'Batman' Voice Actor Kevin Conroy Does Q&A Reavling His Affinity With Bruce Wayne & His Inspiration Behind The Voice
When it comes to superheroes, there is perhaps no bigger name than Batman. The DC Comics character has become an American icon and spawned all sorts of media, from his own comic book series and video games to toys, films and TV shows. Even if you're not into comics, you know (and probably love) Batman, and for good reason — he's awesome. Any Batman fan has likely heard of voice actor Kevin Conroy before; after all, he's the man who voices the superhero himself in the likes of Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Justice League, and more. He also happens to be a rather talented actor in his own right, but it was Batman he wanted to talk about during his takeover of the Batman: The Animated Series Facebook page on Wednesday. During the Q&A, Conroy shared his enthusiasm for the character, his favorite line ever, and way more.
Being the longest running Batman voice actor must have its perks, and it's clear from the Q&A that Conroy not only has a deep affinity for Bruce Wayne, but a great respect for the legacy surrounding him, which is amazing to witness. Read on to discover how Conroy got the role, his favorite part of playing such an iconic character, and who would win in a fight between Batman and Conroy himself (hint: it's not Conroy).
On His Favorite Storyline
Batman: The Animated Series was a '90s classic, and given that there were over 85 episodes to choose from, you might not imagine Conroy could pick a favorite. Wrong! He totally has one!
On His Childhood Love Of Batman
While it's likely that Conroy is a whole lot more into Batman now that he's the voice behind the hero, he did always love Bruce Wayne, even as a kid.
On Which Villain He'd Like To Voice
Getting to voice Batman is pretty much the best job you can get, but it's always fun to think about who Conroy could have lent his voice to if not Bruce Wayne.
On His Favorite Thing About Being Part Of The Legendary Batman Franchise
I imagine it would be hard to pick just one thing that you love about your job if your job is to voice Batman, but Conroy admitted that he loves interacting with fans, and that seeing how much the audience loves his work means more than anything else.
On How It Feels To Say "I'm Batman!"
I mean, it has to feel great, right? Thankfully, Conroy confirms this hypothesis.
On What He Admires & Relates To When It Comes To Batman
Batman may be a comic book hero, but that doesn't mean that he's any less relatable, and even Conroy himself finds plenty to learn from and admire about him.
On Who Would Win In A Fight: Kevin Conroy Or Batman
I think this one is simple enough to answer, don't you?
On Finding The Right Voice
Voicing such an iconic character can't be easy, especially when you're essentially creating the voice that everyone will associate with that character moving forward. Luckily, it didn't take Conroy very long, and in fact he got the part of Batman from his very first animated audition he ever went on.
It's safe to say that Conroy has been doing an amazing job as Batman. Here's to many more years of Bruce Wayne!