West, Adam 1928–

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WEST, Adam 1928–

(William Anderson)


Original name, William West Anderson; born September 19, 1928, in Walla Walla, WA; son of Otto West and Audrey Anderson; married Billie Lou Yeager, 1950 (divorced, 1956); married Ngatokoruaimatauaia "Nga"/"Ngahra" Frisbie Dawson, 1957 (marriage ended, 1962); married Marcelle Tagand Lear, c. 1971; children: (second marriage) Jonelle, Hunter; (third marriage) Nina (a model and television personality), Perrin; stepchildren: Moya, Jill. Education: Whitman College, B.A.; also attended Stanford University.

Addresses: Agent—The Chasin Agency, 8899 Beverly Blvd., Suite 716, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Career: Actor. Appeared in television and radio commercials; appeared in film footage featured on slot machines and his voice featured on cellular phone voice mail messages and ringtones; made several personal appearances. Worked as a radio record announcer in the state of Washington. Also known as William Anderson. Military service: U.S. Army, creator of military television stations.

Member: Beta Theta Pi.

Awards, Honors: Golden Laurel Award nomination, Producers Guild of America, male new face, 1967.


Television Appearances; Series:

The Kini Popo Show, [Hawaiian television], beginning c. 1955.

Detective sergeant Steve Nelson, The Detectives (also known as The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor and Robert Taylor's Detectives), NBC, 1961–1962.

Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman, ABC, 1966–1968.

(Uncredited) Voice of Hercules, Shazam!, CBS, 1974–1977.

Voices of Bruce Wayne/Batman, Legends of the Super–Heroes (animated), NBC, 1977.

Voices of Bruce Wayne/Batman, The New Adventures of Batman (animated; also known as The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour and The Batman/Tarzan Hour), CBS, 1977–1978.

Voices of Bruce Wayne/Batman, Tarzan and the Super 7 (animated), CBS, 1978–1980.

Voices of Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman and the Super Seven (animated), NBC, 1980–1981.

Voices of Bruce Wayne/Batman, Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show (animated; also known as SuperFriends V), ABC, 1984–1985.

Voices of Bruce Wayne/Batman, The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (animated; also known as SuperFriends VI), ABC, 1985–1986.

Captain Rick Wright, The Last Precinct, NBC, 1986.

Captain Mike Morgan, Danger Theatre, Fox, 1993.

Voice of Dog Zero, The Secret Files of the SpyDogs (animated), Fox, 1998–1999.

Voice of Mayor Adam West, Family Guy (animated), Fox, 2000–2002, 2005—.

Judge, Who Wants to Be a Superhero?, MTV, 2004.

Voice of Mayor Grange, The Batman (animated), The WB, 2004—.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Himself, "Behind Closed Doors," Hollywood Love, 1997.

Host, Achieving the Glow, G4techTV, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dr. Paul Scott, The Eyes of Charles Sand, ABC, 1972.

Jannes Crawford, Poor Devil, NBC, 1973.

Frank Hartlee, Nevada Smith, NBC, 1975.

Jock Higgins, For the Love of It, ABC, 1980.

Captain, Warp Speed, 1981.

Craig Wyler, I Take These Men (also known as Surprise, Surprise!), CBS, 1983.

Himself, Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (also known as Return to the Batcave: The Life Stories of Adam and Burt), CBS, 2003.

Dr. Harryhausen, Monster Island, MTV, 2004.

Appeared as Bruce Wayne and Batman in Batgirl, ABC, an unaired short television movie.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Celebrity Daredevils, ABC, 1983.

Tube Test Two, ABC, 1991.

Circus of the Stars Goes to Disneyland, CBS, 1994.

Host, Hollywood's Hot Wheels (also known as Hollywood Hot Wheels), American Movie Classics, 1999.

The Great American History Quiz: Heroes and Villains, History Channel, 2000.

(In archive footage) Liberace: Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful (also known as Reputations: Liberace—Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful), BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

Himself and Batman, TV Road Trip, Travel Channel, 2002.

