In a signature role, West played Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, the crime-fighting, costumed Batman, a popular comics character who came to life on the ABC-TV series.
West later supplied the voice of Mayor Adam West, the oddball leader of Quahog, Rhode Island, on the animated series “Family Guy.”.
Working as a disc jockey, West developed a dramatic and memorable voice, which he usedly effectively as the Caped Crusader.
As Batman, West also demonstrated his strong command of vocabulary, delivering wacky one-liners in a deadpan style.
The Batman character “Has to be mature enough to have a ward, he’s a mentor or he has adopted a son, so to speak,” West once said.
“I will forever miss him. T are several fine actors who have portrayed Batman in films. In my eyes, t was only one real Batman that is and always will be Adam West. He was truly the Bright Night.”
Cartoons revived his career, and West fit right in with “Family Guy.”.
Five years ago, West was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.