The actor behind television’s Batman (1966 – 1968), has recently passed away after battling Leukemia for quite some time. Adam West was 88.
William West Anderson had a career which spanned six decades, and he starred/voiced in over hundreds of films and t.v. shows. His first film was in 1957, and he quickly became a star. He played opposite Chuck Connors in 1962’s Geronimo, and with The Three Stooges in The Outlaws Is Coming (1965). In 1964 he appeared alongside Paul Mantee in the science-fiction film Robinson Crusoe On Mars. Then with his success, Adam landed the role as Bruce Wayne on ABC’s Batman, and it’s ridiculously campy feature film. After it’s cancellation West struggled to find work, and he found it in voice-over and advertising. He had appearances in Futurama, The Simpsons, Rugrats, The Critic, Histeria!, Kim Possible, Johnny Bravo, and The Fairly OddParents. His most memorable appearances include; an episode of Batman: The Animated Series (Beware the Gray Ghost), The lunatic mayor of Quahog, Rhode Island in Family Guy, and as Mermaid Man in countless episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, in which Batman co-star Burt Ward played his partner-in-crime – Barnacle Boy.
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