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Burt Ward information

Burt Ward information

Birth date: July 6, 1945
Birth place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Profession:Actor
Education:University of California, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills High School
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Tracy Posner (m. 1990), Kathy Kersh (m. 1967–1969), Bonney Lindsey (m. 1965–1966)
Children:Melody Lane Ward, Lisa Ann Ward

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Bert John Gervis, Jr is the Los Angeles, California – born American actor Burt Ward, also an activist, but best known for his role as Robin in the television series “Batman”. Born on 6 July 1945 he is also a founder of Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions, Inc. He has been active in the field of entertainment since 1966.

A well-recognized face in Hollywood, one may wonder how rich is Burt Ward at the present? As of early 2016, Burt counts his net worth at $2.5 million. Needless to say, the major source of his wealth is his involvement in the movie industry as an actor for almost five decades. Along with earning money, Burt has also managed to garner considerable popularity and fame being an actor in Hollywood.

Burt Ward Net Worth $2.5 Million

Raised in Los Angeles, Burt was initially noted for being the youngest professional ice skater in the world at the age of two. His father, Burt Sr. owned a travelling ice show which made Burt familiar through ice skating at such a young age. Apart from skating, taekwondo and numerous other sports, he used to read a lot of comic books during his childhood. He turned his love for comics to his career as he earned the role of Robin in television series “Batman” when he was nineteen years old.

Being a part of the “Batman” series, Burt found his breakthrough into the television and movie industry in America. His role as Robin went on to become iconic and he appeared in the same role in the successful Hollywood movie “Batman: The Movie”. Since 1966, Burt has been very prominent on American television as well as in Hollywood. His most notable movies include “High School USA”, “Beach Babies From Beyond”, “Virgin High” among any more. He has also appeared in several documentaries such as “Starring Adam West”. “Batmania Born”, “Batman And Robin And The Other Super Heroes” and “ Holy Batmania” among others. All contributed to his net worth.

Apart from Hollywood, Burt is very prominent on television and has been a part of television series including “Batman”, “The Hollywood Squares” in 1967 and 2002, “The New Adventures of Batman” and many more. His net worth benefited considerably.

As for his personal life, Burt has been married to Tracy Posner since 1990, his fourth wife and the mother of his daughter Melody Lane Ward; he was previously married to Mariana Torchia. His first wife was Bonney Lindsey(1965-67) with whom he has has a daughter. His second wife was Kathy Kersh(1967-69). Burt now enjoys his life as a successful actor and activist while his current net worth of $2.5 million caters to his daily needs.

Meanwhile, Burt has also managed to make a great reputation as an activist and philanthropist who works for the welfare of dogs. He is the co-founder of a charitable organization “Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions, Inc.” which focuses its service mostly on giant-breed dogs.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Batman vs. Two-Face 2017 Video filming Dick Grayson Robin (voice)
Star Quest post-production Wayne
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders 2016 Dick Grayson Robin (voice)
SpongeBob SquarePants 2010 TV Series Young Barnacle Boy
From Heaven to Hell 2002
Pacino Is Missing 2002 Guard
The Simpsons 2002 TV Series Robin
Moving Targets 1999 O'Malley
Clueless 1999 TV Series Burt Ward
Homeboys in Outer Space 1997 TV Series Gerbil
Alien Force 1996 Video Omnipresent Praxima
Karate Raider 1995
Living Single 1995 TV Series Burt Ward
Assault of the Party Nerds 2: The Heavy Petting Detective 1995 Randolph
Reverse Heaven 1994 Doctor
Beach Babes from Beyond 1993 Mr. Bun
The Dwelling 1993 Video Crasmire
Hot Under the Collar 1992 The Pope
Virgin High 1991 Dick Murphy
Smoothtalker 1990 Lab Technician
Kill Crazy 1990 Video Michael
The Girl I Want 1990 Dad
Cyber-C.H.I.C. 1990 Harry Truman Hodgkins
Robot Ninja 1989 Stanley Kane
The Under Achievers 1987 Bowmont
Fire in the Night 1986 Paul
High School U.S.A. 1984 TV Movie Teacher
Legends of the Superheroes 1979 TV Series Robin
Tarzan and the Super 7 1978 TV Series Robin (Dick Grayson) (voice)
The New Adventures of Batman 1977 TV Series Robin Dick Grayson
Scream, Evelyn, Scream! 1970 Dune Buggy Driver
Batman 1966-1968 TV Series Robin
Batgirl 1967 TV Short Robin Dick Grayson
Batman: The Movie 1966 Robin Dick Grayson

Visual Effects

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Out of Time 2003/I visual effects executive producer: Boy Wonder
Bulletproof Monk 2003 visual effects producer: Boy Wonder VFX
Vampires: Los Muertos 2002 compositor
What's the Worst That Could Happen? 2001 compositing artist

