Kevin Conroy, Voice Of Batman In The Animated Series, Has Died

Kevin Conroy, best known for being the voice of Batman, has died. Find out more about the much loved voice actor here...
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Kevin Conroy, best known for being the voice of Batman in the popular animated series, has died.

The actor, aged 66, is recognised for his work as the Caped Crusader on the iconic TV show Batman: The Animated Series.

He starred alongside Star Wars actor Mark Hamill who voiced the Joker in the show.

The actor’s cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

Watch the iconic opening credits from Batman: The Animated Series below…

Hamill has paid tribute to Conroy, via The Hollywood Reporter, by stating: “Kevin was perfection.

“He was one of my favourite 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.”

Diane Pershing, who played supervillain Poison Ivy alongside Conroy in the animated series, also paid tribute to Conroy on her Facebook page, as she wrote: “Very sad news: our beloved voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy, died yesterday.

“He’s been ill for a while but he really put in a lot of time at the cons, to the joy of all of his fans.

“He will be sorely missed not just by the cast of the series but by his legion of fans all over the world… RIP, friend.”

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Fans have been rushing to pay their respects to the legendary actor.

One wrote: “Kevin Conroy passing away is devastating.

“His iteration of Batman is the first character I ever loved and set me on the life path I’m currently on.

“When discussing the all-time pantheon of Batman actors, his name will forever deserve to be mentioned near the top. Rest In Peace.”

Another wrote: “So sad to hear about Kevin Conroy. He was THE voice of Batman for generations.

“So iconic. What a loss. RIP.”

While one fan wrote: “I’m f***ing gutted. Kevin Conroy WAS Batman for me for decades, and I still can’t believe he’s passed.

“What an absolute sweetheart of a man that I had the pleasure of meeting. Rest in Peace, Mr. Conroy.

“My condolences to his friends, family, and all Batman fans.”

Conroy has often been regarded as the ‘definitive’ Batman.

In an article published in 2022 by Comic Book Resources (CBR), they praise the voice actor for being able to capture Batman’s ‘humanity’ and ‘psychological duality’.

They explain: “It’s a voice that, no matter the script, routinely captures the essence of the Caped Crusader: Batman’s humanity and his psychological duality.

“The way Conroy deepened his voice didn’t just make Batman feel distinct.

“It made the gritty, intimidating vigilante sound like a completely different person, in turn causing Bruce to feel like a mask Batman inhabited when not wearing the cowl.”

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His performance as the DC superhero proved to be so popular with fans that he returned many times to various animated TV shows and movies over the years.

He also voiced the character in the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham video game trilogy, which also saw Hamill return to play the Joker.

Most recently, he voiced the character in the 2022 DC game MultiVersus.

According to IMDB, he was still working and providing his voice for the upcoming Batman: Caped Crusader animated series, which is set to release in 2023.

This is a testament to his work ethic as he could have possibly been ill while recording his lines. Yet, he was dedicated to keep on working and continue offering his iconic voice to different services.

Conroy has also played the character in live-action too, with his most recent appearance being for a 2019 episode of Batwoman.

Our thoughts are with Conroy’s family and friends during this time.

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