Cousin Itt
Portrayed By Felix Silla (1964-1966)
John Franklin (1991, 1993)
Phil Fondacaro (1998)
Paul Dobson (1998-1999)
David Mylrea (1998-1999)
Series The Addams Family
The Addams Family (animated 1973)
The Addams Family (animated 1992)
The New Addams Family
The Addams Family: A New Musical
Film(s) The Addams Family (1991)
Addams Family Values
Addams Family Reunion
Gender Male
Also Known As Itt Addams[1]


Romances Ophelia Frump
Margaret Alford (wife)
Mother Aunt Anemia
Father That
Son(s) Itt, Jr.
Little Tully (stepson)

Cousin Itt is a relative of The Addams Family in the original television series and beyond. Unlike the other main characters, he was not created by cartoonist Charles Addams, but by a producer of the show.


Cousin Itt's entire body is covered with hair. Although he sometimes wore opera gloves, it is unclear what, if anything, is beneath the hair. When Gomez asked him what is underneath all the hair, Cousin Itt replied "Roots."[2]

People outside the Addams family normally can't understand him, although in the "" episode of the sitcom Morticia and Gomez taught Cousin Itt to speak in an understandable voice.[3] He has an extremely high IQ of over 300, guessed every Rorschach Test correctly, placed all of the pegs in the correct slots.

Cousin Itt did not live in The Addams Family Mansion with the main characters, but did have his own bedroom in the attic. When he visited, he liked to spend time in the chimney.

Cousin Itt drove a 3-wheeled car: a Messerschmitt KR175.[4] He was quite the playboy, even romancing Morticia's sister Ophelia Frump. He later fell in love with Margaret Alford and married her after her husband, Tully, was disposed of by the Addams children.[5] He and Margaret have a child named "What" (from the obstetrician's reaction).[6]

In Animation

In the first animated series from Hanna-Barbera, Itt's voice was done by John Stephenson.

In the second animated series from Hanna-Barbera, Itt's voice was done by Pat Fraley. In this series, Itt worked for the US Government as a powerful super-spy known as "Agent Double-O Itt". Itt was also the leader of a gang of bikers called the "Haircurllers".

In the Musical

In The Addams Family: A New Musical, Cousin Itt appears briefly, shortly after intermission, and just before the start of Act II, dancing with Tassel, speaking in a series of "me"'s and "mew"'s.



  • Cousin Itt is known as "Tío Cosa" (Uncle Thing) in Latin America, except in Brazil.


  1. My Fair Cousin Itt (new)
  2. The Winning of Morticia Addams
  3. My Fair Cousin Itt
  4. 3-Wheelers on television and at the Movies
  5. The Addams Family (1991)
  6. Addams Family Values
  7. Cousin Itt and the Vocational Counselor

The Addams Family Main Characters
Gomez Addams | Morticia Addams | Uncle Fester | Grandmama | Wednesday Addams | Pugsley Addams | Lurch | Thing | Cousin Itt
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