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Adam West

Mostly Credited As: Adam West
Birth Name: William West Anderson
Date Of Birth: September 19, 1928 (Age 85)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Walla Walla, Washington
Height: 6' 2" (1.87 m)

Adam West


In the year 1928 William West Anderson was born in Walla Walla, Washington. He grew up reading superhero comics. Later, he earned a degree in literature and psychology at Whitman College.

His acting career started when he joined the cast of Hawaiian children's programme 'The Kini-Popo Show.' His feature film debut came with 'The Young Philadelphia's.' It was at this movie that he used his newly adopted stage name 'Adam West' for the first time.

Adam continued starring in bit-part roles until he was cast in the lead role in ABC's cult TV show Batman (1966). The series lasted for three seasons and made Adam West well-known around the world. After Batman ended, West found it hard to land new roles since he was typecast as the Caped Crusader. In the 1970s and 1980s he starred in several forgettable films and made numerous guest stints in various TV shows.

Things started to look up in the 90s when he made memorable guest appearances in successful TV shows such as The Simpsons, The Critic, NewsRadio, Murphy Brown and The Wayans Bros.. His antics as Mayor Adam West in Family Guy made him a fan favorite. He has also been closely associated with animated Batman TV shows.

Adam West was the star of a hilarious pilot called Lookwell, penned by now-famous talk show host Conan O'Brien. Unfortunately, the show didn't get picked up.


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TV Appearances

Main cast 
WWE Legends' House (2014)As: Himself
FanAddicts! (2013)As: Host -- [Voice]
The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs (1998)As: Dog Zero -- [Voice]
Danger Theatre (1993)As: Capt. Mike Morgan
The Last Precinct (1986)As: Captain Wright
The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (1985)As: Batman / Bruce Wayne -- [Voice]
SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show (1984)As: Batman -- [Voice]
Legends of the Super-Heroes (1979)As: Batman
Tarzan and the Super 7 (1978)As: Batman / Bruce Wayne -- [Voice]
The New Adventures of Batman (1977)As: Batman / Bruce Wayne -- [Voice]
Batman (1966)As: Bruce Wayne/Batman
The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor (1959)As: Det. Sgt. Steve Nelson (S03)
Episode Cast Credits 

Family Guy (1999) 
  Chap Stewie 12x21: (May/18/2014) Voiced  Mayor Adam West 
  Meg Stinks! 12x19: (May/04/2014) Voiced  Mayor Adam West 
  Herpe the Love Sore 12x16: (Apr/06/2014) Voiced  Mayor Adam West 
  Mom's the Word 12x12: (Mar/09/2014) Voiced  Mayor Adam West 

Futurama (1999) 
  Leela and the Genestalk 07x22: (Aug/07/2013) Voiced  Himself 

Betty White's Off Their Rockers (2012) 
  Season 1, Episode 8 01x08: (May/09/2012) As Himself 

Jake and the Never Land Pirates (2011) 
  Skybird Island is Falling! 01x42: (Sep/19/2011) Voiced  Wise Old Bird 
  Birds of a Feather 01x35: (May/21/2011) Voiced  Wise Old Bird 

Marvel Super Hero Squad (2009) 
  Whom Continuity Would Destroy! 02x06: (Nov/20/2010) Voiced  Nighthawk 

Batman: The Brave and The Bold (2008) 
  The Plague of the Prototypes! 02x20: (Nov/05/2010) Voiced  Proto 
  Chill of the Night! 02x11: (Apr/09/2010) Voiced  Thomas Wayne 

30 Rock (2006) 
  Apollo, Apollo 03x16: (Mar/26/2009) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

George Lopez (2002) 
  George Testi-Lies for Benny 06x04: (Feb/14/2007) As Jonathon K. Martin 
  George's Mom Faces Hard Tambien 06x01: (Jan/24/2007) As Jonathon K. Martin 

1 vs. 100 (2006) 
  Episode 110 01x10: (Jan/05/2007) As Himself (Mob Member) 

Attack Of The Show! (2005) 
  Fresh Ink, Wiiview 02x171: (Sep/15/2006) As Himself 

