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Kevin Conroy Passes Away

Kevin Conroy Passes Away

The Voice of Batman since 1992, Kevin Conroy passed away on Thursday which was confirmed on Friday. He was only 66 years of age. He lost his short fight with cancer.

Kevin Conroy is an actor for stage, screen, and voice. He played Hamlet in 1984. He made appearances on TV Series like Dynasty, Another World and Cheers. Conroy is best known for his work as a voice actor and particular as the voice Batman and Bruce Wayne.

Conroy became the voice of Batman originally for Batman: The Animated Series in 1992 to 1995. This changed into The Adventures of Batman & Robin.  It later became The New Batman Adventures.  Between the different versions of this series and the movies like Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, and  Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker and Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman. , there were 109 episodes.

His time as Batman didn’t stop there.  He was the voice of Batman in Batman Beyond, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, Tales of Metropolis, Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go! and Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?  He was the voice of Batman in the Arkham, Injustice and MultiVersus games.  He was even the live action Batman in the Arrowverse’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event in 2019.

Kevin stood out as voice of Batman for generations.  He will continue to be that voice for most of us.  Kevin used the technique that Michael Keaton used by giving a different voice to both Bruce and Batman.

Here are some tweets about the passing of Kevin Conroy

DC Comics tweeted:

Batman Twitter account said this:

Mark Hamill was the voice of the Joker opposite of Conroy’s Batman.  Here is what Hamill Tweeted:

Mark Hamill also posted this statement:
“For several generations, he has been the definitive Batman. It was one of those perfect scenarios where they got the exact right guy for the exact right part, and the world was better for it,” he said in a statement. “His rhythms and subtleties, tones and delivery — that all also helped inform my performance. He was the ideal partner — it was such a complementary, creative experience. I couldn’t have done it without him. He will always be my Batman.”

Now, here is a small clip of Kevin Conroy’s voice work as Batman.  You can here him declare, “I am Batman”.  Yes you are, Kevin. Yes you are.

Rest In Peace, Kevin. Gotham is safe.

I was not able to get this posted yesterday. It was such sad news. I didn’t want to let it go unsaid from Geeky KOOL. Kevin Conroy was the voice of Batman and he will be forever missed.

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