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Adam West net worth:
$30 Million

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Adam West information

Birth date: September 19, 1928
Birth place: Walla Walla, Washington, United States
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Profession:Actor, Voice Actor, Presenter
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Marcelle Tagand Lear (m. 1970), Frisbie Dawson (m. 1957–1962), Billie Lou Yeager (m. 1950–1956)
Children:Nina West, Hunter Anderson, Jonelle S. Anderson, Perrin West
Parents:Audrey V. Speer, Otto West Anderson

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William West Anderson was born on the 19th September 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington State, USA. He is an actor well known under the stage name Adam West, perhaps still principally recognized as the person who created the picture of Batman in the television series “Batman” (1966–1968) and the feature film under the same name (1966). Acting is the main source of Adam West net worth. He has been active in the entertainment industry since 1954.

So just how rich is Adam West? Reportedly, the net worth of Adam West currently stands at $30 million, accumulated during his more than 60 years in the entertainment industry.

Adam West Net Worth $30 Million

West was raised in Walla Walla by his parents, Audrey V. Speer and Otto West Anderson, and was educated at Walla Walla High School and Lakeside School. Later, he entered Whitman College to study Literature and Psychology. West worked on American Forces Network television when drafted to serve in the US army. Afterwards, he pursued a career in acting which not only made him popular but also added significant sums to the total size of Adam West’s net worth.

During the half-century West has been involved in the entertainment industry, he has landed a number of popular roles. However, the role which made him famous and rich is that of Batman. Although years have elapsed since then, West is still associated with the previously mentioned role, as the series “Batman” created by William Dozier was considered to be the biggest phenomenon in 1960’s. Mostly positive reviews were also given to the feature film “Batman” directed by Leslie H. Martinson.

Following his very successful portrayal of Batman, Adam West has landed more than 50 other roles on the big screen. Among the most important roles are Lionel Lamely in the film “The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood” (1980) directed by Alan Roberts, Capt. Tom Churchman in the zombie film “Zombie Nightmare” (1986) directed by Jack Bravman, Prescott in the film “Omega Cop” (1990) directed by Paul Kyriazi, Ludwig Von Helsingmeister in the comic horror film “American Vampire” (1997) directed by Luis Esteban, Dr. Harryhausen in the monster film “Monster Island” (2004) directed by Jack Perez and others. In fact, films increased the size of Adam West net worth considerably.

Furthermore, television is also a significant source of Adam West’s net worth. He has appeared in a number of series, including “Legends of the Superheroes” (1979), “The Adventures of Pete & Pete” (1993–96), “George Lopez” (2007) and others. West is also known as the voice actor who worked in such well known series as “Rugrats” (1992), “The Simpsons” (1992, 2002), “Jonny Bravo” (1997) and “Family Guy” (2000–2002, 2005–present).

