Kevin Conroy, the legendary voice actor behind Batman and Bruce Wayne in Batman: Animated Series, the Batman Arkham game trilogy and many other projects, is dead. He is 66 years old.
The news broke this morning with BTAS co-star Diane Pershing, who voices Poison Ivy, posting on Facebook that Conroy passed away yesterday from an illness, later determined to be cancer. Warner Bros. confirmed this news.
Pershing said: “Very sad news: our beloved Batman vocalist, Kevin Conroy, passed away yesterday. “He’s been sick for a while but he really spent a lot of time dealing with the defect, for the joy of all his fans. He will be greatly missed not only by the cast and crew. the cast of the movie but also by the worldwide fan base… RIP, pal.”
Conroy’s acting career spans decades on stage, television and film, with many credits dating back to the late 1970s. For a generation of comic book fans, his breakout role That would be the critically acclaimed 1992 Bruce Wayne/Batman role Batman: Animated Series. He will continue to voice Batman in subsequent series and films in the DC Animated Universe, including New Batman Adventures, Batman’s Power, Superman: Animated Series, Static shock, Alliance justiceand Justice League Unlimited. Conroy also appeared as a live-action version of Bruce Wayne in the Arrowverse series, Batwoman.
“Kevin is an outstanding actor,” Joker actor Mark Hamill said in a press release from Warner Bros. “For generations, he has been the real Batman. It’s one of those perfect scenarios where they get the exact right person for the exact right part and the world is better for that. His rhythm and flair, his timbre and delivery – all also help to inform my performance. He’s the ideal partner – it’s a complementary, creative experience. I couldn’t have done it without him. He will always be my Batman.”
In video games, Conroy will voice the Dark Knight in several Batman titles, including the Injustice series and perhaps most famously, Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham trilogy. Most recently, he voiced Batman in Warner Bros.’s fighting game, MultiVersus.
Conroy is survived by her husband Vaughn C. Williams, sister Trisha Conroy and brother Tom Conroy. Game informant Our condolences to Conroy’s family and friends.