The Penguin..............Burgess Meredith The Joker................Cesar Romero The Riddler..............Frank Gorshin in several eps John Astin in one Egghead..................Vincent Price King Tut.................Victor Buono Catwoman.................Eartha Kitt Julie Newmar Mr. Freeze...............George Sanders (actor & former movie director) The Mad Hatter...........David Wayne (Ellory Queen's dad in 1970s tv series) Bookworm.................Roddy McDowell (star of Planet Of The Apes) The Archer...............Art Carney (the Archer would've killed Ralph Kramden) Lola Lasagna.............Ethel Merman Minerva..................Zsa Zsa Gabor (former "Queen Of Outer Space") The Devil................Joan Crawford The Black Widow..........Tallulah Bankhead (of Hitchcock's "Lifeboat") Lady Fogg................Joan Collins Lord Fogg................Rudy Vallee (who also guested in Night Gallery) The Puzzler..............Maurice Evans (the master warlock TV's in BewitchedBy the way, on radio Vincent Price (Egghead) played "The Saint," based on the novel series, while George Sanders (Mr. Freeze) played the Saint in a Hollywood movie series, and Roger Moore of the James Bond movies played the Saint in a tv-series.
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1960s Batman Cast
Trivia question: was Adam West ever in a spaghetti western? Come back on a future date for the answer. Same bat website, same bat webpageBatman (1943), 15 awful episodes (he wears black long-underwear, grey swim trunks, a viking helmet, and drives a Model-T batmobile) were nevertheless well-received as Plan 9 From Outer Space type camp when an edited feature-length version was re-released in 1965.
Batman Movies & Serials
Batman & Robin (1949, aka The Return of Batman), 15 more episodes. A hooded villain is The Wizard.
Batman (1966) movie based on the tv series
Several of the Batman tv series villains also appeared in this movie. Eartha Kitt was seen as somewhat controversial for her support of black activists and was replaced as Catwoman in the movie by Lee Meriwether (her only time as Catwoman, she later costarred with Burgess Meredith in the high-tech spy series "S.E.A.R.C.H.), and in the rest of the tv series by Julie Newmar. In the movie, Penguin kidnaps the world's leaders from the U.N. Building in his submarine and uses a device to remove all moisture from their bodies, reducing each to a pile of dry chemicals (an idea later used in a Star Trek episode). Batman, Robin and the others were played by the same actors from TV. The Admiral is played by Reginald Denny.
In 1977, Adam West & Burt Ward reprised their roles in a Saturday morning cartoon series The New Adventure of Batman, which used the newly-perfected Rotoscope process for more fluid animation.
Previous cartoon series were The Batman-Superman Hour (1967-68), which replaced The Superman-Aquaman Hour (1966-67), and Superfriends starting in 1973.
Legends Of The Superheroes (1979 tv-movie in 2 parts).In part 1, superheroes competed against supervillains in offbeat "Battle of the Network Stars" type games of skill. In part 2, Ed McMahon hosted The Roast, a mild battle of wits.
Characters/actors who took part:Batman/Adam WestIn the 1990s, a gritty new animated series was started by the Fox network, reflecting the new Dark Knight Batman comic books, then went to first-run syndication starring mostly unknown actors, and with Mark Hamill as The Joker. Adrienne Barbeau (last seen on the Sci-Fi channel as Swamp Thing's girlfriend) is the voice of Catwoman both in the broadcast animated series and in a continuing online series that changed it's name recently to GothamGirls.com after Stan Lee's website disappeared. The online episodes run 2 to 3 minutes and feature Batgirl fighting with Catwoman and/or Poison Ivy and/or Harley Quinn.
Captain Marvel/Garret Craig
The Flash/Rod Haase
Retired Man/William Schallert
Solomon Grundy/Mickey Morton
Dr. Sivana/Howard Morris
Weather Wizard/Jeff Altman
The Riddler/Frank Gorshin
The third Batman hollywood movie didn't do so well, and there is serious talk of releasing a feature-length animated Batman in theaters (previous animated Batman features were seen only on tv or in video).
Batman Beyond (1999)
Adventures of Batman & Robin: The Joker (1994)
Adventures of Batman & Robin: Two-Face (1994)
Adventures of Batman & Robin: The Riddler (1994)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
Batman Returns (1992)
Batman (1989, also available on DVD)
Batman (1966, also available on DVD)
Batmania: From Comics to Screen
The Green Hornet (1940)
The Green Hornet Strikes Again (1940)
Bruce Lee and the Green Hornet (1960s)
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1960s Batman episodes, all 3 seasons
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Official 1960s Batman page on the SciFi Channel website
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Previous year's episode schedule (2001) on the Sci-Fi Channel (no episodes are scheduled after 9/17/01), Batman moved to TV Land channel
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