John Candy Biography

John Candy

Quick Facts Of John Candy

Celebrated Name John Candy
Age 69 Years
Nick Name Candy
Birth Name John Franklin Candy
Birth Date 1950-10-31
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Birth Nation Canada
Place Of Birth Newmarket
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity Mixed
High School Neil McNeil Catholic High School
College / University Centennial Community College
University McMaster University
Religion Christian
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Net Worth $15 Million
Source of Wealth Acting and Comedian Career
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Marital Status Married
Wife Rosemary Margaret Hobor
Children 2; Jennifer Candy and Christopher Candy
Death Date 4th March 1994
Cause Of Death Due to presumed myocardial infarction

John Franklin Candy famed as John Candy was a famous actor as well as a comedian. He 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. He is best known for his work in Hollywood films. His final two films, Wagons East and Canadian Bacon are dedicated to his memory. He died on 4th March 1994. 

John Candy in Home Alone

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John Candy's daughter Jennifer Candy marks the anniversary of his death with tribute: 'I miss you'

Jennifer Candy shared some throwback photos on the 26th anniversary of her father's death as actors and comedians let her know how much he meant to them. The daughter of the comedy legend marked the 26th anniversary of his death on Wednesday with some sweet throwback photos that prompted members of the acting and comedy communities to let her know how much her father meant to them. "I miss you ... I love you!" Jennifer Candy tweeted. "Capisce ?!#johncandy #johncandy26 ( I wrote something long then deleted it, honestly this sums up how I feel right now xo )"  

What was the nationality and ethnicity of John Candy?

John Candy was born as John Franklin Candy on 31st October 1950, in Newmarket, Canada. He is the son of Sidney James Candy and Evangeline Candy. He belongs to the Canadian nationality and his ethnicity is Mixed of English, Scottish, Polish and Ukrainian. There is no information regarding his childhood. As per his education, he studied at Neil McNeil Catholic High School and he enrolled in the Centennial Community College to study journalism. He joined McMaster University for higher education.

How John Candy died?

On 4th March 1994, John Candy died at the age of 43 in Durango City, Mexico. He as found dead from a presumed myocardial infarction. He had struggled for many years with weight-related health issues, frequently dieting and exercising in light of his family history. 

How was John Candy's Career?

  • John Candy starred in the television series, Cucumber and he made an uncredited appearance film Class of ’44 in 1973.  
  • He also had a small part in The ABC Afternoon Playbreak and in the TV series Fr. Zonk and the Zunkins. 
  • In the year 1975, he played Richie, an accused killer, in episode "Web of Guilt", on the Canadian TV show Police Surgeon.
  • He was in It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time (1975), shot in Canada, as well as the children's sitcom Coming Up Rosie (1975-1978) with Dan Aykroyd.
  • He also had a small role in Tunnel Vision (1976).
  • Then he had acted in numerous other low-budget movies like the bank-robbery thriller The Silent Partner with Christopher Plummer and Elliott Gould.
  • He had played a supporting role on Peter Gzowski’s short-lived, late-night television talk show, 90 Minutes Live.
  • He gained wide North American popularity, which grew when he became a cast member on the influential Toronto-based comedy-variety show Second City Television (SCTV). 
  • He also appeared in films like The Clown Murders (1976) and had a lead in a low-budget comedy, Find the Lady (1976).
  • He then guest-starred on shows like The David Steinberg Show and King of Kensington and had a small role in the thriller The Silent Partner (1978).
  • He took a short hiatus from SCTV and began a more active film career, appearing in a minor role in Lost and Found (1979). 
  • He also played a US Army soldier in Steven Spielberg's big-budget comedy 1941.
  • He returned to Canada for roles in The Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog (1980) and the action-thriller Double Negative (1980).
  • He played the lovable, mild-mannered Army recruit Dewey Oxberger in Stripes (1981) and he also provided voices for multiple characters in the animated film Heavy Metal (1981).
  • He made a cameo appearance in Harold Ramis's National Lampoon's Vacation (1983).
  • He appeared on Saturday Night Live twice (hosting in 1983) while still appearing on SCTV. 
  • He headlined in the Canadian film Going Berserk (1983). 
  • He was approached to play the character of accountant Louis Tully in Ghostbusters but he did not get the role because of his conflicting ideas of how to play the character; the part went instead to SCTV colleague Rick Moranis.
  • He played Tom Hanks's womanizing brother in the hit romantic comedy Splash. 
  • He then went back to Canada to star in The Last Polka (1985) which he also wrote with co-star Eugene Levy. 
  • He also had a cameo in the Sesame Street film Follow That Bird (1985).
  • His first lead role in a Hollywood film came with Summer Rental (1985), directed by Carl Reiner.
  • He also had a cameo in The Canadian Conspiracy (1985) and appeared alongside Martin Short in Dave Thomas: The Incredible Time Travels of Henry Osgood (1985) in Canada.
  • After that, he starred in Armed and Dangerous, Little Shop of Horrors, Spaceballs, 1987 in Planes, Trains & Automobiles, She's Having a Baby, The Great Outdoors, Uncle Buck, Camp Candy in 1989, The Rocket Boy, Home Alone, The Rescuers Down Under, Nothing But Trouble in 1991, JFK and more. 
  • He wrote and directed Only the Lonely (1991). 
  • He had a cameo in Boris and Natasha: The Movie (1992) and the successful Rookie of the Year (1993).
  • He starred in his first comedic hit in a number of years with Cool Runnings (1993).
  • His last appearances were in Canadian Bacon (1995) and Wagons East.

Who was the wife of John Candy?

John Candy With His Child

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John Candy was a married persona and he was married to Rosemary Margaret Hobor on 28th April 1979. The couple was blessed with two children i.e Jennifer Candy and Christopher Candy. There was no issue of separation between the blessed couple. Their relationship was depending on mutual trust and understanding. They both were loyal to each other. Rosemary is an actress as well as a television producer. 

What was the Net Worth of John Candy?

The net worth of this famous actor, as well as a comedian, is estimated to have $15 Million at the time of his death. Whereas his exact salary at the time of his death has not been revealed by any sources yet but it will be added once we get information about. His major source of income was from his acting career and comedian shows. Prior to his death, he was enjoying his life a lot without any disturbances. 

How tall was John Candy?

John Candy was a handsome person with a charming smile and a glowing face attracting a lot of people towards him. His body measurements such as height, weight and other details such as shoe size, dress size have not been published by any sources yet but it will be added once we get information regarding his body details. 

Did You Know?

  • On 4th March 1994, John Candy died at the age of 43 in Durango City, Mexico.
  • He made an uncredited appearance film Class of ’44 in 1973.
  • His final two films, Wagons East and Canadian Bacon, are dedicated to his memory.
  • He is the son of Sidney James Candy and Evangeline Candy.