In recognition of his services to the movie industry, Adam West was awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars in 1020, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.
Additionally, Adam West is known as the author of the books “Climbing the Walls” (1986) and “Back to the Batcave” (1994), which also added sums to Adam’s net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of the actor, Adam West has been married three times. In 1950, he married Billie Lou Yeager but they divorced in 1956. A year later, he married Frisbie Dawson with whom he spent five years. In 1970, West married Marcelle Tagand Lear and they are still together. Adam West has fathered six children.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kraft Mystery Theater 1962 TV Series Johnny Cinderella
The Detectives 1961-1962 TV Series Det. Sgt. Steve Nelson
Geronimo 1962 Lt. John Delahay
The Beachcomber 1962 TV Series Huckabee
Guestward Ho! 1961 TV Series Larry Crawford
The Rifleman 1961 TV Series Christopher Rolf
Michael Shayne 1961 TV Series Dave Owens
Bonanza 1961 TV Series Frank Milton
Tales of Wells Fargo 1961 TV Series Steve Daco
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1960 TV Series Johnny Cinderella
Goodyear Theatre 1960 TV Series David
Overland Trail 1960 TV Series Wild Bill Hickok
Johnny Midnight 1960 TV Series Hill
Bourbon Street Beat 1959 TV Series Deputy
Hawaiian Eye 1959 TV Series George Nolan
Maverick 1959 TV Series George Henry Arnett / Rudolph St. Cloud / Vic Nolan
77 Sunset Strip 1958-1959 TV Series Jim Beck / Lonnie Drew / Ernest Detterback
Colt .45 1959 TV Series Doc Holliday / Marshal Joe Benjamin / Sgt. Ed Kallen
Bronco 1959 TV Series Major Carter
The FBI Story 1959 Man on Two Way Radio (voice, uncredited)
Cheyenne 1959 TV Series Ashley Claiborn
Sugarfoot 1959 TV Series Doc Holliday / Frederick Pulaski
Lawman 1959 TV Series Doc Holliday
The Young Philadelphians 1959 Bill Lawrence
Grand Jury 1959 TV Series Fenway
Voodoo Island 1957 Weather Station #4 Radio Operator (uncredited)
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 1954-1955 TV Series Ham Ector
Batman vs. Two-Face 2017 announced Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)
Family Guy 2000-2016 TV Series Mayor Adam West Mayor Adam West as Grand Moff Tarkin Fairy Godmother ...
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders 2016 Bruce Wayne Batman (voice)
The Big Bang Theory 2016 TV Series Adam West
Moonbeam City 2015 TV Series Razzle Novak
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero 2015 TV Series Captain Super Captain / Professor Evil Professor
Scooby Doo and the Beach Beastie 2015 Video short Sandy Blake
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff 2014 Video Game Mayor Adam West (voice)
FanAddicts! 2013 TV Series Narrator / Announcer
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game 1st Guard - Prologue (voice, uncredited)
Jake and the Never Land Pirates 2011-2012 TV Series Wise Old Parrot
Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse 2012 Video Game Mayor Adam West (voice)
Funny or Die Presents... 2011 TV Series Adam West (segment "Adam West Hits on You... Hard")
The Super Hero Squad Show 2010 TV Series Nighthawk
Batman: The Brave and the Bold 2010 TV Series Proto-Bot Thomas Wayne
Eyehole Paintings 2010 Video short
SpongeBob SquarePants 2010 TV Series Young Mermaid Man
30 Rock 2009 TV Series Adam West
Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion 2009 Manbat / Cab Driver
Ratko: The Dictator's Son 2009 Kostka Volvic
The Fairly OddParents 2003-2008 TV Series Adam West
Sexina 2007 The Boss
Meet the Robinsons 2007 Video Game Uncle Art (voice)
Meet the Robinsons 2007 Uncle Art (voice)
George Lopez 2007 TV Series Jonathon K. Martin
Chicken Little: Ace in Action 2006 Video Game Ace (voice)
Family Guy 2006 Video Game Mayor Adam West (voice)
The Batman 2004-2006 TV Series Mayor Grange
Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure 2005 Video Game Chief Hunt (voice)
Angels with Angles 2005 Alfred the Butler
The Boondocks 2005 TV Series R. Kelly's Lawyer
Chicken Little 2005 Ace - Hollywood Chicken Little (voice)
The King of Queens 2005 TV Series Adam West
Chicken Little 2005 Video Game Ace - Hollywood Chicken Little (voice)
Buckaroo: The Movie 2005 Judge Werner
Scooby-Doo! Unmasked 2005 Video Game Winslow Stanton (voice)
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story 2005 Video Mayor Adam West (voice)
Aloha, Scooby-Doo! 2005 Video Jared Moon (voice)
Batman: New Times 2005 Video short Batman (voice)
Tales from Beyond 2004 Jay (segment "The Bookstore")
The Mullets 2004 TV Series Adam West
Monster Island 2004 TV Movie Dr. Harryhausen
The Bronx Bunny Show 2003 TV Series Adam West
XIII 2003 Video Game General Carrington (voice)
Kim Possible 2003 TV Series Timothy North / Fearless Ferret
Baadasssss! 2003 Bert
From Heaven to Hell 2002
The Simpsons 2002 TV Series Batman
Seance 2001 Homeless Man / Angel
The Drew Carey Show 2001 TV Series Mitch
Black Scorpion 2001 TV Series Dr. Noah Goddard / Breathtaker
Drop Dead Gorgeous 1999 Adam West
Pacific Blue 1999 TV Series Macon Dean
