Kevin Conroy the voice actor of Batman died at the age of 66. He was fighting cancer for a little time.
Kevin was best known for voicing Batman on Warner Bros’s long-running TV show Batman: The Animated Series. He voiced the Caped Crusader in Batman Series. The series was originally aired on Fox Kids from 1992 to 1995 for 85 episodes. This series featured Mark Hamill’s memorable performance as the Joker.
Kevin Conroy was born in 1955 Nov. in Westbury, N.Y. He studied acting under John Houseman at The Julliard School alongside the likes of Christopher Reeve, Frances Conroy, and Robin Williams.
Kevin also voiced for 15 films, 15 animated series, and two dozen video games. He was simply Batman for several generations of fans.
Hamill told in a statement that Kevin was perfection, he was one of my favourite people on the planet, and I loved him like a brother, he truly cared for the people around him, and his decency shone through everything he did, every time I saw him or spoke with, my spirits were elevated.
Kevin Conroy was so beloved for his Batman voice role that he continued with the character in various other DC projects, including the Batman: Arkham and Injustice video games franchises. He also worked in various DC Universe Animated Original Movies, including Batman: Gotham Knight 2008 Superman Batman: Public Enemies 2009Batman: The killing Joke 2016. Justice League: Doom 2012, Justice League vs the Fatal Five 2019, and another film. The last animated film of Kevin featured as Batman is Justice League. And Warner Bros. MultiVersus is the most recent video game voiced by him.
Before Kevin Conroy was Batman, he performed the work of the Bard: A graduate of Julliard’s esteemed acting program, Kevin appeared in adaptations of Shakespearean works from “Hamlet” to “King Lear,” at the Old Globe in San Diego. He appeared on Broadway, in “Lolita” and “Eastern Standard.”
Kevin Conroy said in an interview in 2014, that I gave life to the character. I think I gave passion to the character I approached it from a purely acting perspective, a lot of the fans approach it from the whole ‘bible’ of Batman…It’s humbling to me.”
Kevin showed as a live-action Batman in a crossover episode of several DC TV properties in 2019, and also in “Arrow,” “Batwoman” and “Supergirl.”
Social Media react to the sad news about Kevin Conroy
Fans and fellow voice actors Conroy’s written online.
Clancy Brown, the voice of Mr. Crabs on “Spongebob Squarepants” and Lex Luthor in several animated series, called Kevin his “hero.” Liam O’Brien, famous for voicing anime series like “Naruto” and several video games, told that he is not sure he’d be a voice actor if he had not been “so inspired by Conroy.”
Tara Strong, who is also known for her voice work and has worked with Conroy on “The New Batman Adventures,” shared a photo on Twitter of Kevin lying on her lap with a smile. She wrote, “He IS #Batman,”.
I don’t have the words. Not today. My heart is broken. There will never be another. He IS #Batman. #RIPLEGEND pic.twitter.com/hJcUVEVeWm
— tara strong (@tarastrong) November 11, 2022
Hamill concurred. Many famous men have taken up Batman’s mantle – Bale, Ben Affleck, George Clooney, and Pattinson among them – but few have gotten to explore all of the superhero’s emotions and traumas over several decades. For many fans of Batman, Kevin was the first iteration of the Dark Knight they ever knew and loved.
Hamill said that he will always be my Batman.
ED Boon wrote on Twitter that so sad to hear about Kevin Conroy, he was The Voice of Batman for generations, including our Injustice games.
So iconic, What a loos
So sad to hear about Kevin Conroy. He was THE voice of Batman for generations, including our INJUSTICE games.
So iconic. What a loss. RIP 🙁 pic.twitter.com/JpgRwIGDAh
— Ed Boon (@noobde) November 11, 2022
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