Kevin Conroy

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Elvis To, Staff Writer

Kevin Conroy was born on November 30, 1955 at Westbury, New York. He is very well known for the voice of Batman in the animated series and later in the Arkham Games.

Conroy is an Irish Catholic. In 1973, he moved out to New York City where he then earned a full scholarship to Julliard’s drama division, and graduated later in 1978. In 1980, he was part of San Diego’s Old Globe and was in productions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and A Midnight Summer’s Night Dream.  In 1984, he said that “as a gay man living in New York, I went to so many funerals that I have felt a sense of obligation,” to portray the character of a TV producer secretly living with AIDS in Eastern Standard, during the AIDS epidemic.

In 1992, as a voice actor, he was the man behind the voice in Batman: The Animated Series from 1992-1995.  He continued as the voice of Batman in numerous spinoffs and in games as well as “The New Batman Adventures (1997-1999) and Batman: The Killing Joke (2016).

Since he was first to voice as Batman, he is the only one that had the role longer than anyone else. He is currently 65 years old and still living in New York.