Batman Family Actors Who Died (Live Action)

by RyanJames31 | created - 23 Jul 2018 | updated - 24 Jul 2018 | Public

Batman, Robin, Alfred, Batgirl Jim Gordon

1. Eric Wilton

Actor | Television Spy

Tall, slim, silver-haired, distinguished-looking character actor who made his screen debut at age 47 and appeared in almost 200 movies. Wilton was perfectly cast as a butler, and he played this role more than any other over the next 25 years and almost 200 movies. Usually uncredited, he also was ...

Alfred- Batman & Robin 1949

February 23, 1957 (age 74)

2. Douglas Croft

Actor | Batman

Who was the first "Robin, the Boy Wonder"? No, not Burt Ward, but this popular, curly-haired child actor of the 1940s. In addition to being in the first "Batman" film, he appeared in many other major films, mostly at Warner Brothers. In almost all of these films, he played the hero as a boy, "...

Dick Grayson/Robin- Batman 1943

October 24, 1963 (aged 37)

3. Robert Lowery

Actor | Batman and Robin

Robert Lowery was born Robert Larkin Hanks in Kansas City, Missouri, the only living child of Roscoe Hanks, noted Kansas City attorney and oil investor; and Leah Thompson, concert pianist and organist. He attended local Kansas City schools and graduated from Paseo High School in 1931 with a record ...

Bruce Wayne/Batman- Batman & Robin 1949

December 26, 1971 (aged 58)

4. William Austin

Actor | It

William Austin was born on June 12, 1884 in Georgetown, British Guiana as William Crosby Piercy Austin. He was an actor, known for It (1927), In Love with Love (1924) and Three Men in a Boat (1933). He died on June 15, 1975 in Newport Beach, California, USA.

Alfred- Batman 1943

15 June 1975 (aged 91)

5. Neil Hamilton

Actor | Batman: The Movie

Neil Hamilton's show business career began when he secured a job as a shirt model in magazine ads. He became interested in acting and joined several stock companies. He got his first film role in 1918, but received his big break from D.W. Griffith in The White Rose (1923).

After performing in ...

Commissioner Jim Gordon- Batman 1966-1968 and Batman The Movie 1966

September 24, 1984 (aged 85)

6. Alan Napier

Actor | Marnie

Alan Napier was born on January 7, 1903 in Kings Norton, Worcestershire, England. Tall, distinguished-looking English character actor with aristocratic bearing and precisely modulated voice. A cousin of the former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, he studied at the Royal Academy of ...

Alfred- Batman 1966-1968 and Batman The Movie 1966

8 August 1988 (aged 85)

7. Lyle Talbot

Actor | The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

Lyle Talbot, who appeared in over 150 movies from leads in Warner Bros.' "pre-Code" pictures to countless supporting roles, and later enjoyed a steady TV career as a character actor, was born Lysle Henderson on February 8, 1902, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He grew up in a small town in Nebraska, ...

Commissioner Jim Gordon- Batman & Robin 1949

March 2, 1996 (aged 94)

8. Lewis Wilson

Actor | Batman

Lewis Wilson was born on January 28, 1920 in New York City, New York, USA as Lewis Gilbert Wilson. He was an actor, known for Batman (1943), There's Something About a Soldier (1943) and Wild Women (1951). He was married to Dana Broccoli. He died on August 9, 2000 in San Francisco, California, USA.

Bruce Wayne/Batman- Batman 1943

August 9, 2000 (aged 80)

9. Pat Hingle

Actor | Batman & Robin

Pat Hingle (real name: Martin Patterson Hingle) was born in Miami, Florida, the son of a building contractor. His parents divorced when Hingle was still in his infancy (he never knew his father) and his mother supported the family by teaching school in Denver. She then began to travel (with her son...

Commissioner Jim Gordon- Batman 1989, Batman Returns 1992, Batman Forever 1995 and Batman & Robin 1997

January 3, 2009 (aged 84)

10. Michael Gough

Actor | Batman & Robin

Tony Award-winning English actor Michael Gough, best known for playing the butler Alfred Pennyworth in the first four Batman (1989, 1992, 1995 & 1997) movies and for playing the arch-criminal Dr. Clement Armstrong in The Avengers (1961) episode "The Cybernauts", was an accomplished performer on ...

Alfred Pennyworth- Batman 1989, Batman Returns 1992, Batman Forever 1995 and Batman & Robin 1997

17 March 2011 (aged 94)

11. Yvonne Craig

Actress | Batgirl

Yvonne Joyce Craig was born on May 16, 1937 in Taylorville, Illinois. As a young teenager, Yvonne showed such promise as a dancer that she was accepted to Denham's Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Her training progressed until she left the company in 1957 over a disagreement on casting changes. She ...

Barbra Gordon/Batgirl- Batman 1966-1968

August 17, 2015 (aged 78)

12. Johnny Duncan

Actor | Batman and Robin

Johnny Duncan at the time of writing is in his mid-80's and in good health, living with his wife Susan, and enjoying life not far from where his life began.

He started out on a small farm near Kansas City in 1923. As a child growing up during the Great Depression, Johnny danced up a storm in local ...

Dick Grayson/ Robin- Batman & Robin 1949

February 8, 2016 (aged 92)

13. Adam West

Actor | Batman

Adam West was born William West Anderson on September 19, 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington, to parents Otto West Anderson, a farmer, and his wife Audrey V. (Speer), an opera singer. At age 10, Adam had a cache of comic books, and "Batman" made a big impression on him--the comic hero was part bat-man...

Bruce Wayne/Batman- Batman 1966-1969, Batman The Movie 1966

June 9, 2017 (aged 88)



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