Adam West Biography

Adam West Biography

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Quick Facts


ALSO LISTED IN
ALSO KNOWN AS
William West Anderson
FAMOUS AS
Actor
NATIONALITY
BORN ON
19 September 1928 AD
BIRTHDAY
AGE
87 Years
SUN SIGN
Virgo    Virgo Men

BORN IN
Seattle, Washington, U.S
FATHER
Otto West Anderson
MOTHER
Audrey V. Speer
SIBLINGS
John West Anderson
SPOUSES/PARTNERS:
Marcelle Tagand Lear (m. 1970), Frisbie Dawson (m. 1957–1962), Billie Lou Yeager (m. 1950–1956)
CHILDREN
Nina West, Hunter Anderson, Jonelle S. Anderson, Perrin West
EDUCATION
Walla Walla High School
Lakeside School
Whitman College
NET WORTH
$6 million


Adam West is an actor, known for lending his voice to several animated series. His real name William West Anderson and Adam West is his stage. He said, called the reason behind the Adam West, explains in his autobiography. His interest towards acting and television attached to their school years. She has had a long career of six decades, out of all the work, he is known for his role in the 1960s the ABC series and theatrical feature film Batman. He had his period of success and fame with Batman, but it was short-lived series was suddenly canceled. However, because of his extraordinary talent, he opened the back with the other movies. He was a child he did not have the best of the West as a child witnessed the separation of their parents did. To a certain extent he was influenced by his mother. As in the West, his mother was an alcoholic but very depressed in 1970. She left her.

Childhood & Early Life
  • Adam West was born to Otto West Anderson and Audrey. V. Speer in Walla Walla, Washington. However, West’s paternal grandparents were of Swedish origin.

  • West’s parents separated when he was a kid. So, he moved with his mother to Seattle where he received his early education from Lakeside School in Seattle. His Bachelor’s degree was in Literature and a minor in Psychology from Whitman College.

  • He started working as a radio disc jockey while he was studying and he helped launch a military television station.
Career
  • Around 1955 while West was in Hawaii, he was roped into a children’s show called ‘El Kini Popo’ as a side kick. Although, West started off with a small role in the show, he soon went on to become the star of the show. He became quite popular amongst the kids with this show.

  • West had to do odd jobs to meet ends meet. While he was a part of the children’s show, he also worked as an island tour guide. It was an accidental meeting with a Hollywood agent during one of his guide tours that gave him his first entry into Hollywood.

  • West took over the name ‘Adam West when he made his entry into Hollywood, in 1959. He starred in the movie ‘The Young Philadelphians’ where his role was small but impactful. The movie also starred Paul Newman.

  • For the next few years West received only supporting roles in both the small and big screen. He did recurring roles as the Sergeant Steve Nelson on the popular and hit TV series ‘The Detectives’. He later got an opportunity to travel to Italy where he starred in the ‘The Relentless Four’.

  • West had gained success and popularity with his supporting roles in movies and Television. However, his biggest break came with his role as crime fighting super-hero Batman in the eponymous TV series in 1966. Producers of the show saw West’s ability to pull wisecracks easily and spontaneously, which made him a perfect fit for the role.

  • In the same year, West starred in the full-length feature film ‘Batman’. However, the TV series ‘Batman’ had to be terminated in 1968 owing to increasing costs.

  • Post his high profile role, after seeing the hilt of success; West was reduced to making guest appearances in county fairs and rodeos. He was also seen in some theatrical films such as ‘The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker’, ‘The Specialist’, ‘Hardcore’, ‘Hooper’ and ‘The Happy Hooker Goes Home’

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