It's part of my character not to take myself too seriously. That's one of the reasons I've been able to survive.

Adam West

Adam West

Profession: Actor
Nationality: American

Some suggestions for you :

Maybe we could find some way to send barges of trash to the sun and incinerate it all. Hey, it's an idea. It's an idea!

You've got a guy in a cape and tights running around fighting crime 24-7; this is not normal. But it worked because the kids loved it and the adults laughed with it.

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.

One of the most gratifying, rewarding things is when people come up, and they tell you how the show influenced their lives in a very positive way. When I do these things like Comic Con, I get people who are lawyers, judges, plumbers, carpenters, and entire families, and it's mostly for 'Batman.' But now, amazingly, it's also for 'Family Guy.'

I like to make people laugh and have fun.

Favorite Bat-gadget was probably the Batboat, because it was fun to get out on the ocean and run that thing around at high speed.

I would hate to be a bitter, aging actor.

If you hang around long enough, they think you're good. It's either my tenacity or stupidity - I'm not sure which.

I have no patience with dinosaurs.

There were definitely times when I regretted ever being Batman.

I love to go home and do the chores and read.

My paintings capture the humor, zaniness, and depth of the Batman villains as well as the Freudian motivations of Batman as an all-too-human, venerable, and funny vigilante superhero.

To be an icon... I guess that's a privilege.

When 'Family Guy' came along, it was like a gift, and it expanded my fan base.