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Seriously Random List: 9 Actors You Might Have Missed On "Batman: The Animated Series"

By Jodi Clager | Seriously Random Lists | May 21, 2013 | Comments ()


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Since "Batman: The Animated Series" was a huge part of the 90s and growing up for me, I snapped up a three disc set when I saw it at Target. (I would love to own the entire series, but the husband thinks almost $300 to purchase it is "crazy". PFFFT.)

We all know that Mark Hamill gave The Joker his voice for the series, but I found myself recognizing two or three famous voices an episode. After investigation (IMDB and Wikipedia, kids!) I bring you some of the more surprising voice talents in "Batman: The Animated Series".

Elisabeth Moss

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as Kimmy Ventrix in Season 1, Episode 56 "See No Evil"

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Ron Perlman

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as Clayface

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Megan Mullally

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as Cindy (Dick's study date) in Season 2, Episode 6 "House and Garden"

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Malcolm McDowall

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as Arkady Duvall in Season 3, Episode 12 "Showdown"

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David Warner

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as Ra's Al Ghul

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Jeffrey Tambor

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as SWAT Leader Crocker in Season 1, Episode 12 "Appointment in Crime Alley"

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Roddy McDowall

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as The Mad Hatter

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Heather Locklear

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as Lisa Clark in Season 1, Episode 22 "The Prophecy of Doom"

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Finally, playing The Gray Ghost/Simon Trent?

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Adam West

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  • Penny Marie Sautereau

    I would absolutely LOVE to hear Tim Curry's Joker dialogue. We know he recorded lines for at least one full episode before Fox Network execs decided his role as Captain Hook on Peter Pan & the Pirates would ruin Batman for kids who might recognize him, and Mark Hamill will STILL be THE definitive Joker voice for me, but I can't help but be curious to hear how Tim approached it. We KNOW he recorded lines, DC NEEDS to release them, maybe as an Easter egg or bonus feature.

  • K. Bett

    No mention of Cree Summer as Harley Quinn? She's been in TV and voice work for over twenty years now

  • Cree Summer didn't play Harley Quinn in this series (did she ever?... I know she played Max on Batman Beyond). Harley was voiced in B:TAS by Arleen Sorkin. BTW, Harley Quinn was created for B:TAS (and later added to the comics), so Arleen is the first (and in my opinion, the best, although Tara Strong did a good job in the video game Batman: Arkham City).

  • K. Bett

    You're right got her roles mixed up I guess

  • Rob Grizzly

    "See no Evil" is one of their best episodes. So creepy...

  • Yanky W

    Adam West was hard to miss.

  • Red

    Luke Skywalker was the Joker man i love this show

  • N.Kane

    Never missed them since I always viewed the voice credits. :)

  • jguerts

    You missed Elizabeth Montgomery's last role ever was as the barmaid, in the episode called "showdown".

  • delle

    I never saw the Batman animated series, but am currently making my way through 'Avatar: the Last Airbender' and I am recognising a lot of famous voices too. I immediately decided I loved the show the moment I realised Mako was voicing Uncle Iroh.

    Mako was the shit.

  • Captain Ron Swanson
  • Bedewcrock

    This is why I love Pajiba.

  • Brett

    McDowell also played The Bookworm on the Adam West series.

  • Anthony Hoffman

    Fox Kids forever!

  • Rob Grizzly

    Batman was Kids WB...

  • Anthony Hoffman

    B:TAS was Fox.

  • sean

    I just re-watched the Adam West episode last week. I had forgotten how wonderful it was. Seriously great.

  • Palaeologos

    Another "The Gray Ghost" fan.

  • $27019454

    Michael York -- one of my favorite voices evereverever, and he's recently been undergoing some horrific treatments for some particularly heinous cancer (redundant). At a recent Cabaret reunion, the once-really-super-foxy actor looked completely unrecognizable. Which blew my mind because you don't often see an actor voluntarily appearing in public looking completely wretched. Every time I watch a Batman episode (more than you'd think) I think of him.

    I digress.

  • googergieger

    I knew everything on this page. You know, except for what I didn't. Besides what I didn't know on this page, I knew everything.

  • Micah

    I missed them because I don't know who most of them are. ron Perlman, adam west, heather locklear, yeah, but everyone else?

  • Michael

    1. Elizabeth Moss. She plays Don Draper’s secretary Peggy on Mad Men. She also had a recurring role as Jed Bartlett’s daughter Zoe on The West Wing.
    2. Megan Mullally. She was the debauched socialite Karen on Will & Grace. I believe she currently has a role on Parks and Rec.
    3. Malcolm McDowell. He is probably most well known for the 1971 film A Clock Work Orange. He also played Villains in Star Trek: Generations and Heroes.
    4. David Warner. His most prominent roles (I believe) were as Caledon Hockley’s henchman Spicer Lovejoy (in Titanic) and Evil (in Time Bandits).
    5. Jeffery Tambor. He plays George, patriarch of the Blueth Family in Arrested Development and Hank Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show. He also co-starred with Ron Pearlman in Hellboy.
    6. Roddy McDowell. He played Cornelius in the 1968 movie Planet of the Apes.

  • Mr_Zito

    This show was awesome. I was looking at Wikipedia, how was it possible for them to have done 65 episodes on season one??? I remember that was what they did for cartoons like He-Man, but this was a well-produced show.

    I also loved the video game.

  • Pinky McLadybits

    They did 65 episodes in the first season so that they could immediately syndicate the series.

  • Luke

    I know we all have mixed (I think) feelings on Kevin Smith but he has a podcast called Fat Man on Batman that is him talking to people related to the Batman world. The first 10 or so are all from this series and are AMAZING and full of information I didn't know about. Like Paul Dini (the head writer) created Mr Freeze's tragic backstory and Harly Quinn...both of which are now considered cannon.
    The interview with Paul Dini, Mark Hamil and then Bruce Timm are great....

  • dannyexplosion

    Sadly, the reruns on Huboom are only from '92 & '93 season.

  • BobbFrapples

    Also, Bull from Night Court was Two Face! ;)

  • Dutch

    Adrienne Barbeau as Catwoman. Got the punchline in my favorite episode of the series: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • southworth

    It doesn't get any better than this scene, man. Wow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • Joe Grunenwald

    So many great voice actors on that show. My favorite non-Hamill villain goes back and forth between McDowall as The Mad Hatter and John Glover as The Riddler.

  • southworth

    HOLY SHIT Ron Perlman was Clayface

  • DoctorDouchebag

    Man this show was the tits!

  • Definitely the tits. I'm gonna go rewatch some now in fact.
    Clayface freaking TERRIFIED me when I watched this show as a kid.

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