Adam West was first cast as Batman
in 1966 in the now infamous, campy, live-action TV show of the same name along side Burt Ward as Robin
. The show was canceled in 1968. Although it did not last long, his portrayal of the Caped Crusader has become iconic.
West did play Batman in live-action (wearing the Batsuit
and all) again in 1979's two one hour specials titled Legends of the Superheroes.
West first voiced Batman/Bruce Wayne
in The New Adventures of Batman in 1977, the show was canceled after one season. He also voiced Batman in Super Friends
: The Legendary Super Powers Show in 1984, a show based on the Justice League
. It was also canceled after one season. The next year, The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians debuted. Again, it was canceled after just one season.
In 1992, West made a guest appearance on Batman: The Animated Series, not as Batman, but as Simon Trent/The Gray Ghost
. West also played a recurring role on The Batman in the 2000s as the mayor of Gotham City
. In Batman: The Brave and the Bold, West made a guest appearance as the voice of Thomas Wayne
In 2005, West voiced Batman
once again, opposite Mark Hamill
as the Joker
, in a short, CGI animated film titled Batman: New Times.