I've Got a Secret (2006) (2006) 
  Episode 1 01x01: (Apr/17/2006) As Himself 

Living in TV Land (2004) 
  Adam West 01x04: (Apr/12/2006) As Himself 

The Batman (2004) 
  Thunder 03x11: (Feb/18/2006) Voiced  Mayor Grange 
  The Apprentice 03x10: (Feb/11/2006) Voiced  Mayor Grange 
  Fleurs du Mal 03x08: (Nov/26/2005) Voiced  Mayor Grange, [Uncredited]
  A Fistful of Felt 03x04: (Oct/08/2005) Voiced  Mayor Grange 

The Boondocks (2005) 
  The Trial of R. Kelly 01x02: (Nov/13/2005) Voiced  R. Kelly's lawyer 

The King of Queens (1998) 
  Shear Torture 08x06: (Oct/24/2005) As Himself 

Robot Chicken (2005) 
  That Hurts Me 01x19: (Jul/10/2005) Voiced  Bat-Monkey 

The Fairly OddParents (2001) 
  Go Young, West Man/Birthday Wish 05x07: (May/09/2005) Voiced  Catman (Go Young, West Man) 
  Catman Meets The Crimson Chin/Back to Norm 05x04: (Feb/17/2005) Voiced  Catman (Catman Meets the Crimson Chin) 
  Channel Chasers (Jul/23/2004) Voiced  Himself 
  A Case of Diary-Uh/Lights! Camera! Adam! 04x06: (Jun/01/2004) Voiced  Himself (Lights, Camera, Adam!) 

Pet Star (2002) 
  Pet Star: 32 03x03: (Dec/06/2004) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999) 
  August 27, 2004 (Series Finale) 05x26: (Aug/27/2004) As Himself 
  9/28/2001 03x85: (Sep/28/2001) As Himself 

Biography (1987) 
  Julie Newmar 18x05: (Jul/02/2004) As Himself 

The Mullets (2003) 
  Silent But Deadly (aka Silent Treatment) 01x08: (Mar/17/2004) As Himself 

Casualty (1986) 
  Fallen Hero 18x24: (Feb/14/2004) As Wayne 

Kim Possible (2002) 
  The Fearless Ferret 02x11: (Oct/03/2003) Voiced  Timothy North/The Fearless Ferret 

Batman (1966) 
  Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (Mar/09/2003) As Himself 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Large Marge 14x04: (Nov/24/2002) Voiced  Batman 
  Mr. Plow 04x09: (Nov/19/1992) Voiced  Himself 

The Man Show (1999) 
  Wife Disguise Kit / Wheel of Destiny 03x22: (Jan/27/2002) As Himself 

Black Scorpion (2001) 
  Life's a Gas 01x12: (Mar/31/2001) Voiced  Dr. Noah Goddard / Breathtaker 
  Out of Thin Air 01x06: (Feb/09/2001) As Dr. Noah Goddard / Breathtaker 

E! True Hollywood Story (1996) 
  Batman Unmasked: Adam West 03x54: (Aug/02/1999) As Himself 

Pacific Blue (1996) 
  Stargazer 04x15: (Jan/24/1999) As Macon Dean 

NewsRadio (1995) 
  Clash of the Titans (3) 05x08: (Nov/24/1998) As Himself 

Histeria! (1998) 
  Super Writers 01x29: (Nov/21/1998) Voiced  Ernest Hemingway 

Diagnosis Murder (1993) 
  Write, She Murdered 06x07: (Nov/05/1998) As Bruce Blazer 

Johnny Bravo (1997) 
  Johnny Meets Adam West / Under The Big Flop / Johnny Meets Donny Osmond 01x13: (Dec/15/1997) Voiced  Himself 
  I Used To Be Funny / My Fair Dork / Twas The Night 01x05: (Aug/04/1997) Voiced  Narrator 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  David Alan Grier, Adam West, Sugar Ray 04x145: (Jul/24/1997) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Murphy Brown (1988) 
  Hero Today, Gone Tomorrow 09x22: (May/05/1997) As Himself 

The Wayans Bros. (1995) 
  The Black Widower 03x20: (Apr/30/1997) As Himself 

Pauly (1997) 
  Spies Like Us 01x02: (Mar/10/1997) As Himself 

The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1993) 
  Allnighter 03x08: (Nov/23/1996) As Principal Kent Schwinger 

