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Adam West Biography

Birth Name:
William West Anderson
Birth Place:
Walla Walla, Washington, United States

Fast Facts

  • 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


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