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ADAM WEST PHOTO GALLERY #01

Updated: July 08, 2013

1966 Batman TV Heroe - Adam West

Batman ! The costumed crimefighter of Gotham City. In most episodes he was usually put in a terrible situation and had to use his special skills to escape the clutches of death. He led a dual life as millionaire Bruce Wayne. He was the American answer to James Bond with a Batcave, Batmobile, and a unending trove of special gadgets used to combat crime.

In the series the role was played by Adam West. Everyone who has watched the show knows him and his distinctive voice . Most people don't know is that when the role was being cast in addition to Adam West, another actor was considered, his name was Lyle Waggoner who later was on the Wonder Woman series. Adam West was born in Wala Wala Washington in 1928. He began in show biz as a TV announcer in Sacramento, CA after leaving Stanford University. He married his first wife when he was 17 years old he later divorced six years later. He was a disc jockey in Hawaii then made his move to Hollywood.

His movie performances have been minor however he enjoyed great success as Robert Taylor's co-star in
The Detectives,'

Before he went on to the title role in the Batman' series: He originally had planned to be a western star, however, Batman came along in 1966 and changed his life.

In The Saturday Evening Post in 1966 Adam West said, " I want to do it well enough that Batman buffs will watch re-runs in a few years and say, Watch the bit he does here, isn't that great? "

His words rang true, Batfans thirty years later still enjoy the show. An interview with Adam in 1966 about the pressures of appearing in a series that aired twice a week: The demands are so inordinate that I must get away from it all every weekend at the beach. I'm not Superman said West with a sigh. I'm just a Batman. How long will I stay with the show? As long as the quality level and the kooky aspects are maintained. Batman is a projection of James Bond, only more far out. It's a craze-wave phenomenon. It's hard work. I'm earning my money. On a shooting day, we shoot every day, except weekends. I work from 7 in the morning to as late as 10 and 12 at night. The show you saw last night, was rushed by jet to New York with the print still wet. We wont have the regular summer hiatus. We have to get some shows behind us. The things I have to do. "Today I'm working in a chimney full of gas."

I think Adam West did a great job at the role, his delivery and style added to the attraction of the show. After the show was over unfortunately, Mr West was type cast. He then started making personal appearances and still does to this day. He also has appeared on such shows as Bevis and Butthead, Nurses, Tales from the Crypt, Emergency and a few more. I find it hard myself not to connect him with the Batman Show, but all in all I thought he was a very talented actor.


Ada West Career Bio:

