Bob Hastings

Birthday: Apr 18, 1925
Birthplace: Not Available
Character and voice actor Bob Hastings is best known for his television work on series such as McHale's Navy and All in the Family, but he also appeared in some feature films. Born in New York in 1921, he was busy on the radio in his twenties, specializing in male ingenue and comedy roles, including portraying Archie Andrews in an NBC radio adaptations of Archie Comics in 1944. His first credited television appearance was in 1955, in the U.S. Steel Hour production of No Time for Sergeants. Hastings made his feature film debut in 1962 in the Disney production Moon Pilot, starring Tom Tryon, and that same year got his first regular series role as Lt. Elroy Carpenter, the obsequious aide to Joe Flynn's Captain Binghamton on McHale's Navy. He was with the series for four seasons, and it led to his subsequent big-screen work in the features McHale's Navy (1964) and McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force (1965). He also played Bert Ramsey on the daytime drama General Hospital and managed to work in occasional big-screen work, in pictures such as The Flim-Flam Man. In the 1970s, Hastings played the recurring character of Kelsey the tavern-keeper on All in the Family. Hastings' on-screen acting generally saw him cast as nervous, sycophantic mid-level bureaucrats, or, occasionally, as rough-hewn working-class types. But as a voice artist he has had a much wider range of portrayals, including heroes and authority figures, including the voice of Clark Kent in the 1960s Batman/Superman Hour and, in more recent decades, the voice of Commissioner Gordon on the animated Batman from Fox network. Bob Hastings is the older brother of actor Don Hastings, who is perhaps best remembered by viewers of one generation for his portrayal of the Video Ranger in Captain Video; Bob also appeared in the series, in a much less prominent role. He died in 2014, at age 89.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Batman - Mystery of the Batwoman Comm. Gordon 2003
83% Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm Commissioner Gordon 1993
No Score Yet Shadow Force Mayor 1992
No Score Yet Snowballing Actor 1984
No Score Yet Separate Ways Jack 1982
No Score Yet The Munsters' Revenge Actor 1981
No Score Yet Christmas Lilies of the Field Harold Pruitt 1979
No Score Yet Harper Valley P.T.A. Skeeter 1978
No Score Yet No Deposit, No Return Peter 1976
No Score Yet Francis Gary Powers: Story of the U-2 Spy Incident Actor 1976
No Score Yet Charley and the Angel News Reporter 1973
No Score Yet The All-American Boy Ariel Van Daumee 1973
79% The Poseidon Adventure Master of Ceremonies 1972
No Score Yet How to Frame a Figg Chris Groat 1971
No Score Yet The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker 2nd Baseball Fan 1971
No Score Yet The Boatniks Chief Walsh 1970
No Score Yet The Love God? Shrader 1969
No Score Yet Angel in My Pocket Ted Palish 1969
No Score Yet Bamboo Saucer Garson 1968
No Score Yet McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force Lt. Carpenter 1965
No Score Yet McHale's Navy Lt. LeRoy Carpenter 1964
No Score Yet Moon Pilot Air Force Officer 1962

TV

CREDIT
97% Batman: The Animated Series
1992-1995
Voice
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Eddie LaRue
  • 1986
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
Barnes Taylor Slick
  • 1984
  • 1981
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Carl
  • 1980
No Score Yet Three's Company
1977-1984
Callan
  • 1979
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Judge Whelan
  • 1978
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Gatekeeper
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Paul Tanner Hank Gidley
  • 1977
  • 1975
No Score Yet All in the Family
1971-1979
Tommy Kelsey Kelsey
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1971
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
Dr. Pardan
  • 1974
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
Happy Greshler
  • 1973
No Score Yet Green Acres
1965-1971
Telephone Man Sheriff
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
Homer
  • 1968
93% Batman
1966-1968
Beasley
  • 1967
No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes
1965-1971
Piotkin
  • 1967
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Sam
  • 1963
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Superman

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