The Secret Files of the SpyDogs 1998-1999 TV Series Dog Zero Leonardo da Vinci
NewsRadio 1998 TV Series Adam West
Histeria! 1998 TV Series Ernest Hemingway
Diagnosis Murder 1998 TV Series Bruce Blazer
Jenny 1998 TV Series Adam West
Joyride 1997 Harold
Animaniacs 1997 TV Series Spruce Wayne / Caped Crusader
Redux Riding Hood 1997 Short Leonard Fox (voice)
Johnny Bravo 1997 TV Series Narrator
Murphy Brown 1997 TV Series Adam West
Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant 1997 Video Game The Galloping Gazelle (voice)
The Wayans Bros. 1997 TV Series TV Host
Pauly 1997 TV Series Adam West
An American Vampire Story 1997 The Big Kahuna
The Size of Watermelons 1996 Adam West
Goosebumps 1996 TV Series The Galloping Gazelle
Ride for Your Life 1995 Video Game short Monty Oliver
Run for Cover 1995 Senator Prescott
The Clinic 1995 TV Series Horton Van Hoon (1995)
Burke's Law 1995 TV Series
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1995 TV Series Jerry Retchen
Hope & Gloria 1995 TV Series Adam West
Muscle 1995 TV Series Jim Atkinson
The Adventures of Pete & Pete 1995 TV Series Principal Kent Schwinger
Not This Part of the World 1994
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1994 TV Series Adam West
The New Age 1994 Jeff Witner
Nurses 1994 TV Series Mr. Greer
The Critic 1994 TV Series Adam West
The Good Life 1994 TV Series Adam West
Tales from the Crypt 1993 TV Series Chapman
Danger Theatre 1993 TV Series Capt. Mike Morgan (segment "Dead Stranger in Paradise") Capt. Mike Morgan (segment "Vengeance in the Grass") Capt. Mike Morgan (segment "Aloha, Rich Man, Goodbye") ...
Rugrats 1992 TV Series Captain Blasto
Batman: The Animated Series 1992 TV Series The Gray Ghost Simon Trent
The Ben Stiller Show 1992 TV Series Adam West
1775 1992 TV Short George Washington
Lookwell 1991 TV Movie Ty Lookwell
Maxim Xul 1991 Professor Marduk
The Flash 1990 TV Series Hippy Guy
Zorro 1990 TV Series Dr. Henry Wayne
Omega Cop 1990 Prescott
Mad About You 1989 Edward Harris
Night of the Kickfighters 1988 Carl McMann
Return Fire 1988 Carruthers
Doin' Time on Planet Earth 1988 Charles Pinsky
Zombie Nightmare 1987 Capt. Tom Churchman
Murder, She Wrote 1987 TV Series Wade Talmadge
The Last Precinct 1986 TV Series Captain Rick Wright / Captain Wright
Young Lady Chatterley II 1985 Professor Arthur Bohart Jr.
The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians 1985 TV Series Batman Bruce Wayne
Going Undercover 1985 Henry's Father (uncredited)
SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show 1984 TV Series Batman
Hell Riders 1984 Doctor Dave
Fantasy Island 1980-1984 TV Series Philip Breem
Hart to Hart 1983 TV Series David Stockwood
Ace Diamond Private Eye 1983 TV Movie Ace Diamond
The Love Boat 1983 TV Series Bob Williams
I Take These Men 1983 TV Movie Craig Wyler
Laverne & Shirley 1982 TV Series Edgar Garibaldi
One Dark Night 1982 Allan McKenna
Time Warp 1981 TV Movie Col. Ed Westin
Warp Speed 1981 TV Movie Captain Lofton
For the Love of It 1980 TV Movie Jock Higgins
The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood 1980 Lionel Lamely
Big Shamus, Little Shamus 1979 TV Series Harley Morgan
Legends of the Superheroes 1979 TV Series Batman
The American Girls 1978 TV Series
Tarzan and the Super 7 1978 TV Series Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
Hooper 1978 Adam
Operation Petticoat 1978 TV Series Steve Fleming
Police Woman 1977 TV Series Morgan
The New Adventures of Batman 1977 TV Series Batman Bruce Wayne
Alice 1976 TV Series Mr. Turner
Shazam! 1976 TV Series Hercules
Nevada Smith 1975 TV Movie Frank Hartlee
The Specialist 1975 Jerry Bounds
Emergency! 1974 TV Series Vic Webster
Partizani 1974 Kurt Kohler
Partizani 1974 TV Mini-Series
Poor Devil 1973 TV Movie Dennis Crawford
Curse of the Moon Child 1972
Mannix 1972 TV Series Jonathan Forsythe
This Is the Life 1972 TV Series GI Hank Mathes
The Eyes of Charles Sand 1972 TV Movie Dr. Paul Scott
Alias Smith and Jones 1972 TV Series Brubaker
Primus 1972 TV Series Jenson
And Then They Forgot God 1971 TV Movie
Night Gallery 1971 TV Series Mr. Hyde (segment "With Apologies to Mr. Hyde")
The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker 1971 Chester
The Girl Who Knew Too Much 1969 Johnny Cain
The Big Valley 1968 TV Series Major Jonathan Eliot
Batman 1966-1968 TV Series Batman
Alexander the Great 1968 TV Movie Cleander
Off to See the Wizard 1968 TV Series General Cleander
Batgirl 1967 TV Short Batman Bruce Wayne
The Milton Berle Show 1966 TV Series Batman
Batman: The Movie 1966 Batman Bruce Wayne
The Relentless Four 1965 Ranger Sam Garrett
Mara of the Wilderness 1965 Ken Williams
The Virginian 1965 TV Series Sam Loomis
The Outlaws Is Coming 1965 Kenneth Cabot
Bewitched 1964 TV Series Kermit
The Outer Limits 1964 TV Series Major Charles 'Chuck' Merritt
Robinson Crusoe on Mars 1964 Col. Dan McReady
Petticoat Junction 1964 TV Series Dr. Clayton Harris
Soldier in the Rain 1963 Captain (inspecting)
Tammy and the Doctor 1963 Dr. Eric Hassler
Gunsmoke 1963 TV Series Emmett
Laramie 1961-1963 TV Series Kett Darby / Deputy
The Real McCoys 1963 TV Series Buzz Cooper
Perry Mason 1961-1962 TV Series Pete Norland / Dan Southern

