Actor Kevin Conroy, who became famous for voicing Batman, died last Thursday (10) at the age of 66. The artist was battling cancer.
One of the first people to speak about the passing was Diane Pershing, voice actress for Poison Ivy in Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1995). On his Facebook page, Pershing said this was “very sad” news and that Conroy fought for his life.
“He will be sorely missed not only by the show’s cast, but by his legions of fans around the world. Below are photos of Kevin with Loren Lester who plays Robin, another with me and Tara Strong who is in later episodes of the Batman cartoons. And then, finally, one of Kevin and I in front of the large audience that we used to have when we did our panels. Rest in peace friend,” he wrote.
DC Comics also paid tribute to the Batman voice actor by capturing testimonials from personalities who worked alongside him. “Kevin was so much more than an actor I had the pleasure of casting and directing – he was a dear friend for over 30 years, whose kindness and generous spirit knew no bounds,” said Andrea Romano, award-winning casting/dialogue director. Emmy.
“Kevin was perfection,” said Mark Hamill, the renowned artist who voiced the Joker. “He was one of my favorite people on the planet and I loved him like a brother. He really cared about the people around him,” he added.
Conroy, who was openly gay, is survived by husband Vaughn C. Williams, sister Trisha Conroy and brother Tom Conroy.
Kevin Conroy was born on November 30, 1955 in Westbury, New York and raised in Westport, a village in the US state of Connecticut. He studied art at The Juilliard School, where he was classmates with Christopher Reeve, Frances Conroy and Robin Williams.
In the 80’s and 70’s he worked in theater and television, until in the following decade he became famous all over the world. Between 1992 and 1995 he voiced Bruce Wayne and his alter ego in Batman: The Animated Series🇧🇷
After that, he continued to voice the hero, having acted in more than 60 productions, including animations, feature films and video games. One of Conroy’s last jobs was the voiceovers of Batman in MultiVersusa fighting game that features several characters owned by Warner Bros.