"Batman, The" (2004) TV Series (voice) .... Mayor Grange
Angels with Angles (2004) .... Alfred
Monster Island (2004) (TV) .... Dr. Harryhausen
XIII (2003) (VG) (voice) .... General Carrington
How to Get the Man's Foot Outta Your Ass (2003)
... aka Baadasssss! (2004) (USA: new title)
... aka Gettin' the Man's Foot Outta Your Baadasssss! (2003) (USA:
new title)
From Heaven to Hell (2002)
Seance (2001)
"Black Scorpion" (2001) TV Series .... Dr. Noah
Goddard/Breathtaker
... aka "Roger Corman Presents Black Scorpion" (2001) (Canada:
English title)
"Family Guy" (1999) TV Series (voice) .... Mayor Adam West
(2000-2002)
Behind the Sting (1999) .... Host of documentary
Hollywood's Hot Wheels (1999) (TV) .... Host
... aka Hollywood Hot Wheels (1999) (TV) (USA: video title)
"Secret Files of the SpyDogs, The" (1998) TV Series (voice) ....
Dog Zero
American Vampire Story, An (1997) .... The Big Kahuna
... aka American Vampire (2000) (USA: reissue title)
Redux Riding Hood (1997) (voice) .... Leonard Fox
Joyride (1996) .... Harold
Clinic, The (1995)
Ride for Your Life (1995) .... Monty Oliver
Run for Cover (1995) (V) .... Senator Prescott
... aka Run for Cover in 3-D (1995) (V) (USA: 3-D video title)
Not This Part of the World (1994)
New Age, The (1994) .... Jeff Witner
"Adventures of Pete & Pete, The" (1993) TV Series .... Principal
Kent Schwinger
... aka "Pete and Pete" (1993) (USA: short title)
"Danger Theatre" (1993) TV Series .... Capt. Mike Morgan
1775 (1992) (TV) .... George Washington
Maxim Xul (1991) .... Prof. Marduk
Return Fire (1991) .... Carruthers
... aka Jungle Wolf II (1991) (USA)
Lookwell (1991) (TV) .... Ty Lookwell
Omega Cop (1990) .... Prescott
... aka John Travis, Solar Survivor (1990)
Doin' Time on Planet Earth (1988) .... Charles Pinsky
Mad About You (1988) .... Edward Harris
Night of the Kickfighters (1988)
... aka Night Raiders (1991) (USA: video title)
Yellow Pages (1988) (uncredited) .... Henry's Father
... aka Going Undercover (1988) (USA)
Zombie Nightmare (1986) .... Capt. Tom Churchman
"Last Precinct, The" (1986) TV Series .... Capt. Rick Wright
Last Precinct, The (1986) (TV) .... Capt. Rick Wright
"Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians, The" (1985) TV Series
(voice) .... Batman (Bruce Wayne)
... aka "SuperFriends VI" (1985) (USA: short title)
Young Lady Chatterley II (1985) .... Professor Arthur Bohart Jr
Hellriders (1984)
"SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show" (1984) TV Series
.... Batman (Bruce Wayne)
... aka "SuperFriends V" (1984) (USA: short title)
One Dark Night (1983) .... Allan
... aka Dark Night (1983) (UK: video title)
... aka Entity Force (1983)
... aka Mausoleum (1983/II)
... aka Night in the Crypt (1983)
... aka Night of Darkness (1983) (UK: video title)
... aka Rest in Peace (1983)
I Take These Men (1983) (TV) .... Craig Wyler
... aka Surprise, Surprise! (1983) (TV) (USA)
Warp Speed (1981) (TV)
For the Love of It (1980) (TV) .... Jock Higgins
Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood, The (1980) .... Lionel Lamely
... aka Hollywood Blue (1980) (UK)
Legends of the Superheroes (1979) (TV) .... Batman
"Tarzan and the Super 7" (1978) TV Series .... Batman (Bruce
Wayne)
Hardcore (1977) .... Oliver
... aka Fiona (1979) (USA)
"New Adventures of Batman, The" (1977) TV Series (voice) ....
Batman (Bruce Wayne)
... aka "Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour, The" (1977) (USA: rerun
title)
Specialist, The (1975) .... Jerry Bounds
Nevada Smith (1975) (TV) .... Frank Hartlee
"Shazam!" (1974) TV Series (uncredited) (voice) .... Hercules
(1974-5)
Partizani (1974) .... Captain Kurt Kohler
... aka Hell River (1974) (USA: video title)
... aka Partisan Captain (1974)
"Partizani" (1974) (mini) TV Series
Poor Devil (1973) (TV) .... Jannes Crawford
Curse of the Moon Child (1972)
Eyes of Charles Sand, The (1972) (TV) .... Doctor Paul Scott
Marriage of a Young Stockbroker, The (1971) .... Chester
Girl Who Knew Too Much, The (1969) .... Johnny Cain
Alexander the Great (1968) (TV) .... Cleander
Batgirl (1967) (TV) .... Batman/Bruce Wayne
Batman (1966/I) .... Bruce Wayne/Batman
... aka Batman: The Movie (1966) (USA: video box title)
"Batman" (1966/II) TV Series .... Batman (Bruce Wayne)
Quattro inesorabili, I (1965) .... Sam Garrett
