About Adam West

Adam West was one of the popular and successful American actors who worked actively in his acting career from 1954 to 2017.

Quick Infos
Full NameWilliam West Anderson
Date of Birth19 September 1928
Birth PlaceWalla Walla, Washington, the U.S.
DiedJune 9, 2017
Parent(s)Otto West Anderson, and Audrey V. Speer
Spouse(s)Marcelle Tag
Net Worth8 million dollars

Personal Life and Relationship

Adam West, whose real name is William West Anderson, was born on 19 September 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington, the U.S. as the son of his father, Otto West Anderson, and his mother, Audrey V. Speer. His father used to be a farmer, where his mother used to be an opera singer and concert pianist. He has a brother whose name is John West Anderson.

Adam West married in 1950 his college girlfriend Billie Lou Yeager but divorced after living together for six years. After that, he married Ngatokorua Frisbie Dawson in 1957 and gave birth to their two children, but they also divorced in 1962. Later, in November 1970, he married Marcelle Tag and Lear where they also had two children, and they lived together until he died on June 9, 2017.

adam westNationality and Physical Stats

Adam West holds an American nationality and belongs to the ethnicity of Swedish, English, Welsh, German, Irish and Scottish. He died on June 9, 2017; at that time, he was 88 years old. He used to have a height of 6 feet 2 inches and a weight of 89 kg. He had got blonde hair with blue eyes. As he was born on 19 September, his zodiac sign was Virgo.

Early Life and Education

Earlier, Adam West told his father that he wanted to go to Hollywood after completing his school life. At the age of 15, he moved to Seattle with his mother after his parent’s divorce. For education, he joined Walla Walla High School, and then, he attended Lakeside School. Later, he attended Whiteman College, but he went to join at the University of Puget Sound. In 1949, he graduated from Whiteman College with a bachelor’s degree in literature and mirror psychology.

In that college, he used to be a member of the Gamma Zeta Chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and also seen participating in the speech and debate competitions. He was also seen working on American Forces Network television as an announcer. Further, he had also been seen working as a milkman, and later, he moved to Hawaii to focus on his acting career.


In his early career, West was seen appearing on “The Kini Popo Show,” which is a local TV program, and then, he was also seen hosting the show.

Television Career

After being cast as Ham Ector on 3 episodes of an American television anthology series “The Philco Television Playhouse,” Adam West started his professional television career, where he appeared from 1954 to 1955. He appeared in an American television private detective drama series “77 Sunset Strip” from the year 1958 to 1959. In 1959, he was cast in several series like “Grand Jury,” “Lawman,” “Sugarfoot,” “Cheyenne,” “Bronco,” “Colt .45”, “Maverick,” “Hawaiian Eye,” and “Bourbon Street Beat.”

Further, he was seen appearing in several series including “Johnny Midnight,” “Overland Trail,” “Goodyear Theatre,” “Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse,” “Laramie,” “Tales of Wells Fargo,” “Bonanza,” “Perry Mason,” “Michael Shayne,” “The Rifleman,” “Guestward, Ho!”, “The Detectives,” “The Beachcomber,” “The Real McCoys,” “Gunsmoke,” “Petticoat Junction,” “The Outer Limits,” “Bewitched,” “The Virginian,” “Batman,” “The Milton Berle Show,” “The Big Valley,” “Night Gallery,” “Primus,” “Alias Smith and Jones,” “The Eyes of Charles Sand,” “This Is the Life” and “Mannix.”  In 1973, he was seen playing the role of Dennis Crawford in an NBC television movie, “Poor Devil.” Later, he was seen as Vic Webster in an American television series, “Emergency!”.

In 1975, Adam West was seen as Frank Hartlee in a television movie “Nevada Smith” and seen as Hercules in a half-hour live-action television program “Shazam!”. Likewise, he was seen playing the roles in several movies like “Alice,” “Police Woman,” “Operation Petticoat,” “The American Girls,” “Big Shamus, Little Shamus,” and “Fantasy Island.” Also, he was seen providing his voice-over Bruce Wayne or Batman in an animated series “The New Adventure of Batman” in 1977. After that, he was also seen playing the role of Bruce or Batman in the series “Legends of the Superheroes” in 1979.

Besides, he was cast in various movies like “For the Love of it,” “Warp Speed,” “Time Warp,” “Laverne &Shirley,” “I Take These Men,” “The Love Boat,” “Hart to Hart,” “Murder, She Wrote,” “Zorro,” “Lookwell,” “The Ben Stiller Show,” “Danger Theatre,” “Tales from the Crypt,” “The Good Life,” “Nurses and “Space Ghost Coast to Coast.”

