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He breathed life into Batman. Adam West was born Billy (William) West Anderson in Walla Walla, Washington, to parents Otto West Anderson and his wife Audrey. At age 10 Adam had a cache of comic books, and "Batman" made a big impression on him--the comic hero was part bat-man (a la Count Dracula) and part world's greatest detective (a la Charlie ... See full bio »
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 2013 FanAddicts! (TV Series)
Narrator / Announcer
- FanAddicts!: Movie Monsters (2013) ... Narrator
- FanAddicts!: Star Wars & Scooby Doo (2013) ... Narrator
- FanAddicts!: Wizard of Oz (2013) ... Narrator
- FanAddicts!: Jaws & James Bond (2013) ... Narrator
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game)
Cop / Guard in Prologue (voice)
 2012 Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse (Video Game)
Mayor Adam West (voice)
 2011 Pizza Man
 2010 Eyehole Paintings (Video short)
 2009 30 Rock (TV Series)
Adam West
- Apollo, Apollo (2009) ... Adam West
 2007 Sexina
The Boss
 2007 Meet the Robinsons (Video Game)
Uncle Art (voice)
 2007 Meet the Robinsons
Uncle Art (voice)
 2006 Chicken Little: Ace in Action (Video Game)
Ace (voice)
 2006 Family Guy (Video Game)
Mayor Adam West (voice)
 2004-2006 The Batman (TV Series)
Mayor Grange
- The Apprentice (2006) ... Mayor Grange (voice)
- Thunder (2006) ... Mayor Grange (voice)
- Fleurs de Mal (2005) ... Mayor Grange (voice)
- Fistful of Felt (2005) ... Mayor Grange (voice)
- JTV (2005) ... Mayor Grange (voice)
 2005 Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure (Video Game)
Chief Hunt (voice)
 2005 Angels with Angles
Alfred the Butler
 2005 The Boondocks (TV Series)
R. Kelly's Lawyer
- The Trial of Robert Kelly (2005) ... R. Kelly's Lawyer (voice)
 2005 The King of Queens (TV Series)
Adam West
- Shear Torture (2005) ... Adam West
 2005 Chicken Little (Video Game)
Ace - Hollywood Chicken Little (voice)
 2005 Buckaroo: The Movie
Judge Werner
 2005 Scooby-Doo! Unmasked (Video Game)
Winslow Stanton (voice)
 2005 Aloha, Scooby-Doo! (Video)
Jared Moon (voice)
 2005 Batman: New Times (Video short)
Batman (voice)
 2004 Tales from Beyond
Jay (segment "The Bookstore")
 2004 The Mullets (TV Series)
Adam West
 2004 Monster Island (TV Movie)
Dr. Harryhausen
 2003 The Bronx Bunny Show (TV Series)
Adam West
- Episode #1.10 (2003) ... Adam West
 2003 XIII (Video Game)
General Carrington (voice)
 2003 Kim Possible (TV Series)
Timothy 'Fearless Ferret' North
- The Fearless Ferret (2003) ... Timothy 'Fearless Ferret' North (voice)
