Jon Candy Movies and Bio

Jon Candy

Jon Candy

John Candy

John Candy

John Candy Bio

John Candy Bio

John Candy Bio:  John Franklin Candy was born in Toronto, Canada, October 31, 1950. Candy grew up in Scarborough, Canada, where he was known as an intelligent student and talented football player at Neil McNeil high school. After graduation, Candy enrolled in a local community college, where he took a handful of drama courses and discovered his passion for comedy and acting.
While a student, Candy auditioned for as many bit parts as his time would allow. After several years of study, he found a position with the Children's Theater in Ontario, and a small offering of walk-on roles in local television commercials and small budget Canadian films. Candy's first ever television performance was at CBC's Toronto headquarters, where he appeared in the children's classics as "Coming Up Rosie" and later in "Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins."
In 1977, at the age of 27, John was offered a position with Second City, a comedic improvisational team based in Chicago. He eagerly accepted, moving to Illinois, and becoming a regular performer, comedian and writer for the popular television show, SCTV, also hosted by the group. Candy became a favorite at the Chicago theatre, on Toronto stages and as a performer with SCTV. During this same time, Candy auditioned for a role beside John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in the soon-to-be famous film, "The Blues Brothers." He earned the part, and starred in his first major film, playing Burton Mercer. By 1981, Candy had won two Emmy's for his writing work with the show SCTV, appeared in the movie "Stripes" and "Heavy Metal," and was ready for bigger things.
Candy put his comedy routines aside and began to concentrate on his acting. In 1984, he would make a name for himself playing opposite Tom Hanks in the super-smash-hit, "Splash." During the ten years that followed, Candy starred in thirty-four movies, including "Cool Runnings," "Only The Lonely," "JKF," "Uncle Buck," and "Home Alone." Until his death in 1994, John Candy worked tirelessly, appearing in at least one film a year between 1974-1991.
At the height of his career, Candy was 6-feet, 3-inches tall and weighed more than 250 pounds. Even though the sight of him warmed audiences to him and he was labeled "the most huggable in all of Hollywood," Candy talked frequently about his struggle with weight.
John Candy died unexpectedly of a heart attack March 4, 1994, while filming on location is Durango, Mexico. He was 44 years old. His funeral, held at St. Michael's Cathedral, was broadcast live on TV in Canada. Candy is survived by his wife, Rose, and two children, Jennifer and Christopher. Candy's final movies, "Wagons East" and "Canadian Bacon" were released after his death.

Jon Candy Movies on DVD and John Candy Movies on VHS too!

Jon Candy Movies
Nothing But Trouble & Mars Attacks / Long


John Candy Movies
SCTV Network: Volume 2 (2004)

Candy, John
Little Shop of Horrors (1986) Special Edition; Widescreen

Candy, Jon
Stripes (1981) Widescreen

Jon Candy Movies on DVD
100 Years of Comedy (1997) 
1941 (1979) Widescreen; Special Edition 
Armed and Dangerous (1986) Widescreen
Blues Brothers (1980) Widescreen 
Brewster's Millions (1985)
Brewster's Millions (1985) Universal Studios Home Video
Canadian Bacon (1994) Widescreen; Subtitled 
Career Opportunities (1991) Widescreen 
Cool Runnings (1993) Widescreen 
Cool Runnings/Three Musketeers (1993) Widescreen
Delirious (1991) Widescreen; Dubbed; Subtitled
Great Outdoors (1988) Widescreen 
Groundhog Day/Stripes DVD 2-Pack  Widescreen
Heavy Metal (1981) Widescreen; Special Edition; AC-3 Sound
Heavy Metal (1981) Widescreen; Subtitled; DTS Sound; Superbit 
Heavy Metal/ Heavy Metal 2000 Special Edition  Special Edition; Widescreen
JFK (1991) Widescreen; French Subtitles
JFK (1991) Full Frame; Special Edition; Digipak 
Kavik the Wolf Dog (1980) 
Little Shop of Horrors (1986) Special Edition; Widescreen 
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Man With Two Brains, The/ Volunteers
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) Widescreen; Dubbed; Special Edition; Subtitled 
Nothing But Trouble (1991) 
Nothing But Trouble & Mars Attacks / Long  
Nothing But Trouble & Mars Attacks / Sbs  
Nothing But Trouble/Mars Attacks!  Double Feature
Once Upon a Crime (1992) Full Frame; Dubbed; Subtitled 
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) Widescreen 
Rescuers Down Under (1990) Widescreen
SCTV Network 90: Volume 1  Digipak; Gift Set 
SCTV Network: Volume 2 (2004)
Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird (1985) 
She's Having a Baby (1988) Widescreen
Spaceballs (1987) Widescreen 
Splash (1984) Widescreen; Anniversary Edition; Special Edition
Stripes (1981) Widescreen 
Summer Rental (1985) Widescreen; Subtitled
Tunnelvision (1976)
Uncle Buck (1989) Widescreen 
Volunteers (1985) Widescreen
Wagons East! (1994) 
Who's Harry Crumb? (1989) Widescreen
John Candy Movies on VHS
100 Years of Comedy (1997)
1941 (1979) Reissued
Best of Big City Comedy - Volume 1
Best of John Candy on SCTV (1992) 
Brewster's Millions (1985)
Cool Runnings (1993) 
Great Outdoors (1988)
Heavy Metal (1981) 
JFK (1991) Spanish
JFK (1991) Directors Cut Widescreen 
JFK (1991)
Kavik the Wolf Dog (1980)
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) 
Only the Lonely (1991)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) Spanish Subtitled
Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Rescuers Down Under (1990) Spanish
Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird (1985) Reissued
Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird (1985) 
Silent Partner (1979) 
Spaceballs (1987) 
Splash (1984) 
Stripes (1981)
Stripes (1981)
Tunnelvision (1976)
Uncle Buck (1989)
Volunteers (1985)

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