(1970s) Played a bartender in a Lite Beer commercial featuring Wilt Chamberlain
. At the end of the commercial, Cassidy sarcastically called Chamberlain "shorty".
1 Interview |
Ted 'Lurch' Cassidy | Itself | David Opatoshu
6' 9" (2.06 m)
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"If I'm up for a part if, I'm asked to play something, I really worry what I'm going to be because they always make fellows like me the big dumb galoot, the oaf who doesn't know anything, who trips over himself. We are apparently idiots, all big men. You end up never leading anybody to anything. You end up holding people, while the boss hits them in the face -- scratching your head a lot ...
Lurch was supposed to be silent, as in the Charles Addams
cartoons, but during the shooting of the pilot, when Ted made his very first appearance at the sounding of the gong, he ad libbed the now famous line, "You rang?" in his trademark sonorous voice, and everyone was so impressed that Lurch became a speaking role.
Towering height and slender frame