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.
|Adam West||…||Bruce Wayne/Batman|
|Burt Ward||…||Dick Grayson/Robin|
|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
Batman ’66 ran for 3 seasons and 120 episodes. Check out the Batman episode guide.