There was something extraordinary about the 90s superhero shows. Batman: The Animated Series is a shining example among them. This animated masterpiece etched an indelible mark upon an entire generation of viewers. However, what many wouldn’t know is that other than Kevin Conroy, there are also many voice actors of this beloved series who are not with us anymore.
The passage of time has claimed some of these remarkable talents, leaving behind a void in the hearts of fans. Here we are mentioning some of them:

Kevin Conroy (Batman)

Kevin Conroy in Crisis on Infinite earths. Pic courtesy: Inverse
Kevin Conroy in Crisis on Infinite Earths

Kevin Conroy is well renowned for voicing Batman in Batman: The Animated Series. His tenure extended across various adaptations, including The New Batman Adventures, Justice League, and other animated films.
In 2009, he also lent his voice to the character in the acclaimed Arkham Asylum video game series.

Additionally, Conroy made a notable live-action appearance as an aging Bruce Wayne in an episode of Batwoman. Sadly, fate intervened in 2022, claiming Conroy at the age of 66 due to intestinal cancer. Despite his passing, Conroy’s legacy as the definitive voice of Batman persists, leaving an enduring mark on audiences worldwide.

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Richard Moll (Two-Face)

Richard Moll in Headless Horseman
Richard Moll in Headless Horseman

Richard Moll, a skilled American actor, voiced the iconic character Two-Face in the beloved animated series, delivering a performance that deeply resonated with audiences. His talent extended to various other animated roles, including Scorpion in Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Abomination in The Incredible Hulk, and Norman in Mighty Max.

Notably, he reprised his role as Two-Face in Batman: The Brave and the Bold in 2010. After a prolific career spanning more than four decades, Richard Moll passed away on October 26, 2023, at the age of 80, leaving a lasting impact on his fans.

Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (Alfred)

Efrem Zimbalist Jr. in FBI
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. in The FBI

Efrem Zimbalist Jr. brought Alfred, the loyal butler, to life in Batman: The Animated Series. His illustrious career included iconic roles in 77 Sunset Strip and The F.B.I. He also contributed to animated Batman adventures like Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Batman and Mr. Freeze: Subzero.

Following his work on Batman, Zimbalist Jr. voiced memorable characters such as Doc Ock in Spider-Man: The Animated Series and Justin Hammer in Iron Man with notable appearances in Gargoyles and Mighty Ducks. Tragically, he passed away from natural causes in 2014 at the remarkable age of 95, leaving behind a captivating legacy.

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Arleen Sorkin (Harley Quinn)

Arleen Sorkin in Oscar (1991)
Arleen Sorkin in Oscar (1991)

Arleen Sorkin, the talented voice behind Harley Quinn in Batman: TAS, brought the energetic character to life across 15 captivating installments of Batman, spanning both its original run and The New Batman Adventures. She continued her portrayal of Quinn in various mediums throughout the 2000s, including the online series Gotham Girls, guest appearances in Static Shock and Justice League, and acclaimed video games like Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Her embodiment of Harley Quinn deeply resonated with fans, leading to numerous returns to the role. Sadly, Sorkin’s final performance as Harley Quinn in the DC Universe Online MMO came as she battled multiple sclerosis. Her passing in 2023, at the age of 67, marked the end of an era.

Bob Hastings (Commissioner Gordon)

Bob Hastings in The Poseidon Adventure
Bob Hastings in The Poseidon Adventure

Bob Hastings provided the authoritative voice of Gotham Police Commissioner James Gordon in Batman: The Animated Series. His journey into superhero roles began with portraying the title character in The New Adventures of Superboy in 1966.

Hastings remained dedicated to the role of Gordon as the series evolved into The New Batman Adventures. He also lent his voice to several animated movies and video games within the Batman universe. Sadly, Bob Hastings passed away in 2014 at the age of 89, battling prostate cancer at his home in Burbank, California.

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John Vernon (Rupert Thorne)

John Vernon in Dirty Harry
John Vernon in Dirty Harry

John Vernon brought the menacing supervillain Rupert Thorne to life in Batman: The Animated Series. However, his animation career began earlier, voicing iconic characters like Iron Man and Namor in the original Marvel Superheroes cartoon in 1966.

He also portrayed renowned characters such as Doctor Doom and Doctor Strange in Fantastic Four and Spider-Man, respectively, and General Ross in The Incredible Hulk. Sadly, John Vernon passed away in 2005 at the age of 72 due to complications from heart surgery.
His contributions to animation left a lasting mark, with his powerful voice bringing depth to every character he portrayed.

Batman: The Animated Series is available on Netflix. 

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