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John Candy

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Lovable comedian from Uncle Buck, THE FANTASTIC Outside, Spaceballs and Planes, Trains and Cars who died at age forty-three. His various other films include Country wide Lampoon’s Holiday, The Rescuers RIGHT HERE, Great Runnings, Wagons East, as well as the Magic 7. He performed soccer for an all-boys Catholic college in Canada. In 1973, he produced his film debut in Course of ’44. He starred in Michael Moore’s Canadian Bacon, that was released a season after his loss of life. He was wedded to Rosemary Margaret Hobor from 1979 until his loss of life in 1994. His kids are stars Jennifer Chocolate and Christopher Chocolate. He starred in Spaceballs with Costs Pullman.

Quick Facts


Full Name John Candy
Date Of Birth October 31, 1950
Died March 4, 1994, Durango, Mexico
Place Of Birth Newmarket, Canada
Height 1.88 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education McMaster University, Centennial College, Neil McNeil High School
Nationality Canadian
Spouse Rosemary Margaret Hobor
Children Jennifer Candy, Christopher Candy
Parents Evangeline Candy, Sidney James Candy
Siblings Jim Candy, Nicky Candy
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series, Earle Grey Award
Nominations Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
Movies Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Uncle Buck, The Great Outdoors, Spaceballs, Cool Runnings, Home Alone, Stripes, Summer Rental, Splash, Wagons East!, Only the Lonely, Armed and Dangerous, Brewster's Millions, National Lampoon's Vacation, Canadian Bacon, Who's Harry Crumb?, The Blues Brothers, Nothing but Trouble, Delirious, Little Shop of Horrors, The Rescuers Down Under, JFK, Going Berserk, Once Upon a Crime, 1941, Heavy Metal, Speed Zone, Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird, Hot to Trot, The Clown Murders, Masters of Menace, The Silent Partner, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, The Last Polka, Volunteers, Find the Lady, Tunnel Vision, Boris and Natasha: The Movie, Hostage for a Day, It Came from Hollywood, Deadly Companion, The Courage of Kavik the Wolf Dog, The Canadian Conspiracy, Lost and Found, The Magic 7, Hercules in New York, Really Weird Tales, The Best of SCTV
TV Shows Second City Television, Camp Candy, The David Steinberg Show, The New Show, Coming Up Rosie, Rabbit Ears Productions, SCTV Network 90, Big City Comedy, Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins, Spaceballs: Extras
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1 Did the role of Gus Polinski in Home Alone (1990) for free.
2 The Canadian screen awards (the combination of the Canadian Oscars and Emmy) is now called the Candy in honour of him.
3 When John Candy died one of his obituaries read hes been in more turkeys than stuffing mix but everybody loved him anyway!.
4 Repeatedly turned down offers to play Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle in several proposed biopics, mainly since he stated he simply wasn't interested in playing him.
5 Lived in Los Angeles, California at the time of his death.
6 John's mother was of Ukrainian and Polish ancestry. John's maternal grandparents, Frank Michael Aker and Jozefa Stefaniuk, were both immigrants from Eastern Europe.
7 According to Eugene Levy, John Candy was so beloved that when the procession was heading to the cemetery where John was interred, he looked over and saw that there was no traffic on the 405 Freeway and that police officers were stationed at the on-ramps holding traffic. When he asked a police officer what was going on, he was informed that the decision to stop traffic was up to the LAPD. Further, the only other times they stopped traffic was for Presidential motorcades and when the Pope visited Los Angeles.
8 His production company was "Frostbacks Productions".
9 He was a heavy smoker for most of his adult life. He officially quit smoking cigarettes a few months before he passed away.
10 His original A&E Biography (1987) was actually a televised tribute to John Candy, called "A Tribute to John Candy", that was aired shortly after his death.
