Batman Voice Actor Kevin Conroy Has Died
The definitive voice of the dark knight for generations of Batman fans, has sadly passed away.
Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman for several generations of fans, has passed away at the age of 66. Conroy's death was first reported by Diane Pershing, who played Poison Ivy in Batman: The Animated Series, and Warner Bros. Animation officially confirmed the news today.
Conroy rose to fame as the voice of the caped crusader in the 1990s Batman animated series, a role that he would go on to reprise across several DC Universe cartoons, films, and video games over the decades. Considered to be the definitive Batman voice actor, Conroy's take on the dark knight also featured in films such as Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Justice League, and Rocksteady's groundbreaking Arkham trilogy of video games.
"Kevin was far more than an actor whom I had the pleasure of casting and directing--he was a dear friend for 30+ years whose kindness and generous spirit knew no boundaries," casting director Andrea Romano said in a Warner Bros. press release. "Kevin’s warm heart, delightfully deep laugh and pure love of life will be with me forever."
Tributes have begun pouring in, as comic book artists, writers, and other voice actors who shared a recording booth with the legend have all begun sharing stories of Conroy's warmth and compassion.
Bruce imagined him, Andrea found him and, once found, Kevin kicked the door open for all of us to bring to you the amazing characters of DCAU.— Clancy Brown (@RealClancyBrown) November 11, 2022
Kevin, my friend, my colleague, my hero. We will all miss you terribly. You are a singular soul. Thank you. Now rest #Batman #KevinConroy pic.twitter.com/yrNC8Mfjnt
I struggle to find the words to describe how much Kevin Conroy and his voice mean to me.— Mitch Gerads (@MitchGerads) November 11, 2022
BATMAN TAS changed my life both professionally + personally, in a very real way.
I always meant to meet him at a show and tell him how important his work was to me, but never did. Dammit. pic.twitter.com/E9wUdKnHSh
DC is deeply saddened at the passing of Kevin Conroy, a legendary actor and the voice of Batman for multiple generations. He will be forever missed by his friends, family, and fans. https://t.co/GgdfYvoKVL pic.twitter.com/pSy8h29h6r— DC (@DCComics) November 11, 2022
So sad to hear about Kevin Conroy. He was THE voice of Batman for generations, including our INJUSTICE games.— Ed Boon (@noobde) November 11, 2022
So iconic. What a loss. RIP :( pic.twitter.com/JpgRwIGDAh
Completely heartbroken over this one. RIP Kevin Conroy. The only Batman voice I’ll ever hear in my head. https://t.co/zc658yaHb0— James Tynion IV (@JamesTheFourth) November 11, 2022
Devastating. Kevin was a remarkable man inside and out. I will truly miss those big hugs and that magical voice. You will always be my batman. Rest in Peace my friend. Flash #kevinconroy #Batman #justiceleague pic.twitter.com/rReMdBaPh3— Michael Rosenbaum (@michaelrosenbum) November 11, 2022
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