Charles Addams, Writer: The Addams Family. Charles Samuel Addams, or Chill as his friends called him, was born on January 7, , in Westfield, New Jersey. Records show at the time of his birth the Addams' lived on Summit Avenue. Charles Addams was a cartoonist for The New Yorker magazine who created the famous Addams Family. Learn more about the man and his eccentric sense of humor, at buyforskolin.info: Jan 07, Cartoon editor Bob Mankoff answers questions about the cartoonist Charles Addams, creator of the Addams Family.