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Theodore Crawford "Ted" Cassidy (born July 31, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - January 16, 1979 in Los Angeles, California) was an American actor who played Lurch (in which role he was able to demonstrate his genuine skill on the harpsichord) and Thing on The Addams Family. He portrayed the voice of the more aggressive version of Balok in the Star Trek episode "The Corbomite Maneuver", and played the android Ruk in "What Are Little Girls Made Of?." He also voiced the Gorn in the Star Trek episode "Arena". Cassidy did more work with Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry in the early 1970s, playing Isiah in the pilots "Genesis II" and "Planet Earth." Ted Cassidy was 6 ft 9 in tall (206 cm). July 31 is the 212th day (213th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 153 days remaining. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Steel City Location Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Pennsylvania Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Bob OConnor (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 151. ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Lurch is the fictional manservant to The Addams Family created by cartoonist Charles Addams. ... Harpsichord in Flemish style; for more info, click the image. ... Thing (foreground) with Uncle Fester, Morticia and Gomez Addams Thing was a fictional character in the television series The Addams Family (1964-66) , the revived series The New Addams Family (1998), and in the related movies The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993). ... The Addams Family is the creation of American cartoonist Charles Addams. ... Star Trek is an American science-fiction franchise spanning six television series and ten feature films (with an eleventh film currently in the early stages of development as of 2006), in addition to hundreds of novels, computer and video games, fan stories, and other works of fiction. ... The Corbomite Maneuver is a first season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, first aired November 10, 1966, and repeated May 11, 1967. ... What are Little Girls Made Of? is a first season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. ... The Gorn which Captain Kirk fought in Arena In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Gorn are intelligent reptilian humanoids from the Gorn Hegemony. ... Star Trek is an American science-fiction franchise spanning six television series and ten feature films (with an eleventh film currently in the early stages of development as of 2006), in addition to hundreds of novels, computer and video games, fan stories, and other works of fiction. ... Star Trek is an American science-fiction franchise spanning six television series and ten feature films (with an eleventh film currently in the early stages of development as of 2006), in addition to hundreds of novels, computer and video games, fan stories, and other works of fiction. ... Genesis II was a 1973 TV movie created and produced by Gene Roddenberry and starring Alex Cord and Mariette Hartley. ... John Saxon as Hunt in Planet Earth. ...


He also appeared in films, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. He co-wrote the screenplay of 1973's "The Harrad Experiment," in which he made a brief appearance. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 Western film which tells the story of two lighthearted outlaws, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid who seem more inclined to trade quips than shots. ... The Harrad Experiment is a 1973 movie about a fictional Harrad College where the students learn about sexuality and experiment with each other. ...


Although born in Pittsburgh, Cassidy was raised in Philippi, West Virginia two hours south of Pittsburgh. Flag Seal Nickname: The Steel City Location Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Pennsylvania Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Bob OConnor (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 151. ... Philippi (pronounced FILL-uh-pea) is a city located in Barbour County, West Virginia, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,870. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Steel City Location Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Pennsylvania Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Bob OConnor (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 151. ...


Early in his academic career, Cassidy attended West Virginia Wesleyan College, in nearby Buckhannon, WV where he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. He later attended Stetson University in DeLand, Florida as a Speech Major. Active in student government, he also played basketball for the Hatters. Early in his show business career he worked as a mid-day disc jockey on WFAA-AM in Dallas. He also occasionally appeared on WFAA-TV Channel 8, playing "Creech," an outer space creature on the "Dialing for Dollars" segments on Ed Hogan's afternoon movies. An accomplished musician, Cassidy moonlighted at Luby's Cafeteria in the Lochwood Shopping Center in Dallas, playing the organ to entertain patrons. West Virginia Wesleyan College is a regionally accredited private, co-educational, liberal arts college in Buckhannon, West Virginia. ... Buckhannon is a city located in Upshur County, West Virginia. ... Alpha Sigma Phi (ΑΣΦ, commonly abbreviated to Alpha Sig) is a social fraternity with 68 active chapters, colonies, and interest groups. ... Stetson University is a private, co-educational university in DeLand, Florida, United States, with a teacher education center in Celebration, Florida, a main Stetson University Law School in Gulfport, Florida (near St. ...


After The Addams Family, Cassidy began to include voice-over work to his résumé, notably for being the narrator for the opening of the TV series The Incredible Hulk, and also for providing the Hulk's growls and roars. Ted actually appeared in a special two part episode of the Hulk where he played a similar monster to the green skinned behemoth, after a scientist is transformed during a laboratory experiment that goes wrong. He detested being compared or confused with acromegalic actor Richard Kiel, who played "Jaws," the mute assassin with stainless steel teeth, in two James Bond films. The Addams Family is the creation of American cartoonist Charles Addams. ... Lou Ferrigno in the 1978 episode Married The Incredible Hulk was an American television series loosely based on the comic book character of the same name. ... Richard Kiel as Jaws from two James Bond movies, showing the characters eponymous metal teeth. ...


Cassidy died in 1979 at age 46 from complications following open-heart surgery. Fellow actor Sandra Martinez assisted and took care of Ted during his final years. Cassidy's remains were cremated, and buried in the backyard of his Woodland Hills home. Woodland Hills is a community within the City of Los Angeles. ...


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Ted Cassidy - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki (671 words)
Cassidy's deep bass voice was sought after for voice-over roles, such as Metallus on Space Ghost, the Thing on The Fantastic Four, and Brainiac and the Black Manta on Challenge of the SuperFriends.
Cassidy died of complications following open heart surgery in 1979, leaving behind a long-time girlfriend and two children, Sean and Cameron, both of whom are now attorneys.
During the run of the original series, Cassidy – in full Ruk make-up – once participated in a gag in which he pretended to be Gene Roddenberry in order to fool a suit salesman who had come to the studio.
Ted Cassidy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (472 words)
Theodore Crawford "Ted" Cassidy (born July 31, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - January 16, 1979 in Los Angeles, California) was an American actor who played Lurch (in which role he was able to demonstrate his genuine skill on the harpsichord) and Thing on The Addams Family.
Cassidy did more work with Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry in the early 1970s, playing Isiah in the pilots "Genesis II" and "Planet Earth." Ted Cassidy was 6 ft 9 in tall (206 cm).
Ted actually appeared in a special two part episode of the Hulk where he played a similar monster to the green skinned behemoth, after a scientist is transformed during a laboratory experiment that goes wrong.
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