John Candy Net Worth

April 24, 2023
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John Franklin Candy was born on the 31st October 1950, in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada and was one of the Canada’s funniest comedians and best actors, widely known for his roles, mostly in American movies, including “Splash” (1984), “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” (1987), “Spaceballs” (1987), “Uncle Buck” (1989), “Home Alone” (1990) and “JFK” (1991), As well he was a member of the Second City comedy troupe. John Candy died of a heart attack in his sleep on the 4th March 1994, while filming “Wagons East!” in Durango City, Mexico.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth he accumulated in his life? How rich John Candy was? According to sources, John Candy’s net worth was estimated at $15 million. It was accumulated throughout his TV and movie career in which he appeared in over 40 movies.


John Candy Net Worth $15 Million


John Candy was brought-up by his mother Evangeline, after his father Sidney James Candy died of a heart attack when John was only five years old. John was of a Canadian ancestry but also of part Ukrainian and Polish descent through his mother. John Candy was educated in Catholic schools before starting Centennial Community College in Toronto. During his high school years, apart from playing football and hockey, he also discovered his passion for acting. He enrolled at McMaster University where he studied acting and journalism, but dropped out to pursue an acting career. Although he appeared in numerous productions, his career didn’t officially begin until 1972 when he appeared in the “Police Surgeon” TV series. His big screen debut came in 1973 with the movie “Class of ‘44”, but that role went uncredited. During the 1970s, John Candy appeared in several low-budget movies such as “The Silent Partner”, a bank robbery thriller alongside Christopher Plummer and Elliott Gould. All these ventures provided the basis for John Candy’s net worth.

His career breakthrough came in 1976, when John Candy became a member of Toronto’s branch of the comedy troupe – Second City, earning huge nationwide popularity. Afterwards, John was cast as a regular member of the comedy-variety show Second City Television (SCTV). These engagements, besides bringing him two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program in 1981 and 1982, certainly added a significant sum to John Candy’s net worth.

After leaving SCTV in 1983, he focused on his movie career, and in 1984 came one of his most famous roles, in Ron Howard’s comedy – “Splash”, in which he played opposite Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah. More successful films followed, of which the most famous besides those mentioned are “The Blues Brothers” (1980) and “The Great Outdoors” (1988).

Before the fatal hearth attack, John Candy starred in Michael Moore’s comedy “Canadian Bacon”. It was released in 1995, a year after John Candy’s death and it was his last movie.

After his death, John Candy was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. In 2006, Canada Post honored him with a postage stamp. Also, Neil McNeil Catholic High School in Toronto opened The John Candy Visual Arts Studio as he was one of the school’s most famous alumni.

John Candy, beside comedy legacy and abundant portfolio with over 40 movies, left behind his wife Rosemary Margaret Hobor and their two children.

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