Netflix’s newest fantasy series, the eagerly anticipated Wednesday arrived on the platform earlier this week to rave reviews from critics and fans alike. As of writing, Wednesday has a 71% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and an 87% average audience score. It is also currently the No. 1 TV show in the US.
Wednesday, starring Jenna Ortega, follows the deeply disturbed teenager as she begins a new life at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday is the teenage daughter of Morticia and Gomez Addams who has psychic abilities. As she adjusts to her new surroundings, she meets some locals, including coffee shop worker Tyler (Hunter Doohan).
The series also stars Christini Ricci, who previously played Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family (1991) and multiple other Addams Family projects. The veteran actress took on a different role in the Netflix series. She played Marilyn Thornhill, the only normie teacher at the Nevermore Academy, who also serves as den mother. Other members of the Wednesday cast include Game of Thrones and The Sandman star Gwendoline Christie, Jamie McShane (CSI: Vegas), Percy Hynes White (The Gifted), and Joy Sunday (Good Trouble).
The Tim Burton Addams Family spin-off series is introducing Hunter Doohan to many new fans, though the 27-year-old actor has been around since 2012. Here are some things about Hunter Doohan that you might want to know.
8/8 Hunter Doohan Started Acting In High School
It didn’t take Hunter long to discover that acting was his passion, even though he didn’t know he wanted to act when he was a kid like some people.
Hunter shared with Film Frenzy in an interview, “…when I was a sophomore in high school, I tried out for a play and pretty much ended up spending most of the next three years of my life in that drama department.”
7/8 Who Does Hunter Doohan Play In Wednesday?
In the latest Addams Family canon, Hunter Doohan plays Tyler Galpin, one of the Jericho ‘normies,’ or so everyone thinks at first. Because Tyler is thought to be a normie, he does not attend Nevermore Academy, but he and Wednesday become friends through their encounters at the Weathervane café in town.
6/8 This Is Where You’ve Seen Hunter Doohan Before Wednesday
Previously, Hunter appeared opposite Bryan Cranston as Adam Desiato in Showtime’s Your Honor. Additionally, he starred in Netflix’s What/If miniseries, ABC’s Schooled, and HBO’s Westworld. Soundwave and Where We Disappear are among his other film credits.
5/8 Hunter Doohan Is Also A Director
Hunter Doohan is taking the opportunity to try different things within the industry. He made his directorial debut with the short film Travel in 2017.
That same year, Doohan wrote and directed the short film Far from the Tree. The young actor is also credited for writing two other short films It’s Supposed to be Healthy (2015), and After You’ve Gone (2016).
4/8 What Else Is Hunter Doohan Good At?
In addition to acting, writing, and directing in films Hunter Doohan apparently has more hidden talents.
In an Instagram post in 2014, Doohan shared a clip of himself doing some impressive flips. While it was evident he wasn’t new to gymnastics, it came as a surprise to some of his followers.
3/8 Hunter Doohan Is Passionate About Human Rights
Not all public figures use their platforms to speak up about troubling issues out of fear of judgment or that they might alienate a part of their fan base; Hunter Doohan isn’t one of those people.
He shares his opinions openly on social media, and he is passionate about human rights, especially LGBTQ+ rights and the fight against racism.
2/8 Is Hunter Doohan Dating Anyone?
Hunter Doohan is married to Fielder Jewett, a film producer. According to their social media posts, Hunter and Fielder got engaged on December 31, 2020. Back in June, the couple shared some adorable photos from their wedding, which was officiated by Bryan Cranston, Hunter’s Your Honor co-star.
1/8 What Is Hunter Doohan’s Net Worth?
Hunter Doohan’s net worth is currently unknown though several different sources are reporting varying figures. With the actor’s appearance on Wednesday being a hit, we can hope to see him in more roles. His social media presence skyrocketed since he joined the cast of Your Honor, his portrayal of Tyler Galpin should give his career a boost and hopefully his net worth.