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"Husband to Morticia, if indeed they are married at all... a crafty schemer, but also a jolly man in his own way... though sometimes misguided... sentimental and often puckish - optimistic, he is in full enthusiasm for his dreadful plots... is sometimes seen in a rather formal dressing gown... the only one who smokes."
-Charles Addams

Gomez Florencia Addams is the patriarch of The Addams Family. He was created by cartoonist Charles Addams for The New Yorker magazine in the 1930s.

As with all of the members of the family, in the original cartoons he had no name. When the 1964 television series The Addams Family was being developed, Charles Addams suggested naming the character either Repelli or Gomez. Addams left the final choice up to actor John Astin, who chose Gomez.


He enjoys cigars and has been smoking them ever since he was five years old (his mother insisted), and is an accomplished juggler and knife thrower. His favorite dance is The Freddy. He has a childlike love for toys and is especially fond of setting up train wrecks with his model trains.

Gomez's investments are guided more by whimsy than strategy, yet luck rarely fails him. "It's not for nothing that they call me 'The Plunger'," he once boasted, an apparent reference to sticking doggedly with a stock despite low fluctuations, although this nickname was in fact bestowed upon him not by Wall Street investors but by the Plumbers' Union. He owns businesses around the world, including a crocodile farm ("Crocodiles Unlimited"), a buzzard farm, a salt mine, a tombstone factory, a uranium mine, and many others. It is not unheard of for him to simply forget that he owns a controlling interest in a business or to draw a check on the wrong bank. Guinness World Records 2008 ranked him as the fifth-richest TV character with a net worth of $8.2 billion.

As a young man, Gomez was a perennially sickly youth, gaining perfect health only after meeting Morticia. He nevertheless studied law and was voted "Most Likely Never to Pass the Bar." It is noted that, while Gomez has never won a case, he has never lost one either ("Perfect record!" boasts Grandmama). Although he rarely practices, he boasts of having put many criminals behind bars while acting as their defense attorney.

He has a strange and unusual mindset about how to woo a lady. He once mentored Pugsley on how to attract a lady the Addams way, which included three steps: raising an eyebrow, giving a smile, and throwing a live wolverine at the lady.

The Original Addams Family Series[]

Gomez was played by John Astin in the 1960s American television series.

The New Scooby-Doo Movies[]

Astin also voiced the character in an episode of The New Scooby-Doo Movies which featured the family.

The Addams Family (animated 1973)[]

In the first animated series by Hanna-Barbera, Gomez was voiced by Lennie Weinrib.

The Addams Family Fun-House[]

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Halloween with the New Addams Family[]

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The Addams Family (1991)[]

Gomez was played by the late Raul Julia in The Addams Family. The film version of Gomez shares the fun-loving personality of his sitcom counterpart, including his affinity for swordfighting and trainwrecks. However, Gomez is noticeably calmer and more suave in the films than his television counterparts, and he even speaks with an English-like accent (as Juliá was from Puerto Rico). Gomez also regularly plays chess with Thing and enjoys hitting golf balls from the roof of his house, enraging his next-door neighbor, who has to contend with the balls smashing his windows. When the Alfords throw them out of their own home, Gomez gets so depressed that he spends all day watching daytime TV.

Unlike the original television show where Fester was Morticia's uncle, here Fester is his long-lost brother.

The Addams Family (animated 1992)[]

In the second animated series, also by Hanna-Barbera, Gomez's voice was again performed by John Astin.

Addams Family Values[]

Gomez was played by the late Raul Julia in Addams Family Values. The first film notes their parents were murdered by an angry mob, but in the sequel, when Gomez catches Fester with a pornographic magazine, they both look at the centerfold and fondly say "Mom." This Gomez passed his facial-hair genes to his son Pubert, a seemingly indestructible baby with a thin, black mustache like his father.

Addams Family Reunion[]

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The New Addams Family Series[]

Glenn Taranto portrayed Gomez in The New Addams Family. This incarnation was quite reminiscent of John Astin's version.

The Addams Family: A New Musical[]

Nathan Lane originated the role of Gomez in The Addams Family: A New Musical on Broadway in 2010.

The Addams Family (2019)[]

In the 2019 film, Gomez and Morticia Addams are chased away with the rest of the Addams clan during their wedding ceremony by an angry mob that disapproves of their macabre nature. As Gomez tries to lead them away to safety, the aforementioned mob burns a bridge that they were trying to use as an escape. Not so easily defeated, Gomez teams up with his brother Fester and their mother, Grandmama, to fight off the mob before escaping. Gomez and Morticia lament that other people will not accept them, so they decide to move away to somewhere so horrible that nobody else would be caught dead in it, which turns out to be New Jersey.

Gomez and Morticia make their way into the new state along with the disembodied hand Thing, but they hit something on the road. It turns out to be a large man from an insane asylum named Lurch. Gomez and Morticia spot the asylum on top of a hill and make their way up to find it abandoned and in a state of decay and squalor, along with a booming voice ordering them to "GET OUT!" The couple decides that the asylum is perfect for their home.

