Ted Cassidy (actor) - Died January 16, 1979. Born July 31, 1932. Theodore Crawford Cassidy, was an American actor who performed in television  films. 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 1960s TV series The Addams Family and performing the opening narration of the 1970s TV series The Incredible Hulk, and the voice of the Hulk.

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.

Ted Cassidy (1932-1979) as Lurch in "The Addams Family"

"You Rang?" Lurch (Ted Cassidy) is the household butler for The Addams Family Morticia and Gomez summon him by means of a bell pull in the form of a hangman's noose.

The Aadams Family: Carolyn Jones, John Astin, Ted Cassidy, Jackie Coogan, Ken Weatherwax and Lisa Loring, from IMDB

The Adams Family, Created by David Levy. With John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, Jackie Coogan. The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

The Addams Family (1964) Ted Cassidy a sLurch 24X36 Poster Print

The Addams Family (1964) Ted Cassidy a sLurch 24X36 Poster Print

Theodore Crawford Cassidy - Philippi, WV -  Best know for his role on the Adams Family TV serious as "Lurch" some of his other credits include: The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and The Adventures of Huck Finn. He also did voice work for Hanna-Barbera Studios and voiced a number of characters for both film and TV.

Theodore Crawford Cassidy - Philippi, WV - Best know for his role on the Adams…

Lurch | Ted Cassidy

Lurch | Ted Cassidy

Ted Cassidy (July 31, 1932 - July 16, 1979) American actor (played Lurch on the TV show "The Addams Family").

Ted Cassidy (July 1932 - July American actor (played Lurch on the TV show "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.

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.

Vintage TV Classic Addams Family Postcard Set of Seven (7) - TnTCollectibles - 1 Ted Cassidy seen here in the original Lurch make-up (1964)

Vintage TV Classsing Addams Family Postcard: Lurch [Ted Cassidy] Perfect for Halloween

'Thing T. Thing' in The Addams Family (1964-66, 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".

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".

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