Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman for generations of fans, has passed away at the age of 66. Conroy’s death was first reported by Diana Pershingwho 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 he would reprise in various DC Universe cartoons, movies, and video games over the decades. Touted as the definitive voice actor for Batman, Conroy’s version of the dark knight also appeared in such films as Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Justice League, and Rocksteady’s groundbreaking Arkham trilogy of video games.
“Kevin was so much more than an actor I had the pleasure of casting and directing: he was a dear friend of over 30 years whose kindness and generous spirit knew no boundaries,” casting director Andrea Romano said in a news release from Warner Bros. . “Kevin’s warm heart, his deliciously deep laugh and his pure love for life will be with me forever.”
Tributes have begun to pour in, as comic book artists, writers and other voice actors who shared a recording booth with the legend have begun to share stories of Conroy’s warmth and compassion.
Bruce imagined it, Andrea found it, and once he found it, Kevin kicked open the door so we can all bring you the amazing DCAU characters.
Kevin, my friend, my colleague, my hero. We will all miss you terribly. You are a singular soul. Thanks. Now rest #Bat Man #KevinConroy pic.twitter.com/yrNC8Mfjnt
— Clancy Brown (@RealClancyBrown) November 11, 2022
I struggle to find the words to describe how much Kevin Conroy and his voice mean to me.
BATMAN TAS changed my life both professionally and personally, in a very real way.
I always wanted to meet him at a show and tell him how important his work was to me, but I never did. Dammit. pic.twitter.com/E9wUdKnHSh
— Mitch Gerads (@MitchGerads) November 11, 2022
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