Gomez and Fester try to help Pugsley prepare for his Mazurka by utilizing swordplay, which is how both brothers passed their Mazurkas. Pugsley turns out to not be very good at it, and he is discouraged by Gomez’s obvious lack of confidence in his skills. Seeing the disappointment in his son’s eyes, Gomez realizes he was wrong and that he should have let Pugsley handle it his own way, with his explosives. He then admits to Pugsley that he let Pugsley down and that he’d been so focused on doing things the traditional way that he forgot to let Pugsley be who he was.

After an attack on the house by Margaux Needler, Gomez asks Pugsley what the true meaning of the Mazurka is, and Pugsley says that it’s about protecting their family from those who would do them harm; Gomez smiles and says, "Go ahead — show ’em what you’re good at" before tossing an explosive to Pugsley, who smiles and destroys the rocks with his explosives.

The Addams Family 2[]

In The Addams Family 2, Gomez and Morticia notice that their children seem to be ignoring them. Gomez decides on a family-bonding vacation in an old-looking camper with a license plate reading TLK2THEhand.

Wednesday Series[]

During Morticia and Gomez's teenage years, they both met and fell in love at Nevermore Academy. Prior to this, Gomez had caught the interest of Morticia's roommate, Larissa Weems, but Gomez chose Morticia, and the rest was history. But Gomez had a rival for Morticia's affections named Garrett Gates. Everything culminated on the night of the Rave'N dance in 1990. Gates had broken into the school, his twisted love for Morticia having driven him insane. Garrett chased Gomez onto the roof of Nevermore, where a bitter fight ensued. Morticia accidentally stabbed Garrett when he lunged to attack Gomez, but Gomez took the weapon from her as well as the blame. Although he was cleared of murder charges, there were still several people who now saw him as an unconvicted murderer.

After leaving Nevermore Academy, Morticia and Gomez eventually settled down at The Addams Family Mansion, got married, and had a daughter, Wednesday, and a son, Pugsley Addams.

In Chapter I: Wednesday's Child Is Full of Woe, Gomez is seen sitting next to Morticia in the Addams family vehicle. He is singing along to a song. After singing, they begin to kiss each other. They stop when they notice Wednesday glaring at them. Gomez promises that Wednesday will love Nevermore, with Morticia agreeing with him. After Wednesday speaks of not wanting to follow in her mother’s footsteps, he tells her that Nevermore is a magical place, as that is the place where he met Morticia.

At Nevermore, after Wednesday doubts the school’s ability to keep her there for a long time, Gomez cuts in and says that Wednesday meant to say thank you for the opportunity.

When Wednesday is being introduced to her roommate, Gomez comments on Enid’s side of the room being very vivid. When Enid expresses concern for Wednesday’s paleness, he assures her that that is her normal look. As Wednesday leaves her dorm, she glares at both Gomez and Morticia, wiping the smiles off of their faces.

After Wednesday is done with her orientation, she meets the family outside wearing her new school uniform. After Morticia tells him and Pugsley to wait in the car, he taps his head to Wednesday’s temple and walks away. After Morticia enters the car, she begins to cry, to which Gomez offers her a black handkerchief. He then flicks a switch, dropping Thing from the bottom of the car.

While at Weathervane, Donovan Galpin asks Wednesday if Gomez is her father. When she confirms that he is, he tells her that he should be in jail as he is a murderer. When Wednesday asked Larissa what Donovan meant, she pretended to not know.

On Sunday, her parents called her, with Gomez calling her his little black cloud.


Gomez is of Castilian extraction and almost always dresses in a chalk-striped, dark-colored suit and tie (a bow tie in films), sports slicked-back hair, and sports a pencil-thin mustache.


He is drawn or designed as somewhat grotesque, being tubby, snub-nosed, and having a crooked tooth and a receding chin.


In the 20th-century adaptations, he is rather depicted as a handsome, slender, and athletic gentleman with slicked hair.

Wednesday Series[]

The series depicts him looking identical to his cartoon portrayals because he went from being slender to tubby.


Though he is the head of the household, he is extremely naive and childish, with a short attention span and endless optimism. Like the rest of the family, Gomez is open and friendly to outsiders, though he finds their "normal" lifestyles befuddling.

Powers / Abilities / Weaknesses[]


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He is well-versed in all types of combat, or believes himself to be, at any rate, especially sword fighting. He is athletic, enjoys the trampoline, and has the heart of a twenty-year-old track star; Mama performed the surgery herself.


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Morticia Addams (Wife)[]

Gomez is passionately in love with his wife Morticia; he affectionately calls her romantic names like Querida ("darling") and Cara Mia ("my beloved") and is driven wild by the slightest of her actions, whether imitating animal noises or speaking French.


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Appears In[]

TV Series[]

The Original Addams Family Series

The New Scooby-Doo Movies

The Addams Family (animated 1973)

The Addams Family (animated 1992)

The New Addams Family Series

Wednesday Series

Films and Other[]

Mentioned In[]

Wednesday Series


  • Gomez means son of man or son of path.
  • Addams means son of Adam or man of the red earth.


  • In the original Wednesday script, Gomez is in his 40s. [1]
  • In the Wednesday series, when Gomez goes to jail, his uniform number is 171912. This is a nod to Charles Addams, who was born on the 7th of January, 1912.

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