... aka Cuatro implacables, Los (1965) (Spain)
... aka Relentless Four, The (1965)
Mara of the Wilderness (1965) .... Ken Williams
... aka Valley of the White Wolves (1965) (USA)
Outlaws Is Coming, The (1965) .... Kenneth Cabot
... aka Three Stooges Meet the Gunslingers (1965) (UK)
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) .... Col. Dan McReady
Soldier in the Rain (1963) .... Captain (inspecting)
Tammy and the Doctor (1963) .... Dr. Eric Hassler
Geronimo (1962) .... Delahay
"Detectives Starring Robert Taylor, The" (1959) TV Series ....
Det. Sgt. Steve Nelson (1961-1962)
... aka "Detectives, Starring Robert Taylor, The" (1959)
... aka "Detectives, The" (1959)
... aka "Robert Taylor's Detectives" (1961) (new title)
FBI Story, The (1959) (uncredited) .... Voice on two way radio
Young Philadelphians, The (1959) .... William Lawrence III
... aka City Jungle, The (1959) (UK)
Voodoo Island (1957) (uncredited) .... Radio Operator
... aka Silent Death (1962) (USA: reissue title)
Filmography as: Actor, Miscellaneous Crew, Director, Himself,
Notable TV Guest Appearances
Miscellaneous Crew - filmography
Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (2003)
(TV) (executive creative consultant)
Filmography as: Actor, Miscellaneous Crew, Director, Himself,
Notable TV Guest Appearances
Director - filmography
"Pet Star" (2003) TV Series
Filmography as: Actor, Miscellaneous Crew, Director, Himself,
Notable TV Guest Appearances
Himself - filmography
(2000s) (1990s) (1980s) (1970s) (1960s)
"Achieving the Glow" (2003) (mini) TV Series .... Host
Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (2003)
(TV) .... Himself
TV Road Trip (2002) (TV) .... Himself (Batman)
Nuclear Rescue 911: Broken Arrows & Incidents (2001) (V) ....
Narrator
Liberace: Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful (2000) (TV)
(archive footage)
... aka Reputations: Liberace - Too Much of a Good Thing Is
Wonderful (2000) (TV) (UK: series title) Bewitched: The E! True Hollywood Story (1999) (TV) .... Himself
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999/I) .... Himself
... aka Gnadenlos schön (1999) (Germany)
"Hollywood Love" (1997) (mini) TV Series .... Himself
Best of Ed's Night Party, The (1996) (V) .... Himself
Size of Watermelons, The (1996) .... Himself
A&E Biography: Stooges - The Men Behind the Mayhem (1994) (TV)
.... Himself
Best Movie Ever Made, The (1994) .... Himself
... aka Battle for the Planet of Cheese, The (1994)
Holy Batmania (1989) (V) .... Himself/Batman
Hooper (1978) .... Himself
Hollywood Blue (1970)
"Hollywood Palace, The" (1964) TV Series .... Himself (Guest Host,
1966)
Filmography as: Actor, Miscellaneous Crew, Director, Himself,
Notable TV Guest Appearances
Notable TV Guest Appearances
"Pet Star" (2003) playing "Judge" (episode # 3.3) 27 February 2004
"Kim Possible" (2002) playing "Timothy North/Fearless Ferret"
(voice) in episode: "The Fearless Ferret" (episode # 2.11) 3
October 2003
"Biography" (1987) playing "Himself" in episode: "TV Week" 11 July
2003
"Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, The" (1999) playing "Himself"
27 April 2003
"Simpsons, The" (1989) playing "Himself" (voice) in episode:
"Large Marge" (episode # 14.4) 24 November 2002
"Man Show, The" (1999) playing "Himself" in episode: "Wife
Disguise Kit/Wheel of Destiny" (episode # 3.22) 27 January 2002
"Drew Carey Show, The" (1995) playing "Mitch" in episode: "Hotel
Drew" (episode # 7.12) 12 December 2001
"Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, The" (1999) playing "Himself"
28 September 2001
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (1999/I) playing "Himself" 22
March 2001
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (1999/I) playing "Himself" 20
March 2001 "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (1999/I) playing "Himself" 18
March 2001
"Biography" (1987) playing "Himself" in episode: "Adam West:
Behind the Cowl" 4 September 2000
"Donny & Marie" (1998) playing "Himself" in episode: "A Batman
Reunion" 3 August 1999
"Happy Hour" (1999) playing "Himself" 24 April 1999
"Pacific Blue" (1995) playing "Macon Dean" in episode: "Stargazer"
(episode # 4.15) 24 January 1999
"NewsRadio" (1995) playing "Himself" in episode: "Clash of the
