Lurch is a fictional character created by American cartoonist Charles Addams as a manservant to The Addams Family. In the original television series, Lurch was played by Ted Cassidy, who used the famous catchphrase: "You rang?" originated by the character Maynard G. Krebs in The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. When the phrase was delivered in the actor's slow-motion basso-profondo voice, producers found it so funny that it was incorporated in the show, where the Lurch character had originally been intended to be nonspeaking. Cassidy also voiced the character in the first animated series, as well as the episode of The New Scooby-Doo Movies cartoon that preceded it. In the second animated series, Lurch was voiced by Jim Cummings. Carel Struycken played Lurch in the films. In The New Addams Family series, Lurch was portrayed by Canadian actor John DeSantis. Zachary James recently performed this character in the Broadway musical and Ben Hudson plays the role in the Sydney Australia Musical.
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