11 Inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 1998 (charter member).
12 In attendance at his funeral were Eugene Levy, Tom Hanks, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Martin Short, Rick Moranis, Mariel Hemingway, Rhea Perlman, Ed Harris, Catherine O'Hara and Dan Aykroyd (who delivered the eulogy).
13 He turned down Wayne Szalinski 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.
14 Many of his friends state that he never had anything bad to say about anyone.
15 His house near Newmarket, Ontario, Canada was just several blocks from the residence of fellow Canadian comedian Jim Carrey.
16 In a 2004 interview Steve Martin stated that at the time of John's death Steve was going through a divorce, so he briefly moved in with John's widow and daughters to help them out through this tough time and to get away from his soon to be ex-wife.
17 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.
18 Was a fan of Doctor Who.
19 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), 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 National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), in which he played a rent-a-cop or Who's Harry Crumb? (1989), in which he played a private investigator.
20 Was considered by many to be one of the most genuinely nice people in Hollywood/Show Business.
21 Was a good friend of Wayne Gretzky and was co-owner of the Toronto Argonauts with him.
22 Pictured on one of four 51¢ Canadian commemorative postage stamps honoring "Canadians in Hollywood", issued 22 May 2006. Others honored in this set are Fay Wray, Lorne Greene, and Mary Pickford.
23 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.
24 Sat in the front row for Super Bowl XXIII (49ers vs. Bengals). According to legend, right before the 49ers game-winning drive, quarterback Joe Montana pointed toward the stands and said to tackle Harris Barton, "Hey look over there. Isn't that John Candy?".
25 Has appeared in more John Hughes movies than any other actor, starring or doing cameos in seven of them: National Lampoon's National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) co-starring Steve Martin, The Great Outdoors (1988) co-starring Dan Aykroyd, and appears in a cameo in She's Having a Baby (1988). Stars in Uncle Buck (1989), co-starring a young Macaulay Culkin. Has a brief cameo in Career Opportunities (1991) and a bit part alongside SCTV (1976) alumni and best friend Catherine O'Hara in Home Alone (1990) also starring Macaulay Culkin.
26 According to Maureen O'Hara, just before going to Mexico Candy talked to her on the phone and told her that he feared going to Mexico because he felt that "something bad is going to happen there".
27 Turned down the role of Louis Tully in Ghostbusters (1984). It went to Rick Moranis. Candy, did however, appear in Ray Parker Jr.'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.
28 Weighed over 300 pounds for most of his life.
29 Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 87-88. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
30 His father, Sidney, died of a heart attack at age 35 in 1955 when John was only five years old.
31 He stayed in the notorious Whidden Hall residence during his years at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
32 At the time of his death, he had appeared in ten movies with Saturday Night Live (1975) alumni, more than any other non-SNL actor. That record has since been surpassed by Nick Swardson, who (as of 2016) has appeared in 18 movies with SNL alumni, including: Almost Famous (2000), Grandma's Boy (2006), The Benchwarmers (2006), Reno 911!: Miami (2007), Blades of Glory (2007), I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007), Bedtime Stories (2008), Just Go with It (2011), Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011), Jack and Jill (2011), That's My Boy (2012), A Haunted House (2013), Grown Ups 2 (2013), Pixels (2015), Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), Hell and Back (2015), The Ridiculous 6 (2015), and The Do-Over (2016).
33 Turned down repeated offers to join Saturday Night Live (1975), citing devotion to his fellow SCTV (1976) cast members.
