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Overview (4)

Born in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died in Burbank, California, USA  (prostate cancer)
Birth NameRobert Francis Hastings
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bob Hastings got his show business start in radio after WWII as the voice of "Archie Andrews" in the show of the same name (a spin-off of the Archie Comics series) on the Mutual Broadcasting System. The good-looking Hastings made the transition to television smoothly in 1949 in early galactic-action series like Captain Video and His Video Rangers (1949) and Atom Squad (1953). His first recurring role was as a lieutenant on The Phil Silvers Show (1955) (aka "Sgt. Bilko").

Most of his career has been spent in television, and he's notable for roles such as Captain Binghamton's yes-man "Lieutenant Elroy Carpenter" on McHale's Navy (1962), one of the two Tommy Kelsey's on All in the Family (1971), and "Captain Ramsey" on General Hospital (1963). Hastings has also done much voice work, including that of "The Raven" on The Munsters (1964), "Superboy" on the The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure (1967) cartoons in the 1960s and, in recent years, the voice of "Commissioner Gordon" on the animated Batman: The Animated Series (1992) cartoons.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tom Barrister.

Spouse (1)

Joan M. Rice (25 January 1948 - 30 June 2014) ( his death) ( 4 children)

Trivia (9)

Better known as Bob Hastings.
Older brother of Don Hastings.
Played Archie Andrews on radio.
He has played the same character (Commissioner James Gordon) on four different series: Batman: The Animated Series (1992), Superman (1996), The New Batman Adventures (1997) and Static Shock (2000).
Uncle of Jennifer Hastings, Julie Hastings, Matthew Hastings and Katharine Scott Hastings.
Brother-in-law of Leslie Denniston.
Along with Adam West, Roddy McDowall, Barry Dennen, Steve Franken, Michael Pataki and Judy Strangis, he is one of seven actors to appear in both Batman (1966) and Batman: The Animated Series (1992).
Best friend of Ernest Borgnine.
His son, Michael R. Hastings, was the Mayor of Burbank, California.

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