(10/02) Stage: Appeared (as "George Burns") in "Say Goodnight, Gracie" on Broadway. Written by Rupert Holmes
. Helen Hayes Theater, New York City.
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Frank J. Gorshin
5' 8" (1.73 m)
Did You Know?
[on playing the Riddler on Batman
(1966)] When I was first approached to play the Riddler, I thought it was a joke. Then I discovered the show had a good script and agreed to do the role. Now I am in love with the character. I developed the Riddler's fiendish laugh at Hollywood parties. I listened to myself laugh and discovered that the funniest jokes brought out the high-pitched giggle I use on ...
His manic portrayal of the Riddler on the television series Batman
(1966) was directly responsible for turning the character in the comics from a minor villain into one of Batman's major recurring enemies.