The Amazing Dexterity of Christopher Hart Whose Hand Played Thing in The Addams Family Films

In episode 17 of his series No Small Parts, host Brandon Hardesty takes a look a the amazing career of Christopher Hart, most widely known as the disembodied animated hand named Thing in The Addams Family films. Hart began his career as a magician, a craft that gave him the amazing dexterity to convey emotions using only his hands.

Christopher Hart is a professional magician who, thanks to his advanced dexterity doing sleight-of-hand tricks, landed the part of Thing in “The Addams Family” movies, as well as several other projects throughout the 90s. In nearly every film or TV show he was in, he acted only with his hands.