James Christopher Workman[1] (born October 4, 1980) is a retired American actor, best known for playing the role of Pugsley Addams in The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993).

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Workman in 2019
James Christopher Workman

(1980-10-04) October 4, 1980 (age 39)
Years active1991–2004
Notable work
The Addams Family, Addams Family Values
Parent(s)Chrisoula Workman
Glenn Workman
RelativesShanelle Workman (sister)
Ariel Winter (sister)

Early lifeEdit

Workman was born in Fairfax, Virginia, the son of Chrisoula "Crystal", a homemaker, and Glenn Workman, who runs a communications firm.[2] Workman is a middle child. His sisters are actresses Shanelle Workman and Ariel Winter.


Workman made his acting debut in 1991 as Pugsley Addams in The Addams Family feature film. While his sister, Shanelle, was reading for the part of Wednesday Addams (a role which later went to actress Christina Ricci), Workman was playing on the set. The casting directors noticed Workman and asked him to read for the part of Pugsley.[3] Workman reprised the role of Pugsley in Addams Family Values in 1993.

Other small roles followed, in films such as Black Sheep, As Good as It Gets, and The Biggest Fan. His television work includes Matlock, Life with Louie, and the television film Christmas in Connecticut.

Workman has retired from acting.[4] He has been working in the technical crew for film and TV.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Addams Family Pugsley Addams
1993 Addams Family Values Pugsley Addams
1996 Black Sheep Druggy teen Uncredited
1997 As Good as It Gets Sean
2002 The Biggest Fan Matt Parker
2004 To Kill a Mockumentary Himself Direct-to-video
Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Horror Hall of Fame II Himself - Presenter Documentary
1992 Christmas in Connecticut Kevin/Anthony Television film
1992 Matlock Bully #1 Episode: "Mr. Awesome
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself Episode aired November 10, 1993
1991–1993 Saturday Night Live Pugsley Addams/Max Episodes: #17.9, #19.7
1996 Life with Louie Episode: "Caddy on a Hot Tin Roof"
Year Title Notes
1998 Star Trek: Insurrection Production assistant


  1. ^ "Ariel Winter's Brother Wants Custody - Read the Court Docs". Celebuzz!.
  2. ^ http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20135658,00.html
  3. ^ http://www.gomezaddams.com/actorprofiles.htm
  4. ^ "The Eye ‘Addams Family Values’ Cast: Where Are They Now? Christina Ricci, Anjelica Huston and More" Retrieved 19 June 2015

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