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Charles Addams (1912–1988)

Charles Samuel Addams, or Chill as his friends called him, was born on January 7, 1912, in Westfield, New Jersey. Records show at the time of his birth the Addams' lived on Summit Avenue. They moved several times before taking up permanent residence in 1920 on Elm Street and stayed there until 1947. He attended public school in Westfield and was ... See full bio »

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Known For

(1991)
(1993)
Murder by Death Miscellaneous Crew
(1976)
The Old Dark House Hand in Title Sequence
(1963)

Filmography

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 2019 The Addams Family (based on characters created by) (filming)
  The New Addams Family (TV Series) (based on characters created by - 8 episodes, 1998 - 1999) (characters - 3 episodes, 1998 - 1999) (based on the characters created by - 2 episodes, 1999)
- Death Visits the Addams Family (1999) ... (based on characters created by)
- The Tale of Long John Addams (1999) ... (based on characters created by)
- Fester, World Leader (1999) ... (based on characters created by)
- Lights, Camera, Addams! (1999) ... (based on the characters created by)
- Lurch, Man of Leisure (1999) ... (characters)
 1998 Addams Family Reunion (TV Movie) (based on the characters created by)
 1993 The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt (Video Game) (characters)
 1993 Addams Family Values (characters)
 1992-1993 The Addams Family (TV Series) (characters - 21 episodes)
- Double O Honeymoon (1993) ... (characters)
- Sweetheart of a Brother (1993) ... (characters)
 1991 The Addams Family (characters)
 1989 Uncle Fester's Quest: The Addams Family (Video Game) (character: Fester)
 1977 Halloween with the New Addams Family (TV Movie) (characters)
 1973 The Addams Family (TV Series) (cartoons)
 1964-1966 The Addams Family (TV Series) (based on characters created by - 64 episodes)
- Ophelia's Career (1966) ... (based on characters created by)
- Lurch's Grand Romance (1966) ... (based on characters created by)
- The Addams Policy (1966) ... (based on characters created by)
- Lurch's Little Helper (1966) ... (based on characters created by)
- Cat Addams (1966) ... (based on characters created by)
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 1963 The Old Dark House
Hand in Title Sequence (uncredited)
 1955 Cameo Theatre (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Man from the South (1955) ... Narrator
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 1976 Murder by Death (title drawings)
 1963 The Old Dark House (drawings: title backgrounds - uncredited)
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 1936 Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (Short) (inker - uncredited)
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 1963 The Old Dark House (drawn by - as Chas Addams)
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  Bird of Steel! (special thanks) (filming)
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 1978 The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series)
Himself - Cartoonist
- Episode dated 6 April 1978 (1978) ... Himself - Cartoonist
 1967 Cartoon (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.3 (1967) ... Himself

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Chas Addams' Mother Goose (1967) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Chas. Addams | Chas Addams
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Personal Quote:

His original description of Gomez Addams: "Husband to Morticia, if indeed they are married at all... a crafty schemer, but also a jolly man in his own way... though sometimes misguided... sentimental and often puckish - optimistic, he is in full enthusiasm for his dreadful plots... is sometimes seen in a rather formal dressing gown... the only one who smokes." See more »

Trivia:

At one point, his second wife Barbara got him to take out a $100,000 insurance policy. Addams consulted a lawyer on the sly, who later humorously wrote, "I told him the last time I had word of such a move was in a picture called Double Indemnity (1944) starring Barbara Stanwyck, which I called to his attention." In the movie, Stanwyck's character plotted her husband's murder; however, no one has ... See more »

Trademark:

Drew cartoons with a macabre sense of humor akin to Edward Gorey but without the malice of the latter. See more »

Nickname:

Chas

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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