34 He was born in East York (which is a suburb of Toronto) and he attended high school in Scarborough (another suburb of Toronto).
35 Graduated Neil McNeil Catholic Secondary School.
36 He attended Holy Cross Catholic School up to grade 8 which was the same school attended by actress Natalie Higashi, several years later.
37 Father of Jennifer Candy and Chris Candy.
38 He has a cameo in Ray Parker Jr.'s "Ghostbusters" music video.
39 He was part of the group Northern Lights, which sang the song "Tears Are Not Enough" which was on the "We Are The World" album.
40 He died while filming Wagons East (1994) in Mexico.
41 He was a co-owner of the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.
42 Interred at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California, USA in the Mausoleum, Room 7, Block 1.
43 The musical group Ween dedicated their 1994 LP, "Chocolate And Cheese", to him.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Summer Rental 1985 Jack Chester
Follow That Bird 1985 State Trooper
Brewster's Millions 1985 Spike Nolan
The Last Polka 1985 TV Movie Yosh Shmenge Pa Shmenge
Splash 1984 Freddie Bauer
The New Show 1984 TV Series Various Luciano Pavarotti Orson Welles
Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters 1984 Video short Cameo appearance (uncredited)
SCTV Channel 1983 TV Series Various
Going Berserk 1983 John Bourgignon
National Lampoon's Vacation 1983 Lasky, Guard at Walleyworld
SCTV Network 1981-1983 TV Series Various / Johnny LaRue / Zontar
Saturday Night Live 1981 TV Series Juan Gavino
Heavy Metal 1981 Desk Sergeant (segment "Harry Canyon") / Dan (segment "Den") / Den (segment "Den") / ... (voice)
Stripes 1981 Ox
Tales of the Klondike 1981 TV Mini-Series Hans Nelson
The Blues Brothers 1980 Burton Mercer
Double Negative 1980 John
The Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog 1980 TV Movie Pinky
1941 1979 Pvt. Foley
Lost and Found 1979 Carpentier
SCTV 1976-1979 TV Series Various / Johnny LaRue
The Silent Partner 1978 Simonsen
King of Kensington 1977 TV Series Bandit
The David Steinberg Show 1976-1977 TV Series Spider Reichman Spider
Find the Lady 1976 Kopek
The Clown Murders 1976 Ollie
90 Minutes Live 1976 TV Series Various (1976)
Tunnel Vision 1976 Cooper
Coming Up Rosie 1975 TV Series Wally Wypyzypychwk (1976-77)
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time 1975 Kopek
Police Surgeon 1975 TV Series Richie Beck / Ramon
Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins 1974 TV Series
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak 1974 TV Series 2nd Son
Class of '44 1973 Paule (uncredited)
Cucumber 1972 TV Series Weatherman
Canadian Bacon 1995 Sheriff Bud Boomer
Wagons East 1994 James Harlow
Hostage for a Day 1994 TV Movie Yuri Petrovich (uncredited)
Cool Runnings 1993 Irv
Rookie of the Year 1993 Cliff Murdoch - Announcer (uncredited)
Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories 1992 TV Series Narrator (segment "Blumpoe the Grumpoe Meets Arnold the Cat")
Boris and Natasha 1992 TV Movie Kalishak
Once Upon a Crime... 1992 Augie Morosco
JFK 1991 Dean Andrews
Delirious 1991 Jack Gable
Only the Lonely 1991 Danny Muldoon
Career Opportunities 1991 C.D. Marsh (uncredited)
Nothing But Trouble 1991 Dennis / Eldona
The Rescuers Down Under 1990 Wilbur (voice)
Home Alone 1990 Gus Polinski
Masters of Menace 1990 Beer Truck Driver
The Dave Thomas Comedy Show 1990 TV Series
The Rocket Boy 1989 TV Movie The Hawk
Uncle Buck 1989 Buck Russell
Speed Zone 1989 Charlie Cronan
Who's Harry Crumb? 1989 Harry Crumb
Sesame Street, Special 1988 TV Movie Yosh Shmenge (segment "Put Down the Duckie")
Hot to Trot 1988 Don (voice)
The Great Outdoors 1988 Chet Ripley
She's Having a Baby 1988 Chet from 'The Great Outdoors' (uncredited)
Planes, Trains & Automobiles 1987 Del Griffith
Spaceballs 1987 Barf
Really Weird Tales 1987 TV Movie Howard Jensen (segment "Cursed with Charisma")
Little Shop of Horrors 1986 Wink Wilkinson
Armed and Dangerous 1986 Frank Dooley
Dave Thomas: The Incredible Time Travels of Henry Osgood 1986 TV Movie Wallace Osgood
Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas 1985 TV Movie Marcel
The Canadian Conspiracy 1985 TV Movie Various
Volunteers 1985 Tom Tuttle from Tacoma

