|Born||November 30, 1955|
|Education||Juilliard School (BFA)|
|Occupation||Actor, voice artist|
Kevin Conroy (born November 30, 1955) is an American actor and voice artist. He is known as the voice behind the DC Comics superhero Batman in various media, beginning on the 1990s Warner Bros. television series Batman: The Animated Series as well as other TV series and feature films in the DC Animated Universe. Due to the popularity of his performance as Batman, Conroy went on to voice the character for multiple films under the DC Universe Animated Original Movies banner and the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham video games as well as Injustice: Gods Among Us and Injustice 2.
He moved to New York City in 1973 when he earned a full scholarship to attend Juilliard's drama division, studying under actor John Houseman. While there, he roomed with Robin Williams, who was in the same group as both Conroy and Kelsey Grammer. After graduating from Juilliard in 1978, he toured with Houseman's acting group The Acting Company, and the following year he went on the national tour of Ira Levin's Deathtrap.
In 1980, Conroy decided to try his hand in television and moved out to California. He landed a role in the daytime soap opera Another World. Conroy became associated with the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California, where he performed in productions of Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream. From 1980 to 1985, he acted in a variety of contemporary and classic theater pieces, including the Broadway productions of Edward Albee's adaptation of Lolita and Eastern Standard. He told The New York Times that, as a gay man living in New York in the time of the AIDS epidemic, he "went to so many funerals that I felt such a sense of obligation" to portray the character of a TV producer secretly living with AIDS in Eastern Standard.
In 1984, Conroy played the title role in Hamlet at the New York Shakespeare Festival. He returned to television in the 1985 TV movie Covenant and had a role on another daytime soap drama, Search for Tomorrow. Conroy played gay lawyer Bart Fallmont on Dynasty from 1985 to 1986. He was a series regular on Ohara in 1987, and as the company commander on Tour of Duty from 1987 to 1988, before starring in a series of television movies. Though initially cast as one of the show's main characters, his role on the show was reduced while it filmed in Hawaii and he ended up spending much of his time doing portraits of tourists on the Honolulu boardwalk. Conroy has also guest starred on shows such as Cheers, Search for Tomorrow, Matlock and Murphy Brown.
As a voice actor, Kevin Conroy is best known for his starring role as Bruce Wayne / Batman in the acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995). He continued to voice Batman in numerous animated spin off projects, which collectively took place in what is known as the DC Animated Universe (DCAU). These spin-offs include the TV shows The New Batman Adventures (1997–1999), Batman Beyond (1999–2001, in which he portrays an elderly Bruce Wayne retired from crimefighting), Justice League (2001–2004) and Justice League Unlimited (2004–2006) as well as the theatrical film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993), and the direct-to-video films Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998), Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000) and Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003). He also voiced Batman for the character's guest appearances in the DCAU's Superman: The Animated Series, Static Shock and The Zeta Project.
Conroy is distinguished for being the first voice actor to use two distinct voices to portray Bruce Wayne and Batman, which Michael Keaton had previously done in Tim Burton's live-action Batman films. In a tally of performances that include every episode and movie portrayal of Batman in live-action and animation, Conroy has portrayed the character longer than any other actor. The previous record-holder was Olan Soule, who voiced Batman in various animated works between the late 1960s and early 1980s (including Super Friends). Apart from the DCAU, Conroy has also portrayed Batman in the direct-to-video DC Universe Animated Original Movies: Batman: Gotham Knight (2008), Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009), Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010), Justice League: Doom (2012), Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013), Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014), Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) and Justice League vs. the Fatal Five (2019).
After the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City, Conroy participated in relief efforts by volunteering to cook for police officers and firefighters. During an audio commentary on Batman: Gotham Knight, Conroy expressed his surprise at the reaction of the emergency service workers to his presence. At the behest of another cook, Conroy called out from the kitchen to the dining area in his "Batman voice", reciting the iconic line, "I am vengeance! I am the night! I am Batman!" (from the Batman: The Animated Series episode "Nothing to Fear") This was greeted by cheers and applause from emergency service personnel, many of whom had been fans of Batman: The Animated Series during its airing in the 1990s. Conroy confessed to being humbled and deeply flattered by the reaction.
Conroy stated at the 2013 Dallas Comic Con that he had been working on "the next Arkham", leading to rampant speculation that he would reprise his role as Batman in Batman: Arkham Origins. In June 2013, however, it was confirmed that Conroy would not be involved in Arkham Origins, meaning Conroy may have been referring to an yet-unannounced game from the Rocksteady Arkham series. On March 4, 2014, a new Arkham game titled Batman: Arkham Knight was announced with Conroy reprising his role.
