John Candy Biography

John Franklin Candy was a Canadian actor and comedian.

Candy rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of The Second City and its related Second City Television series, and through his appearances in comedy films such as Stripes, Splash, Cool Runnings, Summer Rental, The Great Outdoors, Spaceballs, and Uncle Buck. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was as Del Griffith, the loquacious, on-the-move shower-curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

While filming the Western parody Wagons East!, Candy died of a heart attack in his sleep in Durango, Mexico on March 4, 1994, aged 43. His final two films, Wagons East! and Canadian Bacon, are dedicated to his memory. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
John Candy
Nationality:
Canada
Profession:
Actor, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor
Ethnicity:
Canadian
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Date of Birth:
October 31, 1950
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Date of Death:
March 4, 1994
Age at Death:
43
Cause of Death:
Myocardial infarction
Marriages
  • 1979-04-28
    Actor and comedian John Candy (28) weds Rosemary Margaret Hobor at St. Basil's Church in Toronto, Canada
John Candy Timeline
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