John Franklin Candy was born on Halloween, October 31, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario. Five short years later his father, Sidney, had a heart attack and died. He was just 35-years-old. Despite the loss, from all accounts Candy’s early years were fairly normal. There is little to suggest that he would become an actor, let alone a major talent on both the little screen, and the big screen.
Features & TV Movies: VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time (1975) The Clown Murders (1976) Tunnel Vision (1976) Find the Lady (1976) The Silent Partner (1978) Lost and Found (1979) 1941 (1979)
Double Negative (1980) The Courage of Kavik, The Wolf Dog (TV-1980) The Blues Brothers (1980) Heavy Metal (voice, 1981) Stripes (1981) It Came From Hollywood (1982) Vacation (1983) Going Berserk (1983) The Last Polka (TV-1984) Splash (1984) Volunteers (1985) Summer Rental (1985) Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird (1985) Brewster’s Millions (1985) Little Shop of Horrors (1986) Armed and Dangerous (1986) Spaceballs (1987) The Rocket Boy (TV-1987) Really Weird Tales (TV-1987) Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) She’s Having a Baby (1988) Hot to Trot (voice, 1988) The Great Outdoors (1988) Uncle Buck (1989) Speed Zone! (1989) Who’s Harry Crumb (1989)
Masters of Menace (1990) The Rescuers Down Under (voice, 1990) Home Alone (1990) Nothing But Trouble (1991) Career Opportunities (1991) Delirious (1991) Only the Lonely (1991) JFK (1991) The Best of John Candy on SCTV (TV-1992) Boris and Natasha (TV-1992) Once Upon a Crime (1992) Rookie of the Year (1993) Cool Runnings (1993) Hostage for a Day (TV-1994) Wagons East! (1994) Canadian Bacon (1995, released posthumously)
TV Series – Cast: Dr. Zonk and the Zonkins (1975) The David Steinberg Show (1976-1977) Coming Up Rosie (1976-1977) Second City TV (1976-1978)