Kevin Conroy–best known to genre fans as the longtime voice of Batman in several animated series–has passed away at the age of 66. The actor passed away after a battle with cancer, according to a report in Variety.
Conroy voiced the Dark Knight in Batman: The Animated Series from 1992-1995, with legions of fans praising his interpretation of the DC anti-hero. Mark Hamill–who gave voice to the Joker on the show–said Conroy’s voice work “was perfection. I loved him like a brother. His decency shone through everything he did.”
Conroy also voiced the Caped Crusader in other, darker series–such as the video games Batman: Arkham and Injustice, as well as such DC Universe original animated movies as Batman: Gotham Knight, Justice League: Doom and Batman: The Killing Joke.
The actor once described Batman as “such an iconic character. He’s such a part of the cultural landscape. It’s an amazing thing to be a part of and to have contributed to.”
Conroy’s live-action work included a recurring role in the soap opera Another World, as well as episodes of Dallas, Murphy Brown and Cheers.
Conroy–who studied acting under John Houseman at The Julliard School–is survived by husband Vaughn C. Williams, sister Trisha and brother Tom.
The staff of Horror News Network extends its condolences to Conroy’s family, friends and colleagues.