Himself, Brilliant but Cancelled: Pilot Season, Trio Network, 2003.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, ABC, 1985.

Performer in Interview with the Vampire parody, The 1995 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1995.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Doc Holliday, "The Canary Kid," Sugarfoot, ABC, 1958.

Ernest Detterback, "Two and Two Makes Six," 77 Sunset Strip, ABC, 1958.

Ashley, "Blind Spot," Cheyenne, ABC, 1959.

Doc Holliday, "The Devil's Godson," Colt .45, ABC, 1959.

Doc Holliday, "The Wayfarer," Lawman, ABC, 1959.

Frederick Pulaski, "The Mysterious Stranger," Sugarfoot, ABC, 1959.

George Henry Arnett, "A Fellow's Brother," Maverick, ABC, 1959.

George Nolan, "The Quick Return," Hawaiian Eye, ABC, 1959.

Jim Beck, "Out of the Past," 77 Sunset Strip, ABC, 1959.

Lonnie Drew, "Thanks for Tomorrow," 77 Sunset Strip, ABC, 1959.

Major Carter, "The Burning Springs," Bronco, ABC, 1959.

Marshal Joe Benjamin, "Don't Tell Joe," Colt .45, ABC, 1959.

Rudolph St. Cloud, "Pappy," Maverick, ABC, 1959.

Sergeant Ed Kallen, "The Escape," Colt .45, ABC, 1959.

Vic Nolan, "Two Tickets to Ten Strike," Maverick, ABC, 1959.

"Thanks for Tomorrow," 77 Sunset Strip, ABC, 1959.

"The Trial of the Canary Kid," Sugarfoot, ABC, 1959.

James Butler Hickok, "Westbound Stage," Overland Trail, NBC, 1960.

Johnny Cinderella, "Murder Is a Private Affair," Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, CBS, 1960.

Christopher Rolf, "Stopover," The Rifleman, ABC, 1961.

Dan Southern, "The Case of the Barefaced Witness," Perry Mason, CBS, 1961.

Deputy, "Man from Kansas," Laramie, NBC, 1961.

Frank Milton, "The Bride," Bonanza, NBC, 1961.

Huckabee, "Captain Huckabee's Beard," The Beachcomber, syndicated, 1961.

Larry Crawford, "Bill, the Fireman," Guestward Ho!, ABC, 1961.

Steve Daco, "The Has–Been," Tales of Wells Fargo, NBC, 1961.

Pete Norland, "The Case of the Bogus Books," Perry Mason, CBS, 1962.

Buzz Cooper, "The Crop Duster," The Real McCoys, CBS, 1963.

Emmett Hall, "Ash," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1963.

Kett Darby, "The Betrayers," Laramie, NBC, 1963.

Doctor Clayton Harris, "Hooterville vs. Hollywood," Petticoat Junction, CBS, 1964.

Doctor Clayton Harris, "My Daughter the Doctor," Petticoat Junction, CBS, 1964.

Kermit, "Love Is Blind," Bewitched, ABC, 1964.

Major Charles "Chuck"/"Lucky" Merritt, "The Invisible Enemy," The Outer Limits, ABC, 1964.

Sam Loomis, "Legend for a Lawman," The Virginian, NBC, 1965.

Guest host, The Hollywood Palace, ABC, 1966, 1967.

Guest, The Dean Martin Show, NBC, 1967.

Major Jonathon Eliot, "In Silent Battle," The Big Valley, ABC, 1968.

Guest presenter, Your All–American College Show, syndicated, 1968.

"Love and the Great Catch," Love, American Style, ABC, 1970.

Mr. Hyde, "With Apologies to Mr. Hyde," Night Gallery, NBC, 1971.

Brubaker, "The Men That Corrupted Hadleyburg," Alias Smith and Jones, ABC, 1972.

Jonathan Forsythe, "A Puzzle for One," Mannix, CBS, 1972.

"The Revenge of Cho Lin," This Is the Life, syndicated, 1972.

Vic Webster, "The Bash," Emergency!, NBC, 1974.

