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Born in Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Died in Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameSherrill David Robinson

Mini Bio (1)

Jerry Robinson was born on January 1, 1922 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA as Sherrill David Robinson. He is known for his work on Suicide Squad (2016), Batman (1966) and Batman: The Animated Series (1992). He was married to Gro Bagn. He died on December 7, 2011 in Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA.

Spouse (1)

Gro Bagn (1954 - 7 December 2011) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

Created characters for the Batman comic books including: co-creating, with Bob Kane and Bill Finger the Batman allies of Batman's sidekick Dick Grayson/Robin and Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred Pennyworth, as well as Batman villain Tony Zucco and Batman's most famous villain in his rogues gallery the Joker. Also with Kane, Finger and a third writer called Gardner Fox to create the character of Bruce Wayne's father Dr. Thomas Wayne.
Based the Joker on Conrad Veidt.
He taught at New York's School of Visual Arts, and served as president of both the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and the National Cartoonists Society.
He got his first job illustrating comic books when he was 17. He was hired by Bob Kane after the two met at a Catskills resort, where Robinson was selling ice cream, wearing a white jacket covered with his own drawings.
Youngest child of five children of Benjamin Robinson and Mae Robinson. He studied at Columbia University in New York City.
He is survived by his wife, Gro Bagn Robinson, of 57 years; son, Jens Robinson, and daughter, Livia Robinson-White; and two grandchildren.
He was a resident of Manhattan in New York City and died at a hospice in Staten Island.

Personal Quotes (1)

Villains, I always thought more interesting. I think the name came first: The Joker. Then I thought of the playing card.

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