List of Batman television series characters
The following is an overview of the characters who appeared in the 1966–1968 live-action Batman television series.
Character Actor Description External link Batman / Bruce Wayne Adam West Based on the comic book character of the same name, no origin for the character is provided within the series. He is presented as a well established superhero and legally deputized member of law enforcement. Robin / Dick Grayson Burt Ward Based on the comic book character of the same name, no actual origin is provided for the character in the series. He is presented as well established as Bruce Wayne's ward and Batman's sidekick. Batgirl / Barbara Gordon Yvonne Craig Created in conjunction with the character introduced in the comic books the same year. Unlike the comic books, no actual origin is provided within the series.
Character Actor Description External link Aunt Harriet Cooper Madge Blake Based on the comic book character of the same name. While the character began as a regular supporting character, her appearances became less frequent during the second season and almost non existent in the third. This was due to Blake's declining health. Batman Wiki Commissioner James Gordon Neil Hamilton Based on the comic book character of the same name. Chief Miles O'Hara Stafford Repp Created specifically for the series, the character would later be mentioned and adapted to DC Comics publications. Alfred Pennyworth Alan Napier Based on the comic book character of the same name. Batman Wiki
Character Actor Description External link Catwoman Based on the comic book character of the same name, no origin for the character is provided within the series. Egghead Vincent Price Egghead was created specifically for the series and is presented as a master criminal with a fixation on eggs.
Egghead, among other characters created for the series, was adapted for an episode of the animated television series Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
Batman Wiki Joker Cesar Romero Based on the comic book character of the same name, no origin for the character is provided within the series.
Since Cesar Romero refused to shave his trademark mustache, special makeup was used to cover it.
Batman Wiki King Tut Victor Buono King Tut was created specifically for the series and was provided with an origin story.
Within the episodes, Professor William McElroy is an Egyptologist at Yale University. He suffers a blow to the head during a student riot that results in amnesia. His subconscious creates a new personality as the reincarnation of King Tut. Each time he is struck on the head, his personalities reverse.
King Tut was eventually adapted to the comics.
The character, among others created for the series, was adapted for an episode of the animated television series Batman: The Brave and the Bold voiced by John DiMaggio. Due to FOX holding the rights to the King Tut name, the character was renamed Pharaoh.
Batman Wiki Mad Hatter David Wayne Based on the comic book character of the same name, no origin for the character is provided within the series.
This version was based on the Imposter Mad Hatter.
Batman Wiki Mister Freeze Based on the comic book character of the same name, an abbreviated origin for the character is provided within the series. What is related that Batman had accidentally spilled cryonic chemical on him during a previous arrest. This renders him incapable of living in temperatures above -50°F. Penguin Burgess Meredith Based on the comic book character of the same name, no origin for the character is provided within the series. Riddler Based on the comic book character of the same name, no origin for the character is provided within the series.
Leading into the production of the second season, Gorshin held out for higher wages. This resulted in the writers putting off Riddler-themed episodes in case the issue was resolved. Late in the production they reworked one script to use the Puzzler and finally produced a Riddler story for which John Astin was cast. The issue was resolved before the third season with Gorshin returning to the role.
Character Actor Description External link Mayor Linseed Byron Keith The Mayor of Gotham City. Warden Crichton David Lewis The Warden of Gotham City Penitentiary. Britt Reid / Green Hornet Van Williams Based on the radio character of the same name, he appeared in a "crossover" from the production company's second comic book themed series The Green Hornet Kato Bruce Lee Based on the radio character of the same name, he appeared as the Green Hornet's sidekick.
Character Actor Description External link Archer Art Carney By company records, the Archer was created specifically for the series by writer Stanley Ralph Ross and not related to the previous comic book character of the same name.
The character is presented as a skewed version of Robin Hood.
The Archer, among other characters created for the series, was adapted for an episode of the animated television series Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
Black Widow Tallulah Bankhead An original character created for the series, Black Widow is a bank robber who uses a spider motif. No actual origin is provided in the series.
