->''"I am '''vengeance'''. I am '''the night'''. I. Am. '''Batman!'''"''

Kevin Conroy (born November 30, 1955) is an American actor. Becoming a professional actor in the 1970s, Conroy has performed in numerous productions over the years, particularly in theatre.

Then he became the [[{{Memes/Batman}} goddamn]] Franchise/{{Batman}}.

Beginning with ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Conroy lent his voice to the iconic character and hasn't looked back since. His performances as Batman are often lauded, especially the manner in which he is able to vocally portray Batman and Bruce Wayne as two different people. He would continue to play the role of the Dark Knight every time he appeared in the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse, a continuity which includes ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' as well as numerous Batman-related games. Conroy reprises his role in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamKnight'', ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanPublicEnemies'', ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanApocalypse'', ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'', ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'', ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham'', and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction''. Though he did not reprise his role as Batman in ''Arkham Asylum''[='=]s prequel ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins''[[note]]Creator/RogerCraigSmith took over the role in order to portray a younger, less experienced Batman[[/note]], he did return for ''Arkham City''[='=]s sequel, ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''.

To date, he has portrayed Batman more than any other actor, voice or live-action, to have assumed the role.[[note]]This is mirrored by Creator/MarkHamill as SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, also in many of the above works.[[/note]]

Some of his other roles include Captain Sunshine on ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'',[[note]]Which was itself a parodic mashup of Batman, ComicBook/{{Superman}}, and Music/MichaelJackson[[/note]] and various characters from both ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' and ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter''.
!! "I am vengeance, I am the tropes, I AM BATMAN!"

* AdvertisedExtra: When he was a member of the main cast for ''Series/TourOfDuty'', but the writers could never figure out how to properly integrate him into the storylines, as his character was a commander who normally stayed on base. Stuck in Hawaii with nothing to do for most of the working week, he set up a small stand on the beach and sold sketch portraits to tourists out of boredom. His character was dramatically killed off before the end of the first season.
* BadassBaritone: The reason why he's so revered as Batman.
* ClusterFBomb: Has a rather ''colorful'' vocabulary in {{real life}}.
* CoolOldGuy: John Houseman, who accepted him into Julliard and directed him in ''Theatre/KingLear'' after he graduated. [[MeanCharacterNiceActor Nothing like his role]] in ''Film/ThePaperChase''.
** Also, Kevin himself.
* CulturedBadass: Loves Shakespearian theatre and compared Batman to ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''. It ''is'' where he got his start, after all.
* TheDeterminator: His father was a [[FunctionalAddict "functioning" alcoholic]] and lost control of his drinking shortly after the family moved from Long Island to Connecticut. Kevin graduated high school at 17, then was accepted into Julliard. He survived a horrible review of ''Theatre/KingLear'' (he played Edgar).
* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: He went to Julliard during the same time as future Film/{{Superman}} star Creator/ChristopherReeve, and almost became his roommate (who chose another future star, Creator/RobinWilliams).
* InkSuitActor: Had Conroy discovered Batman twelve years earlier, all he had to do was dye his hair black and he could've played a live-action Batman.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Conroy is much nicer and laid-back than [[Characters/{{Batman}} the character]] [[GoodIsNotNice that he is known for]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: Turned 60 in 2015 and looks pretty good for his age.
* RaisedCatholic: Attended Catholic School for several years, though it's unknown if he still practices.
* TakeThat: [[https://twitter.com/RealKevinConroy/status/633600530909167616 Let's just say he didn't appreciate Donald Trump calling himself Batman.]]
* VocalEvolution: Batman started off with a [[GutturalGrowler deep, growling voice]] while Bruce Wayne had a higher, more playful voice. From ''WesternAnimation/TheNewBatmanAdventures'' onwards, Conroy raised his pitch closer to his natural speaking voice while maintaining a gruffer tone. He mentions in ''Film/IKnowThatVoice'' that he was fairly new to voice acting when first taking on Batman and he performed that voice not knowing how [[DentedIron difficult it would be on his vocal chords]], so he had to figure out a way to emulate the same effect without injuring himself.
** In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'', he uses his regular speaking voice for Batman but [[ExecutiveMeddling this wasn't entirely his decision.]] He began going back to the gruffer tone he used for the animated series for ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' and ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''.