The Ultimate John Candy Quiz


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The lovable John Candy appeared in more than 40 films, from 'Stripes' to 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles.' Take this quiz and prove how much you know this sweet guy!

In a memorable cameo from "National Lampoon's Vacation," John Candy played a security guard for what fictional theme park?

Candy played the character Russ Lasky, the Walley World guard in "National Lampoon's Vacation." John Candy was paid $1 million for his role at the end of the movie.


In which movie did John Candy co-star with Steve Martin?

John Candy played character Del Griffith opposite Steve Martin's character Neal Page in the 1987 comedy "Plains, Trains and Automobiles."


In "Planes, Trains & Automobiles," Steve Martin's character is trying to get home for what holiday when he meets John Candy's character, Del?

When Neal's flight is canceled, he ends up traveling with Del ... and it doesn't go smoothly.


What kind of music did character Gus Polinski's band play in the movie "Home Alone"?

The John Candy character Gus Polinski played in a polka band in the 1990 hit "Home Alone."


John Candy appeared in what Mel Brooks movie?

John Candy played the character Barf in Mel Brooks' 1987 "Spaceballs." The movie was a spoof of "Star Wars."


In "Spaceballs," John Candy's character said he was a __________: Half-man and half-dog.

"I'm my own best friend!" Barf said.


On what popular sketch comedy show was John Candy a cast member in the late 1970s and early 1980s?

Second City Television (SCTV) was a hugely popular show in Canada, and was brought to the U.S. in the early 1980s.


John Candy played Pvt. Dewey "Ox" Oxberger in what movie, starring alongside Bill Murray?

John Candy played supporting character Dewey Oxberger in the 1981 comedy "Stripes" starring Harold Ramis and Bill Murray.


In what movie does John Candy play a slob who has to watch over his niece and nephew?

John Candy played the unreliable bachelor Buck Russell in the 1989 comedy.


John Candy made seven films with what acclaimed director, who is best known for his 1980s coming-of-age comedies?

Candy appeared in such John Hughes movies as "Uncle Buck," "National Lampoon's Vacation," "The Great Outdoors" and "Planes, Trains & Automobiles."


What John Candy movie was loosely based on the true story of the Jamaican bobsled team?

John Candy starred in the 1993 film "Cool Runnings" that was loosely based on the true story of the Jamaican bobsled team.


In "Cool Runnings," why had John Candy's character been stripped of his bobsledding gold medals?

In the movie, Irving Blitzer was disqualified for putting weights in his sled to make it go faster.


What actor co-starred with John Candy in "The Great Outdoors?"

John Candy and Dan Aykroyd played brothers-in-law in the 1988 comedy "The Great Outdoors."


According to legend, what legendary San Francisco 49ers quarterback turned to teammates and asked, "Hey, isn't that John Candy?" before leading his team on a Super Bowl-winning drive?

Candy was in attendance for Super Bowl XXIII, and Montana allegedly pointed him out before the 49ers scored the winning touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals.


In the 1984 movie "Splash," John Candy played character Freddie Bauer, the brother of Allen Bauer. What actor played Allen Bauer?

Tom Hanks played character Allen Bauer in "Splash."


In what "Saturday Night Live" spinoff does John Candy play Burton Mercer, a correctional officer chasing after the title characters?

John Candy played correctional officer Burton Mercer in the 1980 comedy "The Blues Brothers."


Which Oliver Stone drama did John Candy appear in?

John Candy played character Dean Andrews in the 1991 Oliver Stone political thriller "JFK."


What Steven Spielberg movie did John Candy appear in as the character Private Foley?

John Candy played supporting character Private Foley in the Spielberg comedy "1941." The movie was panned by critics.


John Candy was born and raised in what country?

John Candy was born in Toronto, Canada, on Oct. 31, 1950. Candy grew up in Toronto's East York neighborhood.


John Candy provided a voice in what Australian-set Disney animated feature?

Candy provides the voice for Wilbur in the 1990 film.


In "Little Shop of Horrors," John Candy plays a DJ who is fascinated by what "weeeeeeeird" plant?

Candy's character, Wink Wilkinson, interviews Seymour about Audrey II on his radio program.


John Candy co-owned a Canadian Football League team with what hockey Hall of Famer, nicknamed "The Great One?"

Candy and Gretzky co-owned the Toronto Argonauts.


What 1985 comedy did John Candy appear in with Richard Pryor?

John Candy played supporting character Spike Nolan opposite Richard Pryor in the rags-to-riches film "Brewster's Millions."


What comedy troupe did John Candy join in 1971?

In 1971 John Candy auditioned for the Toronto Branch of the Second City comedy troupe. Candy ended up landing a spot in the troupe's Chicago group.


What actress played the leading lady Theresa Luna opposite John Candy in "Only the Lonely?"

Actress Ally Sheedy played Theresa Luna in the 1991 release "Only the Lonely."


What was the profession of John Candy's character Harry Crumb in "Who's Harry Crumb?"

John Candy played a private investigator in the film "Who's Harry Crumb?"


What since-demolished baseball stadium, home of the Chicago White Sox, appears in the John Candy romantic comedy "Only the Lonely?"

Comiskey Park was sight of the leading character's first date in the film "Only the Lonely." The scene was filmed shortly after the final baseball game was played there on Sept. 30, 1990.


John Candy, Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belusuhi were investors in what chain of blues bars and restaurants?

The House of Blues was the chain of blues bars and restaurants that John Candy was an investor in with Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi.


Sadly, John Candy passed away during production of what Western comedy?

John Candy played character James Harlow in "Wagons East" and died while on location in Mexico.


In what year did John Candy die?

John Candy died of a heart attack on March 4, 1994, at the age of 44. Candy's father also died of a heart attack.


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