Voice of Batman
Kevin Conroy, the man behind the gravelly bass voice of Batman
who popularized that unmistakable growl that separated Bruce Wayne from the Caped Crusader, has died
Conroy died Thursday, shortly after he was diagnosed with cancer, Miereanu said.
Conroy’s work in the role is the basis for every iteration of Batman popular culture has seen since.Conroy’s work in the role is the basis for every iteration of Batman popular culture has seen since
He played Wayne and his superheroic alter ego for years on TV
including on the beloved “Batman: The Animated Series,”
his influence can be heard in the performances of Christian Bale, Robert Pattinson and many more who’ve played the character.
But few actors can say they’ve played Batman quite as often as Conroy
He appeared in more than 400 episodes of TV as the voice – and once, embodiment – of the Dark Knight.
His first and most enduring addition to the Batman canon is “Batman: The Animated Series,” which ran from 1992-1996, according to DC.
He would play the Bat and Bruce in over 15 different animated series and 15 films including “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.”
He often played against Mark Hamill, who regularly voiced the Joker in animated projects, including the dark and disturbing “Batman: The Killing Joke.”
“Kevin was perfection,” Hamill said in a statement to DC.
He said in the 2014 interview, "I gave life to the character. I think I gave passion to the character,”
Hamill said. “He will always be my Batman,”