• Jimmy Workman is an American former actor, famous for portraying Pugsley Addams in the movie “The Addams Family” in 1991 and its sequel in 199•
• He is the middle child between two sisters, Shanelle and Ariel Winter, who are both actresses.
• His acting career began in 1991, with a role in “The Addams Family”, which was a commercial success and helped launch his career.
• In 2004, Jimmy retired from acting and began a behind-the-camera career.
• His net worth is estimated to be around $500,000, earned from his acting and technical film work.

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Short Info

Net Worth$500 thousand
Date Of BirthOctober 4, 1980
FactBrother-in-law of David Barry Gray.

Who is Jimmy Workman?

Jimmy Workman is a American former actor, who is perhaps most famous for being a child acting star, known for portraying the character of Pugsley Addams in the fantasy comedy movie “The Addams Family” in 1991, and its sequel film “Addams Family Values” in 1993. Additionally, he is recognized for appearing in movies such as “As Good as It Gets”, and “Star Trek: Insurrection”.

Early Life, Childhood and Family

James Christopher Martin ‘Jimmy‘ Workman Jr. was born under the zodiac sign of Libra on the 4th October 1980, in Fairfax, Virginia, the middle child of a communications firm owner Glenn Workman, and his wife Chrisoula ‘Crystal’ Workman who is a housewife.

Age 11 , Pugsley Addams played by Actor Jimmy Workman in The Addams Family Values (1991) and The Addams Family Reunion (1993).

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Both of Jimmy’s siblings are actresses – his older sister is Shanelle Workman while the younger is Ariel Winter. Workman is of American nationality, white ethnicity and also of some German origin through his father, and Greek through his mother’s side.

Shanelle Workman

Shanelle Workman (also known as Shanelle Gray) was born on the 3rd August 1978,, in Fairfax, Virginia. She debuted as an actress in the early 1990s but came to greater prominence in the late 1990s when she landed the recurring role of Sarah ‘Flash’ Roberts in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV drama series “One Life to Live”.

In 2005 she starred as Gaby in the series “The Bold and the Beautiful”, while in 2007 she made a guest appearance in the TV series “Grey’s Anatomy”. In 2015 Shanelle debuted as a producer, and has since worked on nearly 150 short motion pictures. Additionally, she is known for her voice-acting engagements in video games such as “Mass Effect”, “Splatterhouse”, as well as several sequels of the “Kingdom Hearts” video game franchise.

Ariel Winter

Ariel Winter Workman was born on the 28th January 1998, in Fairfax. In 2005 at the age of seven, she made her acting debut in an episode of the “Listen Up” TV series, after which she appeared in a streak of small screen roles in TV series such as “Monk”, “So Notorious” and “ER”.

Jimmy Workman

The real breakthrough in Ariel’s acting career occurred in 2009, when she was cast for the role of Alex Dunphy in the Golden Globe-winning TV comedy series “Modern Family”, which she portrayed ’til April 2020, during the show’s 11-season-long run. Apart from this major achievement, Ariel is widely known for her voice-acting endeavors in several popular animated TV series, such as “Phineas and Ferb”, “Jake and the Never Land Pirates”, and “Sofia the First”. In 2017 she starred alongside Burt Reynolds in the critically acclaimed movie “The Last Movie Star” (originally entitled “Dog Years”).

Jimmy’s Acting Career

Jimmy’s career began in 1991, when at the age of 11 he was cast for the role of Pugsley in Barry Sonnenfeld’s black comedy fantasy movie “The Addams Family”. He starred as the ‘devious, young, brilliant boy’ – the son and the oldest child of Morticia and Gomez Addams. The plot is based on Charles Addam’s cartoons and the eponymous black-and-white TV series from the 1960s, and follows the adventures of an unusual family with supernatural abilities, ‘macabre interest’ and with a ‘culture clash with the rest of the world’.

The film was a genuine commercial success, grossing over $190 million at the box office, and earning nominations for BAFTA Award, Golden Globe as well as an Oscar. Certainly, these accomplishments helped young Jimmy to thrive in his career.

