See the Cast of ‘Addams Family Values’ Then and Now
In 1993, the Addams Family returned to the big screen with ‘Addams Family Values,’ a darkly comic sequel in which murder-obsessed tweens Wednesday and Pugsley are sent off to summer camp after their parents have a new baby, and Uncle Fester gets more than he bargained for when he thinks he’s met the love of his life. Arguably better than the first film (and even nominated for an Oscar for Best Art Direction), it’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since this Addams sequel hit theaters. Join us as we take a look back at the creepy and kooky cast of the film and see what they’re up to now.
Anjelica Huston, Morticia Addams
Then: Anjelica Huston played Morticia Addams, the matriarch of the Addams family and wife of Gomez, played by the late Raul Julia, who passed away in 1994, just one year after the film’s release.
During the brainwashing scene at Camp Chippewa, when Wednesday and Pugsley are being forced to watch wholesome family movies, one of the films is actually ‘Annie,’ which was directed by Anjelica’s father, John Huston.
Now: Huston has recently appeared in the films ’50/50′ and ‘The Big Year,’ and provides the voice of Queen Clarion in Disney’s animated Tinker Bell films. She played Eileen Rand on the recently canceled NBC series ‘Smash.’
Christopher Lloyd, Uncle Fester Addams
Then: Perhaps best known to audiences as Doc Brown in the ‘Back to the Future’ films, Christopher Lloyd played wacky Uncle Fester — he’s a bit slow on the uptake, and doesn’t realize his new girlfriend is a gold-digging murderess.
Now: Lloyd appeared in the ‘Piranha’ films and has guest-starred on ‘Raising Hope’ and ‘Psych.’ He also had a role in the children’s film ‘The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure.’
Christina Ricci, Wednesday Addams
Then: Christina Ricci began her career as a child actress with roles in both ‘The Addams Family’ and ‘Addams Family Values’ as Wednesday, Morticia and Gomez’s morbid and anti-social daughter. Ricci also appeared in films like ‘Casper’ and ‘Now and Then.’
Now: Ricci evolved over the years, taking more adult roles in films like ‘Black Snake Moan’ and ‘Monster.’ She recently guest-starred on an episode of the good wife, and plays historic axe-murderer Lizzie Borden in the upcoming Lifetime movie ‘Lizzie Borden Took an Axe.’
Joan Cusack, Debbie Jellinsky
Then: Joan Cusack, sister of John Cusack, played Debbie, a black widow killer who murders rich men and runs off with all their money, which she plans to do to poor, sweet Fester.
Now: You know Cusack as the voice of Jessie in Pixar’s ‘Toy Story’ films and shorts, and she recently had a small role in ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower.’ She currently plays Sheila Jackson on the Showtime series ‘Shameless.’
Carel Struycken, Lurch
Then: Carel Struycken played Lurch, the Addams’ tall, imposing butler.
Now: Struycken has used his unusual height to his advantage with roles in ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Men in Black,’ and ‘My Name is Earl.’ His most recent acting credit was a 2010 episode of ‘Cold Case.’
Carol Kane, Grandmama Addams
Then: ‘Taxi’ and ‘Scrooged’ star Carol Kane played Grandmama Addams, the eldest member of the Addams Family. Kane replaced actress Judith Malina, who played the role in the first film — Kane and Malina had previously worked together on the film ‘Dog Day Afternoon.’
Now: Kane recently appeared on episodes of ‘Girls’ and ‘Anger Management,’ and had roles in the films ‘Sleepwalk with Me’ and ‘Thanks for Sharing.’
David Krumholtz, Joel Glicker
Then: David Krumholtz played Joel Glicker, the nerdy kid obsessed with serial killers who befriends Wednesday and Pugsley at the nightmarish Camp Chippewa.
Now: Krumholtz went on to star in ’10 Things I Hate About You,’ the ‘Harold and Kumar’ films, and on the television series ‘Numb3rs,’ which ran from 2005 to 2010. Recently, he appeared in ‘This is the End’ and guest-starred on an episode of ‘The League.’
Peter MacNicol, Gary Granger
Then: Peter MacNicol played Gary Granger, co-owner and one of the head counselors of Camp Chippewa. MacNicol previously appeared in ‘Ghostbusters 2.’
Now: MacNicol recently appeared in the films ‘Battleship’ and ‘Game Change,’ and guest-starred on an episode of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ as Professor Elliott Randolph.
Christine Baranski, Becky Martin-Granger
Then: Christine Baranski played Becky Martin-Granger, Gary’s psychotic wife and co-counselor at Camp Chippewa who helps torture Wednesday and Pugsley.
Now: Baranski currently stars on both ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘The Good Wife,’ and will be using her years of stage experience for her role as Cinderella’s stepmother in the upcoming film version of ‘Into the Woods.’
Mercedes McNab, Amanda Buckman
Then: Mercedes McNab played Amanda Buckman, the snobby, obnoxious girl at Camp Chippewa who prides herself on being a model camper. McNab also appeared in the first ‘Addams Family’ film as a Girl Scout.
Now: McNab went on to appear as Harmony on the ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ TV series and its spin-off, ‘Angel.’ She also appears in the indie horror films ‘Hatchet’ and ‘Hatchet 2.’