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Camp Candy 1989-1990 TV Series developer - 16 episodes
The Best of SCTV 1988 TV Movie
The Last Polka 1985 TV Movie
SCTV Network 1981-1983 TV Series written by - 39 episodes
Big City Comedy 1980 TV Series 1980
SCTV TV Series writer - 51 episodes, 1976 - 1979 written by - 1 episode, 1976

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sing Yourself Silly! 1990 Video short performer: "Put Down the Duckie" 1986 - uncredited
Camp Candy 1989 TV Series performer: theme song
Uncle Buck 1989 performer: "Tweedlee Dee" - uncredited
Sesame Street, Special 1988 TV Movie performer: "Put Down the Duckie"
Planes, Trains & Automobiles 1987 performer: "Blue Moon of Kentucky" 1948, "Meet the Flintstones" 1961, "I Can Take Anything" 1987
Stripes 1981 performer: "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" - uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Best of John Candy on SCTV 1996 TV Movie executive producer
Hostage for a Day 1994 TV Movie executive producer
Camp Candy 1992 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Who's Harry Crumb? 1989 executive producer
The Last Polka 1985 TV Movie executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hostage for a Day 1994 TV Movie

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Find the Lady 1976 stunts

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Foxy Lady 1971 production assistant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011-2013 TV Series in memory of - 2 episodes
John Candy: Comic Spirit 2005 Video documentary short in memory of
¿Quién mató a Dr. Pus? 2003 Documentary dedicated to the memory of
Blues Brothers 2000 1998 acknowledgment: for
Canadian Bacon 1995 in memory of
Wagons East 1994 dedicated to the memory of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biography 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Montreal International Comedy Festival '93 1993 TV Movie Himself - Host
Friends of Gilda 1993 TV Movie Himself
Camp Candy 1989-1992 TV Series Himself
Showbiz Today 1991 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1991 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 1991 TV Series Himself
Warner Bros. Celebration of Tradition, June 2, 1990 1990 TV Movie documentary Host
Seriously... Phil Collins 1990 TV Movie Himself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1990 TV Series Himself
Videosyncrasy 1990 TV Series Himself
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film
Flames 88-89 1989 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Sesame Street 1989 TV Series Himself
ESPN Top Rank Boxing 1989 TV Series Himself - Audience Member
Who Shrunk Saturday Morning? 1989 TV Movie Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1982-1989 TV Series Himself
Larry King Live 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Morning America 1989 TV Series Himself
Season's Greetings: An Evening with John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra 1988 TV Movie Himself
Jackie Gleason: The Great One 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
The 60th Annual Academy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Makeup
Citizen Steve 1987 Documentary short Clip Maxwell
Big City Comedy 1986 Video documentary Various
Comic Relief 1986/I TV Special Stan Shmenge
The 3rd Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
Tears Are Not Enough 1985 Documentary Himself
The Second City 25th Anniversary Special 1985 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live 1983-1985 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host / Various
Welcome to the Fun Zone 1984 TV Movie Himself
The New Show 1984 TV Series Himself / Various / Chris Serling
Pete's Place 1983 TV Series Himself (1983)
The 8th Annual Young Comedians Show 1983 TV Special Himself - Host / Mr. Mambo
It Came from Hollywood 1982 Documentary Himself
The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1982 TV Special Himself - Co-Winner: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour 1982 TV Series Himself
Big City Comedy 1980 TV Series Himself
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon 2015 Documentary Himself / Actor
Draft Day 2014/I Himself (uncredited)
Video Games AWESOME! 2014 TV Series Various
John Candy: True Double Blue 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews 2010 TV Series Wilbur
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Buck Russell Danny Muldoon Del Griffith (uncredited)
30 for 30 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 1995-2007 TV Series documentary Buck Russell in 'Uncle Buck' / Himself
Second City: First Family of Comedy 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Spaceballs: The Documentary 2005 Video documentary short Himself
John Candy: Comic Spirit 2005 Video documentary short Himself / Sheriff Bud Boomer / Jack Gable / ...
Just for Laughs 2005 TV Series Himself
The Greatest Canadian 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - #41
Michael Moore, el gran agitador 2004 TV Short documentary Sheriff Bud B. Boomer
Making a 'Splash' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
The Joke's on Us: 50 Years of CBC Satire 2002 TV Movie Various SCTV Characters
E! True Hollywood Story 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Conversations with Jon Turteltaub 2000 Video documentary Himself
Hollywood Remembers 2000 TV Series documentary
The 2000 Canadian Comedy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Canadian Comedy Hall of Fame Inductee
The Best of John Candy on SCTV 1996 TV Movie Various Characters
The Making of '1941' 1996 Video documentary Pvt. Foley (uncredited)
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! 1994 TV Special Himself
The 66th Annual Academy Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Memorial Tribute
Sing Yourself Silly! 1990 Video short Yosh Shmenge
The Best of SCTV 1988 TV Movie Various Characters
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1985 TV Series Jack Chester from film SUMMER RENTAL
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982 TV Movie documentary Actor - 'Stripes' (uncredited)
SCTV Network 1981 TV Series Various
SCTV 1979 TV Series Various

