Actor Adam West , known for starring in the legendary series of the sixties ‘ Batman ‘ has died at 88 years after fighting against leukemia. According to a family communiqué, West has passed away surrounded by his family, his wife Marcelle, his six children, his five grandchildren and his two great-grandchildren.
West was born on September 19, 1928 in Walla Walla, and began his career in the world of acting in the mid-1950s when he played the role of Ham Ector in the television series ‘The Philco Television Playhouse’. He later premiered on the big screen with ‘The Young Philadelphians’ in 1959. But it would not be until 1966 when his popularity soared to playing Bruce Wayne on the Fox series ‘Batman’ during the three seasons it lasted .
In addition to the wonderful series that had 120 chapters, he played the superhero on the big screen in ‘ Batman: The Movie ‘, which premiered in 1966 but did not reach Spain until 1979. Although there were new adaptations to the movies with different actors, Followed giving voice to the justiciero in different videojuegos and in series of animation. Interestingly in ‘ Batman: The LEGO movie ‘ is Will Arnett (‘ Arrested Development ‘) that puts the bat man’s voice but Adam West had reserved a cameo. You could say that it has never ceased to be one of the best known superheroes of all time.
After several decades doing roles for various television series and movies, he became a recurring character in one of the most popular television series, ‘ Father of the Family ‘ . Since 2000 he has played the city’s mayor in more than 100 episodes, which is also called Adam West.
He often interpreted himself
Adam West has gone down in history, not only because of his incredible work but also because of the number of times he has appeared in television series interpreting himself (in most cases lending his voice), as in: ‘ Futurama ‘ ‘ The Simpsons ‘, ‘ Family Guy ‘ and ‘ The Big Bang Theory ‘, among others.
But undoubtedly , his characteristic most characteristic refers to the adjective “worker” , because despite his age and his illness, has worked day and night without rest. Especially in the world of dubbing, oriented towards a child target , in series like: ‘Scooby Doo! And the Beach Bestie ” SpongeBob ” Kim Possible ” Rugrats Rugrats ‘ and ‘Johnny Bravo’ … All this without their voiceovers for Bruce Wayne and other papers for series revolving around To the character of Batman .