Kevin Conroy passes away after a short battle with cancer.
Kevin Conroy, the beloved and iconic voice of Batman and Bruce Wayne for decades, has passed away. Conroy died Thursday at age 66 after a short battle with cancer. As a stage, film, and television performer, Conroy rose to unparalleled voice acting fame as the title character of the landmark Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1996). He brought the caped crusader to animated life in nearly 60 productions. His career includes 15 films highlighted by the acclaimed Batman: Mask of the Phantasm; 15 animated series spanning almost 400 episodes and more than 100 hours of television; and two dozen video games. Conroy made his debut as a live-action Bruce Wayne in the Arrowverse’s 2019-2020 “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event.
Born on November 30, 1955, in Westbury, New York, and raised in Westport, CT. Conroy began establishing himself in the acting community while under the tutelage of John Houseman at The Julliard School. He studied alongside Christopher Reeve, Frances Conroy, and his roommate Robin Williams. Conroy was a notable fixture on the Con circuit, greeting fans with the same warmth, respect, and enthusiasm they reserved for him.
“Kevin was perfection. He was one of my favorite people on the planet, and I loved him like a brother. He truly cared for the people around him – his decency shone through everything he did. Every time I saw him or spoke with him, my spirits were elevated. Kevin was a brilliant actor. For several generations, he has been the definitive Batman. It was one of those perfect scenarios where they got the exact right guy for the exact right part, and the world was better for it. His rhythms and subtleties, tones, and delivery – that all also helped inform my performance. He was the ideal partner – it was such a complementary, creative experience. I couldn’t have done it without him. He will always be my Batman.”Mark Hamill
Conroy is survived by his husband, Vaughn C. Williams, sister Trisha Conroy, and brother Tom Conroy. Memorial services are pending.