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Carel Struycken

Carel Struycken

Carel Struycken

Carel Struycken

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CAREL STRUYCKEN

Struycken was born on 30 July 1948 in The Hague, Netherlands. When he was 4 years old, his family moved to Curaçao in the Netherlands Antilles. There, at age 15, he composed several Caribbean waltzes. At 16, he returned to his home country, where he finished secondary school. He graduated from the directing program at the film school in Amsterdam. After that, he spent a year at the American Film Institute, in Los Angeles. (Source: en.wikipedia.org In 1978, Struycken was discovered as an actor at the corner of Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles by a woman who had abandoned her car in the middle of the street, calling after him: "We need you for a movie!". (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

Struycken played Terak in the 1985 TV film Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, a spin-off to the original Star Wars trilogy. (Source: en.wikipedia.org Struycken appeared as Fidel, Jack Nicholson's manservant, 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. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

In 1991, he starred as butler Lurch in the feature film The Addams Family. He reprised the role in the 1993 sequel, Addams Family Values, and the TV movie Addams Family Reunion. Director Barry Sonnenfeld also picked Struycken for a small role in Men in Black. (Source: en.wikipedia.org Struycken appeared as Fidel, Jack Nicholson's manservant, 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. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

Struycken is a vegetarian and likes gardening. His distinctive facial features and height—he is 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) tall—are due to acromegaly. (Source: en.wikipedia.org Struycken collaborated on several projects with writer and director Rene Daalder, including the 1986 punk rock musical Population: 1, which featured Tomata du Plenty, of The Screamers, and which was released on DVD in October 2008. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

Carel Struycken was born in the Hague, The Netherlands. When he was four years old his family moved to Curacao, an island in the Caribbean. At age sixteen, he returned to his home country, where he finished high school. He graduated from the directing program at the film school in Amsterdam, following which he did a year at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. (Source: www.imdb.com Throughout his entertainment career as an accomplished actor, Carel Struycken graced the silver screen many times. Struycken kickstarted his acting career in comedies like "The Witches of Eastwick" (1987) with Jack Nicholson and Cher and the Anjelica Huston blockbuster "The Addams Family" (1991). He also starred in the TV movies "Ewoks: The Battle For Endor" (ABC, 1985-86) and "Framed" (HBO, 1989-1990). His film career continued throughout the nineties in productions like the Anjelica Huston comedy sequel "Addams Family Values" (1993), the sci-fi sequel "Backlash: Oblivion 2" (1995) with Richard Joseph Paul and "Oblivion" (1995) with Richard Joseph Paul. He also appeared in the Tommy Lee Jones box office smash sci-fi motion picture "Men in Black" (1997). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the action comedy "I Woke Up Early the Day I Died" (1999) with Billy Zane and "Science Fiction" (2002). He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Charmed" (WB, 1998-2006). He also was featured in the TV movie "The Fallen Ones" (Syfy, 2004-05). Struycken most recently acted on "The Blacklist" (NBC, 2013-). (Source:www.rottentomatoes.com))

Carel Struycken is a Dutch actor who is known for his work in films, TV, as well as theatre. Known for his unusual height of seven feet, he has starred in a lot of films where his height plays an important part. He became popular after playing the role of The Giant in the mystery drama TV series ‘Twin Peaks’. The show revolved around an FBI agent investigating the murder of a homecoming queen. The show was a huge success and won several Emmy Awards. He also played a supporting role in ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’. He has appeared in several TV films such as ‘Ewoks: The Battle for Endor’ and ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’. His works on the big screen include his role of the butler Lurch in the film ‘The Addams Family’. He also played a supporting role in the hit sci-fi comedy film ‘Men in Black’. He has made appearances in two music videos as well. His most recent works include his role in the psychological horror film ‘Gerald’s Game’. Coming to his hobbies, he is an avid photographer and has a blog dedicated to photography. (Source: www.thefamouspeople.com)

Carel Struycken was born on 30 July 1948 in The Hague, The Netherlands. Along with his family, he moved to an island in the Caribbean at the early age of four. Later, he returned to his country at the age of sixteen. He then finished high school and attended the film school in Amsterdam, where he studied directing. (Source: www.thefamouspeople.com)

Carel Struycken played a small role in the sci-fi TV series ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ from 1987 to 1992. He also appeared in the films ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ (1987), ‘Night of the Kickfighters’, (1988) and the TV movie ‘Framed’ (1990). (Source: www.thefamouspeople.com Carel Struycken made his film debut playing a supporting role in the musical comedy film ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ (1978), where he portrayed a henchman of a character named Mr. Mustard. The film was directed by Michael Schultz. It was a commercial success but received negative reviews from critics. (Source:www.thefamouspeople.com))

Carel Struycken is known for his supporting role in the 1991 American film ‘The Addams Family’. Directed by Barry Sonnenfield, the film also starred Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd and Christina Ricci. The film was a huge commercial success, earning more than six times its budget. A sequel ‘Addams Family Values’ was released two years later, where Struycken reprised his role. (Source: www.thefamouspeople.com Struycken played a supporting role in the hit sci-fi action comedy film ‘Men in Black’. Directed by Barry Sonnenfield, the film was a huge commercial success. It also received critical acclaim. The film was nominated for three Oscars, out of which it won one. The film revolved around two agents of a secret organization whose goal is to supervise extraterrestrial life forms on Earth, as well as hide their existence from the common public. (Source:www.thefamouspeople.com))

Carel Struycken lives in Los Angeles with his American wife and two children. He is the brother of renowned Dutch Artist Peter Struycken. (Source: www.thefamouspeople.com ‘Gerald’s Game,’ an American psychological horror film, is the most recent work in Struycken’s acting career. It was based on a novel of the same name by Stephen King. Directed by Mike Flanagan, the film also starred Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood and Henry Thomas. The film was released in September 2017 and was met with positive reviews. (Source:www.thefamouspeople.com))

Carel Struycken (born 30 July 1948; age 73) is the actor known to Star Trek fans for playing Lwaxana Troi's assistant and valet, Mr. Homn, in five episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also played The Spectre in the Star Trek: Voyager second season episode "The Thaw". (Source: memory-alpha.fandom.com See the events in life of Carel Struycken in Chronological Order (Source:www.thefamouspeople.com))

A giant of a man at seven feet (2.13 meters) tall, due to a medical condition known as acromegaly (giantism), Struycken is probably most well-known for his role as Lurch in the Addams Family movies (The Addams Family in 1991 and Addams Family Values in 1993), in which he co-starred with Star Trek III: The Search for Spock actor Christopher Lloyd. (Source: memory-alpha.fandom.com)

He was born in The Hague, Netherlands, and grew up on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, where he composed a number of Caribbean waltzes. After returning to the Netherlands at age 16, he graduated from the directing program at the film school in Amsterdam, after which he spent a year at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, California. He was "discovered" on the corner of Hollywood and Vine by a lady who, upon seeing Struycken, abandoned her car in the middle of the street and called out to him that he was needed for a movie. (Source: memory-alpha.fandom.com The film the woman was speaking of was the 1978 musical Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, in which Struycken was cast in the role of "The Brute." The film also featured actor and singer Keith Carradine, who, like Struycken, would later become affiliated with the Star Trek franchise. In addition, Star Trek: The Original Series set decorator Marvin March was the set decorator for this film. (Source:memory-alpha.fandom.com))

 

 

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