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Ted Cassidy (1932–1979)


Ted Cassidy was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in Philippi, West Virginia. He was a well respected actor who portrayed many different characters during his film and television career. His most notable role was Lurch, the faithful butler on the television series The Addams Family (1964). His most memorable dialogue as Lurch would be, "... See full bio »

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Known For

The Addams Family
(1964-1966)
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
(1977-1980)
Mackenna's Gold
Mackenna's Gold Hachita
(1969)

Filmography

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 1977-1982 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Narrator / Hulk / Narrator, Hulk
- Slaves (1982) ... Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- A Minor Problem (1982) ... Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- Triangle (1981) ... Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- Sanctuary (1981) ... Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- Two Godmothers (1981) ... Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1977-1980 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Lights, Camera, Cavey! (1980) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- The Old Caveman and the Sea (1980) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- The Mystery of the Meandering Mummy (1980) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- The Legend of Devil's Run (1980) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- The Haunting of Hog's Hollow (1980) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1979 The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show (TV Series)
Additional Voices (1979) (voice)
 1978-1979 Godzilla (TV Series)
Godzilla
- The Deadly Asteroid (1979) ... Godzilla (voice)
- Island of Doom (1979) ... Godzilla (voice)
- Valley of the Giants (1979) ... Godzilla (voice)
- The Macro-Beasts (1979) ... Godzilla (voice)
- The Golden Guardians (1979) ... Godzilla (voice)
 1976-1979 Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (TV Series)
Phobeg
- Tarzan and the White Elephant (1979) ... (voice)
- Tarzan and the Huntress (1979) ... (voice)
- Tarzan and the Future King (1979) ... (voice)
- Tarzan and the Soul Stealer (1979) ... (voice)
- Tarzan and the Drought (1979) ... (voice)
 1979 The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone (TV Movie)
Frankenstone (voice)
 1978 Jana of the Jungle (TV Series)
Montaro
- Race for Life (1978) ... Montaro (voice)
- Suspicion (1978) ... Montaro (voice)
- Countdown (1978) ... Montaro (voice)
- The Sting of the Tarantula (1978) ... Montaro (voice)
- Dangerous Cargo (1978) ... Montaro (voice)
 1978 Yogi's Space Race (TV Series)
- The Borealis Triangle (1978) ... (voice)
- Race Through Oz (1978) ... (voice)
- The Mizar Marathon (1978) ... (voice)
- The Spartikan Spectacular (1978) ... (voice)
- The Pongo Tongo Classic (1978) ... (voice)
 1978 Fangface (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Don't Abra When You Cadabra (1978) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- A Heap of Trouble (1978) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1978 Goin' Coconuts
Mickey
 1978 Dr. Strange (TV Movie)
Demon Balzaroth (voice, uncredited)
 1978 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
Bruno
- Help Wanted (1978) ... Bruno
 1978 Man from Atlantis (TV Series)
Canja
- Scavenger Hunt (1978) ... Canja
 1978 Sugar Time! (TV Series)
 1978 The Flintstones Little Big League (TV Movie)
Police Officer (voice)
 1978 Cowboysan (Short)
Baddie
 1978 Dinky Dog (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Rockhead Hound/Tree's a Crowd (1978) ... Additional Voices
- Like It or Lamp It/Lochness Mess (1978) ... Additional Voices
- There's No Place Like Home/Buckingham Bow Wow (1978) ... Additional Voices
- Department Store Dinky/A Hop and a Dink (1978) ... Additional Voices
- Castaway Canine/Gondola, But Not Forgotten (1978) ... Additional Voices
 1977 Halloween with the New Addams Family (TV Movie)
Lurch (as Itself)
 1976-1977 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Bigfoot
- Bigfoot V (1977) ... Bigfoot
 1977 Space Sentinels (TV Series)
Agent Kronos
- The Time Traveler (1977) ... Agent Kronos (voice, uncredited)
 1977 Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover (TV Movie)