Later that year he appeared in M.C. Hammer’s music video “Addams Groove”, which served as the movie’s theme song, after which he made his small screen debut in an episode of the TV series “Jake and the Fatman”. In 1992 Jimmy appeared in the TV movie “Christmas in Connecticut”, while in 1993 he reprised his role of Pugsley in the “The Addams Family” spin-off movie “Addams Family Values”.

In 1996, Workman made an uncredited appearance in the comedy movie “Black Sheep”, which was followed by an episode of Louie Anderson’s animated comedy series “Life with Louie”. In 1997, he briefly appeared alongside Helen Hung and Jack Nicholson in the two-time Oscar-winning comedy drama movie “As Good as It Gets”.

After a five-year-long hiatus, in 2002 Workman appeared in the critically booed film “The Biggest Fan”, while his last acting engagement occurred in 2004, when he starred in the ‘mockumentary’ movie “To Kill a Mockumentary”.

Personal Life

After retiring from acting and ending appearing in front of the cameras, Jimmy began his behind-the-camera career as a member of the technical department. Additionally, he is involved within the trade union representing moviemaking industry’s workers, named Teamsters Local 399.

Family’s legal issues

In November 2012, the court granted custody of then 15 year old Ariel to her elder sister Shanelle, after alleged accusations that their mother acted abusively towards Winter.

In August 2013, Jimmy petitioned on behalf of their mother, asking for Ariel’s custody, stating that Shanelle is a poor role model and is exploiting young Winter to promote herself, using her “Modern Family” earnings to maintain her own lavish lifestyle. A year later, it was settled that Shannele retains temporary custody over Ariel ’til she is 18, with their father monitoring Ariel’s finances.

Net Worth

Authoritative sources have estimated that the total of Jimmy Workman’s net worth as of mid-2020 revolves around the sum of $500,000. It has been primarily acquired through his over-a-decade-long on-camera acting career between 1991 and 2004, and his subsequent technical film work.

General Info

Full NameJimmy Workman
Net Worth$500 thousand
Date Of BirthOctober 4, 1980


ParentsGlenn Workman, Crystal Workman
SiblingsAriel Winter, Shanelle Workman


MoviesAs Good as It Gets, Addams Family Values, Christmas in Connecticut, The Addams Family, To Kill a Mockumentary

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1Brother-in-law of David Barry Gray.
2Older brother of Modern Family (2009) actress, Ariel Winter.
3Attended high school from September 1994 to June 1998.
4Retired from acting several times. He stopped acting after filming The Addams Family Values (1993), then came out of retirement around 1995 to film a few more movies before retiring again after filming The Biggest Fan (2002).
5Best known for playing Pugsley Addams in the black comedy hit The Addams Family (1991) and the sequel Addams Family Values (1993).
6Younger brother of actress Shanelle Workman.
7He appeared as his Addams Family character in Hammer's "Addams Groove" music video.




To Kill a Mockumentary2004VideoJimmy Workman
The Biggest Fan2002Matt Parker
As Good as It Gets1997Sean from the Bakery
Life with Louie1996TV Series
Black Sheep1996Druggy teen (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live1991-1993TV SeriesMax Pugsley Addams
Addams Family Values1993Pugsley Addams
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993TV Series
Matlock1992TV SeriesBully #1
Christmas in Connecticut1992TV MovieKevin / Anthony
Jake and the Fatman1992TV SeriesLittle Bud Delp
The Addams Family1991Pugsley Addams

Transportation Department

Adolescence2017transportation coordinator post-production


Star Trek: Insurrection1998production assistant


The Making of 'The Addams Family'1991TV Movie documentaryHimself / Pugsley Addams
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1991TV MovieHimself
The Horror Hall of Fame II1991TV MovieHimself - Presenter

Archive Footage

¿De qué te ríes?2006TV MoviePugsley Addams
MC Hammer: 2 Legit - The Videos2002Video documentaryPugsley Addams (segment "Addams Groove")
Troldspejlet1992TV SeriesHimself / Pugsley Addams


Won Awards

1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Co-starring in a Motion PictureThe Addams Family (1991)

Nominated Awards

1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor in a Cable MovieChristmas in Connecticut (1992)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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