Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|John played Harry Crumb in the movie "Who's Harry Crumb"?||John Candy
t. This 1989 movie also starred Annie Potts. Hope you enjoyed my quiz on John Candy!
|Who did John play in the movie "Canadian Bacon"?||John Candy
Bud. He played Bud Boomer, in the movie in which America declared war on Canada to get the president to be re-elected.
|What movie was John filming when he died?||John Candy
"Wagons East". He played James Harlow in "Wagons East" which was filmed in Mexico.
|What character did John play in "Home Alone"?||John Candy
Gus. He played Gus Polinski, a polka chief.
|What Canadian Football League team did John co-own?||John Candy
Toronto Argonauts. The Toronto Argonauts won the Grey Cup in 1991, 1996 and 1997.
|What are the name of John's two children?||John Candy
Jennifer and Christopher. Jennifer was born in 1980, and Christopher in 1984.
1994. He died March 4th, 1994 of a heart attack, while filming "Wagons East".
t. He was born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.
October 31st, 1950. He was born on October 31st, 1950. His first movie was a cameo in "Class of '44" in 1973.
Stripes. "Stripes" (1981) was a movie starring Bill Murray and Harold Ramis. They were unhappy with their current jobs and decided to join the army. It was in basic training they met up with Dewey "Ox" Oxberger. John's character's name in "Home Alone" (1990) was Gus Polinski. His polka band helped get Kate McCallister (Catherine O'Hara) home. John played Freddie Bauer in "Splash" (1984) and Irving 'Irv' Blitzer in "Cool Runnings" (1993).
Spaceballs. "Spaceballs" (1987) was a movie loosely based on "Star Wars". John played Barf (real name Barfolemew) who was akin to Chewbecca. At least humans could understand Barf. This movie was about Mel Brooks character (President Skroob) wasting all of Planet Spaceball's air, so they need to get more. Insanity followed. John was not in "Blazing Saddles" (1974) or "The 2000 Year Old Man" (1975) which are two great Mel Brooks movies. "Victor, Victoria" (1982) is a Blake Edwards Movie starring Julie Andrews.
Toronto Argonauts. In 1991, John became the co-owner of the Toronto Argonauts. John's co-owners were Bruce McNall and Wayne Gretzky. While Montreal and Hamilton are in the Eastern Division, John's heart was involved in most Toronto sports teams. Saskatchewan Roughriders was not one of John's favorite teams.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles. John appeared with Steve Martin in "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" (1987). John played Del Griffith and Steve played Neal Page. This movie was about a man (Neal) trying to get home for the Thanksgiving holiday and encountering problems on the way home with Del. While John was in "Wagons East" (1994), "Uncle Buck" (1989) and "Home Alone" (1990), he did not interact with a character named Neal Page.
|John did an eerie impersonation of what over-the-top performer who featured in the original movie "Hairspray" (1988)?||John Candy is a Treasure
Divine. John did a frightening impersonation of Divine (a.k.a Harris Glenn Milstead). Divine portrayed Edna Turnblad in the 1998 movie "Hairspray". The outrageous makeup and hair were over-the-top. John Waters wrote "Hairspray" and John Travolta starred in the 2007 version based on John Waters original screenplay.
Christopher Walken was in "Hairspray" (2007) movie but John Candy never impersonated him.
Neil McNeil High School. John attended and graduated from Neil McNeil High School. It is an all-boys, Catholic school in Toronto, located in Scarborough, a suburb of Toronto. The spirit of Neil McNeil was best summarized by its most famous graduate, the late John Candy, who said during one of his annual visits to Neil McNeil, "My success is simply rooted in the values and discipline and respect for others that I was taught at Neil McNeil." The school was named after Neil McNeil, Archbishop of Toronto from 1912-1934. While his tenure as an Archbishop, he fought to ensure funding for Catholic secondary schools.
Ontario. John Franklin Candy was born 31st October 1950 in Newmarket, about 20 miles outside Toronto. He was the son of Evangeline and Sidney Candy. He had an older brother named Jim. Sadly, John died very early in his life at the age of 43 on 4th March 1994 of heart problems.