Jennifer Anne Candy's Net Worth & A Look Into Her Career
Jennifer Anne Candy was born into a show biz family. Her father, John Candy, was one of the greatest and funniest Canadian actors. Growing up among her father and his show biz friends, she followed her father's footsteps into the entertainment industry very young.
Inheriting more than her father's bright brown eyes and beautiful smile, Jenniffer also takes up to her senior Candy's flair for comedy, and entertainment. Candy started young in the early 1990s as a voice actor in Camp Candy. Since then, she has worked as an actress, producer, director, and also a dialogue coach in many projects -- all of which have made her financially and economically sound.
Jennifer Anne Candy Began Her Career As A Voice Actress
Jennifer Anne Candy Began her career in the entertainment industry when she was very little. In fact, Jennifer, who as per her IMDB bio was born on February 3, 1980, began working when she was just 10-years-old
Her first job was alongside her father and her brother, Chris Candy, in the animated TV show Camp Candy. The show, which aired for three seasons from 1989 to 1992, was about John Candy running a summer camp.
Jennifer and her brother voiced the cartoon versions of their own selves as suggested by the show’s IMDb page. And she appeared on only seven episodes of the show from 1990 to 1992, as did her brother, when the show actually lasted for 17 episodes, with their father working on all 17 of them.
Jen Candy’s Credits In The Entertainment Industry
After her initial work in Camp Candy, she didn’t work for three years. Her next job would be just a one episode-long voice contribution to Bobby’s World in 1995.
After that, she disappeared until 2005 when she finally made her on-screen acting debut on the TV series MADtv’s episode titled John Cena.
Then, she made one uncredited appearance on According to Jim in 2007 and another in 2009. Between these dates, she went on to work as a producer in Prom Queen, Cockpit, and Foreign Body.
After these production stints, she returned to acting in 2010 with her role as Court Clerk on The Defenders. Since then, she has been fairly active in show business, racking up acting credits in movies and TV shows such as Where’s This Party? (2014), Liv and Maddie (2014-2016), One Day at a Time (2017), In Vino (2017), and Chowchilla (2019).
Along with her 13 acting and four producing credits, she also has a few credits in other roles. Jennifer directed Where’s This Party? And worked as a dialogue coach on Liv and Maddie from 2016 to 2017.
Inheriting Her Father's Company Boosted Her Net Worth
Just three years after Camp Candy ended, John Candy passed away when his children were very young, on 4 March 1994. At 43, he died of a heart attack. As per Huffington Post, Jennifer was only 14, and Chris 10.
He had accomplished a lot before his death with 66 acting credits to his name and a few others as a writer, producer, director, and contributor in the soundtrack department in various projects.
John also had involvements in a few business ventures. His company, Frostbacks Productions, and the co-ownership of the Toronto Argonauts, alongside his works in movies and TV shows, must have contributed to his $15 million net worth, as per Celebrity Net Worth. And all this was going to go to his children, Jennifer and Chris.
While after John’s death, the team’s ownership, along with his share, was sold to Labatt Brewing Company’s unit TSN Enterprises in 1994, Frostbacks Productions still remains in the hands of the Candy Family.
As of December 2020, the production company is co-run by Jennifer, Chris, and their mother Rose Candy. Keeping up the legacy of her late father, Jennifer also hosts the Couch Candy show, produced by Holly Wortell and herself on behalf of Frostbacks Productions, where she is seen interviewing famous comedians.
What Is Jennifer Anne Candy's Net Worth?
Even though neither Jennifer nor anyone associated with her has revealed her actual financial worth, we can see that she is doing pretty well financially.
In addition to inheriting Frostbacks Productions and probably other things that comprised of his massive net worth, Jen has also been doing things of her own.