In 1984, Adam West was seen reprising his role of batman as a voice actor in an American animated television series “Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show” and in 1985, again seen in “The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians.” In 1992, he was seen providing his voice-over Simon Trent or The Gray Ghost on an American superhero animated television series “Batman: The Animated Series.” In that year, he had also voiced over the character Batman is an American animated sitcom “The Simpsons.”

Likewise, Adam West was seen playing into several series and television movies like “The Adventures of Pete & Pete,” “Muscle,” “Hope and Gloria,” “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “Burke’s Law,” “The Clinic,” “Goosebumps,” “Weird Science,” “Pauly,” “The Wayans Brown,” “Johnny Bravo” as a voice actor, “Animaniacs,” “Jenny,” “The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs” and voice actor, “Diagnosis: Murder,” “Histeria!”, “NewsRadio,” “Pacific Blue,” “Family Guy” as a voice actor, “Black Possible,” “The Mullets,” “The Fairly OddParents,” “The Bronx Bunny Show” as a voice actor, “Monster Island,” “

Besides, “The Batman” as a voice actor, “The King of Queens,” “The Boondocks” as a voice actor, “George Lopez,” “Guiding Light,” “30 Rock”, “SpongeBob Squarepants” as a voice actor,” “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” as a voice actor, “The Super Hero Squad Show” as a voice actor, “Jake ends the Never Land Pirates” as a voice actor, “Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero” as a voice actor,” “Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III Magical Friendship” as a voice actor, “Moonbeam City” as a voice actor.

In 2016, he was also seen appearing in an American television sitcom, “The Big Bang Theory.” He was then seen as Narrator or Chairman Dean West in an American sitcom television series, “Powerless” in 2017.

adam westFilm Career

Adam West started his film career in 1957 after he had been cast in an uncredited role on an American horror movie “Voodoo Island.” After that, in 1958, he was again seen playing an uncredited role in an American war movie “Ghost of the China Sea.” In 1959, he was cast as William Lawrence III in a drama movie “The Young Philadelphians,” In the same year, he was seen providing his voice-over on an American drama movie “The FBI Story.”

Later, he was seen appearing in several movies like “Geronimo,” “Tammy and the Doctor,” “Soldier in the Rain,” “Robinson Crusoe on Mars,” “The Outlaws Is Coming,” “Mara of the Wilderness,” “The Relentless Four,” “Batman,” “The Girl Who Knew Too Much,” “The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker,” “Curse of the Moon Child,” “Hell River,” “The Specialist,” “Hooper” “The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood” and “Warp Speed.”

Further, Adam West was seen playing the role of Allan McKenna inan the American supernatural horror movie “One Dark Night” in 1982. In 1984, he was seen playing a role in the movie “Hell Riders” as Boctor Dave and seen as Henry’s father in the 1985 movie “Yellow Pages.” Likewise, he had been seen in the movies like “Young Lady Chatterley II,” “Zombie Nightmare,” “Doin’ Time on Planet Earth,” “Return Fire,” “Night of the Kickfighters,” “Mad About You,”

Also, “Omega Cop,” “Maxim Xul,” “The New Age,” “Not This Part of the World,” “The Best Movie Ever Made,” “Run for Cover,” “The Size of Watermelons,” “Redux Riding Hood,” “Joyride,” “American Vampire,” “Drop Dead Gorgeous,” “Séance,” “From Heaven to Hell,” “Baadassss!”, “Return to the Batcave: The Misadventure of Adam and Burt,” “Tales from Beyond,” “Aloha, Scooby-Doo!”, “Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story,” “Buckaroo: The Movie,” “Chicken Little” as a voice actor, “Angels with Angeles” and “Meet the Robinsons” as a voice actor.

Later, Adam West was also seen as The Boss on the movie “Sexing: Popstar P.I.” and then, in 2009, he was seen in the movies “Ratko: The Dictator’s Son” and “Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion. Besides, he was seen as a voice actor in an animated movie “Scooby-Doo! And the Beach Beastie”, “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders,” and “Batman vs. Two-Face.”

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Video Games

Adam West had also seen providing his voice over the several characters on several video games like “Golden Nugget,” “Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant,” “XII,” “Scooby-Doo! Unmasked”, “Family Guy Video Game!”, “Disney’s Chicken Little: Ace in Action,” “Meet the Robinsons,” “Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse,” “Grand Theft Auto V,” “Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham,” and “Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff.”


Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Adam West is 8 million dollars.