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|Known for:||Home Alone, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Splash|
|Birth name:||John Franklin Candy|
|Birthday:||31 October 1950, Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Height:||6' 2" (1.88 m)|
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TriviaThe musical group Ween dedicated their 1994 LP, 'Chocolate And Cheese', to him. He was a co-owner of the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League He was part of the group Northern Lights who sang the song "Tears Are Not Enough" which was on the We Are The World album. Father of Jennifer Candy and Christopher Candy. Graduated Neil McNeil Catholic Secondary School. Turned down repeated offers to join "Saturday Night Live" (1975), citing devotion to his fellow "Second City TV" (1976) cast members. He stayed in the notorious Whidden Hall residence during his years at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 87-88. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387 Turned down the role of Louis Tully in Ghost Busters (1984). The part went to Rick Moranis. Candy, did however, appear in Ray Parker Junior's music video "Ghost Busters", celebrating the soundtrack of the film, along with other individuals who either refused to be in or failed to make the final cut for casting of the film Ghost Busters. Has appeared in more John Hughes movies than any other actor. He's starred and cameoed (brief appearances) in a total of seven of Hughes' films. Starting with National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) costarring Steve Martin, The Great Outdoors (1988) costarring Dan Aykroyd; appears in a small cameo in She's Having a Baby (1988). Stars in Uncle Buck (1989), costarring a young Macaulay Culkin. Has a brief cameo in Career Opportunities (1991) and a bit part alongside "Second City TV" (1976) alumni and best friend Catherine O'Hara in Home Alone (1990), also starring Macaulay Culkin. Was supposed to host "Saturday Night Live" (1975) with Eugene Levy in 1985 (he, Levy and Billy Crystal did a promo for it on SNL the week before it was supposed to happen), but that episode never happened, due to a writer's strike shortly after the promo was aired. Was a good friend of Wayne Gretzky and was co-owner of the Toronto Argonauts with him. He played a member of law enforcement in at least 10 movies; It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time (1975), The Clown Murders (1976), Find the Lady (1976), The Blues Brothers (1980), Heavy Metal (1981), Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird (1985), Armed and Dangerous (1986) (although his character was a security guard for most of the film, he was wrongfully terminated as a police officer in the beginning of the movie), Only the Lonely (1991), Nothing But Trouble (1991), Canadian Bacon (1995). This does not include Vacation (1983), in which he played a rent-a-cop or Who's Harry Crumb? (1989) wherein he played a private investigator. Was a part-owner of the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL with Bruce McNall and Wayne Gretzky. The group signed Raghib Ismail on the first day of the 1991 NFL draft, where he was projected the #1 overall pick. House near Newmarket, Ontario, Canada was just several blocks from the residence of fellow, Canadian comedian Jim Carrey. He turned down Wayne Szlaniski in Honey I Shrunk the Kids (1989) and Louis Tully in Ghostbusters (1984) because he felt his good friend Rick Moranis was better suited for the parts.