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995 Earle Grey Award Gemini Awards · Eugene Levy
· Harold Ramis
· Rick Moranis
· Dave Thomas
· Catherine O'Hara
· Joe Flaherty
· Andrea Martin
· Martin Short
1992 Sir Peter Ustinov Award Banff Television Festival
1983 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program SCTV Network 90 (1981) · Joe Flaherty (writer)
· Eugene Levy (writer)
· Andrea Martin (writer)
· Martin Short (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· Paul Flaherty (writer)
· John McAndrew (writer)
· Doug Steckler (writer)
· Bob Dolman (writer)
· Michael Short (writer)
· Mary Charlotte Wilcox (writer)
1982 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program SCTV Network 90 (1981) · Joe Flaherty (writer)
· Eugene Levy (writer)
· Andrea Martin (writer)
· Rick Moranis (writer)
· Catherine O'Hara (writer)
· Dave Thomas (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· Paul Flaherty (writer)
· Bob Dolman (writer)
· John McAndrew (writer)
· Doug Steckler (writer)
· Mert Rich (writer)
· Jeffrey Barron (writer)
· Michael Short (writer)
· Chris Cluess (writer)
· Stu Kreisman (writer)
· Brian McConnachie (writer)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actress Nothing But Trouble (1991)
1988 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
1985 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Splash (1984)
1985 ACE CableACE Awards Performance in a Comedy Special The Last Polka (1985)
1985 ACE CableACE Awards Comedy Special The Last Polka (1985) · Eugene Levy (executive producer)
· Jamie Paul Rock (producer)
1983 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program SCTV Network 90 (1981) · Joe Flaherty (writer)
· Eugene Levy (writer)
· Andrea Martin (writer)
· Catherine O'Hara (writer)
· Martin Short (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· Paul Flaherty (writer)
· John McAndrew (writer)
· Doug Steckler (writer)
· Bob Dolman (writer)
· Michael Short (writer)
· Mary Charlotte Wilcox (writer)
1983 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program SCTV Network 90 (1981) · Joe Flaherty (writer)
· Eugene Levy (writer)
· Andrea Martin (writer)
· Martin Short (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· Paul Flaherty (writer)
· John McAndrew (writer)
· Doug Steckler (writer)
· Bob Dolman (writer)
· Michael Short (writer)
· Jeffrey Barron (writer)
· Mary Charlotte Wilcox (writer)
· Dave Thomas (writer)
1983 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program SCTV Network 90 (1981) · Joe Flaherty (writer)
· Eugene Levy (writer)
· Andrea Martin (writer)
· Martin Short (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· Paul Flaherty (writer)
· John McAndrew (writer)
· Doug Steckler (writer)
· Bob Dolman (writer)
· Michael Short (writer)
· Jeffrey Barron (writer)
· Mary Charlotte Wilcox (writer)
1983 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program SCTV Network 90 (1981) · Joe Flaherty (writer)
· Eugene Levy (writer)
· Andrea Martin (writer)
· Martin Short (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· Paul Flaherty (writer)
· John McAndrew (writer)
· Doug Steckler (writer)
· Bob Dolman (writer)
· Michael Short (writer)
· Jeffrey Barron (writer)
· Mary Charlotte Wilcox (writer)
· Dave Thomas (writer)
1982 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program SCTV Network 90 (1981) · Joe Flaherty (writer)
· Eugene Levy (writer)
· Andrea Martin (writer)
· Rick Moranis (writer)
· Catherine O'Hara (writer)
· Dave Thomas (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· Paul Flaherty (writer)
· Bob Dolman (writer)
· John McAndrew (writer)
· Doug Steckler (writer)
· Jeffrey Barron (writer)
1982 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program SCTV Network 90 (1981) · Joe Flaherty (writer)
· Eugene Levy (writer)
· Andrea Martin (writer)
· Rick Moranis (writer)
· Catherine O'Hara (writer)
· Dave Thomas (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· Paul Flaherty (writer)
· Bob Dolman (writer)
· John McAndrew (writer)
· Doug Steckler (writer)
· Mert Rich (writer)
· Jeffrey Barron (writer)
1982 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program SCTV Network 90 (1981) · Joe Flaherty (writer)
· Eugene Levy (writer)
· Andrea Martin (writer)
· Rick Moranis (writer)
· Catherine O'Hara (writer)
· Dave Thomas (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· Paul Flaherty (writer)
· Bob Dolman (writer)
· John McAndrew (writer)
· Doug Steckler (writer)
· Michael Short (writer)
· Tom Couch (writer)
· Eddie Gorodetsky (writer)
· Don Novello (writer)

