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Adam West

Highest Rated:   94% Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
Lowest Rated:   0% Super Capers (2009)
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Birthplace:   Walla Walla, Washington, USA
Whitman College graduate Adam West began getting his first acting breaks in 1959. That was the year that West, newly signed to a Warner Bros. contract, was cast in the small but pivotal role of Diane Brewster's impotent husband in The Young Philadelphians. After two years' worth of guest-star assignments in Warners' TV product (he was hung by his heels and humiliated by James Garner in a memorable Maverick episode), West accepted the role of Sergeant Steve Nelson on the weekly TVer Robert Taylor's Detectives. In 1962, the series was cancelled, compelling West to free-lance in such films as Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964, as the astronaut who doesn't make it back) and Island of the Blue Dolphins (1964). In 1965, he landed his biggest and best role to date: Millionaire Bruce Wayne, aka the "Caped Crusader", on the smash TV series Batman. Approaching the role with the seriousness and sobriety usually afforded MacBeth or Hamlet, West struck the happy medium between "camp" and conviction. Though in recent years West has apparently basked in the adulation he has received for his two-year stint as Batman, at the time the series was cancelled in 1968, he vowed to distance himself as far from the character as possible, accepting villainous TV and film roles and even fitfully pursuing a singing career. His movie projects ranged from sublime (Marriage of a Young Stockbroker, Hooper) to ridiculous (The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington); no matter what the role, however, West's performance was invariably compared to his Batman work. Finally adopting an "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" stance, West began making appearances at nostalgia conventions, supplied his vocal talents to the 1977 animated series The New Adventures of Batman, and publicly expressed disappointment that he was not offered a cameo role in the 1989 big-screen blockbuster Batman (he did however, provide a voice-over for the 1992 Fox TV series Batman: The New Adventures, not as Batman but as a washed-up superhero called the Gray Ghost). Adam West's most recent TV projects have included the weekly series The Last Precinct (1986) and Danger Theatre (1993); he also served as a spokesperson for the Nickelodeon cable network, a service specializing in nostalgia-inducing reruns.He continued to work steadily, often trading in on his own history as a caped crusader. He appeared in the comedy The New Age and Drop Dead Gorgeous. At the dawn of the 21st century he took a regular gig voicing the role of Mayor Adam West on the animated series The Family Guy., a gig that led to more animated work in projects such as Chicken Little and Meet the Robinsons. He spoofed his superhero history yet again in 2008's Super Capers.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
89% Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders
  • Batman/Bruce Wayne
2016
No Score Yet Hell Riders
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Ratko: The Dictator's Son
  • Kostka Volvic
2009
0% Super Capers
  • Man Bat
2009
No Score Yet Sexina: Popstar P.I.
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Zombie Jamboree: 25th Anniversary Convention for "Night of the Living Dead"
  • Actor
2008
66% Meet the Robinsons
  • Uncle Art
$97.7M 2007
No Score Yet The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians
  • Actor
2007
0% Angels with Angles
  • Alfred the Butler
2005
36% Chicken Little
  • Ace, Hollywood Chicken Little
$135.3M 2005
No Score Yet Buckaroo: The Movie
  • The Judge
2005
No Score Yet Batman - Return to the Batcave
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Aloha, Scooby-Doo!
  • Jared Moon
2005
No Score Yet Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Monster Island
  • Dr. Harryhausen
2004
No Score Yet Tales From Beyond
  • Actor
2004
91% Baadasssss!
  • Bert
$0.3M 2003
No Score Yet Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt
  • Himself
2003
No Score Yet From Heaven to Hell
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Nuclear Rescue 911: Broken Arrows & Incidents
  • Narrator
2000
No Score Yet Hollywood Screen Tests
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet An American Vampire Story
  • The Big Kahuna
2000
44% Drop Dead Gorgeous
  • Himself
1999
20% Joyride
  • Tanya's Father
1996
No Score Yet The Size of Watermelons
  • Actor
1996
83% Run for Cover
  • Senator Prescott
1995
69% The New Age
  • Jeff
1994
No Score Yet Return Fire
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Night of the Kickfighters
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Mad About You
  • Edward Harris
1990
No Score Yet Omega Cop
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Maxim Xul
  • Professor Marduk
1990
No Score Yet Holy Batmania!
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Batmania: From Comics to Screen
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Going Undercover
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Doin' Time on Planet Earth
  • Charles Pinsky
1988
No Score Yet Zombie Nightmare
  • Capt. Tom Churchman
1986
No Score Yet One Dark Night
  • Allan
1986
No Score Yet I Take These Men
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (Hollywood Blue)
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet For the Love of It
  • Actor
1980
67% Hooper
  • Adam
1978
No Score Yet The Specialist
  • Jerry Bounds
1975
No Score Yet Hell River
  • Capt. Kurt Kohler
1975
No Score Yet Partizani (Tactical Guerilla)
  • Kohler
1974
No Score Yet Poor Devil
  • Jannes Craword
1973
No Score Yet The Girl Who Knew Too Much
  • Johnny Cain
1969
No Score Yet Batgirl
  • Actor
1967
80% Batman: The Movie
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman
1966
No Score Yet The Outlaws Is Coming!
  • Kenneth Cabot
1965
No Score Yet The Relentless Four (I quattro inesorabili)
  • Actor
1965
94% Robinson Crusoe on Mars
  • Col. Dan McReady
1964
No Score Yet Soldier in the Rain
  • Capt. Blekeley
1963
No Score Yet Tammy and the Doctor
  • Dr. Eric Hassler
1963
80% Geronimo
  • Delahay
1962
67% The Young Philadelphians
  • William Lawrence
1959
No Score Yet The Marriage Of A Young Stockbroker
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Screenwriter
  • Voice
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
82% The Big Bang Theory
2007
  • Himself
  • 2016
No Score Yet Comic Book Men
2012
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Betty White's Off Their Rockers
2012-2014
  • Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Funny Or Die Presents
2010-2011
  • Appearing
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Batman
2004-2008
  • Voice
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
  • Jonathon K. Martin
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2002
  • 1992
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman Batman/Bruce Wayne
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966

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