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Guy 2009-2010 TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pet Star 2002 TV Series documentary

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt 2003 TV Movie executive creative consultant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biography 1994 TV Series documentary thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jay Leno's Garage 2016 TV Series documentary Himself - Actor
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3: Magical Friendship 2015 TV Special 60's Batman / Robber (voice)
Comic Book Men 2015 TV Series Himself
Batmania Born 2014 Short Himself
Bats of the Round Table 2014 Short Himself
Hanging with Batman 2014 Short Himself
Holy Memorabilia Batman! 2014 Video documentary short Himself
Na Na Na Batman 2014 Video short Himself
Electric Playground 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham 2014 Video Game Himself / Classic Batman / The Gray Ghost (voice)
Huffpost Live 2014 TV Series Himself
The Playboy Morning Show 2014 TV Series Himself
My Music: '65-'67 Rock Rewind 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Actor / Himself - Actor, Batman
Futurama 2013 TV Series Himself
Starring Adam West 2013 Documentary Himself
Pioneers of Television 2011-2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself / Kini Popo Show
The Rep 2012 Documentary Himself
The Batmobile 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Betty White's Off Their Rockers 2012 TV Series Himself
Calgary Expo 2012 2012 Short Himself
Pizza Man 2011 Himself
Totally Tracked Down 2010 TV Series Himself
Zombie Nightmare Revisited 2010 Video short Himself
Family Guy: The Top 20 Characters 2010 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010 TV Series Himself
Family Guy: Creating the Chaos 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Family Guy: The Story So Far... 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Adam West Naked! 2009 Video documentary Himself
Today 2008 TV Series Himself
Paula's Party 2008 TV Series Himself
The Bob Show 2007 TV Series Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2007 TV Series Himself
1 vs. 100 2007 TV Series Himself - Mob Member
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
TV Land's Top Ten 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
I've Got a Secret 2006 TV Series Himself
Living in TV Land 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Ultimate Super Heroes, Vixens & Villains 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Many Faces of Catwoman 2005 Video documentary short Himself
TV's Greatest Cars 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 1999-2004 TV Series Himself
Johnny Bravo 1997-2004 TV Series Himself
Biography 1994-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Achieving the Glow 2003 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Host
Brilliant But Cancelled: Pilot Season 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt 2003 TV Movie Himself
Hollywood Squares 2002 TV Series Himself / Himself - Panelist
TV Road Trip 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself / Batman
After They Were Famous 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The Man Show 2002 TV Series Himself
L.A. Pool Party 2001 TV Series Himself
The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows 2001 TV Special Himself
The Chris Wylde Show Starring Chris Wylde 2001 TV Series Himself
Batman Featurette 2001 Video documentary short Himself
The Test 2001 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2001 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Whatever Happened to Your Favorite TV Action Heroes? 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Nuclear Rescue 911: Broken Arrows & Incidents 2001 Video documentary Narrator
Politically Incorrect 2000 TV Series Himself
Pass the Mic 2000 TV Series
Behind the Sting 1999 Himself - Host
Hollywood's Hot Wheels 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Donny & Marie 1999 TV Series Himself
Happy Hour 1999 TV Series Himself
Through the Keyhole 1999 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Howard Stern 1994-1997 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993-1997 TV Series Himself
Very Important Pennis 1997 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Love 1997 TV Mini-Series Himself
The Best of Ed's Night Party 1996 Video Himself
The Sunday Show 1996 TV Series Himself
Weird Science 1996 TV Series Himself
1995 MTV Movie Awards 1995 TV Special Himself
MADtv 1995 TV Series Himself
Circus of the Stars Goes to Disneyland 1994 TV Special Himself
The Best Movie Ever Made 1994 Himself
The Danny Baker Show 1994 TV Series Himself
Batmad 1994 TV Movie Himself
Vicki! 1994 TV Series Himself
Downey 1994 TV Series Himself
Zombie Jamboree: The 25th Anniversary of Night of the Living Dead 1993 Video documentary Himself
The Simpsons 1992 TV Series Himself
The Howard Stern Show 1992 TV Series Himself
Holy Batmania 1989 Video documentary short Himself / Batman
Batman and Robin and the Other Super Heroes 1989 Video documentary Himself - Presenter
Bat Talk 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself
CBS This Morning 1989 TV Series Himself
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous 1986 TV Series documentary Himself
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1985 TV Special Himself
Our Time 1985 TV Series Himself
Family Feud 1983-1984 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 1983 TV Series Himself
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration 1978 TV Special Himself
Celebrity Bowling 1973 TV Series Himself
It's Your Bet 1971 TV Series Himself
Password All-Stars 1971 TV Series Himself
The Fountain of Groovy 1970 TV Movie documentary Himself
Love, American Style 1970 TV Series Himself (segment "Love and the Great Catch")
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite 1969 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1969 TV Series Himself
Hinter den Sternen - Kulissengespräche über das internationale Showgeschäft 1968 TV Series documentary Batman
The Joey Bishop Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Palace 1966-1967 TV Series Himself - Singer / Himself / Himself - Host / ...
The Mike Douglas Show 1967 TV Series Himself
The Eamonn Andrews Show 1967 TV Series Himself
The Dean Martin Show 1967 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1966 TV Series Himself
The Dating Game 1966 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2016 TV Series Himself
Hey Moe, Hey Dad! 2015 TV Series documentary Various characters
The Evolution of Batman in Cinema 2015 Documentary short
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Batman
1002 Momentos de la tele 2013 TV Series Himself
Heroic Ambition 2010 Documentary Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Batman Bruce Wayne
5 Second Movies 2008 TV Series Batman
The Wrecking Crew! 2008 Documentary Batman
Batman: The Legacy Continues 2004 Video documentary short The Gray Ghost (uncredited)
TV Land Online Special 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Brilliant But Cancelled 2002 TV Movie documentary
De Superman 2001 TV Movie documentary Batman
The Unbeatable Bruce Lee 2001 Video documentary Himself
Inside 'Diamonds Are Forever' 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Reputations 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 2 1999 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Television: The First Fifty Years 1999 Video documentary Himself - Interviewee / Batman
Biography 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Action Heroes of Movies & T.V.: A Campy Compilation 1989 Video documentary Batman
The Green Hornet 1967 TV Series Batman