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Television: The First Fifty Years 1999 Video documentary Himself - Interviewee / Robin
Desperation Boulevard 1998 Himself
Woof! It's a Dog's Life with Matthew Margolis 1998 TV Series Himself
The Anti Gravity Room 1995 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995 TV Series Himself
Vicki! 1994 TV Series Himself
Holy Batmania 1989 Video documentary short Himself / Robin
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
Family Feud 1983 TV Series Himself
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration 1978 TV Special Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1975 TV Series Himself - Actor
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite 1969 TV Series Himself
Hinter den Sternen - Kulissengespräche über das internationale Showgeschäft 1968 TV Series documentary Robin
The Woody Woodbury Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1967 TV Series Himself
You Don't Say 1967 TV Series Himself
Dream Girl of '67 1967 TV Series Himself - Bachelor Judge
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3: Magical Friendship 2015 TV Special Himself (voice)
Batmania Born 2014 Short Himself
Na Na Na Batman 2014 Video short Himself
Futurama 2013 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Starring Adam West 2013 Documentary Himself
Pioneers of Television 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Fox and Friends 2012 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Treasure 2011 TV Series Himself
MKP Celebrity Talk 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
TV Land's Top Ten 2005-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Biography 2000-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt 2003 TV Movie Himself
Hollywood Squares 2002 TV Series Himself / Himself - Panelist
After They Were Famous 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows 2001 TV Special Himself
Batman Featurette 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Donny & Marie 1999 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nostalgia Critic 2016 TV Series 60's Robin
Inside Edition 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Batkid Begins 2015 Documentary Robin
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Robin
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Robin Dick Grayson
De Superman à Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-héros 2001 TV Movie documentary Robin
Reputations 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Biography 1997 TV Series documentary
Action Heroes of Movies & T.V.: A Campy Compilation 1989 Video documentary Robin
The Green Hornet 1967 TV Series Robin

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite Crimestopper Batman (1966) · Adam West
2004 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite Crimestopper Duo Batman (1966) · Adam West

TitleSalary
Batman (1966) $350 /week (first season)

#Fact
1 Off-the Batman (1966) set, which was the pilot episode, and for the first 4 days, he was sent to the emergency room, due to substantial injuries, who nearly didn't survived.
2 Credits Adam West as his favorite acting mentor/best friend.
3 Surrogate son of Adam West.
4 Decided to take a screen name due to concerns that his real last name Gervis, pronounced with a soft G, could be mispronounced by the press or public with a hard G. In addition, Ward respelled his first name Bert with a U as opposed to an E to add some punch to the name.
5 Revealed that he actually had fun with Adam West on Batman (1966).
6 Ex-son-in-law of Mort Lindsey.
7 His acting mentor was Adam West.
8 Operates Boy Wonder Visual Effects, Inc., which provides 3D animation and visual effects for feature films and television. [July 2001]
9 Ward has said that he was considered for the role, that went to Dustin Hoffman, in The Graduate (1967). However, his connection with the television series Batman (1966) prevented him from being considered seriously for the role.
10 It has been suggested that Ward was given that screen name by the producers of the television series Batman (1966) because his character, Dick Grayson, was Bruce Wayne's ward. Ward says he chose the screen name, himself, as it was his mother's maiden name.
11 After graduating from high school, he attended college, while working part-time for his father's real estate company.
12 Best known by the public for his starring role as Robin/Dick Grayson on the television series Batman (1966).
13 Was the third actor to play the comic book character Robin/Dick Grayson.
14 He excelled in high school activities such as football, track and wrestling; he was also a member of the chess club and has a black belt in Taekwondo.
15 He was the world's youngest professional skater at the age of three.
16 During his run as Robin on Batman (1966), one influential Roman Cathoic organization was outraged by the fit of Robin's tights. He wore one and even two supporters at one point but they were still not pleased.
17 The late movie star Bruce Lee, who also played Kato on the television series The Green Hornet (1966), was neighbors and close friends with Burt.
18 He used a total of 352 "holy" words throughout the entire 120 episodes of the television series Batman (1966).
19 Learning to speed read, he was tested before the American Medical Society in Beverly Hills. His highest speed: 30,000 words per minute with 90% comprehension. He was featured in an article entitled, "Will the Real Boy Wonder Please Stand Up?" and appeared on the national reading show, "Read Right".
20 He recorded a record with Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, "Orange Colored Sky and Boy Wonder I Love You".
21 When asked to give a speech at Harvard about his role on Batman (1966), he brought the original costume, said to be valued at a half-million dollars. Some students came up to him dressed as security guards and told him they would keep the costume safe. Then in the middle of the speech, one student stood up and asked, "When is a costume not a costume? When it's stolen." The lights dimmed and the students grabbed the costume and made off. After snapping pictures with one another in the cape, they later called Ward and gave the costume back. The ringleader of the gang? Harvard Lampoon editor Conan O'Brien.
22 Wrote an autobiography, "Boy Wonder: My Life In Tights", in which he described his experiences on the set of the television series Batman (1966), his relationship with co-star Adam West and his sexual escapades with his fans.
23 Daughter, Lisa Ward, was born in 1966; daughter, Melody Lane Ward, was born in February 16, 1991.
24 Runs a charity that rescues and cares for abandoned Great Dane dogs.