 2003 Baadasssss!
Bert
 2002 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Batman
- Large Marge (2002) ... Batman (voice)
 2001 Seance
 2001 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Mitch
- Hotel Drew (2001) ... Mitch
 2001 Black Scorpion (TV Series)
Dr. Noah Goddard / Breathtaker
- Zodiak Attack - Part 2 (2001) ... Dr. Noah Goddard / Breathtaker
- Zodiak Attack - Part 1 (2001) ... Dr. Noah Goddard / Breathtaker
- Power Play (2001) ... Dr. Noah Goddard / Breathtaker
- Life's a Gas (2001) ... Dr. Noah Goddard / Breathtaker
- Out of Thin Air (2001) ... Dr. Noah Goddard / Breathtaker
 1999 Pacific Blue (TV Series)
Macon Dean
- Stargazer (1999) ... Macon Dean
 1998-1999 The Secret Files of the SpyDogs (TV Series)
Dog Zero / Leonardo da Vinci
- Virgil/Bunny (1999) ... Dog Zero (voice)
- Tusk/Install (1999) ... Dog Zero (voice)
- Tail/Tomorrow (1999) ... Dog Zero (voice)
- Howl/Thirteen (1999) ... Dog Zero (voice)
- Granny/Founders (1999) ... Dog Zero / Leonardo da Vinci (voice)
 1998 NewsRadio (TV Series)
Adam West
 1998 Histeria! (TV Series)
Ernest Hemingway
- Super Writers (1998) ... Ernest Hemingway (voice)
- Return to China (1998) ... (voice)
 1998 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Bruce Blazer
- Write, She Murdered (1998) ... Bruce Blazer
 1997 An American Vampire Story
The Big Kahuna
 1997 Joyride
Harold
 1997 Animaniacs (TV Series)
Spruce Wayne / Caped Crusader
- Cute First (Ask Questions Later)/Acquaintances/Here Comes Attila/Boo Wonder (1997) ... Spruce Wayne / Caped Crusader (voice)
 1997 Redux Riding Hood (Short)
Leonard Fox (voice)
 1997 Johnny Bravo (TV Series)
Narrator
- I Used to Be Funny/My Fair Dork/'Twas the Night (1997) ... Narrator (voice)
 1997 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Adam West
 1997 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
TV Host
- The Black Widower (1997) ... TV Host
 1997 Pauly (TV Series)
Adam West
- Spies Like Us (1997) ... Adam West
 1996 Weird Science (TV Series)
 1995 Ride for Your Life (Short)
Monty Oliver
 1995 Run for Cover
Senator Prescott
 1995 The Clinic (TV Series)
 1995 Burke's Law (TV Series)
 1995 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Jerry Retchen
- Whine, Whine, Whine (1995) ... Jerry Retchen
 1995 Hope & Gloria (TV Series)
Adam West
- Who's Poppa? (1995) ... Adam West
 1995 Muscle (TV Series)
Jim Atkinson
- Episode #1.5 (1995) ... Jim Atkinson
 1994 Space Ghost Coast to Coast (TV Series)
Adam West
- Batmantis (1994) ... Adam West
 1994 The New Age
Jeff Witner
 1994 Nurses (TV Series)
Mr. Greer
- All the Pretty Caseys (1994) ... Mr. Greer
 1994 The Critic (TV Series)
Adam West
- Eyes on the Prize (1994) ... Adam West (voice)
 1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Chapman
- As Ye Sow (1993) ... Chapman
 1992 Rugrats (TV Series)
Captain Blasto
- Superhero Chuckie/The Dog Broomer (1992) ... Captain Blasto (voice)
 1992 The Ben Stiller Show (TV Series)
Adam West
- With Colin Quinn (1992) ... Adam West
 1992 1775 (TV Short)
George Washington
 1991 Lookwell (TV Movie)
Ty Lookwell
 1991 Maxim Xul
Professor Marduk
 1990 The Flash (TV Series)
Hippy Guy
- Child's Play (1990) ... Hippy Guy (as Awest)
 1990 Zorro (TV Series)
Dr. Henry Wayne
- The Wizard (1990) ... Dr. Henry Wayne
 1990 Omega Cop
Prescott
 1989 Mad About You
Edward Harris
 1988 Doin' Time on Planet Earth
Charles Pinsky
 1988 Night of the Kickfighters
Carl McMann
 1988 Return Fire
Carruthers
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Wade Talmadge
- Death Takes a Dive (1987) ... Wade Talmadge
 1985 Young Lady Chatterley II
Professor Arthur Bohart Jr.
