|Birthdate:||July 30, 1948|
|Birthplace:||The Hague, Netherlands|
Carel Struycken (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkaːrəl ˈstrœy̯kə(n)]; born July 30, 1948) is a Dutch film, television, and stage actor. He is best known for playing the Giant in Twin Peaks, Mr. Homn in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Lurch in the films The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, and Addams Family Reunion. Because he is 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) tall, he often plays character and comedic roles in which height is a major part.