The Black Widow, among other characters created for the series, was adapted for an episode of the animated television series Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
Batman Wiki Bookworm Roddy McDowall An original character created for the series, Bookworm themes his crimes on books and literary tropes.
Bookworm, among other characters created for the series, was adapted for an episode of the animated television series Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
Batman Wiki Chandell Liberace An original character created for the series, Chandell is a pianist who is blackmailed into a life of crime as the criminal Fingers by his twin brother Harry.
Chandell, among other characters created for the series, was adapted for an episode of the animated television series Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
Nora Clavicle Barbara Rush Nora Clavicle was created specifically for the series. She is presented as a women's rights activist who attempts to destroy Gotham City in order to collect on an insurance policy she had taken out on it. She manipulates Mayor Linseed's wife in order to have the mayor replace Commissioner Gordon with her and all the male police officers with women. Clock King Walter Slezak Based on the comic book character of the same name, no origin for the character is provided within the series. DC Database False-Face Malachi Throne Based on the Silver Age version of the comic book character of the same name, no origin for the character is provided within the series. Lord Marmaduke Ffogg Rudy Vallee Ffogg was created specifically for the series. He is presented as an upper-class member of Londinium society who runs a school for thieves and uses homemade fog to cover up his crimes. Batman Wiki Freddy the Fence Jacques Bergerac Freddy was created specifically for the series. He is presented as the owner of "French Freddy's Fencing", a fencing school which is a front for his fencing operation. He allows Catwoman to use the building's basement as a hideout. Colonel Gumm Roger C. Carmel Gumm was created specifically for the series. He is presented as a stamp factory foreman who is using the company to produce forged stamps in the episodes featuring Green Hornet and Kato. Batman Wiki Lola Lasagne Ethel Merman Lola Lasagne was created specifically for the series. She is presented as a childhood friend of Penguin's who owns a racehorse, the only thing her husband Luigi left her when he disappeared. The pair use the horse in a racing scam. Louie the Lilac Milton Berle Louie was created specifically for the series and was presented as a gangster using a flower motif. He is a gangster who plotted to take over the minds of Gotham City and then take over the perfume and flower markets.
Louie the Lilac, among other characters created for the series, was adapted for an episode of the animated television series Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
Batman Wiki Ma Parker Shelley Winters Ma Parker was created specifically for the series. She is presented as an elderly woman and master criminal who runs a gang consisting of her children. She allows herself to be captured so that she can take over Gotham State Penitentiary and form a gang from its inmates.
Ma Parker, among other characters created for the series, was adapted for an episode of the animated television series Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
Batman Wiki Marsha, Queen of Diamonds Carolyn Jones Marsha was created specifically for the series. When originally introduced she plots to gain access to the diamond that powers the batcomputer. Minerva Zsa Zsa Gabor Minerva was created specifically for the series. She is introduced as a spa owner catering to Gotham City's wealthy. Minerva uses a modified hair dryer to scan her client's minds to find out where they hide their fortunes. Minstrel Van Johnson Minstrel was created specifically for the series and was presented as a genius in the field of electrical engineering and styled himself as a Medieval troubadour. Batman Wiki Puzzler Maurice Evans Based on the comic book character of the same name, no origin for the character is provided within the series. He attempts to steal the "Retsoor", a supersonic plane owned by Artemis Knab. Batman Wiki Sandman Michael Rennie This version of Sandman was created specifically for the series and is unrelated to the Golden Age comic book characters of the same name. Presented as a international criminal who uses hypnotic sand to control sleepwalkers, he partners with Catwoman and uses the alias Doctor Somnambula in an attempt to steal J. Pauline Spaghetti's fortune. Shame Cliff Robertson Shame was created specifically for the series. The cowboy motif was patterned as a parody of the film Shane.
Shame, among other characters created for the series, was adapted for an episode of the animated television series Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
Batman Wiki Siren Joan Collins Siren was created specifically for the series. She is presented as Lorelei Circe, a chanteuse who is able to sing a notes so high that they place men under her control.