 1985 Going Undercover
Henry's Father (uncredited)
 1984 Hell Riders
Doctor Dave
 1980-1984 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Philip Breem
- The Devil and Mandy Breem/The Millionaire (1980) ... Philip Breem
 1983 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
David Stockwood
- Love Game (1983) ... David Stockwood
 1983 Ace Diamond Private Eye (TV Movie)
Ace Diamond
 1983 I Take These Men (TV Movie)
Craig Wyler
 1982 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Edgar Garibaldi
- The Gymnast (1982) ... Edgar Garibaldi
 1981 Time Warp (TV Movie)
Col. Ed Westin
 1981 Warp Speed (TV Movie)
Captain Lofton
 1980 For the Love of It (TV Movie)
Jock Higgins
 1980 The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood
Lionel Lamely
 1979 Big Shamus, Little Shamus (TV Series)
Harley Morgan
- The Loser (1979) ... Harley Morgan
 1979 Legends of the Superheroes (TV Series)
Batman
- The Roast (1979) ... Batman
- The Challenge (1979) ... Batman
 1978 The American Girls (TV Series)
 1978 Tarzan and the Super 7 (TV Series)
Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
 1978 Hooper
Adam
 1978 Operation Petticoat (TV Series)
Steve Fleming
- Bless You, My Sub (1978) ... Steve Fleming
 1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
Morgan
- Guns (1977) ... Morgan
 1976 Alice (TV Series)
Mr. Turner
- Sex Education (1976) ... Mr. Turner
 1976 Shazam! (TV Series)
Hercules
- Out of Focus (1976) ... Hercules (voice, uncredited)
 1975 Nevada Smith (TV Movie)
Frank Hartlee
 1975 The Specialist
Jerry Bounds
 1974 Partizani (TV Mini-Series)
 1974 Emergency! (TV Series)
Vic Webster
- The Bash (1974) ... Vic Webster
 1974 Tactical Guerilla
Capt. Kurt Kohler
 1973 Poor Devil (TV Movie)
Jannes Crawford
 1972 Mannix (TV Series)
Jonathan Forsythe
- A Puzzle for One (1972) ... Jonathan Forsythe
 1972 This Is the Life (TV Series)
GI Hank Mathes
- The Revenge of Cho Lin (1972) ... GI Hank Mathes
 1972 The Eyes of Charles Sand (TV Movie)
Dr. Paul Scott
 1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Brubaker
- The Men That Corrupted Hadleyburg (1972) ... Brubaker
 1972 Primus (TV Series)
Jenson
- Sea Serpent (1972) ... Jenson
 1971 And Then They Forgot God (TV Movie)
 1969 The Girl Who Knew Too Much
Johnny Cain
 1968 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Major Jonathan Eliot
- In Silent Battle (1968) ... Major Jonathan Eliot
 1968 Alexander the Great (TV Movie)
Cleander
 1967 Batgirl (TV Short)
Batman / Bruce Wayne
 1966 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series)
Batman
- Episode #1.2 (1966) ... Batman
 1965 The Relentless Four
Sam Garrett
 1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
Sam Loomis
- Legend for a Lawman (1965) ... Sam Loomis
 1965 The Outlaws Is Coming
Kenneth Cabot
 1964 Bewitched (TV Series)
Kermit
- Love Is Blind (1964) ... Kermit
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Major Charles 'Chuck' Merritt
- The Invisible Enemy (1964) ... Major Charles 'Chuck' Merritt
 1964 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Dr. Clayton Harris
- Hooterville vs. Hollywood (1964) ... Dr. Clayton Harris
- My Daughter the Doctor (1964) ... Dr. Clayton Harris
 1963 Soldier in the Rain
Captain (inspecting)
 1963 Tammy and the Doctor
Dr. Eric Hassler
 1963 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Emmett
- Ash (1963) ... Emmett
 1961-1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Kett Darby / Deputy
- The Betrayers (1963) ... Kett Darby
- Man from Kansas (1961) ... Deputy
 1963 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Buzz Cooper
- The Crop Duster (1963) ... Buzz Cooper
 1961-1962 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Pete Norland / Dan Southern
- The Case of the Bogus Books (1962) ... Pete Norland
- The Case of the Barefaced Witness (1961) ... Dan Southern
 1962 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Johnny Cinderella
- Murder Is a Private Affair (1962) ... Johnny Cinderella
