Adam West

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Quotes (5)

  • Adam: (on Batman's conflicting nature with Catwoman) He had these curious stirrings in his utility belt, and yet he knew she had to be put away in the slammer.

  • Adam: (on developing his character of Batman) I was at war with the producers at the beginning because of that. They wanted it to be stiff and at one level. I wouldn't do it. So the letters and memos flew back and forth, but after a week or so, a wonderful thing happened, they trusted me. They said, 'Let him go, let him do what he's doing'.

  • Adam: (on meeting Pope Paul VI) It was really a humorous moment, because I was too hung over to kiss his ring. I was afraid to bend over. He told me how much he enjoyed the show. I think he probably had a lot of advisers, because I can't see the pope sitting around watching Batman. Or Family Guy. But who knows?

  • Adam West: The military exists to win the nation's wars ... not to accommodate the personal habits of its soldiers.

  • Adam: (On being typecast as Batman) It was inescapable. I'd just about land something substantial, something I like or a good career move. Then some dinosaur would rear up and say, "But the audience will think of him as Batman". It was formidable. It was there like a brick wall.

Trivia (20)

  • Adam attended Comic Con 2011 in San Diego, CA. He attended with Burt Ward and Yvonne Craig for the 45th anniversary of their showBatman.

  • In 2012, Warner Bros. opened the image rights of Adam West and co-star Burt Ward from the 1960's Batman show.

  • Adam West will have a cameo appearance in The Dark Knight Rises in July 2012.

  • The Batman costume worn by Adam West is now a part of The Azarian Collection.

  • Contrary to popular belief, Adam West was not the first actor to play Batman. In 1943, Lewis Wilson portrayed Batman in a serial titled, The Batman. Also, Robert Lowery played the role in another serial titled, Batman and Robin in 1949.

  • In Hawaii, West landed a role as the sidekick on a children's show called The Kini Popo Show, which featured a chimp. West later took over as the star of the show.

  • Adam co-wrote his autobiography, Back to the Batcave, with Jeff Rovin and also wrote Climbing the Walls.

  • Adam is a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Saint Louis University.

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