Family Guy Stars React To Adam West's Passing
Being synonymous with Batman, Adam West felt for decades playing the Caped Crusader on the light [...]
Being synonymous with Batman, Adam West felt for decades playing the Caped Crusader on the light and playful 1960s television series was a blessing and a curse.
One one hand, those that grew up watching him beat the villain-of-the-week, pull shark repellent Bat-spray from his utility belt, and do the funky Batusi adored him. One the other hand, once the show was cancelled in 1968, Hollywood was reluctant to offer him meaty roles -- having to spend much of the '70s and '80s playing supporting roles in forgettable films and making one-episode guest appearances on various television shows.
However, as generations of his Batman fans became adults and worked their way up the Hollywood food chain, such as Family Guy creator and star Seth MacFarlane, West's acting career found a second-life in the pat few decades. That's largely due to his voice-work in animation, especially for portraying the hilarious, bat-sh-t-crazy Mayor of Quahog.
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"Family Guy has lost its mayor, and I have lost a friend," MacFarlane posted on Twitter. "Adam West was a joy to rk with, and the kind of guy you always wanted to be around. His positivity, good nature, and sense of fun were undeniable, and it was always a big jolt of the best kind of energy when he walked in to record the show. He knew comedy, and he knew humanity.
"I am beyond fortunate to have had the privilege of working with him, and he will be profoundly missed by all of us," he continued. "Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have given, Mr. Mayor. You're irreplaceable."
Patrick Warburton And Seth Green Pay Their Respects
Patrick Warburton, the voice of Peter Griffin's neighbor Joe Swanson, tweeted with a heavy heart: "Adam West was one of the most charming and kind gentleman I've ever met. RIP [Mayor West]."
Seth Green, who voices Chris Griffen and also worked with West on his Adult Swim animated series Robot Chicken, shared what it was like working alongside one of his boyhood idols. "He was a true hero of mine — grew up watching him as Batman, and got the privilege of both working with and directing him," Green said (via Variety)."He's generous and always classy. Very sad to think of the world without our beloved Mayor. How lucky we are he left so much behind."prevnext
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