The characters from Charles Addams' New Yorker cartoons did not originally have names. When the 1960s television show was in development, Addams was asked to provide names for each of them. For the father, he suggested Gomez or Repelli; for the mother, Morticia; for the uncle, Fester; for the grandma, Grandma Frump; for the butler, Lurch; for the daughter, Wednesday (for being "full of woe"); and for the son, Pubert. Pubert was changed to Pugsley but resurfaced later as the name of the new Addams baby in Addams Family Values. The hairy Cousin Itt was created by the show's producer, David Levy.
As they evolved, through the television shows, movies, musical, books, games and merchandise, a core group evolved into The Addams Family we know and love today.
- Gomez Addams - patriarch and head of the family
- Main article: Gomez Addams
- Morticia - loving wife and mother
- Main article: Morticia Addams
- Pugsley - eldest son and frequent torture victim
- Main article: Pugsley Addams
- Wednesday - eldest daughter and student of the macabre
- Main article: Wednesday Addams
- Fester - uncle with an electric personality
- Main article: Uncle Fester
- Grandmama - blithe spirit and alligator wrestler
- Main article: Grandmama
- Lurch - butler and part of the family
- Main article: Lurch
- Thing - the quintessential helping hand
- Main article: Thing
- Cousin Itt - playboy and man of mystery
- Main article: Cousin Itt
Many other family members, friends, and acquaintances have appeared or been mentioned in the various incarnations of Addams media. Here is a comprehensive list of them.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Burr, Ty. "The Addams Family (1992): DVD Review", Entertainment Weekly, June 12, 1992
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Miserocchi, H. Kevin; Charles Addams (2010-03-31). The Addams Family: An Evilution. Pomegranite Books. pp. 224. Template:Hide in printTemplate:Only in print. http://www.pomegranate.com/a180.html.