TitleSalary
Armed and Dangerous (1986) $2,000,000
Summer Rental (1985) $800,000
Splash (1984) $350,000
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) $1,000,000

#Quote
1 [on Eugene Levy] He's wonderful. A great friend.
2 [on Wired (1989)] I have no desire to see that. I don't see the need. I didn't see the need for the book. I don't see the need for the movie. Let it alone. Why? Why do we have to drag that out? Its such dirty laundry.
3 I should have been in Ghostbusters (1984).
4 I've been taking shots at Tri-star for their non-campaign of Who's Harry Crumb? (1989). I mean, good God, there's a team for ya. They sunk the picture and all got promotions for it.
5 [on Uncle Buck (1989)] In the movie, Uncle Buck doesn't talk down to these kids. And I think that's why they like him. He treats them as an equal.
6 [on Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)] It offered me a lot of different characters to play and it was a lot of fun.
7 [on Ghostbusters (1984)] Harold [Ramis] had called and things just didn't go well with the negotiations on it. We didn't see eye to eye on certain things and the rest is history. But Rick [Moranis] did a great job with it.
8 I think I may have become an actor to hide from myself. You can escape into a character.

#Trademark
1 Canadian accent
2 Brown eyes
3 His role as Uncle Buck
4 His large girth
5 Often played good-hearted slobs
6 Often worked in a dance in his movies (Spaceballs, The Great Outdoors, even The Rescuers Down Under)
7 Often appeared in films written and/or directed by John Hughes

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