Morristown, NJ (August 28, 2015) – You rang? Carel Struycken, best known as Lurch in the 1990’s Addams Family movies with Raúl Juliá and Anjelica Houston, will be coming to DerpyCon this December

In 1978 Struycken was “discovered” as an actor at the corner of Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles by a lady who had abandoned her car in the middle of the street, calling after him: “We need you for a movie!” The movie was Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Struycken later played the antagonist Terak in the 1985 TV movie Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, a spinoff of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. He also co-starred as Fidel in the 1987 film The Witches of Eastwick. That same year, he appeared as Mr. Homn in “Haven”, an episode of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, a role he would reprise in four more episodes until 1992.

In 1991 he starred as Lurch in the feature film The Addams Family. He reprised the role in the 1993 sequel, Addams Family Values.

ABOUT DERPYCON: Serving as a multi-genre pop culture convention in northern New Jersey, DerpyCon celebrates the culture of animation, fantasy, and gaming. DerpyCon is presented by Vidgle and Jenthony Enterprises, Inc. DerpyCon 2015 will be held December 4-6, 2015 at the Hyatt Morristown at Headquarters Plaza in Morristown, NJ. For more information and news about DerpyCon 2015, go to