Siren, among other characters created for the series, was adapted for an episode of the animated television series Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
Cassandra Spellcraft Ida Lupino Dr. Cassandra Spellcraft was created specifically for the series. She is presented as a world-famous alchemist, occultist, and criminal. Batman Wiki Zelda the Great Anne Baxter Zelda was created specifically for the series. She is shown to be a world-famous magician and escape artist who once a year pulls off a major robbery to pay Eivol Ekdol for the equipment she uses in her act. Batman Wiki
Aside from the super-criminals, another coveted spot was the Batclimb Cameo. Often, as the Dynamic Duo scaled a building using Batarangs and Bat-ropes (actually filmed on a horizontal surface, with their capes held up by strings from off-camera, and aired with the shot rotated 90 degrees), a window would swing open, a celebrity would pop his or her head out, and a short conversation would ensue. Batclimb cameo scenes were discontinued for the third season.
- Ted Cassidy as Lurch from The Addams Family - Appeared in "The Penguin's Jest."
- Dick Clark - Appeared in "Shoot a Crooked Arrow."
- Bill Dana as José Jiménez from The Bill Dana Show - Appeared in "The Yegg Foes in Gotham."
- Sammy Davis, Jr. - Appeared in "The Clock King's Crazy Crimes."
- Andy Devine as Santa Claus - Appeared in "The Duo is Slumming."
- Howard Duff as Sam Stone from Felony Squad - Appeared in "The Impractical Joker."
- Don Ho - Appeared in "Batman's Kow Tow."
- Werner Klemperer as Colonel Klink from Hogan's Heroes - Appeared in "It's How You Play the Game."
- Suzie Knickerbocker (pen name of Aileen Mehle) - Appeared in "King Tut's Coup."
- Jerry Lewis - Appeared in "The Bookworm Turns."
- Art Linkletter - Appeared in "Catwoman Goes to College."
- Cyril Lord as the Carpet King - Appeared in "Ice Spy."
- Edward G. Robinson - Appeared in "Batman's Satisfaction."
- Van Williams and Bruce Lee as Green Hornet and Kato - Appeared in "The Spell of Tut."
Under Archer Character Actor Description Maid Marilyn Barbara Nichols Parody of Maid Marian. Big John Loren Ewing Parody of Little John. Crier Tuck Doodles Weaver Parody of Friar Tuck. Under Black Widow Character Actor Description Tarantula Don "Red" Barry Daddy Longlegs Mike Lane Trapdoor Al Ferrara Under Bookworm Character Actor Description Pressman Tony Aiello Printer's Devil John Crawford Typesetter Jan Peters Lydia Limpet Francine York Under Catwoman Character Actor Description Felix Ralph Manza Assist in locating the lost treasure of Captain Manx. Leo Jock Mahoney Jack O'Shea Jack Kelly Gotham City Times writer who assists in pulling off the "greatest caper in crimedum history." John Buck Kartalian Cat burglars who assist in pulling off the "greatest caper in crimedum history." Thomas Charles Horvath Charles George Barrows Eenie Sharyn Wynters Assist in a plot to steal people's voices. Meanie T.J. Castronova Miney Chuck Henderson Moe Ric Roman Kitty Valerie Kairys Assist with the collaborated with Sandman. Cattie Pat Becker Pussycat Lesley Gore Assist with the plot to brainwashing Robin. Spade Jock Gaynor Marlow Tony Epper Templar George Sawaya Cornell Paul Mantee Assist with a plot to rob Gotham City University. Penn Sheldon Allman Brown Paul Picerni Manx James Griffith Assist in capturing Batgirl and targeting Queen Bess of Bellgravia. Angora Dirk Evans Giggler Sandy Kevin Assist in searching