Ted Cassidy Net Worth (2024): Height, Age At Death, Cause Of Death, Real Name, Bio

Alex | Last Updated On May 9th, 2022

You must have heard the cries and growls of The Hulk and must have wondered who would be behind those inhumane voices. Theodore Crawford Cassidy was an American actor with a considerable body, who had a deep bass voice and narrated The Incredible Hulk TV series.

Ted Cassidy's Net Worth

As of 2024, Ted Cassidy's net worth is estimated to be $3 million.

Net Worth$3 million
Given NameTheodore Crawford Cassidy
Famous NameTed Cassidy
Source(s) of FameActor
Date of BirthJuly 31, 1932
Place of BirthPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Age At Death46
Date of DeathJanuary 16, 1979
Cause of DeathBenign Tumor in His Heart
RelationshipsMarried, Margaret Helen Jesse,

Early Life

Cassidy was born on July 31, 1932, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His ancestry is Irish, but he was raised in Philippi, West Virginia. He was a brilliant student and attended third grade at six. Being an athlete, Cassidy was part of the football and basketball teams when he was in his first year of college.

After graduating from high school, Cassidy attended West Virginia Wesleyan College, located in Buckhannon. He graduated with a degree in speech and drama. Cassidy was part of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity during his college years.

Another main thing about his educational career is that he was transferred to Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. At university, he was active in the student council and used to play college football for the Hatters.

Career Highlights

The acting career of Cassidy lasted for three decades. Being of high body size (6ft. 9 in.), Cassidy used to portray characters usually larger than human beings. He had a profound and ironic voice, and it was used for dubbing the voices of certain supernatural characters and for narrations.

Cassidy played the role of Lurch in the television series, The Addams Family as his most remarkable role in 1964. Whenever someone summoned the Lurch, the faithful butler, he would say, “You rang?” which became his most notable dialogue as Lurch.

Another remarkable role in his career is the narration of the opening credits for “The Incredible Hulk” in 1977. His iconic and heavy voice was also used to provide the roars and growls of the Hulk in the first two seasons. He died after that, but his narration for the opening credits was used for the entire series, even after his death. His narrative was recorded on a cassette, and it was used when they were filming the show.

Furthermore, Cassidy appeared in several episodes of Star Trek, and other actors replaced his roles after his death. Carel Struycken later played the role of Lurch in The Addams Family.

Personal Life

In 1956, Cassidy married Helen Jesse after graduation and moved to Dallas, Texas. They had two children from the marriage, Cameron, born in 1960 and Sean, born in 1957. Both of these children studied law and became lawyers.


Unfortunately, Cassidy had a benign tumor in his heart resulting from the long-term effects of a medical condition called acromegaly. This medical condition made his voice deep and iconic and resulted in his overall tall stature and facial structure. He had to go through surgery at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles.

The operation resulted in complications, and he was readmitted to the same hospital. Unfortunately, he could not recover and died on 16 January 1979 at 46. His dead body was burned, and his ashes were scattered around his backyard.

Social Media

Since Cassidy died a long time back, he doesn’t have social media accounts and fans following on those networks. But for his remarkable and unforgettable roles, his die-hard fans still remember him and his iconic and bulky voice behind The Hulk.


Cassidy was the famous American actor who narrated The Incredible Hulk TV series with his heavy and iconic voice. His most remarkable role was of Lurch in The Addams Family. Unfortunately, the famous American actor didn’t live long, and his current net worth is estimated to be $3 million.

Ted Cassidy has sometimes been associated with other Actors such as Rob Collins, Earl Holliman, Francine Diaz, Tom Byron, Ellia English, Annelise Hesme, Lisa Ambalavanar, Irene, and Tao Tsuchiya.