Burt Ward

Active - 1966 - 2018  |   Born - Jul 6, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Action, Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy

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Burt Ward is best remembered as Adam West's diminutive cohort, Robin, on the '60s television series Batman (1966-1968). He was born Bert Gervis. Following the demise of the series, Ward disappeared until the late '80s when he started showing up in such movies as Robo Chick (1989), Virgin High (1990), and Beach Babes From Beyond (1993). In 1995, Ward created a minor scandal when he published Boy Wonder: My Life in Tights, a tell-all book describing the many alleged sexcapades of himself and West (who strongly denies Ward's claims). Ward owns a publishing company, Logical Figments as well as Boy Wonder Visual Effects, Inc., which provides visual effects and 3-D animation for movies and TV shows. In addition to his film and television work, Ward left his mark on the music industry bt recording two songs with Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.

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  • Best known for playing Batman's sidekick, Robin, in the campy '60s live-action ABC series and the NBC cartoon series from the '70s.
  • Recorded two songs with Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.
  • Penned Boy Wonder: My Life In Tights, an autobiographical account of his heyday as Robin, in 1985.
  • Formed Boy Wonder Visual Effects, Inc., which provides visual effects and 3-D animation for movies and TV shows.
  • Teamed up with Adam West to reprise their Batman and Robin roles for a 2002 episode of The Simpsons.