John Candy

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John Candy
Birth name John Franklin Candy
Born October 31, 1950 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Died March 4, 1994 in Durango, Mexico from a heart attack
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes

John Franklin Candy was a Canadian actor and comedian who rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of The Second City and the relating Second City Television series.




Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Coming Up Rosie Wally Wypyzypywchuk 1975–1978 1 2 3
Second City Television Himself 1976–1979 1 2
Camp Candy Himself 1989–1992 1 2 3

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Police Surgeon Richie 1x24 - Death Holds the Scale June 5, 1972
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak 2nd Son (uncredited) 2x06 - Last Bride of Salem May 8, 1974
King of Kensington Bandit 3x11 - The Hero December 11, 1977
Saturday Night Live Juan Gavino 7x03 - George Kennedy/Miles Davis October 17, 1981

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
66th Academy Awards In Memoriam March 21, 1994 Academy Awards

Movie Roles

Film Role Released
Tunnel Vision Cooper March 1976
The Clowen Murders Ollie September 17, 1976
Find the Lady Kopek November 11, 1976
The Silent Partner Simonsen March 30, 1979

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances


Staff Producer

Episodes Produced

Series Episode Airdate
Camp Candy 3x06 - When It Rains...It Snows Fall 1992

Executive Producer

Series Year(s) Producer Credit Season(s)
The Last Polka April 1985 Executive Producer TVM
Who's Harry Crumb? February 3, 1989 Executive Producer M
Hostage for a Day April 25, 1994 Executive Producer TVM


Staff Writer

Series Year(s) Credit Season(s)
Camp Candy 1989 –1990 Writer 1 2


TV Movies

Series Year(s) Credit Season(s)
Hostage for a Day April 25, 1994 Director

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades


  • His original A&E Biography titled "A Tribute to John Candy" was a televised tribute. It aired shortly after his death.