Adam West

  • Birth Name: William West Anderson
  • Birth Place: Walla Walla, Washington, United States
  • Died: June 9, 2017
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Worked on a children's show in Hawaii in the mid-'50s.
  • Was considered to replace Sean Connery as James Bond in 1969's On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
  • Published his autobiography, Back to the Batcave, in 1994.
  • Teamed with his Batman costar Burt Ward, who played Robin, for the 2003 TV-movie Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt, in which they played themselves trying to solve the mystery of the stolen Batmobile.
  • Has done a variety of voice-over work, most notably playing a satirized version of himself as Quahog's mayor on Family Guy.
  • Has a small Batman logo on one of his molars.
  • Prized possession is a drawing of Batman with a personal message by Bob Kane, the superhero's creator.


  • Nga Frisbie Dawson — Ex-wife
  • Billie Lou Yeager — Ex-wife
  • Nina West — Daughter
  • John Anderson — Brother
  • Jill Lear — Stepdaughter
  • Otto West Anderson — Father
  • Ngatokoruaimatauaia Frisbie Dawson — Ex-wife
  • Marcelle Tagand Lear — Wife
  • Moya Lear Tsatos — Stepdaughter
  • Audrey V. Speer Anderson — Mother
  • Paul Flothow — Stepfather
  • Hunter West — Son
  • Jonelle West — Daughter
  • Perrin West — Son


  • Whitman College, Seattle, Washington, United States (BA in Literature, 1951); attended Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States

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