"Medication time, Mr. West." "Nobody messes with Adam We."
— The man himself on Family Guy
after deciding that the letters missing in his name on his Lite Brite board was intentional.
Hello old chums, I'm TV's Adam West. You may recognize me
as the 1960s Batman
. Once upon a time, I was considered a serious leading man. However, I couldn't get serious work after Batman
ended. I am currently known for portraying eccentric versions of myself
. I embraced it and even have a trope named after me
. Almost every role I've had since is either a parody of Batman the goofy superhero, Adam West the washed-up actor, or both at once (as in my role on The Fairly Oddparents
Or my role in Batman: The Animated Series
"The Gray Ghost", where I play a washed-up actor who can't get any decent work because everyone associates me with my role as a cheesy superhero.
I played a washed-up superhero who turned out to be a deluded actor on Kim Possible
. And I played another
deluded actor in the pilot for Lookwell
, a Conan O'Brien
and Robert Smigel-produced pilot. In this version, I had formerly played a detective on TV and thought I could use my actor training as Genre Savvy
to solve real crimes. And a super-powered pizza delivery boy
in Meet the Robinsons
I also played a goofy rendition of myself on The Simpsons
, in which I drive the Batmobile from the show (which is now a broken down wreck), complain about the Michael Keaton
Batman films [*taps his pecs*
- "Pure. West."
], and dance the "Batusi" while The Simpsons slowly back away. Also Johnny Bravo
In the Histeria
episode "The Legion of Super Writers", I voiced a superhero-portrayed Ernest Hemingway
. Currently, my biggest role is as the Cloudcuckoolander Adam West
, Mayor of Quahog in Family Guy
Interestingly, I played the supervillain Breathtaker
in the Black Scorpion
TV series. Dr. Noah Goddard was an ordinary doctor
until Black Scorpionís police father wound him in a shoot out
was born and years later, and he will take his life. So Breathtaker could be considered Black Scorpionís Arch-Enemy
, because It's Personal
. By the way, Black Scorpion is described as TV Series Batman
+ Ms. Fanservice
. Oh, and as a bonus, Frank Gorshin (the Riddler)
interpreted supervillain Clockwise.
Bizarrely, I also voiced Mayor Grange, the Mayor of Gotham City in The Batman
, which begs the question
of why Christopher Nolan
hasn't cast me in any of his versions of the Batman
movies. Shame. (Bizarrely, you say?)
I played superhero the Galloping Gazelle in the TV episode and video game of Goosebumps
story Attack of the Mutant
. In the TV version, the Galloping Gazelle was washed-up and bailed on the kid protagonist because he thought he was too old for the job.
I even played a lawyer defending a rap star who made a video of himself whizzing on a schoolgirl in The Boondocks
. In typical over-the-top West fashion, of course. It's like he.. I mean I.. don't even want
to stop Adam Westing
I played a cab driver in the low budget superhero spoof film Super Capers
, and am easily the most watchable part in it. I just need to show Chris Nolan that I've still got star power in the movies like before
. It's a crying shame he hasn't asked me to be a part of The Dark Knight Saga
. I can do a great raspy voice.
I recently appeared in 30 Rock
as myself at Jack Donaghy's birthday party. After I flubbed the introduction and got thrown out, I complained that I was promised a sandwich and haven't received it. Silly me.
Following the release of a Batman game, a host of the show X-Play
visited me on the show.
Recently, I provided the voice of Bruce Wayne's father Thomas in an episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold
. As a bonus Julie Newmar voiced Martha Wayne
. I later returned to provide the voice of Batman's Gentle Giant
I also guest starred as Mermaid Man in an episode of Spongebob Squarepants
Fun Fact: I was offered the role of James Bond
in Diamonds Are Forever
, but I respectfully declined
. Bond should always be played by a Brit. I also have a moose named Moose Wayne
Thanks to an initiative spearheaded by actor Ralph Garman, I've got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame now! Thanks, Ralph.
Do keep reading TV Tropes and make sure to spot my name!