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Alan Napier (1903–1988)

Alan Napier was born on January 7, 1903 in King Norton, Worcestershire, England. Tall, distinguished-looking English character actor with aristocratic bearing and precisely modulated voice. A cousin of the former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and spent his formative years as an actor ... See full bio »

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Stage: Appeared in "Gertie" on Broadway. Comedy. See more »


6' 6" (1.98 m)

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I had never read comics before I [was hired for Batman (1966)]. My agent rang up and said, "I think you are going to play on Batman." I said, "What is Batman?". He said, "Don't you read the comics?". I said, "No, never." He said, "I think you are going to be Batman's butler." I said, "How do I know I want to be Batman's butler?" It was the most ridiculous thing I had ever heard of. He said, "It ... See more »


Best known for his role as Alfred Pennyworth on the television series Batman (1966). See more »


Towering height and slender frame See more »



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