'Addams Family:' Meet Cast of the Beloved Movie Then and Now
'90s blockbuster "The Addams Family" and its sequel won fans over with their fresh take on the mysterious yet spooky storyline of the family."The Addams Family" is based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams. It is also based on the 1960s TV series by David Levy.
The film starred a stellar cast including Anjelica Huston and Raúl Juliá. Here is a look at where the cast is now.
Anjelica Huston (Morticia Addams)
Anjelica Huston drew inspiration for her character from her friend and model Jerry Hall. After his perfect performance, Huston went on to appear in films like "Ever After" and "Daddy Day Care."
She also featured in a string of Wes Anderson films like the 2007 film "The Darjeeling Limited." She also experimented with appearances on the small screen, with shows like "Medium," "Smash," and "Transparent."
Raúl Juliá (Gomez Addams)
Acting as the charismatic Gomez Addams, Puerto Rican actor Raúl Juliá went on to gain international fame for his acting. He received Tony nominations for appearances in musicals like "Two Gentlemen of Verona."
He was also nominated for a Golden Globe for films like "Tempest" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman." Unfortunately, in 1994, Juliá suffered from major health issues which eventually led to a fatal stroke. The actor received a posthumous Golden Globe, SAG Award and Emmy.
Christopher Lloyd (Uncle Fester)
The movie earned him an Emmy. Besides acting, he did voiceover work for Walt Disney and the Cartoon Network.
Christina Ricci (Wednesday Addams)
Christina Ricci famously played the dry and precocious Wednesday Addams. After the film, Ricci went on to bag roles in "Casper" and "Sleepy Hollow."
Ricci then went on to appear in "Monster" and "Black Snake Moan." She then went on to act on television shows like "Grey's Anatomy" and "The Lizzie Borden Chronicles to Z: The Beginning of Everything."
Jimmy Workman (Pugsley Addams)
Jimmy Workman played Pugsley Addams. He had not intended to try out for the role and had accompanied his sister who wanted to audition for the role of Wednesday.
After the film, he retired from acting. He now works behind the scenes in the industry. His younger sister is Ariel Winter from "Modern Family."
Judith Malina (Grandmama Addams in 'The Addams Family')
Mother to Morticia, Grandmama Addams was played by actress Judith Malina. Her career had started in theatre and she co-founded the experimental theatre company The Living Theatre.
She spent decades acting on stage. Malina then went on to work in film and television with famous roles in "Dog Day Afternoon," "Awakenings," and "The Sopranos" in 2006.
Carol Kane (Grandmama Addams in 'Addams Family Values')
Carol Kane took over the role of Grandma Addams from Judith Malina in the sequel "Addams Family Values."' She has become known for taking on kooky, comedic toles.
Kane also acted in "Annie Hall" and "The Princess Bride." She also acted on television in shows like "Taxi." The film bagged her two Emmys.
Carel Struycken (Lurch)
Carel Struycken qualified for his role as Lurch mostly because of his staggering seven feet height. Struycken's height is due to a hormone growth disorder.
Struycken also played Mr. Homn in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and the Giant in the '90s television show "Twin Peaks." After "Addams Family" he went on to land roles in multiple films like "Charmed," "My Name is Earl" and "Gotham."
John Franklin (Cousin Itt)
Actor John Franklin played Cousin Itt. Before "The Addams Family," he played the iconic role of the young cult leader Isaac Chroner in "Children of the Corn."
After the "Addams Family," he appeared on TV shows like "Star Trek: Voyager" and 'Chicago Hope." He later left the industry to teach English in California but later returned to Hollywood as an actor and writer.
Joan Cusack (Debbie Jellinsky)
"Black Widow" Debbie Jellinsky was played by none other than Joan Cusack. Before the film, Joan was known as an 80s darling with films like "Sixteen Candles," "Working Girl" and "Married to the Mob" in her arsenal.
After "The Addams Family," Cusack landed roles in "Grosse Pointe Blank," "In & Out," "Runaway Bride" and the "Toy Story" franchise.
Dana Ivey (Mrs. Cousin Itt)
Dana Ivey played Mrs. Cousin Itt. After the role, Ivey went on to act in movies like "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York," "Two Weeks Notice," and "The Help.
She also has a long list of television appearances as well as Broadway credits to her name.
David Krumholz (Joel Glicker)
Wednesday Addams' camp crush, Joel Glicker, was played by David Krumholz. After the sequel, he went on to act in "Harold and Kumar" and "Elf" franchises.
He also went on to land the recurring role as Charlie Eppes on "Numbers."
Mercedes McNab (Amanda Buckman)
First appearing on "The Addams Family" as a Girl Scout, Mercedes McNab landed a bigger role in the sequel as Amanda Buckman. McNab went on to have a thriving career post-Addams family.
In the late 90s, she starred in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as Harmony Kendall. She reprised the role again for the show's spinoff "Angel."
Peter MacNicol (Gary Granger)
Peter MacNicol starred as Gary Granger, co-owner of Camp Chippewa, in the "Addams Family." Besides the film, MacNicol also appeared in "Ally McBeal" and "John Cage."
He also had roles in television shows like "Chicago Hope," and the smash hit "Grey's Anatomy."
Christine Baranski (Becky Martin-Granger)
Christine Baranski played Becky in the "Addams Family." She was already an established actress both on screen and on stage. She has two Tony awards and 15 Emmy award-nominations to her name and even appeared on "The Big Bang Theory."