More Adam West Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Baadasssss!)A true American icon, Adam West's role as Batman in the classic series and movie continues to be seen throughout the world more than 30 years after it's first showing. While Batman/Bruce Wayne is certainly his signature role, West has many other motion picture, theater and TV credits.
He has made nearly 50 movies, including starring or co-starring roles in DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, THE NEW AGE, HOOPER, THE YOUNG PHILADELPHIANS, AN AMERICAN VAMPIRE STORY, SOLIDER IN THE RAIN, ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS and NEVADA SMITH.
West has starred in four other TV series including The Detectives, The Last Precinct, and The Clinic. His theater credits include Valpone at the Mark Taper Forum. In the animated realm, West has lent his voice to characters in such well-known shows as The Simpsons, Rugrats, Family Guy, Batman, Animaniacs, Johnny Bravo, Spydogs, and The Super Adventure Team. His animated short film, Redux Riding Hood was nominated for an Academy Award in 2000.
He is also the author of two books - Back to the Batcave and Climbing the Walls - and most recently he starred and served as a creative consultant in the CBS Movie of the Week "Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam & Burt," where he breathed new life into the classic character.
West lends his support to numerous charities, recently winning $250,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on behalf of an organization supporting women and children in Idaho. He can next be seen in MTV's Monster Island with Carmen Electra and he appears in the January 2004 issue of Esquire about America's Top 10 Icons.
Bio courtesy Sony Classics for "Baadasssss!" (02-Jul-2004)