Charles Addams (1912–1988)

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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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 2022 Wednesday (TV Series) (based on characters created by - 8 episodes)
- If You Don't Woe Me by Now (2022) ... (based on characters created by)
- A Murder of Woes (2022) ... (based on characters created by)
- Quid Pro Woe (2022) ... (based on characters created by)
- You Reap What You Woe (2022) ... (based on characters created by)
- Woe What a Night (2022) ... (based on characters created by)
 2021 The Addams Family 2 (based on characters created by)
 2019 Family Strokes (TV Series) (created by - 1 episode)
- The Addams Family Strokes (2019) ... (creator)
 2019 The Addams Family (based on characters created by)
  The New Addams Family (TV Series) (based on the characters created by - 64 episodes, 1998 - 1999) (characters - 1 episode, 1998)
- Death Visits the Addams Family (1999) ... (based on the characters created by)
- Keeping Up with the Joneses (1999) ... (based on the characters created by)
- The Tale of Long John Addams (1999) ... (based on the characters created by)
- Fester, World Leader (1999) ... (based on the characters created by)
- Addams Family Feud (1999) ... (based on the characters created by)
 1998 Addams Family Reunion (TV Movie) (based on the characters created by)
 1994 Honey Nut Cheerios: The Addams Family (Video short) (characters)
 1993 The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt (Video Game) (characters)
 1993 Addams Family Values (characters)
 1992-1993 The Addams Family (TV Series short) (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 - 16 episodes)
- The Addams Family at the Kentucky Derby (1973) ... (cartoons)
- The Addams Family Goes West (1973) ... (cartoons)
- The Roller Derby Story (1973) ... (cartoons)
- The Voodoo Story (1973) ... (cartoons)
- The Addams Family at Sea (1973) ... (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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Other Works:

Creature Comforts (1981) 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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His original description of Lurch: "This towering mute has been shambling around the house forever... He is not a very good butler but a faithful one... One eye is opaque, the scanty hair is damply clinging to his narrow flat head... generally the family regards him as something of a joke." See more »


Noted director Alfred Hitchcock was a friend of Addams, and owned two pieces of original Addams art. In Hitchcock's film North by Northwest (1959), a scene pays homage to Addams: when Roger Thornhill meets Eve with Mr. Vandamm and Leonard, he comments, "The three of you together. Now that's a picture only Charles Addams could draw". See more »


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



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