One of the unsung heroes of The Addams Family production was hand actor Christopher Hart who lent a hand for the depiction of Thing in the 1991 classic. Christopher Hart was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, to an English mother and Canadian father. Hart appeared on To Tell the Truth in 2018. As a teenager, he earned extra money working in a cemetery as a grave digger and was nicknamed Lurch due to his tall, lanky frame. Addams Family Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Get the latest on Christopher Hart on Fandango. Known for their unusual characters and eccentric personalities, the Addams had an even more surprising family member, their pet hand: Thing T. Thing.Despite being a literal hand with no lines of dialogue, Thing played a principal role in the family. I have yet to see the Broadway play. The unusual character was played by magician and actor Christopher Hart. Christopher Hart (born February 22, 1961) is a Canadian actor and magician, famous for playing Thing, the disembodied hand, in the 1991, 1993, and 1998 movies The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, and Addams Family Reunion Find Christopher Hart movies, filmography, bio, co stars, photos, news and tweets. As with most sequels, "Addams Family Values" is a thinner, airier reunion.For those who enjoyed the original "The Addams Family," the flavor is still there. Hart played Thing in the 1991 movie, Addams Family Values, and Addams Family Reunion. Christopher Hart (born 22 February 1961) is a Canadian actor and magician. “The man with the movie star hand,” and “The most famous right hand in Hollywood” is just two of the quotes reviewers have used to describe the talents of master magician Christopher Hart. Felix Silla. 496 likes. When the annual seance is held by the Addams Family, Fester arrives at the door, accompanied by Mrs. Craven, posing as Dr. Pinderschloss, a psychiatrist. Christopher Hart was born on February 22, 1961 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. The opening of Barry Sonnenfeld’s The Addams Family recreates in morbidly humorous, loving detail one of Charles Addams’s most famous New Yorker cartoons, in which the titular family perches atop their decrepit mansion, preparing to pour a cauldron of boiling oil on a group of beaming Christmas carolers. Christopher Hart (born 1961) is a Canadian actor and magician, famous for playing Thing, the disembodied hand, in the 1991, 1993, and 1998 movies The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, and Addams Family Reunion. I have yet to see the Broadway play. It is interesting to see the different takes on Fester and how he is associated with the family. Ookiness. To paraphrase George Costanza from the sitcom “Seinfeld,” magician Christopher Hart has hand. Soon realizing that it was a dead-end job, Hart accepted a position demonstrating tricks at Hollywood Magic, the largest West Coast magic shop. At sixteen, after an extensive audition and interview process, Hart was accepted into the Magic Castle's elite junior program. Broll footage: Christopher Hart on the purple carpet at ‘The Addams Family’ world premiere held at the Westfield Century City in Los Angeles, California USA on October 6, 2019 #TheAddamsFamily Christopher Hart, Actor: Idle Hands. Addams Family Values. At the age of eight, he became intrigued after discovering a magic book at the local library. ... (1985). [citation needed], Working in Hollywood gave Hart the opportunity to meet and perform before the likes of Michael Jackson, Johnny Carson, Muhammad Ali, and Harry Anderson. Christopher Hart (born February 22, 1961) is a Canadian actor and magician whose roles include Thing, the disembodied hand, in the 1991, 1993, and 1998 movies The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, and Addams Family Reunion. Christopher Hart (born February 22, 1961) is a Canadian actor and magician whose roles include Thing, the disembodied hand, in the 1991, 1993, and 1998 movies The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, and Addams Family Reunion. I am a huge fan of the Addams Family, all versions I have seen which include the original TV show, 2 different cartoons, and the 2 movies. This page is age restricted. Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Snoop Dogg"The Addams Family" World Premiere Thing (Addams Family) John Astin. It was at this same time that the television series "The Magician" starring Bill Bixby was on the air and further fueled his passion for magic. Christopher Hart was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. With Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya. Carolyn Jones. "I've got a very famous hand, as you know, from [ The ] Addams Family. https://addamsfamily.fandom.com/wiki/Christopher_Hart?oldid=23625. Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle. Hart played Thing in the 1991 movie, Addams Family Values, and Addams Family Reunion. Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys STARmeter Awards San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events Previous Films More Films. For other people named Christopher Hart, see, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Christopher Hart - Biography All About Magicians.com", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Christopher_Hart_(actor)&oldid=982732835, BLP articles lacking sources from October 2015, All Wikipedia articles written in Canadian English, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2015, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 10 October 2020, at 00:11. It was at this same time that the television series The Magician starring Bill Bixby was on the air and further fueled his passion for magic. Working in Hollywood gave Hart the opportunity to meet and perform before the likes of Michael Jackson, Johnny Carson, Muhammad Ali, and Harry Anderson. Impressed with Hart's knowledge and expertise in the field of magic, Copperfield continued to use him on several more live and television shows, including the Great Wall of China special. Christopher Hart, best known for his potrayal of "Thing" in The Addams Family series of films, performs on stage on Chantatachán, a program produced for Telemadrid in 1992-93. Whenever a movie script called for a hand to crawl around on its own, Hart was the man for the job. As Hart's reputation grew he soon came to the attention of David Copperfield, for whom Hart first worked as a Magic Roadie. The Addams Family. The Addams Family (1991 Film) Uncle Fester. A Família Addams (no original, The Addams Family) é uma família fictícia de senso de humor irônico e mórbido, uma inversão satírica da família americana ideal, originário das tiras de quadrinhos nos anos 1930, criado pelo cartonista norte-americano Charles Addams, passando pela televisão, pelo cinema, e teatro. Carel Struycken. He is known for his work on Idle Hands (1999), The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993). He opined that \"thing\" was a disembodied head that rolled through the house on various ramps and pulleys. [citation needed]. Lisa Loring. [citation needed], At sixteen, after an extensive audition and interview process, Hart was accepted into the Magic Castle's elite junior program. Her other films include The Witches (1990) and The Player (1992). As a teenager, he earned extra money working in a cemetery as a grave digger and was nicknamed Lurch due to his tall, lanky frame. A con artists plan to scam an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle. [citation needed], Hart is currently performing in TV's Magic Stars at the Golden Cabaret at the Horizon Casino Resort in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. [1], At the age of eight he became intrigued after discovering a magic book at the local library. We would like to thank Juan Tamariz and Luis Piedrahita for making this content available. Christopher Hart (actor) : biography 1961 – Christopher Hart (born 1961) is a Canadian actor and magician, famous for playing Thing, the disembodied hand, in the 1991, 1993, and 1998 movies, The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, and Addams Family Reunion. "My hand's been in like six films, and I've been in none." Franchise | Franchise Soon realizing that it was a dead-end job, Hart accepted a position demonstrating tricks at Hollywood Magic, the largest West Coast magic shop. In 1991, the ghoulish clan known as “The Addams Family” made their way from one panel cartoons to the big screen. Just check out any of the three “Addams Family” movies. Early life and career It is interesting to see the different takes on Fester and how he is associated with the family. My hand is actually the talented part of my body," Hart joked in an interview with The Red Booth. Ken Weatherwax. Notable cast members in The Addams Family film series include John Astin, Jackie Coogan, Carolyn Jones, Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Carol Kane, Carel Struycken, Christopher Hart, Daryl Hannah, Tim Curry, Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Snoop Dogg and Bette Midler. Charles Addams. Christopher Hart. Lives in Hollywood, California The Addams Family (1991) 1991. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Impressed with Hart's knowledge and expertise in the field of magic, Copperfield continued to use him on several more live and television shows, including the Great Wall of China special. Jackie Coogan. See Christopher Hart’s Full Filmography. Lady Terminator 1989. It was decided that a hand … Thing was based on a New Yorker cartoon by Charles Addams that depicted a shocked mailman reacting to a sign posted on The Addams Family Mansion which warned \"Beware of the Thing.\" While developing the television series, Charles Addams was asked what, exactly, was the \"thing\"? Christopher Hart. He has twice been awarded "Stage Magician of the Year" by Hollywood's Magic Castle, and Princess Stephanie of Monaco personally awarded him the top prize at the Grand Prix Magique held in Monte Carlo. As Hart's reputation grew he soon came to the attention of David Copperfield for whom Hart first worked as a Magic Roadie. Lurch. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. 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