- Kevin Conroy voiced Batman on animated TV shows and movies for decades.
- His work made him a beloved figure in the comic book world.
- He died at the age of 66.
Kevin Conroy, who was best known for voicing Batman on animated movies, TV shows, and video games, died at the age of 66, Warner Bros. Animation confirmed, according to Gizmodo.
“Kevin was far more than an actor whom I had the pleasure of casting and directing—he was a dear friend for 30+ years whose kindness and generous spirit knew no boundaries,” said casting director Andrea Romano in a press release provided by Warner Bros. to Gizmodo. “Kevin’s warm heart, delightfully deep laugh and pure love of life will be with me forever.”
Conroy began his work as the Dark Knight in the 1990s with “Batman: The Animated Series.” It led to him doing the voice work of Batman for countless other shows and becoming a beloved figure in the comic-book world. He also played Batman for the popular video games “Batman: Arkham” and “Injustice.”
“Kevin was perfection,” Mark Hamill added in the press release. The “Star Wars” actor voiced the Joker opposite Conroy’s Batman.
“He was one of my favorite people on the planet, and I loved him like a brother. He truly cared for the people around him —his decency shone through everything he did. Every time I saw him or spoke with him, my spirits were elevated,” Hamill continued.
Conroy was the first voice actor to use two different voices while playing Bruce Wayne and Batman.
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