Weird Science (1994) 
  Strangers in Paradise 04x26: (Aug/10/1996) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #104 01x04: (Nov/04/1995) As Himself 

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) 
  Whine, Whine, Whine 02x21: (May/14/1995) As Jerry Retchen 

Street Sharks (1994) 
  Road Rage (1) 02x12: (Apr/08/1995) Voiced  Mantaman 
  Here Comes The Mantaman 02x04: (Jan/26/1995) Voiced  Mantaman 

The Danny Baker Show (1994) 
  Show 4 01x04: (Oct/08/1994) As Himself 

Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1994) 
  Batmantis 01x08: (Sep/30/1994) Voiced  Himself 

Nurses (US) (1991) 
  All the Pretty Caseys 03x22: (May/07/1994) As Mr. Greer 

The Critic (1994) 
  Eyes on the Prize 01x06: (Mar/02/1994) Voiced  Himself 

The Good Life (1994) (1994) 
  John Hurts His Leg 01x04: (Jan/18/1994) Voiced  Himself 

Tales from the Crypt (1989) 
  As Ye Sow 05x02: (Oct/02/1993) As Chapman 

Rugrats (1991) 
  Superhero Chuckie / The Dog Broomer 02x11: (Nov/15/1992) Voiced  Captain Blasto 

Batman: The Animated Series (1992) 
  Beware The Gray Ghost 01x32: (Nov/04/1992) Voiced  Gray Ghost 

The Ben Stiller Show (1992) 
  Episode #105 01x05: (Nov/01/1992) As Himself 

Late Night With David Letterman (1982) 
  Show #1512 10x84: (Jul/26/1991) As Himself 

Zorro (1990) (1990) 
  The Wizard 02x01: (Sep/14/1990) As Professor Wayne 

Murder, She Wrote (1984) 
  Death Takes a Dive 03x16: (Feb/22/1987) As Wade Talmadge 

Fantasy Island (1977) (1978) 
  Lost and Found/Dick Turpin's Last Ride 07x19: (Apr/07/1984) As Jack Palmer 
  The Devil and Mandy Breem/Instant Millionaire 04x01: (Oct/25/1980) As Philip Breem 

Hart to Hart (1979) 
  Love Game 05x06: (Nov/08/1983) As David Stockwood 

The Love Boat (1977) 
  Doc's Big Case/A Booming Romance/The Senior Sinners 06x16: (Jan/22/1983) As Elliot Norton 

Laverne & Shirley (1976) 
  The Gymnast 08x10: (Dec/14/1982) As Edgar Garibaldi 

Vega$ (1978) 
  Everything I Touch 01x18: (Feb/28/1979) As Unknown 

The American Girls (1978) 
  The Beautiful People Jungle 01x02: (Sep/30/1978) As Dale 

Police Woman (1974) 
  Guns 04x02: (Nov/01/1977) As Morgan 

Alice (1976) (1976) 
  Sex Education 01x07: (Nov/06/1976) As Mr. Turner 

Emergency! (1972) 
  The Bash 04x14: (Dec/28/1974) As Vic Webster 

Mannix (1967) 
  A Puzzle for One 06x11: (Nov/26/1972) As Jonathan Forsythe 

Alias Smith and Jones (1971) 
  The Men That Corrupted Hadleyburg 02x18: (Jan/27/1972) As Brubaker 

Primus (1971) 
  Sea Serpent 01x17: (Jan/12/1972) As Jenson 

Night Gallery (1970) 
  With Apologies to Mr. Hyde 02x11: (Sep/29/1971) As Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 

The Big Valley (1965) 
  In Silent Battle 04x01: (Sep/23/1968) As Major Jonathan Eliot 

The Hollywood Palace (1964) 
  Host: Bing Crosby (1967 Christmas Show) / Adam West 05x14: (Dec/19/1967) As Himself 
  Host: Victor Borge / Adam West 05x05: (Oct/03/1967) As Himself 
  Host: Adam West / Ray Charles 04x04: (Oct/08/1966) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Host: Milton Berle / Adam West 03x23: (Mar/05/1966) As Himself 