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On April 5, 2012. At 6764 Hollywood Blvd.
2005 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite Crimestopper Batman (1966) · Burt Ward
2004 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite Crimestopper Duo Batman (1966) · Burt Ward

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (2014) · Thomas Middleditch
· Adam Devine
· Tania Gunadi
· Alfred Molina
· Larry Wilmore
· Gary Cole
· Lea Thompson
· Lenny Venito
· Rosie Perez
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Performance in a Comedy Special 1995 MTV Movie Awards (1995) · Danny Bonaduce
· Franklin Cover
· Frank Gorshin
· Robert Hegyes
· Sherman Hemsley
· Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
· Shirley Jones
· Dave Madden
· Ron Palillo
· Isabel Sanford
1967 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male New Face 9th place.

TitleSalary
Batman: The Movie (1966) $100,000

#Fact
1 Didn't study acting in college.
2 After his role on Batman (1966), he was severely typecasted, hence, he had trouble finding other roles, which halted his acting career, he also make money for whatever jobs he had to do.
3 His mother had no choice other than to abandon her own Hollywood dreams to care for her family.
4 By mutual agreement, West was released from his contract at Warner Bros. (as did fellow actor James Garner, but over a contract dispute) in 1960, because they lost the studio's relationship with ABC, whose network didn't have enough shows that they aired before. He decided to move on.
5 His real name was taken from a Western actor.
6 Of Swedish descent.
7 West is the only actor to portray Batman in both live-action and animated form. He played Batman onscreen in Batman (1966), Batman: The Movie (1966), and Legends of the Superheroes (1979). He voiced Batman in The New Adventures of Batman (1977), Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show (1984), and The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (1985).
8 The Jan. 6, 1971, issue of Variety, in the Italian Films in Production section, lists a movie starring Adam West, Claudine Auger, Giancarlo Giannini, and Philippe Hersent called Cold Fury, directed by Bruno Gaburro, producer Franco Paolini, to begin filming Jan. 18, 1971. No evidence the film was completed or released.
9 In 1940, when young Adam was only 12, he found his own mother in bed with a local preacher.
10 He once pulled pranks on his mates, who then stole the school bus, once, to take a date for his prom, which eventually got him into a lot of trouble.
11 Surrogate grandfather of Lisa Ward and Melody Lane Ward (Burt Ward's daughters).
12 Was considered for the role of Popeye Doyle in The French Connection (1971).
13 Has a younger brother, John.
14 In his youth, he briefly lived in Sacramento, California.
15 His real name was taken from the first television cowboy.
16 Despite the feud with Burt Ward on the set of Batman (1966), West had fun with him.
17 Before he was a successful actor, he did everything from a custodian to a station manager at Stamford University.
18 Was a farm boy until his parents got divorced when West was 15, and he moved to Seattle, Washington with his mother and his brother John.
19 When he moved to Los Angeles to become an actor, he legally changed his name from William West Anderson to Adam West, this was because it was too long.
20 He had guest-starred on an episode of Diagnosis Murder (1993), where Victoria Rowell's character was copying one of his stuntwork, taken from Batman (1966), a series West starred in years earlier.
21 He was born on the same day, seventeen years later, as Randolph Mantooth. West guest-starred with him on Emergency! (1972).
22 Alongside Norman Lloyd, William Daniels, Dick Van Dyke, Ernest Borgnine, Mickey Rooney, Betty White, Angela Lansbury, Charlotte Rae, Marla Gibbs, William Shatner, Larry Hagman, Florence Henderson, Shirley Jones and Alan Alda, West is one of the few actors in Hollywood who lived into their 80s and/or 90s without ever either retiring from acting or having stopped getting work.
23 Lives not too far from Tom Hanks and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
24 The show that he didn't like was Super Friends (1973).
25 Owns a house in Palm Springs, California.
26 Became a grandfather in 2014.
27 He is most widely known to be a very private man.
28 Longtime friend of Ernest Borgnine.
29 He has played the same character (Doc Holliday) in three different series: Sugarfoot (1957), Colt .45 (1957) and Lawman (1958).
