorable movie characters of the '80s and '90s like "Uncle" Buck Russell and Del Griffith in "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" (1987). Candy first became known to millions in the late '70s as a cast member of the legendary Canadian sketch comedy show "SCTV" (Syndicated, 1977-80, NBC 1981-82, Cinemax, 1983) before going on to enjoy success in dozens of features, including seven for the era's box office comedy king, John Hughes. However, the major talent was capable of far more than increasingly subpar Hollywood offerings, and Candy's frustration manifested itself with excessive eating and heavy smoking. When his life was cut short by a heart attack in 1994 at the age of 43, there was a sense that he had only begun to showcase his real depth as an actor.

      Highest rated movies

      National Lampoon's Vacation
      Planes, Trains and Automobiles
      Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird
      Little Shop of Horrors
      Splash Stripes
      JFK
      Cool Runnings

      Photos

      NOTHING BUT TROUBLE, John Candy, 1991.©Warner Bros. DELIRIOUS, Tony Steedman, John Candy, David Rasche, 1991, (c) MGM UNCLE BUCK, John Candy, 1989 DELIRIOUS, Emma Samms, John Candy, Mariel Hemingway, 1991. ©MGM DELIRIOUS, Charles Rocket, Dylan Baker, David Rasche, Raymond Burr, Mariel Hemingway, John Candy, Emma Samms, 1991, (c)MGM ARMED AND DANGEROUS, Eugene Levy, John Candy. 1986, (c) Columbia SPACEBALLS, John Candy, Bill Pullman, Mel Brooks, Daphne Zuniga, Rick Moranis, 1987, (c) MGM GOING BERSERK, Ann Bronston, Alley Mills, Dan Barrows, John Candy, 1983, (c)Universal SPACEBALLS, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Mel Brooks, 1987, (c) MGM 1941, (clockwise from lower left), Dan Aykroyd, Mickey Rourke, John Candy, Walter Olkewicz, Treat Williams, 1979, (c) Universal Pictures PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES, (aka UN TICKET POUR DEUX), John Candy (mustache), 1987, © Paramount SPACEBALLS, John Candy, 1987. (c) MGM. UNCLE BUCK, John Candy, 1989 SUMMER RENTAL, John Candy, 1985, (c) Paramount STRIPES, Bill Murray (front), John Candy (over left shoulder), Harold Ramis (over right shoulder), 1981, (c) Columbia SUMMER RENTAL, (clockwise from bottom left): Aubrey Jene, Karen Austin, John Candy, Kerri Green, Joey Lawrence, 1985, (c)Paramount UNCLE BUCK, John Candy, 1989 SUMMER RENTAL, John Candy, 1985 NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION, Anthony Michael Hall, John Candy, 1983, (c)Warner Bros. SPLASH, John Candy, 1984

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Father Writer - 2008
      12% 52% Canadian Bacon Sheriff Bud Boomer (Character) $133.7K 1995
      0% 32% Wagons East! James Harlow (Character) $3.7M 1994
      No Score Yet 8% Hostage for a Day Director - 1994
      76% 81% Cool Runnings Irving 'Irv' Blitzer (Character) $68.8M 1993
      No Score Yet 33% Boris and Natasha Kalishak (Character) - 1992
      0% 43% Once Upon a Crime Augie Morosco (Character) $28.1K 1992
      65% 50% Only the Lonely Danny Muldoon (Character) $19.9M 1991
      39% 37% Career Opportunities C.D. Marsh (Character) $11.0M 1991
      84% 88% JFK Dean Andrews (Character) - 1991
      15% 48% Nothing but Trouble Dennis/Eldona (Character) $7.5M 1991
      29% 39% Delirious Jack Gable (Character) $4.7M 1991
      72% 68% The Rescuers Down Under Wilbur (Voice) - 1990
      66% 80% Home Alone Gus Polinski (Character) $281.5M 1990
      62% 77% Uncle Buck Buck Russell (Character) $63.9M 1989
      27% 46% Who's Harry Crumb? Harry Crumb (Character) $10.4M 1989
      0% 37% Speed Zone! Charlie Cronan (Character) $2.4M 1989
      40% 71% The Great Outdoors Chet Ripley (Character) $37.3M 1988
      57% 83% Spaceballs Barfolemew "Barf" (Character) $36.7M 1987
      92% 87% Planes, Trains and Automobiles Del Griffith (Character) $48.2M 1987
      91% 79% Little Shop of Horrors Wink Wilkinson (Character) $36.5M 1986
      10% 39% Armed and Dangerous Frank Dooley (Character) $15.4M 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Really Weird Tales Howard Jensen (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Canadian Conspiracy Various (Character) - 1986
      92% 72% Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird State Trooper (Character) - 1985
      17% 52% Summer Rental Jack Chester (Character) - 1985
      58% 33% Volunteers Tom Tuttle (Character) $19.4M 1985
      38% 56% Brewster's Millions Spike Nolan (Character) - 1985
      91% 62% Splash Freddie Bauer (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 31% Going Berserk John Bourgignon (Character) - 1983
      94% 85% National Lampoon's Vacation Lasky, Guard at Walleyworld (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 54% It Came From Hollywood Unknown (Character) - 1982
      88% 79% Stripes Dewey "Ox"'Oxburger (Character) - 1981
      66% 67% Heavy Metal Desk Sergeant, Dan, Den, Robot (Voice) $204.7K 1981
      72% 92% The Blues Brothers Burton Mercer (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Negative John (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 57% Kavik, the Wolf Dog Pinky (Character) - 1980
      38% 49% 1941 Private Foley (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 40% Lost and Found Carpentier (Character) - 1979
      75% 84% The Silent Partner Simonsen (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 20% The Clown Murders Ollie (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tunnelvision Cooper (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Find the Lady Kopek (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 0% It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time Kopek (Character) - 1975

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Host 1983