John Candy

Actor · Writer · Executive Producer
IVA Star Rating : 75
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 related Second City Television series, and through his appearances in such comedy films as Stripes, Splash, Cool Runnings, Summer Rental, Home Alone, The Great Outdoors,... read more

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 related Second City Television series, and through his appearances in such comedy films as Stripes, Splash, Cool Runnings, Summer Rental, Home Alone, 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.

Birth Name

John Franklin Candy

Born

Tuesday, 31 October 1950

Died

Friday, 04 March 1994

Actor Filmography

Reunited Apart Self 2020
The Movies That Made Us Self - Actor 'Gus Polinski', Self 2019
Love, Gilda Self 2018
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story Of The National Lampoon Actor (archive footage) 2015
Quick Reviews with Maverick Del Griffith 2015
Autopsy: The Last Hours of Self 2014
Celebrity Page Self 2013
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews Wilbur 2008
Second City: First Family of Comedy (archive footage), Himself (archive footage) 2006
Spaceballs: The Documentary Himself 2005
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Reunited Apart Self 2020
The Movies That Made Us Self - Actor 'Gus Polinski', Self 2019
Love, Gilda Self 2018
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story Of The National Lampoon Actor (archive footage) 2015
Quick Reviews with Maverick Del Griffith 2015
Autopsy: The Last Hours of Self 2014
Celebrity Page Self 2013
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews Wilbur 2008
Second City: First Family of Comedy (archive footage), Himself (archive footage) 2006
Spaceballs: The Documentary Himself 2005
Hollywood Remembers (archive footage) 2000
The Making Of '1941' Himself 1996
E! True Hollywood Story Himself 1996
Canadian Bacon Sheriff Bud Boomer 1995
Wagons East James Harlow 1994
Hostage For A Day Yuri Petrovich 1994
Cool Runnings Irv 1993
Rookie Of The Year Cliff Murdoch - Announcer (uncredited) 1993
Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories Narrator 1992
Boris And Natasha Kalishak 1992
Once Upon a Crime... Augie Morosco 1992
JFK Dean Andrews 1991
Delirious Jack Gable 1991
Only the Lonely Danny Muldoon 1991
Career Opportunities C.D. Marsh (uncredited) 1991
Nothing but Trouble Eldona 1991
Home Alone Gus Polinski 1990
The Rescuers Down Under Wilbur 1990
Masters Of Menace Beer Truck Driver 1990
The Dave Thomas Comedy Show 1990
Videosyncrasy Himself 1990
Camp Candy Himself 1989
Uncle Buck Buck Russell 1989
Speed Zone Charlie Cronan 1989
Who's Harry Crumb? Harry Crumb 1989
Hot To Trot Don (voice) 1988
The Great Outdoors Chet Ripley 1988
She's Having a Baby Chet from 'The Great Outdoors' 1988
Planes, Trains & Automobiles Del Griffith 1987
Spaceballs Barf 1987
Biography Self 1987
Really Weird Tales Howard Jensen 1987
Citizen Steve Clip Maxwell 1987
Little Shop of Horrors Wink Wilkinson 1986
Armed and Dangerous Frank Dooley 1986
Comic Relief Stan Shmenge 1986
Dave Thomas: The Incredible Time Travels of Henry Osgood Wallace Osgood 1986
Volunteers Tom Tuttle / Tom Tuttle from Tacoma 1985
Summer Rental Jack Chester 1985
Follow That Bird State Trooper 1985
Brewster's Millions Spike Nolan 1985
The Last Polka Yosh Shmenge 1985
Splash Freddie Bauer 1984
The New Show Various, Himself, Various / Luciano Pavarotti / Orson Welles 1984
SCTV Channel Various 1983
Going Berserk John Bourgignon 1983
Vacation Lasky, Guard at Walleyworld 1983
It Came From Hollywood Himself 1982
Late Night with David Letterman Himself 1982
The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour Himself 1982
Heavy Metal Robot (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") (voice) 1981
Stripes Ox 1981
SCTV Network Various, Various / Johnny LaRue, Various / Zontar, Johnny LaRue / Various 1981
The Blues Brothers Burton Mercer 1980
The Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog Pinky 1980
1941 Mizerany 1979
Lost and Found Carpentier 1979
The Silent Partner Simonsen 1978
Find the Lady Kopek 1976
SCTV Various, Johnny LaRue, Various (archive footage) 1976
Tunnel Vision Cooper 1976
Saturday Night Live Juan Gavino, Various / Self - Host 1975
It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time Kopek 1975
Dinah! Himself 1974
Class of '44 Paule 1973
The David Steinberg Show Spider Reichman, Spider 1972
Sesame Street Self 1969
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself, Himself - Guest 1962
The Magical World of Disney Himself 1954

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

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