How old was John Candy in the movie The Blues Brothers?

John Candy was 28 in The Blues Brothers when he played the character 'Burton Mercer'.

That was over 44 years ago in 1980.

In 1994 he died aged just 43, starring in 63 films in his career, 52 of those after The Blues Brothers was first released. If he were alive today he would be 73.

How old do you think he looks in the movie?

In The Blues Brothers, I think John Candy looks:

Did you know?

  • Director John Landis has worked with John Candy just once in his career.
  • John Candy's first movie was as 'Paule' in Class of '44, released in 1973 when he was 21
  • The Blues Brothers scores 7.75 out of 10 on TMDB.

The cast of The Blues Brothers

John Candy's other movies