Tuesday, May 22, 2012

JOHN CANDY MOST FAMOUS PERSON and Canada's greatest funniest actor pictures,wallpapers,biography,career details,Films,telivision

Date of Birth:

31 October 1950Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

Date of Death:

4 March 1994, Durango, Mexico (heart attack) 

Birth Name:

John Franklin Candy 


6' 2" (1.88 m) 


John Candy is one of Canada's greatest, and funniest, character actors. His well-known role as the big hearted buffoon earned him classics in Uncle Buck (1989) and Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987). His career has handed him some dry spells, but Candy always rebounded.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, in the year 1950, Candy found his passion for drama while attending a community college. He found a number of bit parts in Canadian television shows, and also in such small films as Tunnel Vision (1976) and Find the Lady (1976). However, his big success came at the age of twenty-seven, when he became part of the comedy group "Second City" in Toronto. Alongside such soon-to-be Canadian stars as Catherine O'Hara (one of Candy's lifelong friends), Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis, and Harold Ramis, Candy was also part of the television show the group inspired. "SCTV" (1976) earned Candy a reputation for his quirky humour, and his uncanny imitations of others.
After the television series, Candy appeared alongside fellow Canadian Dan Aykroyd in the Steven Spielberg flop 1941 (1979). However, other jobs followed, and Candy landed a role, once again with Aykroyd, the successful classic The Blues Brothers (1980). Candy played a police officer who is part of the chase after Jake and Elwood Blues. The film was a hit, and Candy followed up accordingly.
Candy acted in the smash hit Stripes (1981) where he played a dopey, overweight recruit affectionately nicknamed 'Ox'. After the success ofStripes (1981), Candy returned to the Second City with the other former stars, in the television series "SCTV Network" (1981). Candy also hosted "Saturday Night Live" before landing himself a role in the Ron Howard film Splash (1984), a romantic comedy about a mermaid who washes ashore and learns to live like a human. Candy played a sleazy womanizing brother to the character played by Tom Hanks. The film was a bigger success than even Stripes (1981), and a number of people have said that Splash (1984) was his breakout role.
Candy took a second billing in the comedic film Brewster's Millions (1985) where a man must spend thirty million in order to inherit three hundred million from his deceased relative. Candy played the man's best friend, who accidentally gets in the way as much as helping out. Candy continued making films tirelessly, including the film Armed and Dangerous (1986) where he and Eugene Levy play characters who become security guards.
1987 was an especially good year to Candy, giving him two classic roles: Barf the Mawg in the Mel Brooks comedy Spaceballs (1987) and the bumbling salesman Del Griffith alongside Steve Martin's uptight character in the John Hughes film Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987). The latter film is a golden classic, and is one of Candy's greatest films. He followed up immediately with The Great Outdoors (1988), once again alongside Dan Aykroyd. Candy landed another classic role in the film Uncle Buck (1989) which was about a bumbling uncle who must look after his brother's three children.
Although he was in the smash hit Home Alone (1990), Candy's career fell into a slump, turning out unsuccessful films in the early nineties. This caused him to change his strategy by taking more serious roles. The first of these serious roles was the corrupt lawyer Dean Andrews in the 'Oliver Stone' film JFK (1991). The film was a big success, and Candy moved on from this victory to make the film Cool Runnings (1993) about the first Jamaican bobsled team.
Candy was well known for his size, usually at six feet two, and weighing around 300 pounds. However, he was very sensitive about the subject, and in the nineties tried to lose weight and quit smoking. He was aware that heart attacks were in his family: both his father and his grandfather died of heart attacks, and Candy wanted to prevent that happening to him as best he could.
In the mid-nineties, Candy filmed the Michael Moore comedy Canadian Bacon (1995), and went to Mexico to film the western spoof Wagons East (1994). It was in Mexico that Candy had a heart attack, and passed away in March 1994. "Canadian Bacon" was released a year after his death, and is his last film to date.
Candy was loved by thousands of people who had loved his classic antics in Splash (1984) and The Great Outdoors (1988). He was well-known for his roles in Stripes (1981) and Uncle Buck (1989), and he himself never forgot his Canadian background.