#Quote
1 [on Adam West]: I must tell you that Adam West and myself had stuntmen. But they had a policy on Batman. Whenever there was something dangerous (which seemed to be in every episode) they always said, "Use Burt." So I was always getting hurt. Because my stuntman was off having coffee with Adam West! I'll never forget that the very first shot on the very first day in the Batmobile, I'm dressed in my costume, we come barreling out of the Batcave, I noticed that Adam wasn't driving. I said, "Why are you driving? Why are you in the costume?". He said, "I am a stuntman. I'm a specialist in racing cars." I said, "Oh! Why am I here? Don't I have a stuntman?" "You have one. He's over there having coffee with Adam West." I said, "What's going on here? If it's so dangerous that Adam needs a stuntman, why don't you have a stuntman for me?". And the answer came back, "Because your stuntman doesn't look like you." For three and a half years, in prime time, I had a wonderful stuntman but I did all the stunts because he didn't look like me!
2 [Who wore a different type of material glove than his series lead, Adam West, who played Batman]: The show was rushed into production when it was picked up as a mid-season replacement. It was originally planned as a regular season show to premiere in September of 1966. What was supposed to be at least 6 months of preparation time, turned out to be 5 weeks! Many of the costumes, props and even the Batmobile weren't finished when we began production. As things were completed, they put them into the show. You'll notice my boots also changed. Adam had the real challenge as the first cowl that was made for him was much too small. I still remember seeing him grimace as he pulled it on and off - it was about two sizes too small.
3 [on his longtime friendship with Adam West, who played Bruce Wayne (aka Batman (1966))]: Adam and I have been very close friends. We're very, very, dear friends. Adam was like a mentor for me. I mean, he had a lot of experience in acting and for me, doing Batman, was my very first thing. We've always been good friends, we're dear friends, now!
4 [on the difference in Batman (1966) and Batman Forever (1995)]: We did a family show. Our show was oriented towards mom and dad and the kids, teenagers. Everybody could watch our show. The three Batman movies that have come out, the studio must feel that they need to present this in a much darker, more ominous, more violent, more degrading way, because they didn't want any association with anything that was uplifting or wholesome or all-American apple pie. And that's the answer to it. I don't happen to agree with it. I honestly think that Adam [Adam West] and I could have done an incredible job doing the roles. Let me tell you something, this is not against the other actors like 'Val Kilmer' or Michael Keaton. They're great, too. But Adam West and I were Batman and Robin. And just like you have Star Trek (1966) that had 'William Shatner' and Leonard Nimoy in the original series, which was followed by, I don't know, five, six, probably now going to be seven features, all of which were successful, there's no reason we couldn't have done it. It's just that there is some theory that you have to kill so many people per second and you have to have such death-defying violence that we could not be believed. And to be honest with you, if we were going to do it, we wouldn't have wanted to do it that same way. We believe you can have all the kinds of entertainment you want to appeal to all ages. Because right now you have a movie that only should be seen by adults, these three films, and when I went to see the movie, I was very upset to see children two, three, four, five, six years old in that theatre that should never have been in there.
5 I learned a great deal from Batman (1966). It was an experience I will treasure forever. It gave me a fantastic opportunity. It has enabled me to meet and be welcomed by people throughout the world. Having seen me on television, they treat me as though I'm their friend, as though I've been in their home before.
6 [1987 interview] I truly believe I've made a valuable contribution to the entertainment industry. I feel I'm now making an equally valuable contribution through my work helping charities. I expect that my acting career will also continue. Eventually, what I'm presently doing in film distribution will join forces with what I want to do in film performing. I intend to accomplish much more in many different areas of my life -- and I'm confident that you will continue hearing about me.
7 [on shooting Batman (1966)]: I was new. This was my first job. One of the scenes was in the same show, where The Riddler shoots me with a dart in the arm, and I fall down, and he presses a button in the Batmobile, and all these fireworks go off. They said it was a one-take thing and nobody could move. Well, here I didn't move, and the ashes burned through my cape, and I had third-degree burns and scars on my arm because I didn't want to make any noise and ruin the shot.
8 [on auditioning for Batman (1966)] To be perfectly honest, I didn't even know what I was trying out for. The producers didn't tell me. I remember that I went in for my screen test and two guys pulled off my pants and pulled on these leotards. I was afraid I was auditioning for a porno flick.
9 Playing Robin was everything I could want. It was me being allowed to be myself. I was exactly what the producers imagined Robin would be like.

#Trademark
1 His iconic role as Robin on Batman (1966)
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