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Bob Hastings

Lowest Rated:   79% The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Batman - Mystery of the Batwoman
  • Comm. Gordon
2003
82% 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 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Gatekeeper
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Beasley
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Sam
  • 1963
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Superman
  • Actor

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