Theodore Crawford "Ted" Cassidy (July 31, 1932 – January 16, 1979) was an American actor. Noted for his tall stature at 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 m), (A result of acromegaly) he tended to play unusual characters in offbeat or science-ficti...on series such as Star Trek and I Dream of Jeannie. He is perhaps best known for the role of Lurch on The Addams Family.
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It`s coming up on the 31st anniversary of his death, I wish I could have met my namesake. They`ve called me lurch forever, I`m proud of that!
The best and only lurch. It's been my nickname for years too. You are missed greatly big guy!
Lurch in the Adams family,and was in the Star Trek episode What are little girls made off. Died much to young.