The Rise of Nickelodeon Candy
Early Life and Education
Thirty years ago this week, an emerging kids network called Nickelodeon unveiled three animated series that would radically alter children’s television viewing: Doug, Rugrats and The Ren & Stimpy Show would become instant classics that continue to influence animation and pop culture today.
Nickelodeon made kids the center of its attention, from ridiculing kids who video-called in to its studio to giving them access to new equipment on game shows – its cotton candy aesthetic proved irresistible to a generation accustomed to seeing subdued adult programming elsewhere.
Candyrific, a novelty candy company, recently introduced a line of hand-held fans featuring iconic Nickelodeon characters such as Blue’s Clues and SpongeBob. Each fan contains 0.53 ounces of candy and when pushed will release cool air blasts when pushed.
Ryan serves as Vice President at Spangler and oversees supply chain and logistics operations. Additionally, he sits on several professional boards and coaches his sons’ athletic teams as a volunteer coach. Ryan and his wife enjoy exploring various cultures through travel.
As a cast member on Edmonton and later Toronto-based comedy-variety show Second City Television (SCTV), he attained wide North American popularity. Recurring characters on SCTV included unscrupulous street-beat TV reporter Johnny LaRue, 3-D horror auteur Doctor Tongue and talk-show sidekick William B. Williams – to name just three of them!
Richard Pryor directed and co-starred with him in Brewster’s Millions (1985), an independent box office failure. Wagons East and Canadian Bacon both came out later that same year.
Nick Candy lives with Holly Valance, an ex-Neighbours actress, and their two children; in addition, he shares custody of another son from a previous relationship. Additionally, he is an accomplished luxury property developer with multiple properties under his name.
He maintains his own website to share updates about his property projects and was educated at Priory Prepatory School and Epsom College respectively.
He has broadened his interests beyond real estate by investing in advertising, broadband and music firms. Candyrific provides licensed-motorized personal fans featuring Nickelodeon characters like PAW Patrol and SpongeBob SquarePants; later this summer they will launch a line with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Blue’s Clues characters too! He owns several restaurants as well as using offshore vehicles like PGGL for One Hyde Park property development projects.
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Nick Candy is co-owner of luxury property development firm Candy & Candy along with his brother Christian and is widely recognized for their high-profile development projects like One Hyde Park in London.
Nick Candy married Australian singer-actress Holly Valance in 2012. Together they are parents to Luka Violet Toni Candy who was born in 2013. Nick said her middle name honors his father Tony Candy who passed before she came into being.
As well as his business endeavors, he is involved in numerous charitable causes and artistic pursuits.