Who is Christopher Candy?
Christopher Candy is a Canadian actor, probably best known to the world as Richard in the TV series “Where’s This Party?” (2014), and as Bill in the short film “To the Stones” (2020), among several other roles that he’s secured so far in his career.
Where is Christopher Candy Now?
Christopher’s career is still a work in progress, but he’s working hard to make a name for himself. In his mid-30s, Christopher has a few notable roles behind him. He is currently working on several projects, including the film “Six Feet Apart”, which is in post-production and still awaiting its premiere date. Moreover, Chris will be seen in the short film “Just a Ghoul”, also in post-production.
Christopher Candy Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Christopher Michael Candy was born on 23 September 1984, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the son of Primetime Emmy award-winning actor John Candy, and his wife Rosemary Margaret Hobor. Christopher has a sister, Jennifer Anne Candy, an actress, producer and director.
Together with his sister, Chris made his acting debut in 1990 in the animated series “Camp Candy”, created by and starring his father John Candy; John was just six years old at the time.
He put his career on pause until the mid-2000s, when he returned as Bruce in the TV series “Clark and Michael”, but it was only from 2013 that he started making regular appearances, when he was Random Guy in the low-budget horror film “Contracted”, starring Najarra Townsend, Caroline Williams, and Alice Macdonald.
In 2014, Chris appeared in the award-winning drama film “Bar America”, co-starring Michele Boyd and Dustin Ingram, and the following year, he starred in the drama film “Tomato Soup”.
Since 2015, Candy’s career has taken a turn for the better. He started getting guest roles in such TV series as “Mouse and Stache: Life Coaches” (2016), then “Rosewood” and “Mystic Cosmic Patrol”, both in 2017.
In 2018, Chris appeared in Sam Boyd’s comedy-drama film “In a Relationship” starring Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, and Dree Hemingway, then in 2019 he worked on the script for the short comedy-drama film “Chowchilla”, in which he also starred with Donald Ian Black and his sister Jennifer Candy.
The following year, Chris wrote the script for another short film, “To the Stones”, starring Candy, Hadi Ghandour, and Joony Kim.
Hismost recent appearance was in the music video “Islands” performed by Insomania in 2021.
As of early 2022, Chris Candy’s net worth has been estimated to be around $500,000, earned through his acting career, during which he has appeared in about 30 film and TV titles.
Personal Life, Wife, Married, Wife, Children?
When it comes to his personal life, Chris hasn’t talked about his private matters. As a result, there is no reliable information about his relationship status. However, according to sources, he’s single and focused on his career.
Chris Candy’s Father, John Candy Biography
John Franklin Candy was born on 31 October 1950, in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. He became one of the most prominent Canadian actors and comedians, featuring in such films as “Spaceballs” (1987) as Barf, then asDel Griffith in the film “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” then and as Buck Russell in the film “Uncle Buck” both in 1989), among many other projects.
John passed away on 4 March 1994 when Chris was 11 years old.
John was the son of Sidney James Candy and his wife, Evangeline. Raised in a working-class Catholic household, his father passed away at 35 years old from complications of heart disease. At the time, John was only five years old.
He went to Neil McNeil Catholic High School, after which he enrolled at Centennial College to study journalism. However, he transferred to McMaster University, where he started his acting career. Before he considered acting as a profession, John wanted to become a professional football player, but a knee injury prevented him from turning professional.
He started his acting career in theater in 1971, with a small role of a Shriner in the play “Creeps”, about cerebral palsy.
The following year, John became a member of The Second City, and with the comedy troupe, won over the Noth American public. Moreover, he became a cast member on the influential Toronto-based variety comedy show “Second City Television”, which became a fan favorite, and won John several awards, including two Primetime Emmys.
He enjoyed success throughout the ‘80s until his premature death in the ‘90s, making appearances in a number of notable projects. In 1985 he starred in the comedy film “Summer Rental” with Richard Crenna and Rip Torn.
The following year he portrayed Wink Wilkinson in the Oscar-nominated comedy horror film “Little Shop of Horrors”, with Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, and Vincent Gardenia in the lead roles.
In 1989 he starred in the mystery comedy film “Who’s Harry Crumb”, and he began the ‘90s with the role of Gus Polinski in Chris Columbus’ Academy Award-nominated comedy “Home Alone”.
To speak further of his accomplishments, John portrayed Dean Andrews in the Oscar-winning historical thriller-drama film “JFK”, starring Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman and Jack Lemmon in 1991.
One of his last on-screen appearances was in the adventure-comedy film “Cool Runnings” in 1993, and the western “Wagons East” in 1994. He stated that he was under a lot of stress while working on the film, but that didn’t stop him.
John continued to act, and his last on-screen appearance was in the starring role of Sheriff Bud Boomer in the comedy film “Canadian Bacon” in 1995, co-starring Alan Alda and Rhea Perlman.
According to sources, John Candy’s net worth at the time of his death was estimated at around $15 million.
He struggled with obesity for the better part of his life, and at some point weighed over 300 pounds (140kgs); he tended to binge eat during panic attacks and anxiety he suffered. Moreover, he smoked a pack of cigarettes a day, and he would also occasionally enjoy cocaine, among other risk factors.