BATMAN '66 Gets a Metal Cover in Tribute to Adam West

Calvin Saunders
June 12, 2017

Enter Adam West, a solid performer with bigscreen and television credentials including guest appearances on Perry Mason, The Rifleman, Gunsmoke and The Outer Limits.

Though the character of Batman went on to be played by actors such as Michael Keaton, George Clooney and Christian Bale in big-budget movies, Newmar argued that the TV show's more simple approach to the character had made West particularly appealing to fans. It was an especially unenviable task due to the fact Hambrick told me he was friendly with West. There are no words to describe how much we'll miss him.

But the high-profile role ultimately restricted West from playing different characters later on.

Kilmer portrayed the Caped Crusader in the 1995 film Batman Forever.

Hollywood star Ben Affleck on Sunday remembered actor Adam West.

Adams Outdoor Charleston controls numerous billboards in the area and announced that they would launch shortly after West's death.

"You get bad typecast playing a character like that", West told The Associated Press in a 2014 interview.

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West became known to a new generation of TV fans through his recurring voice role on Fox's "Family Guy" as Mayor Adam West, the corrupt, inept and vain leader of Quahog, Rhode Island.

While Batman was the role that made West famous, he took on nearly 200 TV series and movies in a career spanning seven decades.

On a personal level, I can say that he was the first actor I ever saw to don the cape and cowl of the Dark Knight Detective. "I was turned down for a number of parts over the years, I feel, because of that. You know, just as he's about to put her in (jail), Batman says to Catwoman, 'You give me curious stirrings in my utility belt.' That's amusing stuff". "I think he was the real thing", she emphasized.

West said a commercial helped him get the Batman role. With varying degrees of success, film studios and TV production companies attempted to generate their own superhero fare, all chasing the kind of omnipresent zeitgeist that the ABC series generated.

'If gays loved the show, good - wonderful, ' he said.

Born William West Anderson in 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington, the actor later adopted his stage name, and began his career in earnest when he moved to Hawaii in the 1950s to star in a local children's programme.

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