If you're a plumber, you plumb. I'm an actor. I act.
Burgess Meredith taught me a lot about wine.
I come to Comic-Con in San Diego because this is where those fans are - those to whom I owe the longevity of my career.
When I was getting started, I was so busy just fighting my way through, and I was under contract at Warner Brothers. I did 40 hours of color television with the late Robert Taylor as a young cop.
'Batman' was a colorful and wild ride.
I'm very lucky. I do voiceovers, 'Family Guy,' on and on, and quite frankly, I'm one of the luckiest actors in the world. I was able to create a character who became iconic.
I used to spend hours just sitting in an old wreck of a car with a stickshift; I'd just sit there and shift.
When you wear a mask and create a character, nothing will pigeonhole you faster.
It's part of my character not to take myself too seriously. That's one of the reasons I've been able to survive.
Over the years, I've learned that if you can just hang in there and, regardless of what's presented to you, take it as a challenge and try to bring in something fresh, then it works.
I've been able to reinvent myself and to keep an audience going at whatever age. This is terrific. I mean, how many actors get that chance?
When you go to the Sistine Chapel with Sophia Loren, it can be quite some time before your thoughts turn to the ceiling.
I love to do voiceover because, for me, if you know what you're doing, it's simple. No makeup, no costuming, none of the baloney. None of the egos - you don't have to deal with all that crap. I love voiceovers.
I've been almost everywhere. But I've never been to the steppes of Latvia. It's something I've always wanted to do.
My art, like my acting, is a profound expression of poetic license.
Any incarnation of 'Batman' I am delighted to do.
I get called 'Mayor West' a lot in airports. I've been very fortunate to have a fan base that keeps growing, and the work gets such a warm response and humor from people.
I think our Batman had to be fun, light-hearted, funny, tongue-in-cheek... and I think that made kind of an homage to those earlier comic books, where Batman always had a quip or something.
There were definitely times when I regretted ever being Batman.
I just go my own way. If my agent calls and presents me with something, and I find it refreshing or illuminating, yeah, I'll do it.
When I got to Hollywood, there wasn't even a Boulevard. I'm that old. It was just a little dirt trail. I'm kidding.