STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 267 this week

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 »

"GLOW" Star Alison Brie on Puppets and Perms

Alison Brie has the power to decide which '80s trends should make a comeback and which should stay buried forever.

See what Alison decides

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

Editorial Lists

Related lists from IMDb editors

a list of 15 images
updated 08 Apr 2016
 

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 people
created 23 May 2016
 
a list of 44 people
created 27 Dec 2012
 
a list of 35 images
created 01 Oct 2014
 
list image
a list of 10000 people
created 14 Aug 2014
 
a list of 135 people
created 6 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Ted Cassidy's work have you seen?

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

The Addams Family
(1964-1966)
Star Trek
Star Trek Balok's Puppet / Gorn / Ruk
(1966-1967)
The Six Million Dollar Man
(1976-1977)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (74 credits)
 1982 Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All (TV Movie)
Thun (voice)
 1977-1982 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Narrator / Hulk / Narrator, Hulk
 1977-1980 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels (TV Series)
Additional Voices
 1979 The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show (TV Series)
Additional Voices (1979) (voice)
 1978-1979 Godzilla (TV Series)
Godzilla
 1976-1979 Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (TV Series)
Phobeg
 1979 The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone (TV Movie)
Frankenstone (voice)
 1978 Cowboysan (Short)
Baddie
 1978 Dinky Dog (TV Series)
Additional Voices
 1978 Challenge of the Superfriends (TV Series)
Black Manta / Brainiac / Diamond Exchange Man / ...
 1978 The Fantastic Four (TV Series)
Ben Grimm / The Thing
 1978 Jana of the Jungle (TV Series)
Montaro
 1978 Greatest Heroes of the Bible (TV Series)
Goliath
 1978 Yogi's Space Race (TV Series)
 1978 Fangface (TV Series)
Additional Voices
 1978 Goin' Coconuts
Mickey
 1978 Dr. Strange (TV Movie)
Demon Balzaroth (voice, uncredited)
 1978 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
Bruno
 1978 Man from Atlantis (TV Series)
Canja
 1978 Sugar Time! (TV Series)
 1978 Flintstones Little Big League (TV Movie)
Police Officer (voice)
 1977 Halloween with the New Addams Family (TV Movie)
Lurch (as Itself)
 1976-1977 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Bigfoot
 1977 The All-New Super Friends Hour (TV Series)
Crag
 1977 Space Sentinels (TV Series)
Agent Kronos
 1977 Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover (TV Movie)
Jake Tuttle
 1971-1976 McDonaldland (TV Series)
Officer Big Mac
 1976 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Bigfoot
 1975 The Intruder
 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
 1973 The Harrad Experiment
Diner Patron (uncredited)
 1973 Genesis II (TV Movie)
Isiah
 1973 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Mountain Man Pete
 1973 Banacek (TV Series)
Jerry Crawford
 1972 Catch the Black Sunshine
Striker
 1972 Ironside (TV Series)
Wrestler
 1972 The Limit
Big Donnie
 1972 The New Scooby-Doo Movies (TV Series)
Lurch
 1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
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 / ...
 1966-1968 Space Ghost (TV Series)
Metallus / Moltar
 1968 Mannix (TV Series)
Felipe Montoya
 1968 Tarzan (TV Series)
Sampson
 1968 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Hamid / Habib
 1968 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Gentle Sam
 1967 Fantastic Four (TV Series)
Galactus
 1967 Insight (TV Series)
The Jury
 1967 Birdman (TV Series)
Meteor Man (voice, uncredited)
 1967 Super President (TV Series)
Spy Shadow (voice)
 1967 Mr. Terrific (TV Series)
Bojo
 1967 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Mr. Ted
 1967 Laredo (TV Series)
Monte
 1967 Jack and the Beanstalk (TV Movie)
The Giant (voice)
 1967 The Monroes (TV Series)
Teddy Larch
 1967 The Phyllis Diller Show (TV Series)
Maxie
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Edgar
 1966-1967 Star Trek (TV Series)
Gorn / Balok's Puppet / Ruk
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Lurch
 1966 Lost in Space (TV Series)
Slave
 1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Tullio
 1966 Frankenstein, Jr. and the Impossibles (TV Series)
Frankenstein, Jr. (voice)
 1964-1966 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Lurch
 1959 The Angry Red Planet
Martian (voice, uncredited)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (4 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

(1970s) Played a bartender in a Lite Beer commercial featuring Wilt Chamberlain. At the end of the commercial, Cassidy sarcastically called Chamberlain "shorty". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ted 'Lurch' Cassidy | Itself

Height:

6' 9" (2.06 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"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 ... See more »

Trivia:

Brother-in-law of actor Dan Jesse. He was married to Jesse's sister from 1956 to 1976. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height and slender frame See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial