Adam West has died at the age of 88.
William West Anderson was born September 19, 1928, in Walla Walla, Washington, he graduated school with degrees in literature and psychology.
Drafted into the Army, he served as an announcer on American Forces Network television.
Afterward, he moved to Hawaii to pursue a television career.
In 1959, he moved to Hollywood and began using Adam West as his stage name.
There he began getting parts primarily in crime dramas and westerns, repeatedly being cast as Doc Holliday.
From 1966-68 he would play what would become his most famous role, that of Batman.
In 1970, he was offered the role of James Bond, in Diamonds Are Forever, but turned it down as he felt only British actors should play Bond.
However, after that acting work was hard to find, as most people only thought of him as Bruce Wayne.
In the 1980s he was able to begin doing voice acting, often in various roles in Batman cartoons.
During the 90s, through the 2000s, and into the 2010s, he continued his various Batman connected roles but also gained spots in movies, video games, music videos, and TV shows sometimes as himself.
On June 9, 2017, he died after a short battle with leukemia.