Candi Milo, born in San Jose, California, began her career as a singer working for Disney in two shows created especially for her. She then settled in Los Angeles and worked as a stand-up comic and singer for Princess Cruise Lines, becoming one of their youngest-ever nightclub performers. Stints as a stand-up led her to open for Joan Rivers and Howie Mandel as well as appear on several television shows like Comedy Express, Evening at the Improv, and a sketch-comedy show that was the creation of the late Brandon Tartikoff.
A spur of the moment audition led to a role in the original touring company of Dreamgirls directed by Michael Bennett, choreographed by Michael Peters and starring Jennifer Holiday.
Candi moved into television in Reaching for the Stars, a Real World-type TV movie-of-the-week where the ending included an appearance on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. She then went on to be recurring characters on such hit shows as Gimme a Break, Perfect Strangers, Knot’s Landing, Days of Our Lives and Empty Nest. Many other shows followed as did feature films such as; Bad Medicine, Almost An Angel, Dead Women In Lingerie (A Venice Film Festival Grand Prix Winner) and I Don’t Buy Kisses Anymore.
But it was doing the feature film, Paramount’s Cool World, with Brad Pitt and Kim Basinger, that Candi really discovered her passion – animation voice-over. She voiced twelve characters in that film, as well as threw lines to the actors on the set, helping to create the glances and reactions the actors used in the film. From there it was Steven Speilberg’s Tiny Toon Adventures and Hanna Barbera’s stable of actors. To date she has created over 200 characters for cartoons.
Currently, she plays Nick Dean, one of the stars of the Academy Award Nominated Film, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and is currently at work on the series that will debut this fall. She also stars as Dexter, in Cartoon Network’s hit show Dexter’s Laboratory. She plays all four lead characters in Warner Brother’s new show, Mucha Lucha! and plays Ms. Diaz in Disney’s new show, Stanley. Candi hopes that Cartoon Network will pick up a great pilot called Private Eye Princess in which she plays the bumbling, inept, yet strangely lovable princess.
In animation, she has had the honor of working with many great actors including the late Mel Blanc, the late Vincent Price and the brilliant Brock Peters.
Commercials are great for keeping the acting muscle working and Candi has appeared in over 300 voice and on-camera spots. Her campaigns have included Mervyn’s department stores (She still can’t walk into a Mervyn’s without somebody coming up to her and saying, “Open! Open! Open!”), Perkin’s Family Restaurants, Southern States Ford and Rhodes Furniture stores.
Currently Candi is writing her second feature film script as her first, her life story, entitled Milo’s Arms is currently in consideration by Hallmark Entertainment.
She also performs a stand-up/pop show called; Hip Is A Relative Term. Her other one-woman shows; Life’s Too Short…And So Am I (produced by Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin), Playing Well With Others and I Am Absolutely Exhausted, were mounted to high acclaim in Los Angeles.
This hard-working single mother currently resides in Calabasas California with her daughter.