Titans" (episode # 5.8) 24 November 1998
"Histeria!" (1998) playing "Ernest Hemingway" (voice) in episode: "Super Writers" (episode # 1.30) 21 November 1998
"Diagnosis Murder" (1993) playing "Bruce Blazer" in episode:
"Write, She Murdered" (episode # 6.7) 5 November 1998
"Johnny Bravo" (1997) playing "Himself" (voice) in episode:
"Johnny Bravo Meets Adam West" 15 December 1997
"Murphy Brown" (1988) playing "Himself" in episode: "Hero Today,
Gone Tomorrow" (episode # 9.22) 5 May 1997
"Wayans Bros., The" (1995) playing "Himself" in episode: "The
Black Widower" (episode # 3.20) 30 April 1997
"Pauly" (1997) playing "Himself" in episode: "Spies Like Us"
(episode # 1.2) 10 March 1997
"Jenny" (1997) playing "Himself" in episode: "A Girl's Gotta Hang
with a Celebrity" (episode # 1.11)
"Johnny Bravo" (1997) playing "Narrator" (voice) in episode: "Twas
the Night" 1997
"Viva Variety" (1996) playing "Himself" 1997
"Weird Science" (1994) in episode: "Strangers in Paradise"
(episode # 4.26) 10 August 1996
"Mad TV" (1995) playing "Himself" (episode # 1.4) 4 November 1995
"Burke's Law" (1994) in episode: "Who Killed the Toy Maker?"
(episode # 2.9) 15 June 1995
"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (1993) playing
"Jerry Retchen" in episode: "Whine, Whine, Whine" (episode # 2.21)
14 May 1995
"Hope & Gloria" (1995) playing "Himself" in episode: "Who's
Poppa?" (episode # 1.8) 20 April 1995
"Muscle" (1995) playing "Big Jim Atkinson" 1995
"Danny Baker Show, The" (1994) playing "Himself" (episode # 1.4) 8
October 1994
"Space Ghost Coast to Coast" (1994) playing "Himself" in episode:
"Batmantis" 30 September 1994
"Nurses" (1991) playing "Mr. Greer" in episode: "All the Pretty
Caseys" (episode # 3.22) 7 May 1994
"Critic, The" (1994) playing "Himself" (voice) in episode: "Eyes
on the Prize" (episode # 1.6) 2 March 1994
"Good Life, The" (1994) playing "Himself" (voice) in episode:
"John Hurts His Leg or Tales from the Crip" (episode # 1.4) 18
January 1994
"Tales from the Crypt" (1989) in episode: "As Ye Sow" (episode #
5.2) 2 October 1993
"Simpsons, The" (1989) playing "Himself" (voice) in episode: "Mr.
Plow" (episode # 4.9) 19 November 1992
"Batman: The Animated Series" (1992) playing "Simon Trent/The Gray
Ghost" (voice) in episode: "Beware the Gray Ghost" (episode #
1.32) 4 November 1992
"Ben Stiller Show, The" (1992) playing "Himself" in episode:
"Episode with Colin Quinn" (episode # 1.5) 1 November 1992
"Zorro" (1990) playing "Professor Wayne" in episode: "The Wizard"
(episode # 2.1) 14 September 1990
"Murder, She Wrote" (1984) playing "Wade Talmadge" in episode:
"Death Takes a Dive" (episode # 3.16) 22 February 1987
"Our Time" (1985) playing "Himself" (episode # 1.1) 27 July 1985
"Fantasy Island" (1978) in episode: "Lost and Found/Dick Turpin's
Last Ride" (episode # 7.19) 7 April 1984
"Hart to Hart" (1979) playing "David Stockwood" in episode: "Love
Game" (episode # 5.6) 8 November 1983
"Love Boat, The" (1977) in episode: "Doc's Big Case/A Booming
Romance/The Senior Sinners" 22 January 1983
"Laverne & Shirley" (1976) playing "Edgar Garibaldi, trapeze
artist" in episode: "The Gymnast" (episode # 8.10) 14 December
1982
"Fantasy Island" (1978) playing "Philip Breem" in episode: "The
Devil and Mandy Breem, The/Millionaire" (episode # 4.1) 25 October
1980
"Big Shamus, Little Shamus" (1979) playing "Harley Morgan" 13
October 1979
"Vega$" (1978) in episode: "Everything I Touch" (episode # 1.18)
28 February 1979
"American Girls, The" (1978) in episode: "The Beautiful People
Jungle" 30 September 1978
"Operation Petticoat" (1977) in episode: "Bless You, My Sub"
(episode # 1.13) 7 January 1978
"Police Woman" (1974/I) playing "Morgan" in episode: "Guns"
(episode # 4.2) 1 November 1977
"Alice" (1976) playing "Mr. Turner" in episode: "Sex Education"
(episode # 1.7) 6 November 1976
"Emergency!" (1972) playing "Vic Webster" in episode: "The Bash"
(episode # 4.14) 28 December 1974
"Mannix" (1967) playing "Jonathan Forsythe" in episode: "A Puzzle
for One" (episode # 6.11) 26 November 1972
"This Is the Life" (1952) in episode: "The Revenge of Cho Lin" 2
July 1972
"Alias Smith and Jones" (1971) playing "Brubaker" in episode: "The
Men That Corrupted Hadleyburg" (episode # 2.18) 27 January 1972
