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Adam West in BATMAN.

About Adam West (1928 – 2017)

Adam West was born on September 19, 1928, in Walla Walla, Washington.

Sometimes Adam West is credited as William Anderson.

Bringing to life several animated characters is an easy task for Adam West; we have heard his voice in the hit movie CHICKEN LITTLE playing Ace - Hollywood Chicken Little , in THE SECRET FILES OF THE SPYDOG playing the furry character DogZero, and of course playing Batman and Bruce Wayne in THE NEW ADVENTURES OF BATMAN in the 70's for the hit TV Series.

Adam West has been part of several hit TV series. Adam West usually played a role with some type of authority including THE ADVENTURES OF PETE & PETE playing Principal Kent Schwinger, and DANGER THEATRE playing Capt. Mike Morgan.

The voice and the role that would make Adam West a star in our eyes did hurt his career a little. Adam West became Batman and Bruce Wayne to people everywhere. The typecasting of Adam West started in BATMAN, then 1967 BATGIRL & THE NEW ADVENTURES OF BATMAN. He did have trouble getting roles after playing Batman. It became hard for directors to see Adam as anything other then Batman.

A childrens' program was a starting point for Adam West working with his college buddy, Carl Hebenstreit, in THE KINI POPO SHOW.

A TV favorite, Adam West has had recurring roles using his voice on the FAMILY GUY, playing Mayor Adam West and on THE BATMAN playing the voice Mayor Grange, on both shows he is noted as a special guest.

In 1994, Adam West wrote his autobiography, Back to the Batcave.

Nina West is Adam West's daughter; she is the host of the show REAL ESTATE. Nina and Adam have appeared together a couple of times on the Howard Stern show.

West had over 140 TV guest appearances on shows like SUGARFOOT, MAVERICK, 77 SUNSET STRIP, GUNSMOKE, and BEWITCHED.

Adam West's notable movie credits include...

Voodoo Island (1957)
Ghost of the China Sea (1958)
The Young Philadelphians (1959)
The FBI Story (1959)
Geronimo (1962)
Tammy and the Doctor (1963)
Soldier in the Rain (1964)
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
The Outlaws Is Coming (1965)
Mara of the Wilderness (1965)
The Relentless Four (1965)
Batman (1966)
The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1969)
The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker (1971)
Hell River (1974)
The Specialist (1975)
Hooper (1978)
Warp Speed (1980)
The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980)
One Dark Night (1983)
Hell Riders (1984)
Yellow Pages (1985)
Young Lady Chatterley II (1985)
Zombie Nightmare (1986)
Doin' Time on Planet Earth (1988)
Return Fire (1988)
Night of the Kickfighters (1988)
Mad About You (1989)
Omega Cop (1990)
Maxim Xul (1991)
The New Age (1994)
Run for Cover (1995)
The Size of Watermelons (1996)
American Vampire (1997)
Redux Riding Hood (1997)
Joyride (1997)
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
Seance (2001)
Baadasssss! (2003)
Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (2003)
Tales from Beyond (2004)
Aloha, Scooby-Doo! (2005)
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005)
Buckaroo: The Movie (2005)
Chicken Little (2005)
Angels with Angles (2005)
Sexina: Popstar P.I. (2007)
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Ratko: The Dictator's Son (2009)
Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion (2009)
Scooby-Doo! and the Beach Beastie (2015)
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016)
Batman vs. Two-Face (2017)


Adam West's television credits include...

