Kevin Conroy was an American actor who lived from November 30, 1955, to November 10, 2022. His most notable role is as the voice of Batman in the DC Animated Universe, which began with Batman: The Animated Series on Warner Bros. in the 1990s and expanded to subsequent TV shows and movies. After the success of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Injustice, Conroy was cast as the voice of Batman in various DC Universe Animated Original Movies and video games.
Below Are Kevin Conroy’s Top Five Interesting Facts
1. He Once Shared a Residence with Two Other Well-Known Actors
Conroy first worked with John Houseman during his time in the Juilliard drama program in 1973. His crew included Robin Williams and Kelsey Grammer. They both ended up moving in with him as housemates. Kelsey Grammer is widely recognizable from his roles as Dr. Frasier Crane on both ‘Cheers’ and ‘Frasier. Robin Williams was a beloved actor whose credits include the films Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Hook, and Mrs. Doubtfire, as well as the TV series Mork & Mindy. Robin Williams passed away on August 11, 2014.
2. Following 9/11, He Lent a Hand and Continues to Do So
As a response to the awful events of September 11, Conroy wanted to lend a hand in any way he could. Since firefighters were the first responders to the scene of the disaster, he volunteered to assist in the kitchens where they were being fed. A fellow volunteer in the kitchen approached him and asked if he would do the Batman voice for the firemen. Firefighters, many of whom were also fans of Batman, cheered when he yelled out a well-known Batman quote.
3. In A Single Batman Episode, He Did Four Different Voices
As the first voice actor to do so, Conroy gave Batman a male and female voice. While his voice for Bruce Wayne was masculine and endearing, his voice for Batman was raspy and gravelly. His ability to switch gears and provide a wide range of voices was demonstrated when, in a single Batman episode, he voiced four different characters. He provided the voices of Batman, Bruce Wayne, the Joker’s Batman, and Bruce’s own father in the 1992 episode “Perchance to Dream.”
4. He Played Batman For Eight Different TV Shows
Since Kevin Conroy has been Batman’s voice for eight seasons, he holds the record for continuity. Batman: The Animated Series, Superman, The New Batman Adventures, Batman Beyond, Static Shock, The Zeta Project, Justice League, and Tales of Metropolis were among these. His voice can be heard in 12 animated features and 7 video games.
5. He Has Appeared in Numerous TV Shows as A Guest Star
Conroy has done quite a bit of acting over the course of his career, but his voice work for Batman is what he is best known for. Among his many roles, he has occasionally appeared as a guest star on well-known TV shows. In the past, we’ve seen shows like “Murphy Brown,” “Matlock,” “Search for Tomorrow,” “Dynasty,” and “Cheers.”