Ted Cassidy

Lowest Rated: 20% MacKenna's Gold (1969)
Birthday: Jul 31, 1932
Birthplace: Not Available
An unusually bright child, Ted Cassidy was in the third grade by the time he was six years old. This alone was enough to set Cassidy apart from his classmates, but there was something else that made him "different": By the time he was an 11-year-old high school freshman, he was 6'1". A natural for the school's football and basketball team, Cassidy was also the target of harassment from his older, smaller fellow students. Developing an interest in dramatics while attending college, he went out of his way to play characters of all physical types and sizes; he may well have been the only 6'9" Falstaff in theatrical history. Though offered a singing job with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, Cassidy decided on a career as a radio announcer. Upon returning to acting, he landed the first role for which he auditioned: Lurch, the lumbering, monosyllabic butler on the TV comedy series The Addams Family (1964-1965). Though grateful for the opportunity, the sensitive Cassidy bemoaned the fact that he seemed doomed to forever play inarticulate giants. He went on to provide the voice and physical model for Injun Joe on The New Adventures of Huck Finn, a 1968 animation/live-action hybrid produced by Hanna-Barbera, and also supplied the voice of "the Thing" on H-B's Saturday morning cartoon series The Fantastic Four. Though limited in his choice of screen roles, Ted Cassidy played outlaw Harvey Logan in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All Actor 1982
No Score Yet Sunshine Run Striker 1979
No Score Yet Goin' Coconuts Mickey 1978
No Score Yet Heartbreak Motel Keno 1978
33% The Last Remake of Beau Geste Blindman 1977
57% Harry and Walter Go to New York Leary 1976
No Score Yet Poor Pretty Eddie Keno 1975
No Score Yet Redneck County Actor 1975
No Score Yet Redneck County Actor 1975
No Score Yet Planet Earth Actor 1974
No Score Yet Convict Women Cabrini 1974
No Score Yet The Slams Glover 1973
No Score Yet Genesis II Isiah 1973
90% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Harvey Logan 1969
20% MacKenna's Gold Hachita 1969

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Godzilla: The Original Animated Series
1978
Voice
  • 1978
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Wrestler
  • 1972
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Garth
  • 1970
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
  • 1968
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Mr. Ted
  • 1967
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Edgar
  • 1967
No Score Yet Lost in Space
1965-1968
Slave
  • 1966
80% Star Trek
1966-1969
Ruk
  • 1966
100% The Addams Family
1964-1966
Lurch
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
Voice

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