John Candy

30 Oct 1950 - 3 Mar 1994

Actor, Producer, Director

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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Filmography (36 titles)

Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Various Characters)
(movie, 1995)
···Canadian Bacon
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Sheriff Bud B. Boomer)
(movie, 1994)
···Hostage for a Day
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, TV Movie
Role: Director
(movie, 1994)
···Wagons East
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Western
Role: Actor (as James Harlow)
(movie, 1993)
···Cool Runnings
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Irving 'Irv' Blitzer)
(movie, 1993)
···Rookie of the Year
Genre: Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Cliff Murdoch - Announcer (uncredited))
(movie, 1992)
···Once Upon a Crime
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Augie Morosco)
(movie, 1991)
···JFK
Genre: Drama, Thriller, History
Role: Actor (as Dean Andrews)
(movie, 1991)
···Delirious
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Jack Gable)
(movie, 1991)
···Nothing but Trouble
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Dennis · Eldona)
(movie, 1991)
···Only the Lonely
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Role: Actor (as Danny Muldoon)
(movie, 1990)
···The Rescuers Down Under
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Animation, Crime
Role: Actor (as Wilbur (voice))
(movie, 1990)
···Home Alone
Genre: Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Gus Polinski)
(movie, 1989)
···Uncle Buck
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Buck Russell)
(movie, 1989)
···Speed Zone
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Charlie Cronan)
(movie, 1989)
···Who's Harry Crumb?
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 1989)
···Who's Harry Crumb?
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Harry Crumb)
(movie, 1988)
···The Great Outdoors
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Chet Ripley)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Del Griffith)
(movie, 1987)
···Spaceballs
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Barfolemew 'Barf')
(movie, 1987)
···Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Del Griffith)
(movie, 1986)
···Little Shop of Horrors
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Music
Role: Actor (as Wink Wilkinson)
(movie, 1986)
···Armed and Dangerous
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Frank Dooley)
(movie, 1985)
···Summer Rental
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Jack Chester)
(movie, 1985)
···Brewster's Millions
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Spike Nolan)
(movie, 1985)
···The Last Polka
Genre: Comedy, Music
Role: Actor (as Yosh Shmenge · Pa Shmenge)
(movie, 1985)
···Volunteers
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Tom Tuttle)
(movie, 1984)
···Splash
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Freddie Bauer)
(movie, 1983)
···National Lampoon's Vacation
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lasky, Guard at Walleyworld)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Himself - Host · Mr. Mambo)
(movie, 1981)
···Heavy Metal
Genre: Animation, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Den)
(movie, 1981)
···Stripes
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Dewey 'Ox' Oxberger)
(movie, 1980)
···The Blues Brothers
Genre: Music, Comedy, Action, Crime
Role: Actor (as Burton Mercer)
(movie, 1979)
···1941
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Pvt. Foley)
(movie, 1978)
···The Silent Partner
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Simonsen)
(movie, 1976)
···Find the Lady
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Kopek)