Mr. Turner, "Sex Education," Alice, CBS, 1976.

Morgan, "Guns," Police Woman, NBC, 1977.

"The Beautiful People Jungle," The American Girls, CBS, 1978.

"Bless You, My Sub," Operation Petticoat, ABC, 1978.

"The Principal of the Thing," Alice, CBS, 1978.

Harley Morgan, Big Shamus, Little Shamus, CBS, 1979.

"Everything I Touch," Vega$, ABC, 1979.

Philip Breem, "The Devil and Mandy Breem/The Millionaire," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1980.

Edgar Garibaldi, "The Gymnast," Laverne & Shirley, ABC, 1982.

David Stockwood, "Love Game," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1983.

"Doc's Big Case/A Booming Romance/The Senior Sinners," The Love Boat, ABC, 1983.

"Lost and Found/Dick Turpin's Last Ride," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1983.

Himself, Our Time, NBC, 1985.

Wade Talmadge, "Death Takes a Dive," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987.

Professor Wayne, "The Wizard," Zorro, The Family Channel, 1990.

Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1991.

Himself, "Episode with Colin Quinn," The Ben Stiller Show, Fox, 1992.

Voice of himself, "Mr. Plow," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1992.

Voice of Captain Blasto, "Superhero Chuckie/The Dog Broomer," Rugrats (animated), Nickelodeon, 1992.

Voices of Simon Trent/The Grey Ghost, "Beware the Gray Ghost," Batman: The Animated Series (animated; also known as Batman), Fox, 1992.

Guest, The Howard Stern Show, 1992, 1994, 1997.

Chapman, "As Ye Sow," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt), HBO, 1993.

Himself, "Batmantis," Space Ghost Coast to Coast (live action and animated), The Cartoon Network, 1994.

Himself, "John Hurts His Leg, or Tales from the Crip," The Good Life, NBC, 1994.

Himself, "Stooges—The Men Behind the Mayhem," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1994.

Host of 1994 "Turkey Day" marathon, Mystery Science Theater 3000 (also known as MST3K and Mystery Science Theatre 3000), Comedy Central, 1994.

Mr. Greer, "All the Pretty Caseys," Nurses, NBC, 1994.

Voice, "Eyes on the Prize," The Critic (animated), ABC, 1994.

Guest, The Danny Baker Show, 1994.

Guest, Sally Jessy Raphael, syndicated, 1994.

Himself, "Who's Poppa?," Hope & Gloria, NBC, 1995.

Dean Winters, "Who Killed the Toy Maker?," Burke's Law, CBS, 1995.

Jerry Retchen, "Whine, Whine, Whine," Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois and Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1995.

Big Jim Atkinson, Muscle, The WB, 1995.

Guest, Mad TV, Fox, 1995.

The Galloping Gazelle, "Attack of the Mutant: Part 1," Goosebumps (also known as Ultimate Goosebumps), Fox, 1996.

Guest, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, Comedy Central, 1996.

Osiris's father, Pacific Blue, USA Network, 1996.

"Strangers in Paradise," Weird Science, USA Network, 1996.

Principal Kent Schwinger, "Allnighter," The Adventures of Pete & Pete (also known as Pete and Pete), Nickelodeon, c. 1996.

Principal Kent Schwinger, "Last Laugh," The Adventures of Pete & Pete (also known as Pete and Pete), Nickelodeon, c. 1996.

Himself, "Hero Today, Gone Tomorrow," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1997.

Himself, "Spies Like Us," Pauly, Fox, 1997.

Television host, "The Black Widower," The Wayans Bros., The WB, 1997.

Voice, "Johnny Bravo Meets Adam West," Johnny Bravo (animated), The Cartoon Network, 1997.

Voice of narrator, "Twas the Night," Johnny Bravo (animated), The Cartoon Network, 1997.

Himself, Viva Variety, Comedy Central, 1997.

Himself, "Clash of the Titans," NewsRadio (also known as The Station), NBC, 1998.

