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Ted Cassidy

Lowest Rated:   20% MacKenna's Gold (1969)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
45% The Last Remake of Beau Geste
  • Blindman
1977
56% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
  • Actor
  • 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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