30 He was born exactly one day after his Batman(1966) Special Guest Villain Roddy McDowall. Both guest starred on Batman: The Animated Series(1992) as well.
31 He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Whitman College, in his home town of Walla Walla, Washington, and where he was also a member of the public speaking and debating team.
32 Has made an appearance at every San Diego Comic-Con International beginning in 2007, up to and including 2014.
33 Both West and his long time friend, Ernest Borgnine had roles on SpongeBob SquarePants (1999), Borgnine appeared as Mermaid Man in 15 episodes, with West appearing as Young Mermaid Man in one episode in 2010, which also featured Borgnine.
34 Is a comic book buff, cowboy buff and movie buff.
35 Along with Roddy McDowall, Bob Hastings, Barry Dennen, Steve Franken, Michael Pataki and Judy Strangis, he is one of only seven actors to appear in both Batman (1966) and Batman: The Animated Series (1992).
36 Resided in Los Angeles, California for 30 years, from 1959 to 1989. Moved to Ketchum, Idaho in 1989.
37 Made 9 guest appearances on Politically Incorrect (1993), which was hosted by Bill Maher, who was one of his lifelong fans.
38 Began his television series Batman (1966) at age 37.
39 His idols when he was very young were John Wayne and Burgess Meredith.
40 The Batman costume worn by Adam West is now a part of The Azarian Collection.
41 Is the celebrity spokesperson for LendingTree and for Hebrew National Hot Dogs.
42 Acting mentor and friends with Burt Ward.
43 Was considered for the role of Thomas Wayne in Batman (1989), but lost the role to David Baxt.
44 While living in Hawaii, before becoming a successful actor, West took the role of sidekick on a local (Honolulu, Hawaii) children's television program, called (the) "El Kini Popo Show," which featured a chimpanzee. Eventually, West graduated from sidekick to star/host of the program.
45 Was screen tested for Tracy Steele in Hawaiian Eye (1959), but lost the role to Anthony Eisley.
46 His agent is Fred Wostbrock.
47 He was awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on April 10, 2010.
48 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 5, 2012.
49 Has two stepchildren from Marcelle Lear's (previous) marriage to John Lear.
50 His father, Otto West Anderson, died in 1984.
51 Met his third wife, Marcelle Lear, at a promotion for Learjets. While in his Batman (1966) costume, he posed with Learjet executive (and son of the founder) John Lear - who was married to her at the time.
52 Depression ran in his family, like his mother, he too suffered from it.
53 Neighbors with his Batman (1966) three episode guest star, Van Williams, who portrayed the Green Hornet on Batman, before Williams was spun off into his own show, The Green Hornet (1966). West had recommended Williams to the producers for the Green Hornet guest role on Batman.
54 He starred in a 1991 NBC pilot, which was produced by Conan O'Brien, a huge Batman (1966) fan, but the pilot was not picked up by the network.
55 Overcame alcoholism in the 1970s. His mother was also an alcoholic.
56 Was a celebrity spokesperson for Nestle's Quik in 1965.
57 After his 1956 divorce from his first wife, Billie Lou Yeager, he met Ngahra Frisbiem, within months, while in Hawaii, and married her the following year.
58 He wanted to be an entertainer since he was a teenager.
59 His television series Batman (1966) was canceled after 2 1/2 seasons, not only because of low ratings, but because of the rising costs of the special effects and lighting. When ABC canceled the series, NBC was asked to run the show, however the set had already been dismantled.
60 Discussed the lead role in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) with Albert R. Broccoli. At the time, there were plans to reboot the franchise with an American Bond. West felt the role should be played by a British actor and ruled himself out of contention.
61 His father, Otto West Anderson was a charismatic farmer, his mother, Audrey Speer was a singer.
62 Was one of the three actors to appear in every episode of the original Batman (1966) series.
63 Before he was a successful actor, he also worked as an island tour guide.
64 Married his first wife, Billie Lou Yeager, when she was 17.
65 Before he was a successful actor, he also played water polo, ran track, skied and swam at Whitman College.