 1961-1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Steve Nelson
- Saturday Edition (1962) ... Det. Sgt. Steve Nelson
- Strangers in the House (1962) ... Det. Sgt. Steve Nelson
- The Walls Have Eyes (1962) ... Det. Sgt. Steve Nelson
- The Fourth Commandment (1962) ... Det. Sgt. Steve Nelson
- Finders Keepers (1962) ... Det. Sgt. Steve Nelson
 1962 Geronimo
Lt. John Delahay
 1962 The Beachcomber (TV Series)
Huckabee
- Captain Huckabee's Beard (1962) ... Huckabee
 1961 Guestward Ho! (TV Series)
Larry Crawford
- Bill, the Fireman (1961) ... Larry Crawford
 1961 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Christopher Rolf / Mr. Ryan
- Stopover (1961) ... Christopher Rolf / Mr. Ryan
 1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Dave Owens
- Date with Death (1961) ... Dave Owens
 1961 Bonanza (TV Series)
Frank Milton
- The Bride (1961) ... Frank Milton
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Steve Daco
- The Has-Been (1961) ... Steve Daco
 1960 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Johnny Cinderella
- Murder Is a Private Affair (1960) ... Johnny Cinderella
 1960 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
David
- All in the Family (1960) ... David
 1960 Johnny Midnight (TV Series)
Hill
- The Villain of the Piece (1960) ... Hill
 1959 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Deputy
- The Black Magnolia (1959) ... Deputy (voice, uncredited)
 1959 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
George Nolan
- The Quick Return (1959) ... George Nolan
 1959 Maverick (TV Series)
George Henry Arnett / Rudolph St. Cloud / Vic Nolan
- A Fellow's Brother (1959) ... George Henry Arnett
- Pappy (1959) ... Rudolph St. Cloud
- Two Tickets to Ten Strike (1959) ... Vic Nolan
 1958-1959 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Jim Beck / Lonnie Drew / Ernest Detterback
- Out of the Past (1959) ... Jim Beck
- Thanks for Tomorrow (1959) ... Lonnie Drew
- Two and Two Make Six (1958) ... Ernest Detterback
 1959 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Doc Holliday / Marshal Joe Benjamin / Sgt. Ed Kallen
- Don't Tell Joe (1959) ... Marshal Joe Benjamin
- The Escape (1959) ... Sgt. Ed Kallen
 1959 Bronco (TV Series)
Major Carter
- The Burning Springs (1959) ... Major Carter
 1959 The FBI Story
Man on Two Way Radio (voice, uncredited)
 1959 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Ashley Claiborn
- Blind Spot (1959) ... Ashley Claiborn
 1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Doc Holliday / Frederick Pulaski
- The Mysterious Stranger (1959) ... Frederick Pulaski
 1959 Lawman (TV Series)
Doc Holliday
- The Wayfarer (1959) ... Doc Holliday
 1959 The Young Philadelphians
Bill Lawrence
 1959 Grand Jury (TV Series)
Fenway
- The Big Boss (1959) ... Fenway
 1958 Ghost of the China Sea
Scuba Diver (uncredited)
 1957 Voodoo Island
Weather Station #4 Radio Operator (uncredited)
 1954-1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Ham Ector
- Incident in July (1955) ... Ham Ector (as Will West)
- Adapt or Die (1954) ... (as Will West)
- The Joker (1954)
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Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
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Radio and TV commercial: White Castle Crave Clip (voice) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 5 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

William Anderson | Awest | Will West

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[About returning to the role that made him famous] It's dramatized to an extent, but most of it really did happen. All good comedy is based on truth. Now they're saying we're a wonderful comedy team. What were we before? See more »

Trivia:

At Lakeside High School, he excelled in sports and served as school president of his graduating class, which he graduated from in 1946. See more »

Trademark:

Radio disc jockey voice See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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