He confirmed on Twitter in October 2013 that he had filmed a role on Tim Daly's web series The Daly Show, where Conroy parodied his role as Batman in a fight with Daly parodying Superman (whom Daly previously voiced in Superman: The Animated Series).
Mark Hamill, Conroy's frequent voice actor co-star as The Joker, has spoken highly of working with Conroy. Regarding his willingness to be involved in a Batman-related project, Hamill says, "When they offer me roles now, I say, 'Is Kevin doing it?' ... I don't even have to read the script, if Kevin's doing it I'll do it."
Conroy is openly gay. As part of DC Comics' 2022 Pride anthology, Conroy wrote "Finding Batman", a story that recounts his life and experiences as a gay man and which received critical acclaim upon release.
|1978||How to Pick Up Girls!||Bartender||Television film|
|1980||Another World||Jerry Grove||6 episodes|
|1982||Born Beautiful||Stan||Television film|
|A Midsummer Night's Dream||Lysander|
|1983||A Fine Romance||Phil|
|1984||George Washington||John Laurens||1 episode|
|1984–1985||Search for Tomorrow||Chase Kendall||4 episodes|
|1985–86||Dynasty||Bart Fallmont||Recurring role; season 6|
|1986||Matlock||Clark Harrison||Episode: "The Affair"|
|Kay O'Brien||David||Episode: "Princess of the City"|
|Spenser: For Hire||Gallagher||Episode: "Shadowsight"|
|1987||Ohara||Captain Lloyd Hamilton||Main cast; season 1|
|1987–88||Tour of Duty||Captain Rusty Wallace||Recurring role; season 1|
|1988||Killer Instinct||Dr. Steven Nelson||Television film|
|1990||So Proudly We Hail||Francis Crosby||Television film|
|1989–90||Cheers||Darryl Mead||2 episodes|
|1990||The Face of Fear||Frank Dwight Bollinger||Television film|
|WIOU||Lenny Lubinsky||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1991||Murphy Brown||Roger Harris||Episode: "Terror on the 17th Floor"|
|Hi Honey – I'm Dead||Brad Stadler||Television film|
|1992||Rachel Gunn, R.N.||Dr. David Dunkle||Main cast|
|The Secret Passion of Robert Clayton||Hunter Roy Evans||Television film|
|Battle in the Erogenous Zone||Mondo Ray||Television short|
|1992–95||Batman: The Animated Series||Bruce Wayne / Batman, Additional voices||Main cast|
|1994||Island City||Colonel Tom Valdoon||Television film|
|1995||The Office||Steve Gilman||Main cast|
|1996||The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest||Hardman (voice)||Episode: "Manhattan Maneater"|
|1997–99||The New Batman Adventures||Bruce Wayne / Batman, Henchman (voices)||Main cast|
|Superman: The Animated Series||Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)||5 episodes|
|1999–2001||Batman Beyond||Bruce Wayne / Batman, Stage Batman (voices)||Main cast|
|2001||The Zeta Project||Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)||Episode: "Shadows"|
|2001–04||Justice League||Bruce Wayne / Batman, Additional voices||Main cast|
|2002–04||Static Shock||Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)||5 episodes|
|2004–06||Justice League Unlimited||Bruce Wayne / Batman, Joe Chill, Lee Travis / Crimson Avenger (voices)||18 episodes|
|2006||The Batman||John Grayson (voice)||Episode: "A Matter of Family"|
|2008||Ben 10: Alien Force||Bellicus, Alien X, Warrior #2 (voices)||Episode: "X Equals Ben Plus 2"|
|2009, 2013||The Venture Bros.||Captain Sunshine (voice)||2 episodes|
|2010||Batman: The Brave and the Bold||Batman of Zur-En-Arrh, Phantom Stranger (voices)||2 episodes|
|2013||Tales of Metropolis||Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)||Episode: "Lois Lane"|
|2014||Batman Beyond||Television short|
|Batman: Strange Days||Television short|
|Green Arrow||Police Scanner (voice)||Episode: "Ono-Bot"|
|Shazam!||Zeus (voice)||Episode: "Wisdom"|
|2015||Turbo Fast||Stinger (voice)||Episode: "The Sting of Injustice"|
|Lair of the Mega Shark||Narrator (voice)||1 episode|
|2016–18||Justice League Action||Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)|||
|2018||Teen Titans Go!||Episode: "Real Orangins"|
|2019||Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?||Episode: "What a Night, For a Dark Knight!"|
|Welcome to the Wayne||Prismal (voice)||5 episodes|
|Batwoman||Earth-99 Bruce Wayne / Batman||Episode: “Crisis on Infinite Earths”|
|2021||Masters of the Universe: Revelation||Mer-Man (voice)|||
|1989||Eastern Standard||Peter Kidde|
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