66 Attended and graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington with a Bachelor's degree in Literature and a minor in Psychology.
67 At Lakeside High School, he excelled in sports and served as school president of his 1946 graduating class.
68 Hobbies include fishing, sailing, hiking, skiing, spending time with his family, listening to classic rock music, golfing, traveling, riding motorcycles, reading, watching movies, swimming, surfing and dancing.
69 Beat out two other actors, Lyle Waggoner and Ty Hardin, for the title role on Batman (1966).
70 Friends with: Robert Fuller, John Smith, James Drury, Doug McClure, James Best, Angie Dickinson, Alan Napier, Stafford Repp, James Garner, Brian Keith, Ernest Borgnine,Mickey Rooney, Robert Conrad, Florence Henderson, Carolyn Jones, Van Williams, Mario Van Peebles, Lorne Greene, Dick Clark, Casey Kasem, Yvonne Craig, Aaron Spelling, Abby Dalton, Ruta Lee, Chuck Connors, Jonathan Harris, Angela Cartwright, Bill Mumy, William Shatner, Beverly Garland, Clint Eastwood, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and Madge Blake, along with the rest of the Batman (1966) cast: Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, Burgess Meredith, Neil Hamilton, Frank Gorshin, Cesar Romero, Vincent Price, Victor Buono and Roddy McDowall.
71 Future comedians Conan O'Brien, Drew Carey, Bill Maher, Ross Shafer, radio disc jockey Howard Stern, The Simpsons (1989) Matt Groening, reality television show participant Lorenzo Lamas and weatherman/game show announcer Rich Fields, all said West was their childhood television hero.
72 Before he was a successful actor, he worked as a radio disc jockey, where he founded a military television station that his knack for deadpan comedy expanded.
73 Was drafted into the United States Army for two years.
74 Began his career as a contract player for Warner Bros. Pictures in 1959.
75 Attended and graduated from Lakeside High School in Seattle, Washington in 1946.
76 Moved with his mother and brother to Seattle, Washington when he was only 15, this was after his parents' divorce.
77 His mother, Audrey Speer, of the Christian musical group The Speers, died in 1969.
78 Father of Hunter Anderson, Jonelle S. Anderson, Nina West and Perrin West.
79 Remained good friends with Burt Ward during and after the original Batman (1966) series.
80 Best known by the public for his starring role as the title character of the television series Batman (1966).
81 His former Batman (1966) co-star, Burt Ward, made a cameo appearance, voicing on an episode of The Simpsons (1989), with him, in 2002. Eight years later, Ward would also make another cameo appearance with him, voicing on an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants (1999), in 2010.
82 He has two roles in common with Val Kilmer: (1) West played Doc Holliday in Sugarfoot (1957), Colt .45 (1957) and Lawman (1958) while Kilmer played him in Tombstone (1993) and (2) West played Batman / Bruce Wayne in Batman (1966), Batman: The Movie (1966), SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show (1984), The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (1985), The New Adventures of Batman (1977) and Legends of the Superheroes (1979) while Kilmer played him in Batman Forever (1995).
83 Had his creative dentist add a little black Batman logo to one of his molars.
84 According to DC Comics statistics, Batman stands 6-foot-2. Of all the actors who have played Batman, West is believed to be the only one who stood the same height.
85 Is a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri.
86 Was the third actor to play Batman (though some may credit him as the first, as the old serials are much more obscure than West's television series Batman (1966)).
87 West once appeared on Batman: The Animated Series (1992) playing - of all things - an out-of-work actor who was unable to escape his identification with the role of a superhero he had played decades earlier, the Gray Ghost. Prior to this, West had supplied the voice of Batman on SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show (1984).
88 His daughter Nina West is the host of TV Land Real Estate (2002). She is also a model and has twice appeared with her father on Howard Stern's radio show.
89 After playing the role of a resourceful secret agent in a Nestle's Quik commercial in the early 1960s, he caught the eye of ABC executives. They figured that he might be right for an upcoming television series that was about to be produced, Batman (1966). The rest is history.

