Lovable comedian from Uncle Buck, The Great Outdoors, Spaceballs and Planes, Trains and Automobiles who died at age forty-three. His other films include National Lampoon's Vacation, The Rescuers Down Under, Cool Runnings, Wagons East, and The Magic 7.
He played football for an all-boys Catholic school in Canada. In 1973, he made his film debut in Class of '44.
He starred in Michael Moore's Canadian Bacon, which was released a year after his death.
He was married to Rosemary Margaret Hobor from 1979 until his death in 1994. His children are actors Jennifer Candy and Christopher Candy.
He starred in Spaceballs with Bill Pullman.