Adam West, the actor who played Batman/Bruce Wayne on the pop culturally iconic 1960’s tv series, was honored with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. West was joined by family and friends at yesterday’s unveiling and he looked thrilled by all the adulation (as he should). Click below to see some photos from Adam West’s Walk of Fame ceremony and join me in congratulating a LONG OVERDUE accomplishment.
He is now arguably the most famous of all the pantheon of superheroes. But it was 1960s TV star Adam West who transformed Batman from comic book favourite to pop culture icon. And he has finally recognised with a spot on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame today, nearly 50 years since the show originally aired. Adam, 83, was overjoyed as he was given the 2,468th star on the famous attraction, sitting in front of the Guinness World Records Museum. Appropriately enough he has one of his own, as his 156 individual screen appearances as Batman are the most appearances as the character by any actor. He was joined by guest speakers Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane and radio personality Ralph Garman, who is a voice on the series. They were there as the veteran thespian is the voice of Mayor Adam West on the hit Fox cartoon show. Sadly however, his onscreen cohort Burt Ward, who played Batman’s camp sidekick Robin, was not at the event. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President Leron Gubler said: ‘We are thrilled to honor Adam with this prestigious award. ‘Fans have been waiting for this special day for many years.
Adam West fired up the billion dollar Batman franchise: the golden years and the classic Batman, the Bright Knight. He deserves his place of honour on our famed Walk of Fame.’
I agree, Adam West does deserve a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. There are just some celebs who are so important to pop culture, they should be honored in this way. I can’t even tell you how many countless hours I have spent watching and LOVING the classic Batman series in reruns. This is a great honor … I can’t wait to see Adam West’s star on the Walk of Fame in person. I’ll be running right past it tomorrow in the Hollywood Half Marathon/5K race :)0