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1 [in 2005] Batman was comedy, let's face it. What I loved about Batman was his total lack of awareness when it came to his interaction with the outside world. He actually believed nobody could recognize him on the phone, when he was being Bruce Wayne, even though he made no attempt to disguise his voice.
2 But I am simple in that I no longer feel the need to walk on a red carpet. I am a private person. I don't need a lot of company. And I find it really, really difficult to talk about myself.
3 [About some of his ideas for stories on Batman (1966)] My Bruce Wayne would have been romancing Catwoman with a brandy snifter full of milk. Then he would have said something silly, like, "Man cannot live on milk alone.".
4 If you hang around long enough, they think you're good. It's either my tenacity or my stupidity, I'm not sure which.
5 [In 1995] That typecasting is a mean, long-fanged yellow dog that grabbed my leg about three in the morning at least once a week. It was tough to deal with.
6 [In 1997] I could even wear my old tights, after getting all the mothballs out of it, and come back in the original Batmobile.
7 [About the frustrations in trying to break out of the "Batman" shadow] I'd go in to have meetings about different role that were more serious or substantial than what one might have considered Batman to have been. They'd usually wind up saying, "Batman can't be in bed with Faye Dunaway.".
8 [About wearing his costume on Batman (1966)] It brought me an occasional reward. The tights were itchy, and it was really, really hot. Believe me, it was 180 degrees under that cowl. But it was magic. I'd pull it on and I'd think, "Let's go out and play Batman & Robin!" It's the only way you could get at it, to be childlike and remember those times.
9 [His thoughts on the effect Batman (1966) has had on his life] In a lot of people's mind, I AM Batman, and that's been kind of a two-edged sword.
10 [In 1989] Who can say it's a mistake, but I know from my mail, and I get thousands of letters from Batman fans, that they resent it.
11 [In 2010] I think it evolved. I learned a long time ago that because people love Batman, I should too. I learned that I shouldn't resent it even though it prevented me from getting other roles. I really had to become fond of Batman in order to deal with it. I embraced it.
12 [Who told spectators The Penguin was a villain on Batman (1966)]: Robin and I were in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner in the Batcave when we got word the Penguin might be in Houston so we rushed over.
13 Unless the thinking of the major producers has become senile, they can perceive that I'm not Batman.
14 [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?
15 [About one of his hobbies] It's important to us. Wetumpka isn't considered a great golf school, but this would be a great way to go out. We've got some young guys who need to keep getting better.
16 [In 1966] Batman must be played with utter conviction. There is a line which I must follow, between satirizing the character and playing it dead-serious.
17 [In 1998] There's no Bat gadget better than a seat belt for safety.
18 [In 2003] That was a reference to Batman drinking the mickey in that first episode and him doing the Batusi. I'm always asked, "Do the Batusi!".
19 [about his career after being typecast as Batman] I was rushed into some not very good movies, and I just hit the beach and nursed my wounds for a while. Part of it was the dinosaurs of Hollywood went away, people who don't get it. I was certainly more welcome when the younger people came in.
20 But of course, it's up to me to make whatever roles I play convincing and believable.
21 [In 1972] I think when you examine other careers, there's always a cooling-off period. They go on to other things, but there's a cooling-off period. You can't sit on your duff and wait for the phone of ring and someone say you're a star. You have to get out and work for it.
22 [Of his Batman (1966) experience] Regardless of how rough the identity factor has made it to go on, looking at the balance sheet, I'm grateful for the Bat. It did more for me than against me. It gave [me] money, an international name, the kind of recognition that has allowed me to at least disprove what it caused. That may be tougher than starting from scratch, I don't know.
23 [When responded if he sat in the bar]: No, I'll sit at the bar. I don't want to be conspicuous.
24 [If he was worried about playing Batman]: I was worried at first. I was afraid that my own identity might be submerged in the trappings of a freak in tights. But then I realized I should be able to make the craze work to my advantage.
25 Before I was limited to playing leads in low-budget movies. The series has given me the exposure - God knows - so that perhaps I would now be considered for important pictures, which is what I'm after.
26 I can't tell you how grateful I am to those fans. They are not stupid. I think they appreciate my sincerity and my work. Actors want to be loved. Batman (1966) has done that for me. I have an audience out there which is always waiting to see whatever I do. And new generations are constantly discovering me in reruns. So, as long as I stay sharp, good things can still happen for me. Meanwhile, I keep hoping that a wonderful opportunity will come along. Believe me, my life ain't so bad, after all.
27 [on his being passed over for Tim Burton's 1989 Batman (1989)] I cried for an hour, but then I was okay. I wanted it! I don't know. I figured that's their business and they have a film in mind. I've already done it. I've done my Batman. Look, do you want the classic Coke or the new stuff? Maybe both. I do know that I'm disappointed not to have had a chance to play Batman, but they have their vision and I have mine.
28 [on his disappointment with the direction Batman (1966) was taking, especially during its second and third seasons] "Batman" was an expensive show and it was losing money. I became extremely frustrated and unhappy and wanted out. There was nothing I could do to convince the producers or the studio to make improvements. I was just a hired hand. Eventually, I lost all interest because I felt the series was being neglected. They weren't spending the money they should have, and we weren't getting the scripts we deserved. I didn't want any part of this situation any more. I was tired of fighting for better shows. The program I wanted to do was no longer possible. But I hated to leave the character because Batman had been good to me.
29 [on his typecasting as The Caped Crusader] It was inescapable. I'd just about land something substantial, something I like or a good career move. Then some dinosaur would rear up and say, "But the audience will think of him as Batman." It was formidable. It was there like a brick wall.

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1 His glasses.
2 His iconic role as Batman (1966)
3 Radio disc jockey voice
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