ORLANDO, Fla. – Actor Kevin Conroy, whose Batman portrayal in animation is considered legendary, passed away Thursday after a short battle with cancer at the age of 66.
DC Comics shared the news on its website Friday, calling Conroy “the preeminent voice of Batman.”
Conroy, born in 1955, made a name for himself working in television and film in the 1980s with guest roles on several popular series at the time.
However, he found fame as the voice of Batman/Bruce Wayne in “Batman: The Animated Series,” which debuted in 1992.
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
DC said Conroy went on to voice Batman in 60 different productions spanning animated films, TV series and two dozen video games. He also played a live-action Bruce Wayne in a crossover event involving several DC TV series on The CW in 2019-2020.
Conroy was also beloved by fans, and made appearances at comic conventions around the world, including MegaCon in Orlando earlier this year.
Conroy is survived by his husband, sister and brother.
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