John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 - March 4, 1994) was a Canadian actor and comedian who was well known for being a member on the Toronto branch of The Second City and its related Second City Television sketch comedy series.
Disney Adventures Magazine cover March 11 1991 John Candy

Candy on the cover of Disney Adventures Magazine, March 11, 1991.

He voiced Orville's brother Wilbur in the 1990 Disney animated film The Rescuers Down Under and played the role of Irving Blitzer in Cool Runnings. He was also originally supposed to voice Redfeather in Pocahontas, but his character was later removed after his death. He also played Freddie Bauer in the 1984 Touchstone Pictures film Splash.

Candy was offered the role of Wayne Szalinski in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, but declined the role. However, he suggested to Joe Johnston, that his friend Rick Moranis would be a good choice for the role.

Disney Roles


  • He was also considered to voice Genie in Aladdin, along with several other actors that were considered. But the role was later given to Robin Williams.