Gomez Addams 

is the patriarch of The Addams Family, created by cartoonist Charles Addams for The New Yorker magazine in the 1930s, and subsequently portrayed in television, film and stage.

Name origin

In the Charles Addams cartoons, Gomez—as with all of the members of the family—had no given name. When The Addams Family 1964 television series was being developed, Charles Addams suggested naming the character either Repelli or Gomez. Addams left the final choice up to portrayer John Astin, who chose Gomez.

Because “Gómez” is usually recognized as a family name in Spanish-speaking countries, in Spanish America, the character’s name was changed to “Homero” (“Homer”).


Like the other members of the family, Gomez’s personality became largely codified by the television series. Gomez is of Castilian extraction. Charles Addams’ description for the series went like this:

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