Candy Candido
Biographical Information
Born December 25th, 1913
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died May 19th, 1999
Burbank, California, United States
Productions Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove
Rhythm Parade
Campus Rhythm as Harold
Riding High
Peter Pan as Indian Chief
The Phantom Tollbooth as The Awful Dynn
Recordings I'm Feeling Mighty Low
Peter Pan (film soundtrack)
Vocal Type Bass

Candy Candido was an American actor.


Born Jonathan Candido in New Orleans, Louisiana, he began his musical career as a bass player and was a member of Ted Fio Rito's big band. He soon became an actor and was popular for his wide vocal range, which made a name for him on The Jimmy Durante Show.

Candido appeared in a number of animated features for Disney, most notably as the Indian Chief in Peter Pan and Fidget the Bat in The Great Mouse Detective. He also made uncredited cameos in a number of films, including The Wizard of Oz.

Candido died at his home in 1999.


Candido's ability to switch octaves from a high falsetto to a deep bass made him popular for voiceover parts where he would frequently sing in an impressive bass. He performed in a number of productions as a musician, such as Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove and Rhythm Parade.

Candido also performed in character on occasion; explaining "What Made the Red Man Red?" in Peter Pan, and as the Awful DYNN in The Phantom Tollbooth. He recorded a comedy single with Jimmy Durante named for his catchphrase "I'm Feelin' Mighty Low", as well as two childrens records.


Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove (1934)

  • She's Way Up Thar (solo)

Rhythm Parade (1942)

  • The Wrong Kind of Man (solo)

Campus Rhythm (1943)

  • Baby, Won't You Please Come Home (solo)

Riding High (1950)

  • The Horse Told Me

Peter Pan (1953)

  • What Makes the Red Man Red?

The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)

  • Noise, Noise, Beautiful Noise (duet)


I'm Feeling Mighty Low

  • I'm Feeling Mighty Low

CAS-3105 (1952)

  • I'm Popeye the Sailor Man (solo)
  • The Little White Duck (solo)

CAS-3156 (1953)

  • You're Nothin' But a Nothin (solo)
  • Barnacle Bill the Sailor (solo)