John Candy's Son Shares Loving Memories of His Late Father

by Zach Seemayer 10:25 PM PST, November 30, 2014
Playing John Candy's Son Shares Loving Memories of His Late Father

John Candy will forever be remembered as one of the greatest comedic actors in Hollywood history. Sadly, in 1994, while filming the comedy Wagons East!, Candy passed away in his sleep from a heart attack. He was 43.

Over two decades later, John Candy's son Chris Candy, an actor as well, sat down with ET Canada to discuss the life and legacy of his late father.

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"With him being gone 20 years now, you feel like he's within you a little bit," he told ET Canada, whose interview with Chris kicked off their Celebrity Kids Week. "He was just an amazing actor. There was only one John Candy, and he was it."

Chris, 30, also opened up about what he feels made his father such a beloved entertainer, and how it's influenced his own efforts as a performer.

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"My dad's ability as an actor was that he was very funny, and he had a lot of heart behind all of his work, and he loved to do it," Chris shared. "I feel like that has definitely come across in my work."

Currently, Chris is starring in the indie dramedy Bar America. Check out ET Canada's video for more on the Hollywood heir's work, and on John Candy's illustrious legacy.