The Philco Television Playhouse (1954–1955)
77 Sunset Strip (1958–1959)
Grand Jury (1959)
Lawman (1959)
Sugarfoot (1959)
Cheyenne (1959)
Bronco (1959)
Colt .45 (1959)
Maverick (1959)
Hawaiian Eye (1959)
Bourbon Street Beat (1959)
Johnny Midnight (1960)
Overland Trail (1960)
Goodyear Theatre (1960)
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1960)
Laramie (1961–1963)
Tales of Wells Fargo (1961)
Bonanza (1961)
Perry Mason (1961–1962)
Michael Shayne (1961)
The Rifleman (1961)
Guestward, Ho! (1961)
The Detectives (1961–1962)
The Beachcomber (1962)
The Real McCoys (1963)
Gunsmoke (1963)
Petticoat Junction (1964)
The Outer Limits (1964)
Bewitched (1964)
The Virginian (1965)
Batman (1966–1968)
The Milton Berle Show (1966)
The Big Valley (1968)
Night Gallery (1971)
Primus (1972)
Alias Smith and Jones (1972)
The Eyes of Charles Sand (1972)
This Is the Life (1972)
Mannix (1972)
Poor Devil (1973)
Emergency! (1974)
Nevada Smith (1975)
Shazam! (1976)
Alice (1976)
The New Adventures of Batman (1977)
Police Woman (1977)
Operation Petticoat (1978)
Tarzan and the Super 7 (1978)
The American Girls (1978)
Legends of the Superheroes (1979)
Big Shamus, Little Shamus (1979)
Fantasy Island (1980, 1984)
For the Love of It (1980)
Warp Speed (1981)
Time Warp (1981)
Laverne & Shirley (1982)
I Take These Men (1983)
The Love Boat (1983)
Hart to Hart (1983)
Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show (1984)
The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (1985)
The Last Precinct (1986)
Murder, She Wrote (1987)
Zorro (1990)
The Flash (1990)
Lookwell (1991)
The Ben Stiller Show (1992)
Batman: The Animated Series (1992)
Rugrats (1992)
The Simpsons (1992, 2002)
Danger Theatre (1993)
Tales from the Crypt (1993)
The Good Life (1994)
The Critic (1994)
Nurses (1994)
Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1994)
The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1995)
Muscle (1995)
Hope and Gloria (1995)
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1995)
Burke's Law (1995)
The Clinic (1995)
Goosebumps (1996)
Weird Science (1996)
Pauly (1997)
The Wayans Bros. (1997)
Murphy Brown (1997)
Johnny Bravo (1997, 2004)
Animaniacs (1997)
Jenny (1998)
The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs (1998–1999)
Diagnosis: Murder (1998)
Histeria! (1998)
NewsRadio (1998)
Pacific Blue (1999)
Family Guy (2000–2018)
Black Scorpion (2001)
The Drew Carey Show (2001)
Kim Possible (2003)
The Mullets (2003)
The Fairly OddParents (2003–2017)
The Bronx Bunny Show (2003)
Monster Island (2004)
The Batman (2004–2006)
The King of Queens (2005)
The Boondocks (2005)
George Lopez (2007)
30 Rock (2009)
SpongeBob SquarePants (2010)
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2010)
The Super Hero Squad Show (2011)
Jake and the Never Land Pirates (2011–2012)
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (2015, 2017)
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship (2015)
Moonbeam City (2015)
The Big Bang Theory (2016)
Powerless (2017)


Adam West in the role that made him famous — Batman... top two pictures with Burt Ward... third picture with Alan Napier... fourth picture with Dan Seymour... with Burt Ward, Madge Blake, and Myrna Fahey in fifth picture... with Ward and Victor Lundin in seventh picture... with Ward in eighth picture... with Yvonne Craig in ninth picture... with Cesar Romero and Burgess Meredith in picture 10... with Ward in picture 11.
With Burt Ward in Batman: The Movie (1966).
With Linda Saunders in Mara of the Wilderness (1965).
In One Dark Night (1982)... middle picture with Melissa Newman.
In Powerless (2017)... top picture with Christina Kirk, Alan Tudyk, Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, and Ron Funches... middle picture with Alan Tudyk.
In Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)... bottom two pictures with Paul Mantee.
In Sexina: Popstar P.I. (2007).
In The Big Bang Theory (2007)... with Sara Gilbert, Mayim Bialik, Kevin Sussman, Jim Parsons, and Kunal Nayyar.
In The Big Valley (1965).
Adam West in an episode ("The Invisible Enemy") of The Outer Limits (1964).