for a hidden cache of gunpowder in a joint caper with Joker. Laugher Bobby Hall Under Chandell Character Actor Description Doe Marilyn Hanold Rae Edy Williams Mimi Sivi Aberg Under Nora Clavicle Character Actor Description Angelina Inga Neilsen Evilina June Wilkinson Under Clock King Character Actor Description Millie Second Eileen O'Neill Second Hand Three Michael Pate Second Hand Five Charlie Picerni Under Egghead Character Actor Description Miss Bacon Gail Hire Secretary documenting Egghead's thoughts and actions for a book. Foo Yong Ben Welden Assist in a plot to take over Gotham City. Benedict Gene Dynarski Olga Anne Baxter Queen of the Cossacks and Egghead's fiance. Under False-Face Character Actor Description Blaze Myrna Fahey Midget Billy Curtis Fat Man Joe Brooks Thin Man Chuck Fox Under Lord Marmaduke Ffogg Character Actor Description Lady Penelope Peasoup Glynis Johns Lady Prudence Lyn Peters Basil Monte Landis Lord Ffogg's butler. Digby Larry Anthony Lord Ffogg's chauffeur. Scudder Harvey Jason Lord Ffogg's footman. Duchess Nannette Turner Students at Ffogg's school for criminals. Kit Lynley Laurence Daisy Aleta Rotell Rosamond Stacy Gregg Under Colonel Gumm Character Actor Description Block Alex Rocco Cancelled Seymour Cassel Reprint Rico Cattani Under Joker Character Actor Description Queenie Nancy Kovack Assists when Joker creates his own utility belt. Cheerleader Susie Donna Loren Assist with an attempt to corrupt the Woodrow Roosevelt High School basketball team. Nick Kip King Cornelia Kathy Kersh Latch Louis Quinn Bolt Larry Anthony Venus Terry Moore Assist with the Zodiac Crime Wave joint caper with Penguin. Mercury Hal Baylor Mars Joe Di Reda Jupiter Saturn Eddie Saenz Uranus Charlie Picerni Neptune Dick Crockett Josie Miller Phyllis Hodges Boyce Assists with a money counterfeiting plot that included her marrying Bruce Wayne. Mr. Glee Lawrence Montaigne Robots used during a money counterfeiting plot. Yock Ed Deemer Boff Cliff Ritchie Baby Jane Towser Diana Ivarson An heiress and dupe used in an art theft. Undine Sivi Aberg Assist in an attempt to take over Gotham Beach. Riptide Skip Ward Wipeout Ron Burke Professor Greenleaf Fritz Feld Assist with the Martian Invasion hoax. Emerald Corinne Calvet Mrs. Green Ellen Corby Shamrock Jeff Burton Chartreuse Tony Gardner Verdigris Richard Bakalyan Under King Tut Character Actor Description Queen Nefertiti Ziva Rodann Scrivener Frank Christi Grand Vizier Don "Red" Barry Cleo Patrick Marianna Hill Royal Apothecary Sid Haig Royal Lapidary Peter Mamakos Neila, Goddess of the Nile Grace Lee Whitney Assist in the attempt to kidnap Bruce Wayne's friend Lisa Carson. Royal Jester Tim O'Kelly Lord Chancellor Lloyd Haynes Osiris James Gammon Assist with an attempt to steal ancient scrolls. Nubis Larry Duran Suleiman the Great Joe E. Tata Assist in a Nilanium mining plot. Florence of Arabia Victoria Vetri "Tutlings" Uncredited extras Additional unnamed henchmen from the various schemes. Under Louie the Lilac Character Actor Description Acacia Karl Lukas Assist in a plot to take over the "flower generation." Arbutus Richard Bakalyan Lotus Nobu McCarthy Assist in an attempt to corner the perfume market. Saffron John Dennis Sassafras Ronald Knight Under Ma Parker Character Actor Description Legs Parker Tisha Sterling Machine Gun Parker Peter Brooks Mad Dog Parker Michael Vandever Pretty Boy Parker Robert Biheller Under Mad Hatter Character Actor Description Lisa Diane McBain Assist in stealing the hats of the jurors who convicted Mad Hatter. Cappy Roland La Starza Dicer Gil Perkins Polly Jean Hale Assist in an attempt to steal Batman's cowl. Benny Leonard Bremen Skimmer Victor Ames Under Marsha, Queen of Diamonds Character Actor Description Aunt Hilda Estelle Winwood Grand Mogul Woody Strode Under Mister Freeze Character Actor Description Chill
