From “Batman” to “Family Guy,” Adam West Still Loves Making People Laugh

Adam West Interview ComplexAdam West is inexorably linked with Batman. His performance in the 1960s TV series delighted generations with its earnest absurdity, and in the decades since he has voiced the character in cartoons and performed countless Bat-cameo roles. In the years after Batman, West’s career took a self-referential turn when his young fans grew up and began creating roles for him, including a demented version of himself in Family Guy. His cult following grew even further after he starred in a rejected pilot episode of a TV show called Lookwell in which West portrayed an aging actor who was once famous for playing a TV detective. Complex caught up with him at New York Comic Con to discuss the long-overdue DVD release of West’s Batman, and to talk about some of his lesser-known roles. Continue Reading on


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