‘Addams Family Values’ saw the return of the creepy and kooky Addams family, with Raul Julia, Angelica Huston and Christopher Lloyd back as Gomez, Morticia and Uncle Fester.
But what about the Addams family kids?
During the events of ‘Addams Family Values’, Pugsley and Wednesday Addams are sent to the sickly-sweet Camp Chippewa on the advice of their new nanny, husband-killing femme fatale, Debbie. But while the altogether kooky kids managed to get the better of the camp’s sinister supervisors (and become goth icons in the process), we have to wonder whatever happened to them?
Here’s a look at the ‘Addams Family Values’ kids, then and now.
Wednesday Addams – Christina Ricci
One of the most recognisable faces of the modern Addams Family, eleven-year-old Christina Ricci was catapulted to super stardom with ‘The Addams Family’.
Of course, Ricci was an instant hit, and soon became known as the quintessential Goth poster child… and has been dining out on that image ever since.
Returning for the 1993 sequel ‘Addams Family Values’, Ricci went on to bag a number of equally gloomy-looking roles, starring alongside Johnny Depp in ‘Sleepy Hollow’ as well as the daughter of a paranormal expert in the 1995 ‘Casper’.
These days, she can be found gothing up once again in the 2015 TV mini-series ‘The Lizzie Borden Chronicles’… and with a rather raunchy Photoshopped picture of herself as Morticia Addams popping up online, interest in the franchise seems to have stirred once more.
Let’s just hope she gets to one day return to the Addams family.
Pugsley Addams – Jimmy Workman
The other half of the rather sinister Addams duo, Jimmy Workman worked closely with Christina Ricci as her brother, Pugsley Addams. ‘The Addams Family’ was Jimmy’s first feature film, and he too returned for the sequel… even if he didn’t quite enjoy the same level of stardom as his co-star.
Jimmy’s next film project was an uncredited role in the Chris Farley comedy, ‘Black Sheep’ and he also appeared in a very minor role alongside Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt in ‘As Good As It Gets’.
But with his last project in 2004, it seems that Jimmy has retired from acting… instead, reportedly choosing to get behind the camera as part of the technical crew for various film and TV projects.
Joel Glicker – David Krumholtz
He was the unlikely love interest of Wedsneday Adams – the lovable (and extremely nerdy) Joel Glicker managed to win the heart of the mysterious and spooky girl of his dreams after a bout of courage during the children’s’ takeover of Camp Chippewa.
Making a name for himself as the geek who gets the girl, Krumholtz has appeared in numerous film projects including ‘The Santa Clause’ as Bernard the Elf and ’10 Things I Hate About You’.
From 2005, he starred as Professor Charlie Eppes in the hit TV show ‘Numbers’ and recently appeared alongside Robert Downey Jr. in ‘The Judge’. And he even appeared as himself in the apocalyptic comedy ‘This Is The End’.
Amanda Buckman – Mercedes McNab
She was the snobby, obnoxious girl at Camp Chippewa who clearly relished being the model camper – the irredeemably perfect Amanda Buckman was the girl Wednesday loved to hate. And when the Camp outcasts manage to take over the thanksgiving play, Amanda is the first to get the hatchet.
Played by Mercedes McNab, the now 35-year-old actress went on to a moderately successful acting career, including a regular appearance on the ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ spin-off TV show, ‘Angel’.
Appearing alongside David Boreanaz as a former Sunnydale High School student turned vampire, Mercedes has also appeared in numerous film and TV projects including the indie horror movies ‘Hatchet’ and ‘Hatchet 2’ as well as several made-for-TV films.
Pubert Addams – Kaitlyn and Kristen Hooper
Finally, it wouldn’t be the ‘Addams Family Values’ without the adorable Pubert Addams. But did you know that the famously moustachioed baby boy was actually played by twin girls?
Kaitlyn and Kristen Hooper took turns as the latest addition to the Addams family… but the twin baby girls made this their first and only feature film. Although both Kaitlyn and Kristen went on to appear in the hit TV show ‘Home Improvement’, this was their last appearance on screen.
Now 23 years old, the Hooper twins have turned to sports rather than acting, and were last spotted playing Softball for Santa Ana College Dons before transferring to the University of Redlands in 2012.
And let’s face it – they look a lot better without the moustache.
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