 Rosemary Margaret Hobor(28 April 1979 - 4 March 1994) (his death) 2 children


1972CucumberWeatherman(unknown episodes)
Dr. Simon LockeRichieEpisode: "Death Holds the Scale"
1974The ABC Afternoon Playbreak2nd SonEpisode: "Last Bride of Salem"
Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins(unknown episodes)
1976The David Steinberg ShowSpider ReichmanEpisode one
Episode two
90 Minutes Live(Various)TV series
1976–1977Coming Up RosieWally WypyzypychwkTV series
1976–1979Second City TV(Various)50 episodes
1977King of KensingtonBanditEpisode: "The Hero"
1980The Courage of Kavik, the Wolf DogPinkyTV film
Big City ComedyHimself (host) / VariousTV series (sketch comedy)
1981Tales of the KlondikeTV mini-series
Saturday Night LiveJuan GavinoEpisode: "George Kennedy/Miles Davis"
1981–1983SCTV Network 90(Various)38 episodes
1983SCTV Channel(Various)Episode: "Maudlin O' the Night"
1984The New Show(Various)Five episodes
1985Martin Short: Concert for the North AmericasMarcelTV film
The Canadian Conspiracy(Various)TV film
The Last PolkaYosh Shmenge/Pa ShmengeTV film
1987Really Weird TalesHoward Jensen ('Cursed with Charisma')TV film
1989The Rocket BoyThe HawkTV film
Camp CandyHimselfVoice
1990The Dave Thomas Comedy ShowOne episode
1992Shelley Duvall's Bedtime StoriesNarratorEpisode: "Blumpoe the Grumpoe Meets Arnold the Cat/Millions of Cats"
1994Hostage for a DayYuri PetrovichTV film


1970Hercules in New YorkDock FighterUncredited
1973Class of '44PauleUncredited
1975It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the TimeKopek
1976Tunnel VisionCooper
The Clown MurdersOllie
Find the LadyKopek
1978The Silent PartnerSimonsen
1979Lost and FoundCarpentier
1941Pvt. Foley
1980Deadly CompanionJohnAlternative Title: Double Negative
The Blues BrothersBurton Mercer
1981StripesDewey "Ox" Oxberger
Heavy MetalDesk Sergeant, Dan/Den, RobotVoice Only
1982It Came from HollywoodHimself
1983National Lampoon's VacationLasky (Guard at 'Walleyworld')
Going BerserkJohn Bourgignon
1984SplashFreddie Bauer
1985Brewster's MillionsSpike Nolan
Sesame Street Presents: Follow that BirdPoliceman
Summer RentalJack Chester
VolunteersTom Tuttle
1986Armed and DangerousFrank Dooley
Little Shop of HorrorsWink Wilkinson
Planes, Trains and AutomobilesDel Griffith
1988The Great OutdoorsChet Ripley
She's Having a BabyChet from 'The Great Outdoors'Uncredited
Hot to TrotDonVoice Only
1989Who's Harry Crumb?Harry CrumbAlso Executive Producer
Speed Zone!Charlie Cronan
Uncle BuckBuck Russell
1990Masters of MenaceBeer Truck Driver
Home AloneGus Polinski – Polka King of the MidWest
The Rescuers Down UnderWilburVoice Only
1991Nothing But TroubleDeputy Dennis / Eldona
Career OpportunitiesC.D. MarshUncredited
Only the LonelyDanny Muldoon
DeliriousJack Gable
JFKDean Andrews Jr.
1992Once Upon a Crime...Augie Morosco
Boris and Natasha: The MovieKalishak
1993Rookie of the YearCliff Murdoch (Announcer)Uncredited
Cool RunningsIrving 'Irv' Blitzer
1994Wagons East!James HarlowFinal role; died during filming
1995Canadian BaconSheriff Bud BoomerFilmed in 1993; posthumous release
2009The Magic 7Smokestack SamVoice; Produced in 1990-1993; Movie never released


Splash (1984)$350,000
Summer Rental (1985)$800,000
Armed and Dangerous (1986)$2,000,000

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