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Assists in the attempt to steal diamonds (Melton) and kidnap Miss Iceland (Dibbs). Nippy Guy Way Assist in the attempt to steal diamonds. Mo Roy N. Sickner Shivers Nicky Blair Assists in the attempt to kidnap Miss Iceland. Glacia Glaze Leslie Parrish Assists in the attempt to kidnap Professor Isaacson Frosty H.M. Wynant Chillblaine Under Minerva Character Actor Description Adonis William Smith Aphrodite Yvonne Arnett Apollo Mark Bailey Atlas Al Ferrara Under Minstrel Character Actor Description Octavia Leslie Perkins Bass Remo Pisani Treble Norman Gabrowski Under Penguin Character Actor Description Hawkeye Lewis Charles Assist in the plot to kidnap movie star Dawn Robbins. Sparrow Walter Burke Swoop Charlie Picerni Eagle-Eye Harvey Lembeck Assist with a protection racket. Dove Al Checco Octopus Victor Lundin Assist to steal the charity money for the Multi-millionaires' Annual Award Dinner. Shark Dal Jenkins Swordfish Louie Elias Finella Julie Gregg Lulu Cindy Malone Assist in a plot to running the Penguin for Mayor Penguin Girl #1 Judy Parker Penguin Girl #2 Linda Meyers Cordy Blue Lane Bradford Assist in running the Penguin's Nest restaurant and a forgery scheme. Matey Dee Vito Scotti Chickadee Grace Gaynor Barney F. "Ballpoint" Baxter Stanley Ralph Ross Armband Lewis Charles Assist in a horse-racing scam. Visor Joe Brooks Miss Clean Monique van Vooren Assist in a plot to infect money with Lygerian Sleeping Sickness. Pushbroom Newell Oestreich Dustpan Charles Dierkop Under Puzzler Character Actor Description Rocket O'Roarke Barbara Stuart Blimpy Robert Miller Driscoll Glider Allen Emerson Ramjet Jay Della Under Riddler Character Actor Description Molly Jill St. John Disguised as Robin, assists in an attempt to kill Batman. Harry Allen Jaffe Member of the Mole Hill Mob Whiskers Tim Herbert The River Rat Gang who assist in a plot to dispose of King Boris. Fangs Marc Cavell Whitey Roy Jenson Mousey Susan Silo Moth Linda Gaye Scott Assist in a plot to steal Incan Jewels. Matches Michael Greene Tallow Joe E. Tata Mister Van Jones Francis X. Bushman Assist in covertly making a movie starring Batman and Robin. Pauline Sherry Jackson Anna Gram Deanna Lund Assist in a blackmail plot using the De-Molecularizer. Across Jim Lefebvre Down Ken Scott Professor Avery Evans Charm Martin Kosleck Betsy Boldface Peggy Ann Garner Assist in a plot to control boxing matches. Kayo Nicholas Georgiade Cauliflower Gil Perkins Under Sandman Character Actor Description Snooze Richard Peel Nap Tony Ballen Under Shame Character Actor Description Oakie Annie Joan Staley Messy James Timothy Scott Rip Snorting John Mitchum Laughing Leo Milton Frome Calamity Jan Dina Merrill Frontier Fanny Hermione Baddeley Fernando "Fred" Ricardo Enrique Dominquez Barry Dennen Chief Standing Pat Victor Lundin Under Cassandra Spellcraft Character Actor Description Cabala Howard Duff Under Zelda the Great Character Actor Description Eivol Ekdol Jack Kruschen
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