Bruce Blazer, "Write, She Murdered," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1998.

Guest, "Fun Friday," Ricki Lake (also known as Ricki and The Ricki Lake Show), syndicated, 1998.

Voice of Ernest Hemingway, "Super Writers," Histeria! (animated), The WB, 1998.

Himself, "A Batman Reunion," Donnie & Marie, syndicated, 1999.

Himself, The Batman Unmasked: Adam West—The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Himself, Bewitched: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Himself, Happy Hour, USA Network, 1999.

Macon Dean, "Stargazer," Pacific Blue, USA Network, 1999.

Himself, "Adam West: Behind the Cowl," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

Himself, "Julie Newmar: The Cat's Meow," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

Host, "Cesar Romero: In a Class by Himself," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

Contestant, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, ABC, 2001.

Dr. Noah Goddard (Breathtaker), "Life's a Gas," Black Scorpion (also known as Roger Corman Presents Black Scorpion), Sci–Fi Channel, 2001.

Dr. Noah Goddard (Breathtaker), "Out of Thin Air," Black Scorpion (also known as Roger Corman Presents Black Scorpion), Sci–Fi Channel, 2001.

Dr. Noah Goddard (Breathtaker), "Power Play," Black Scorpion (also known as Roger Corman Presents Black Scorpion), Sci–Fi Channel, 2001.

Mitch, "Hotel Drew," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 2001.

Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2001, 2003.

Himself, "Wife Disguise Kit/Wheel of Destiny," The Man Show, Comedy Central, 2002.

Panelist, TNN's Conspiracy Zone with Kevin Nealon, The National Network, 2002.

Voice of Batman, "Large Marge," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 2002.

Himself (Catman), "Miss Dimmsdale/Mind over Magic," The Fairly OddParents (animated), 2003.

Himself, "TV Week," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2003.

Himself, X–Play (also known as Extended Play and GameSpot TV), G4techTV, 2003.

Tvography, Arts and Entertainment, c. 2003.

Himself, "Silent but Deadly," The Mullets, UPN, 2004.

Judge, Pet Star, Animal Planet, 2004.

Voice of himself, "A Case of Dairy–Uh/Lights! Camera! Adam!," The Fairly OddParents (animated), 2004.

Voices of Fearless Ferret/Timothy North, "The Fearless Ferret," Kim Possible (animated), The Disney Channel, 2004.

Appeared as a guest in The Test, FX Network; also voice for episodes of the series Animaniacs (animated; also known as Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs), Fox and The WB. Appeared as himself in "A Girl's Gotta Hang with a Celebrity," an unaired episode of Jenny, NBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

David, "All in the Family," broadcast as an episode of Goodyear Theatre, NBC, 1960.

Cleander, Alexander the Great, ABC, 1968.

Captain Rick Wright, The Last Precinct, NBC, 1986.

Ty Lookwell, Lookwell, NBC, 1991.

George Washington, 1775, CBS, 1992.

Reel Life, c. 1993.

Also appeared in Burnett.

Television Work; Movies:

Executive story editor and executive creative consultant, Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (also known as Return to the Batcave: The Life Stories of Adam and Burt), CBS, 2003.

Television Director; Episodic:

Pet Star, Animal Planet, 2003.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Radio operator, Voodoo Island (also known as Silent Death), 1957.

(Uncredited) Voice on two–way radio, The FBI Story, Warner Bros., 1959.

William Lawrence III, The Young Philadelphians (also known as The City Jungle), Warner Bros., 1959.

Delahay, Geronimo, United Artists, 1962.

Captain Blekely, Soldier in the Rain, Allied Artists, 1963.

Dr. Eric Hassler, Tammy and the Doctor, Universal, 1963.

Colonel Daniel "Dan" McReady, Robinson Crusoe on Mars, Paramount, 1964.

Kenneth Cabot, The Outlaws Is Coming (also known as The Three Stooges Meet the Gunslingers), Columbia, 1965.

Sam Garrett, I quattro inesorabili (also known as The Relentless Four and El cuatro implacables), 1965.

Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman: The Movie (also known as Batman), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1966.

Ken Williams, Mara of the Wilderness (also known as Valley of the White Wolves), Allied Artists, 1966.

Una rafaga de plomo (also known as Il rinnegato del deserto), 1966.

Johnny Cain, The Girl Who Knew Too Much, Commonwealth, 1969.

Chester, The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1971.

Curse of the Moon Child, 1972.

Captain Kurt Kohler, Partizani (also known as Hell River, Partisan Captain, and Partisani), Yugoslavia Film, 1974.

Jerry Bounds, The Specialist, Crown, 1975.

Oliver, Hardcore (also known as Fiona), 1977.

Himself, Hooper, Warner Bros., 1978.

Lionel Lamely, The Happy Hooker Goes to Hollywood (also known as Hollywood Blue), Cannon, 1980.

Blonde Ambition, Black Cat, 1980.

Allan McKenna, One Dark Night (also known as Dark Night, Entity Force, Mausoleum, Night in the Crypt, Night of Darkness, and Rest in Peace), Comworld, 1983.

Dr. Dave Stanley, Hellriders, 21st Century Releasing, 1985.

Professor Arthur Bohart, Jr., Young Lady Chatterley II (also known as Private Property), Cine–Circle Distributors, 1985.

Captain Tom Churchman, Zombie Nightmare, Gold–Gems, 1987.

Charles Pinsky, Doin' Time on Planet Earth, Cannon, 1988.

Edward Harris, Mad about You, Pinnacle, 1988.

(Uncredited) Henry's father, Yellow Pages (also known as Going Undercover), 1988.

Night of the Kickfighters (also known as Night Raiders), 1988.

Prescott, Omega Cop (also known as John Travis, Solar Survivor), 1990.

Carruthers, Return Fire (also known as Jungle Wolf II), 1991.

Professor Marduk, Maxim Xul, Magnum Entertainment, 1991.

Himself, The Best Movie Ever Made (also known as The Battle for the Planet of Cheese), 1994.

Jeff Winter (some sources cite Witner), The New Age, Warner Bros., 1994.

Horton Van Hoon, The Clinic, 1995.

Senator Prescott, Run for Cover (also known as Run for Cover in 3–D), 1995.

Not This Part of the World, Downhouse Productions, 1995.

Harold, Joyride, Live Entertainment, 1996.

Himself, The Size of Watermelons (also known as Chicken Blood and Other Fables), Norstar, 1997.

The Big Kahuna, American Vampire Story (also known as American Vampire), 1997.

Voice of Leonard Fox, Redux Riding Hood (animated short film), Walt Disney, 1997.

Himself, Drop Dead Gorgeous (also known as Gnadenlos schoen), New Line Cinema, 1999.

Host, Behind the Sting, 1999.

Seance, 2001.

From Heaven to Hell, Dead Dog Productions, 2002.

Alfred, Angels with Angles (also known as Everything's George), Sierra Mar Pictures, 2004.

Bert, Baadasssss! (also known as Badass, Gettin' the Man's Foot outta Your Baadasssss!, and How to Get the Man's Foot outta Your Ass), Sony Pictures Classics, 2004.

Jay, "The Bookstore," Tales from Beyond, Central Film Group/Westbound Pictures, 2004.

Dr. James Creel, BombShell, Vandor Motion Pictures, c. 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Volpone, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1972.



Himself and Batman, Holy Batmania, 1989.

Monty Oliver, Ride for Your Life (short interactive video), Interfilm, 1995.

Himself, The Best of Ed's Night Party, 1996.

Narrator, Nuclear Rescue 911: Broken Arrows & Incidents, Visual Concept Entertainment, 2001.

Video Games:

Voice of General Carrington, XIII, Ubi Soft Entertainment, 2003.



Back to the Batcave (autobiography), Berkley Books, 1994.



Entertainment Weekly, August 24, 2001, p. 110. Starlog, January, 1995.


Adam West Official Site,http://www.adamwest.com, July 4, 2004.

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