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Adam West's name and voice have become truly iconic in American popular entertainment. His role as Batman in the classic television series and feature of the same name continues to be seen throughout the world more than thirty years after its debut. While Batman/Bruce Wayne remains his signature role, West has a multitude of motion picture, theater, and TV credits to his name. Recently, he lent his voice to another Walt Disney animated feature, portraying Ace, Hollywood Chicken Little in Chicken Little. His movie credits include Drop Dead Gorgeous, The New Age, Hooper, The Young Philadelphians, An American Vampire Story, Soldier in the Rain, Robinson Crusoe on Mars and Nevada Smith.

He has won starring roles in several television series as well, including The Detectives, The Last Precinct, and The Clinic, and has starred in and co-written several pilots for the major networks. West has also lent his voice to animated characters in such well-known shows as The Simpsons, Rugrats, Batman, Animaniacs, Johnny Bravo, The Secret Files of the SpyDogs, and The Super Adventure Team. In 2000, he contributed the voice of Leonard Fox to the animated short Redux Riding Hood, which went on to win an Academy Award nomination. He has made recurring appearances on Fox's The Family Guy, playing Mayor Adam West. Recently, he starred in and served as creative consultant to the CBS telefilm "Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam & Burt," breathing new life into the classic character.

West is the author of two books, Back to the Batcave and Climbing the Walls... His theater credits include Volpone for the Mark Taper Forum at the Los Angeles Music Center. He lends support to numerous charities and won $250,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on behalf of an organization supporting women and children in Idaho. The actor makes his home in Santa Monica, California; Ketchum, Idaho; and a family ranch in Washington state.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Adam West Facts

Birth NameWilliam Anderson
BirthdaySeptember 19, 1928 (95)
BirthplaceWalla Walla, Washington, USA
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Adam West compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Bicentennial Man
Aloha Scooby-Doo!
Once Upon A Texas Train
Undercover Brother
State Property 2
All the Light in the Sky
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders
Bad Men of Deadwood
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