Lurch ~ The Addams Family television series, Lurch was played by Ted Cassidy (from Philippi, WV), who used the famous catchphrase, “You rang?” Theodore Crawford “Ted” Cassidy (July 31, 1932 – January 16, 1979). Cassidy was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but raised in Philippi, West Virginia. In his youth, Cassidy was an academically gifted individual and attended third grade at age six. During his freshman year of high school, at age 11, Cassidy was on the football and basketball teams. Despite this, he was a frequent target of bullying by his much older peers, having already reached a height of 6 ft 1 in by then.
After graduating from high school, Cassidy attended West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, where he was a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. #hollywoodappalachians