How Much Was Late Canadian Comedian John Candy's Net Worth? Details Here!!

News by Bean Published on 13 Jan,2019 Updated on 14 Jan,2019

Canadian comedian and actor John Candy was an iconic figure who will always be remembered for his notable contribution to the movie industry. He was a multi-talented personality with the diverse career of being an Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, TV producer as well as Voice actor.  

Wondering how much John Candy earned? How did he accumulate his net worth? Fortunately, we have got it all here, be sure to read till the end...    

John Candy's Net Worth: His Income Sources And Salary 

John Candy, Canadian comedian cum actor had the estimated net worth of about $15 million at the time of his death. The polished actor accumulated huge net worth from his various TV shows and movies.    

Candy debuted in the entertainment industry from an unacknowledged appearance in movie Class of 44 in 1973. After this movie, he acted in the bank-robbery thriller movie, The Silent Partner alongside Christopher Plummer and Elliott Gould.

Moreover, he performed as Richie, accused killer in Police Surgeon in 1975. Following year he played in supporting role on Peter Gzowski short-lived 90 minutes live. In the late 70s, he joined the Second City comedy show through which he gained high popularity. He expressed high versatility with his mimicry of famed celebrities including Orson WellesRichard Burton, Jerry Mathers, Luciano Pavarotti, Star Divine, and many others.  

He performed in the lead role in Stripes in 1981. Following in 1983, he played in Ghostbusters and in 1991 he acted in the light romantic drama, Only the Lonely.            


Some of Candy's popular movies include National Lampoon’s Vacation, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, The Rescuers Down Under, Planes, The Clown Murders, The Blues Brothers, Boris, and Natasha: The Movie, Pocahontas and many more.          

Hostage for a Day,  The Wolf Dog, King of Kensington, The ABC Afternoon Playbreak, The Magic 7, The David Steinberg Show and much more are the TV series he appeared.

Apart from movies, he along with Bruce McNall and Wayne Gretzky bought a team of the Canadian Football League named Toronto Argonauts in 1991 and signed an agreement with some of the notable players in the team.     

Through his hard work in his professional life, he won Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program in1981 and also won Sir Peter Ustinov Award in Banff Television Festival in 1992.

CAPTION: John Candy at 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards SOURCE: Pinterest

Moreover, he won Gemini Awards in 1995 which he shared it with Eugene LevyCatherine O'HaraMartin ShortRick Moranis, and others.  

Further, he was nominated for 12 Awards for his diverse role in his various movies.

John Candy's Demise    

While John Candy was on vacation in Durango, Mexico he had the heart attack and passed away on March 4, 1994, at the age of 43. He was suffering from a series of health problems linked with his weight of about 167 kgs )368)

CAPTION: John Candy's tomb SOURCE: Newswirl

His funeral was held at St. Martin Tours Catholic Church in Los Angeles, California. His dead body was buried in a tomb above late actor Fred MacMurray at Holy Cross Cemetry in Culver City.

Quick Facts: John Candy  

  • John Candy born John Franklin Candy on October 31, 1950, in Newmarket, Canada to parents; father James Candy and mother Evangeline Candy.  
  • He was married to wife Rosemary Hobor on 28 April 1979 and blessed with two children; son Christoper and daughter Jennifer.
  • His father also died of the heart attack when he was five.
  • In 1998 he was introduced to Canada's Walk of Fame.
  • He describes himself as: I think I may have become an actor to hide from myself. You can escape into a character.