|Kevin Conroy is known to audiences as the voice of the animated Batman which he has played since its original incarnation in ‘Batman the Animated Series’ back in 1991. Conroy continued to voice-play Batman in the subsequent series The New Batman Adventures, Batman Beyond, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited. His tenure in the role also includes the DCAU films Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, and Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman. He also voiced Batman for the character’s guest appearances in Superman: The Animated Series, Static Shock and The Zeta Project. Apart from the DCAU, Conroy has also voiced Batman in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies Batman: Gotham Knight, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, and Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.|
In a tally of performances that include every episode, movie, and guest appearance made as Batman, Conroy has portrayed the superhero longer than any other actor in either live-action or animation. Additionally, he also voiced Batman in the video games The Adventures of Batman and Robin, Batman Vengeance, Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu, as well as the 2001 revamp of Batman Adventure – The Ride, located at the Warner Bros. Movie World theme park in Queensland, Australia. Conroy also voiced the Phantom Stranger and an alternate Batman in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, another animated series unrelated to the DCAU.
A native of Long Island, he grew up in Westport, Connecticut. His acting career began in the New York theater. He Moved to New York City at 17 to attend The Juiliard School, where his classmates included Robin Williams, Kelsey Grammer, and Frances Conroy. After graduating he toured nationally in John Houseman productions of ‘King Lear’ and “Mother Courage’. His next tour was in the Broadway tour of ‘Deathtrap’ co-starring with Brian Bedford. Broadway credits include ‘Lolita’ with Donald Sutherland and ‘Eastern Standard’ by Richard Greenburg where he starred opposite Patricia Clarkson.
Regional credits include The San Diego Shakespeare Festival (‘King Lear’ and ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, The Hartford Stage (‘The Greeks’). Off Broadway he appeared at The NY Public Theater in James Lapines production of ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ co-starring Christine Baranski and William Hurt , and Joseph Papp’s production of ‘Hamlet’ co-starring James Cromwell. At New Yorks ‘Signature Theatre’ he starred in one of Arthur Miller’s last productions, working with the author on his ‘The Last Yankee’. At The Roundabout Theatre he played opposite Phillip Bosco in a revival of ‘Come Back Little Sheba’.
After performing on ‘Another World’ and ‘Search For Tomorrow’, he moved to LA to appear on ‘Dynasty’. He starred ass Captain Wallace on the series ‘Tour of Duty’, and Dr. Dunkle on ‘Rachel Gunn, RN’ co-starring Christine Ebersole. While in LA he did a number of TV movies, notably ‘Face of Fear’ for Dean Koontz, the miniseries ‘Kennedy’ playing a young Ted Kennedy opposite Martin Sheen, and the Revolutionary War hero John Laurens in the miniseries ‘George Washington’. Film credits include ‘Chain Of Desire’ with Malcolm McDowell and Linda Fiorentino.