Adam West

Adam West


9/19/1928, Walla Walla, WA

Birth Name

William (Billy) West Anderson



Also Known As

William Anderson
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He breathed life into Batman. Adam West was born Billy (William) West Anderson in Walla Walla, Washington, to parents Otto West Anderson and his wife Audrey. At age 10, Adam had a cache of comic books, and Batman made a big impression on him, the comic hero was…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Probably my favorite actor.

    Adam West infuses genius in whatever he touches. Of course his most famous work was the old Batman series. Marsha Queen of Diamonds said it best: "Oh, Batman, darling! You are so divinely square!"

    But he's done so much more since Batman. A few of my favorites:

    Batman: The Animated Series episode in which Adam voices The Grey Ghost, a washed up TV action hero.

    Obviously, voicing the mayor on Family Guy...what's not to love about a mayor who brings his own creamed corn to the movie theater because the corn they sell there is too crunchy?

    It's fitting for him to voice the mayor on the new "The Batman," even if the show itself doesn't measure up to other Batman series, whether the 1966 version or the Animated Series.

    Finally, his performance in "Return to the Batcave" of 2003 was sparkling. Any Adam West (Batman) fans who haven't seen this should get hold of a copy immediately. You haven't one moment to LOSE!moreless
  • Adam West is amazing!

    Not many people see and appreciate the greatness of Adam West. He is my all time favourite actor. I may only be 15, but I love the Batman series! I still see it on TV and it is great! He has a way of making simple things funny. I also love his character on Family Guy. I see all these shows doing spoofs of Adam West and the 60\\\'s Batman show, and it is funny too, but I just can\\\'t get over how great he is! Him and Burt Ward did great on the Batman series. Too bad it got cancelled!moreless