Batman

1966-BatmanBroadcast: 1966-1968
Network: ABC

In January of 1966, “Batman” starring Adam West (as Bruce Wayne/Batman) and Burt Ward (as Bruce’s “youthful ward” Dick Grayson/Robin) debuted. The campy parody of the Caped Crusader was an instant success, ranking in the top 10 and gave its competitors, “The Virginian” and “Lost In Space”, a run for their money. This fact is astounding given that, at the time, the show received the worst audience test scores in the history of ABC. The only reason it made it to air is because ABC had already invested so much money in it. Since then, it has become a popular classic.

 Cast

Adam West Bruce Wayne/Batman
Burt Ward  Dick Grayson/Robin
Alan Napier  Alfred
Neil Hamilton Commissioner Gordon
Stafford Rep Chief O’Hara
Madge Blake Mrs. Cooper
Yvonne Craig Barbara Gordon/Batgirl
Cesar Romero The Joker
Burgess Meredith The Penguin
Julie Newmar The Catwoman
Frank Gorshin The Riddler
Victor Buono King Tut

Notable Guest Stars

Byron Keith, David Lewis, Anne Baxter, Carolyn Jones, Estelle Winwood, Cliff Robertson, Eartha Kitt, David Wayne, Rudy Vallee, Glynis Johns, Vincent Price, Van Williams, Bruce Lee, Art Carney, Maurice Evans, Van Johnson, Liberace, Roddy McDowall, Otto Preminger, Michael Rennie, George Sanders, Malachi Throne, John Astin, Vito Scotti, Francine York

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