Jake Tuttle
 1975 Poor Pretty Eddie
Keno
 1974 Thunder County
Cabrini
 1974 Planet Earth (TV Movie)
Isiah
 1973 The Slams
Glover
 1973 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Lurch
- Boola Boola (1973) ... Lurch
- Left in the Lurch (1973) ... Lurch
 1973 The Harrad Experiment
Diner Patron (uncredited)
 1973 Genesis II (TV Movie)
Isiah
 1973 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Mountain Man Pete
- Mystery of the Yellow Rose (1973) ... Mountain Man Pete
 1973 Banacek (TV Series)
Jerry Crawford
- Ten Thousand Dollars a Page (1973) ... Jerry Crawford
 1972 Charcoal Black
Striker
 1972 Ironside (TV Series)
Wrestler
- Who'll Cry for My Baby (1972) ... Wrestler
 1972 The Limit
Big Donnie
 1972 The New Scooby-Doo Movies (TV Series)
Lurch
- Wednesday Is Missing (1972) ... Lurch (voice)
 1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Garth
- Decision at Los Robles (1970) ... Garth
 1969 Blaze Glory (Short)
Voices (voice)
 1969 Mackenna's Gold
Hachita
 1968-1969 The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (TV Series)
Injun Joe / Xaon, the All-Powerful Khan / Elephant Rider / ...
- The Conquistador Curse (1969) ... Injun Joe (voice)
- Strange Experiment (1969) ... Injun Joe (voice)
- Prophecy of Peril (1969) ... Injun Joe / Xaon, the All-Powerful Khan / Elephant Rider (voice)
- Son of the Sun (1969) ... Injun Joe (voice)
 1968 Mannix (TV Series)
Felipe Montoya
- To Kill a Writer (1968) ... Felipe Montoya
 1968 Tarzan (TV Series)
Sampson
- Jungle Ransom (1968) ... Sampson
 1968 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Hamid / Habib
 1968 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Gentle Sam
- The Scrimshaw Ivory Chart (1968) ... Gentle Sam
 1967 Fantastic Four (TV Series)
Galactus
- Galactus (1967) ... Galactus (voice, uncredited)
 1967 Insight (TV Series)
The Jury
- Fat Hands and a Diamond Ring (1967) ... The Jury
 1967 Birdman (TV Series)
Meteor Man (voice, uncredited)
 1967 Super President (TV Series)
Spy Shadow (voice)
 1967 Mr. Terrific (TV Series)
Bojo
- Stanley Joins the Circus (1967) ... Bojo
 1967 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Mr. Ted
- The Dahlia Feud (1967) ... Mr. Ted
 1967 Laredo (TV Series)
Monte
- The Small Chance Ghost (1967) ... Monte
 1967 Jack and the Beanstalk (TV Movie)
The Giant (voice)
 1967 The Monroes (TV Series)
Teddy Larch
- Wild Bull (1967) ... Teddy Larch
 1967 The Phyllis Diller Show (TV Series)
Maxie
- Portrait of Krump (1967) ... Maxie
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Edgar
- The Napoleon's Tomb Affair (1967) ... Edgar
 1966-1967 Star Trek (TV Series)
Gorn / Balok's Puppet / Ruk
- Arena (1967) ... Gorn (voice, uncredited)
- The Corbomite Maneuver (1966) ... Balok's Puppet (voice, uncredited)
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Lurch
- The Penguin's Nest (1966) ... Lurch (uncredited)
 1966 Lost in Space (TV Series)
Slave
- The Thief from Outer Space (1966) ... Slave
 1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Tullio
- The Montori Device Affair (1966) ... Tullio
 1966 Space Ghost (TV Series)
Metallus
 1966 Frankenstein, Jr. and the Impossibles (TV Series)
Frankenstein, Jr. (voice)
 1964-1966 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Lurch
- Ophelia's Career (1966) ... Lurch
- The Addams Policy (1966) ... Lurch
- Lurch's Little Helper (1966) ... Lurch (credit only)
- Cat Addams (1966) ... Lurch
 1959 The Angry Red Planet
Martian (voice, uncredited)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (3 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1970s) TV commercials for McDonald's - voice of McDonaldland's Officer Big Mac. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ted 'Lurch' Cassidy | Itself

Height:

6' 9" (2.06 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"None. None of them! I don't want to be remembered for any of them because I don't like any of them. I'm not proud of any of them. I am still waiting for the one role I will have pride in and want to be associated with down the years." (on the role he would most like to be known for playing) See more »

Trivia:

Two children, a boy (Sean) born in 1957 and a girl (Cameron) born in 1960. Both children are now lawyers. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height and slender frame See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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