"Night Gallery" (1970) playing "Mr. Hyde" in episode: "With
Apologies to Mr. Hyde" (episode # 2.10) 29 September 1971
"Love, American Style" (1969) in episode: "Love and the Great
Catch" (episode # 1.17a) 30 January 1970
"Big Valley, The" (1965) playing "Major Jonathan Eliot" in
episode: "In Silent Battle" (episode # 4.1) 23 September 1968
"Dean Martin Show, The" (1965) playing "Himself" 16 February 1967
"Virginian, The" (1962) playing "Sam Loomis" in episode: "Legend
for a Lawman" (episode # 3.24) 3 March 1965
"Bewitched" (1964) playing "Kermit" in episode: "Love Is Blind"
(episode # 1.13) 10 December 1964
"Outer Limits, The" (1963) playing "Major Charles 'Chuck' Meritt"
in episode: "The Invisible Enemy" (episode # 2.7) 31 October 1964
"Petticoat Junction" (1963) playing "Doctor Clayton Harris" in
episode: "Hooterville VS Hollywood" (episode # 1.18) 21 January
1964
"Petticoat Junction" (1963) playing "Doctor Clayton Harris" in
episode: "My Daughter the Doctor" (episode # 1.17) 14 January 1964
"Gunsmoke" (1955) playing "Emmett Hall" in episode: "Ash" (episode
# 8.23) 16 February 1963
"Laramie" (1959) playing "Kett Darby" in episode: "The Betrayers"
(episode # 4.16) 22 January 1963
"Real McCoys, The" (1957) playing "Buzz Cooper" in episode: "The
Crop Duster" (episode # 6.17) 6 January 1963
"Perry Mason" (1957) playing "Pete Norland" in episode: "The Case
of the Bogus Books" (episode # 6.1) 27 September 1962
"Beachcomber, The" (1962) playing "Huckabee" in episode: "Captain
Huckabee's Beard" (episode # 1.7) 3 April 1962
"Guestward Ho!" (1960) playing "Larry Crawford" in episode: "Bill,
the Fireman" (episode # 1.30) 27 April 1961
"Rifleman, The" (1958) playing "Christopher Rolf" in episode:
"Stopover" (episode # 3.31) 25 April 1961
"Perry Mason" (1957) playing "Dan Southern" in episode: "The Case
of the Barefaced Witness" (episode # 4.20) 18 March 1961
"Bonanza" (1959) playing "Frank Milton" in episode: "The Bride"
(episode # 2.18) 21 January 1961
"Tales of Wells Fargo" (1957) playing "Steve Daco" in episode:
"The Has-Been" (episode # 5.15) 16 January 1961
"Laramie" (1959) playing "Deputy" in episode: "Man from Kansas"
(episode # 2.15) 10 January 1961
"Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse" (1958) playing "Johnny Cinderella"
in episode: "Murder Is a Private Affair" (episode # 2.16) 10 June
1960
"Goodyear Theatre" (1957) playing "David" in episode: "All in the
Family" (episode # 3.14) 28 March 1960
"Overland Trail" (1960) playing "James Butler Hickok" in episode:
"Westbound Stage" (episode # 1.5) 6 March 1960
"Hawaiian Eye" (1959) playing "George Nolan" in episode: "The
Quick Return" (episode # 1.9) 2 December 1959
"Maverick" (1957) playing "George Henry Arnett" in episode: "A
Fellow's Brother" (episode # 3.11) 22 November 1959
"77 Sunset Strip" (1958/I) playing "Lonnie Drew" in episode:
"Thanks for Tomorrow" (episode # 2.5) 30 October 1959
"77 Sunset Strip" (1958/I) playing "Jim Beck" in episode: "Out of
the Past" (episode # 2.8) 20 October 1959
"Colt .45" (1957) playing "Doc Holliday" in episode: "The Devil's
Godson" (episode # 3.3) 18 October 1959
"Bronco" (1958) playing "Major Carter" in episode: "The Burning
Springs" (episode # 2.2) 6 October 1959
"Cheyenne" (1955) in episode: "Blind Spot" (episode # 4.1) 21
September 1959 "Sugarfoot" (1957) in episode: "The Trial of the Canary Kid"
(episode # 3.1) 15 September 1959
"Maverick" (1957) playing "Rudolph St. Cloud" in episode: "Pappy"
(episode # 3.1) 13 September 1959
"Colt .45" (1957) playing "Marshal Joe Benjamin" in episode:
"Don't Tell Joe" (episode # 2.11) 14 June 1959
"Lawman" (1958) playing "Doc Holliday" in episode: "The Wayfarer"
(episode # 1.36) 7 June 1959
"Colt .45" (1957) playing "Sgt. Ed Kallen" in episode: "The
Escape" (episode # 2.1) 5 April 1959
"Maverick" (1957) playing "Vic Nolan" in episode: "Two Tickets to
Ten Strike" (episode # 2.24) 15 March 1959
"Sugarfoot" (1957) playing "Frederick Pulaski" in episode: "The
Mysterious Stranger" (episode # 2.12) 17 February 1959
"77 Sunset Strip" (1958/I) in episode: "Two and Two Makes Six"
(episode # 1.6) 14 November 1958
"Sugarfoot" (1957) playing "Doc Holliday" in episode: "The Canary
Kid" (episode # 2.5) 11 November 1958


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