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Adam West
Born William West Anderson
September 19, 1928
Walla Walla, Washington
Died June 9, 2017 (Age 88)
Los Angeles, California
Characters played Nighthawk

'William West Anderson (born September 19, 1928; died June 9, 2017), credited as Adam West, was an American actor who played Nighthawk on The Super Hero Squad Show.

He is most well known for his campy portrayal of DC comics superhero Batman on the live-action series and film.


Because of his iconic portrayal of Batman he reprised the role for Batgirl, The New Adventures of Batman, Legends of Superheroes, SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show, The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians, The Simpsons, Batman: New Times, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, and Batman vs. Two-Face. He was also cast in DC media like The Flash, Batman: The Animated Series, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, The Batman, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and Powerless.

Other notable roles include Voodoo Island, Lawman, The FBI Story, Marverick, Johnny Midnight, Bonanza, The Rifleman, Geronimo, The Detectives, The Real McCoys, Gunsmoke, Alexander the Great, Bewitched, The Virginian, The Girl Who Knew Too Much, Mannix, Shazam!, Operation Petticoat, Laverne & Shirley, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Hell Riders, Murder, She Wrote, 1775, Rugrats, Tales from the Crypt, The Critic, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Goosebumps, Pauly, Murphy Brown, Johnny Bravo, Animaniacs, Diagnosis Murder, NewsRadio, Black Scorpion, The Drew Carey Show, Kim Possible, Baadasssss!, Family Guy, The King of Queens, George Lopez, The Fairly OddParents, 30 Rock, SpongeBob SquarePants, Grand Theft Auto V, and The Big Bang Theory.

He died on June 9, 2017 following a battle with leukemia surrounded by family. He was survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.[1]

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