The Virginian (1962) 
  Legend of a Lawman 03x24: (Mar/03/1965) As Sam Loomis 

Bewitched (1964) 
  Love is Blind 01x13: (Dec/10/1964) As Kermit 

The Outer Limits (1963) 
  The Invisible Enemy 02x07: (Oct/31/1964) As Major Charles Merritt 

Petticoat Junction (1963) 
  Hooterville vs. Hollywood (2) 01x18: (Jan/21/1964) As Dr. Clayton Harris 
  My Daughter the Doctor (1) 01x17: (Jan/14/1964) As Dr. Clayton Harris 

Gunsmoke (1955) 
  Ash 08x23: (Feb/16/1963) As Emmett Hall 

Laramie (1959) 
  The Betrayers 04x16: (Jan/22/1963) As Kett Darby 
  Man From Kansas 02x15: (Jan/10/1961) As Deputy 

The Real McCoys (1957) 
  The Crop Duster 06x15: (Jan/06/1963) As Buzz Cooper 

Perry Mason (1957) 
  The Case of the Bogus Books 06x01: (Sep/27/1962) As Pete Norland 
  The Case of the Barefaced Witness 04x20: (Mar/18/1961) As Dan Southern 

The Beachcomber (1962) 
  Captain Huckabee's Beard 01x07: (Apr/03/1962) As Captain Huckabee 

Guestward Ho! (1960) 
  Bill The Fireman 01x30: (Apr/27/1961) As Larry Crawford 

The Rifleman (1958) 
  Stopover 03x31: (Apr/25/1961) As Rolf (Christopher Rolf) 

Bonanza (1959) 
  The Bride 02x18: (Jan/21/1961) As Frank Milton 

Tales of Wells Fargo (1957) 
  The Has-Been 05x17: (Jan/16/1961) As Steve Daco 

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958) 
  Murder is a Private Affair 02x19: (Jun/10/1960) As Johnny Cinderella 

The Overland Trail (1960) 
  Westbound Stage 01x05: (Mar/06/1960) As James Butler Hickok 

Hawaiian Eye (1959) 
  The Quick Return 01x09: (Dec/02/1959) As George Nolan 

Maverick (1957) 
  A Fellow's Brother 03x11: (Nov/22/1959) As George Henry Arnett 
  Pappy 03x01: (Sep/13/1959) As Rudolph St. Cloud 
  Two Tickets to Ten Strike 02x24: (Mar/15/1959) As Vic Nolan 

77 Sunset Strip (1958) 
  Out of the Past 02x08: (Nov/20/1959) As Jim Beck 
  Thanks for Tomorrow 02x05: (Oct/30/1959) As Lonnie Drew 
  Two and Two Make Six 01x06: (Nov/14/1958) As Ernest Detterback 

Colt .45 (1957) 
  The Devil's Godson 03x03: (Oct/18/1959) As Doc Holliday 
  Don't Tell Joe 02x11: (Jun/14/1959) As Marshal Joe Benjamin 
  The Escape 02x01: (Apr/05/1959) As Sgt. Ed Kallen 

Bronco (1958) 
  The Burning Spring 02x02: (Oct/06/1959) As Major Carter 

Cheyenne (1955) (1955) 
  Blind Spot 04x01: (Sep/21/1959) As Ashley 

Sugarfoot (1957) 
  Trial of the Canary Kid 03x01: (Sep/15/1959) As Doc Holliday 
  The Mysterious Stranger 02x12: (Feb/17/1959) As Frederick Pulaski 
  The Canary Kid 02x05: (Nov/11/1958) As Doc Holliday 

Lawman (1958) 
  The Wayfarer 01x36: (Jun/07/1959) As Doc Holliday 

The Philco Television Playhouse (1948) 
  Incident in July 07x22: (Jul/10/1955) As Ham Ector 

Jenny (1997) 
  A Girl's Gotta Hang With a Celebrity 01x11: (Unaired) As Himself 

Big Shamus, Little Shamus (1979) 
  The Loser 01x07: (Unaired) As Harley Morgan 

Tallahassee 7000 (1961) 
  Vendetta 01x11: (Unknown) As Jeff 

Johnny Midnight (1960) 
  The Villain of the Piece 01x03: (Unknown) As Hill 
Trivia

Most of his work in cartoons, deals with making fun of him-self.

Dabbles in the stock market

Hobbies include fishing

Adam West Quotes

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