At 6 ft 9 in in height, he tended to play unusual characters in offbeat or science-fiction series such as Star Trek & I Dream of Jeannie. He's best known for playing the part of Lurch, the butler on the TV series The Addams Family.
David And Goliath (1978) $19.99; Ted Cassidy (aka: Lurch, Bigfoot) is outstanding as the legendary Goliath of Gath in this Made-For-TV mini series entry. This was to be Ted Cassidy's last screen appearance.
Thing' in The Addams Family ABC) — Ted Cassidy ('Lurch') also played Thing. For scenes where Lurch Thing appeared together, Thing was portrayed by assistant director Jack Voglin. The role was uncredited, with its actor listed as "itself".