When you wear a mask and create a character, nothing will pigeonhole you faster.

Adam West

Adam West

Profession: Actor
Nationality: American

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Crummy pictures, live appearances, circuses, avant garde theater, dinner theater. I've done it all. I've been shot out of cannons. I know what the people want. I'm out there with the people.

Anything that triggers good memories can't be all bad.

How many actors have a shot at being a part of something that became a part of pop culture? It's been very rewarding. I'm not getting the 20 million bucks for the new movies, but at least I'm getting warmth and recognition from people wherever I go.

I've played dinner theaters. I'm a working stiff.

I like to make people laugh and have fun.

Some nights, I wear my cape, and I go out on the pier. It is foggy... I look for... Riddler.

I've always been able to work. I think it's an actor's obligation to keep working if you can.

I don't want to be Batman. Let Val Kilmer do it. I just want to be Uncle Batman. I have this whole 'warm relationship' plot in my mind. In the final scenes, the new Batmobile breaks down, the new Batman's stranded on the side of the road. We grab our old Batmobile, pick him up and drive away.

I am a private person. I don't need a lot of company. And I find it really, really difficult to talk about myself.

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.

My art, like my acting, is a profound expression of poetic license.

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.

I grew up on a ranch in Walla Walla, Washington. Except for one lawyer, I don't remember anyone in my family being anything else but ranchers.

I did a character called Captain Q for Nestle's Quik. Those commercials were kind of funny.