Bob Kane

Bob Kane, best known for creating Batman, was interested in comics from an early age; he was a high-school chum of Will Eisner, who would go on to create "The Spirit. " Kane studied at the renowned art school Cooper ... Read more »
Born: 10/24/1915 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (24)

Gotham 2014 - 2017 (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 (Movie)

(from character: "Batman") (Source Material)

The Dark Knight Rises 2012 (Movie)

(from characters appearing in the "Batman" comicbooks) (Source Material)

Batman: The Brave and the Bold 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Source Material

Justice League 2001 - 2004, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Source Material

The Batman 2004 - 2008 (TV Show)

Creator

The Dark Knight 2008 (Movie)

(from characters) (Characters as Source Material)

Batman: Gotham Knight 2007 (Movie)

(from characters) (Source Material)

Justice League Unlimited 2003 - 2006 (TV Show)

Source Material

The Batman Vs Dracula 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Source Material

Batman Begins 2005 (Movie)

(from characters) (Source Material)

Catwoman 2004 (Movie)

(from characters) (Source Material)

Batman Beyond 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Creator

Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman 2002 (Movie)

(Characters) (Source Material)

The New Batman/Superman Adventures 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Creator

Subzero 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

Batman Forever 1995 (Movie)

from original("Batman" characters) (Screenplay)

Batman Returns 1992 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Batman 1989 (Movie)

from comic strip characters("Batman") (Characters as Source Material)

Batman: The Movie 1966 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Courageous Cat 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

Creator

Batman (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

The Silent Gun (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material
Visual Effects & Animation (2)

Batman: The Animated Series 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Mechanical Special Effects

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 1993 (Movie)

Batman creator (Mechanical Special Effects)
Actor (1)

Zorro: Mark of the Z 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor
Other (4)

Batman & Robin 1997 (Movie)

project consultant (Consultant)

Batman Forever 1995 (Movie)

project consultant (Consultant)

Batman Returns 1992 (Movie)

project consultant (Consultant)

Batman 1989 (Movie)

project consultant (Consultant)

Biography

Bob Kane, best known for creating Batman, was interested in comics from an early age; he was a high-school chum of Will Eisner, who would go on to create "The Spirit. " Kane studied at the renowned art school Cooper Union in Manhattan, and after graduation joined the Max Fleischer Studio as an assistant animator. He began freelance work in comics two years later, in 1936, contributing work to Eisner's comic studio. The company eventually became DC Comics, and in 1939 Kane created the character Batman. Bruce Wayne made his debut in the May issue of Detective Comics, and was an immediate hit. The characters Robin and the Joker appeared soon after, and the comic book's popularity soared. In 1943, Kane left the Batman comic books to focus on penciling the daily Batman newspaper comic strip. The character earned a television series in 1966, which was another major success. Starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin, the irreverent, campy "Batman" series ran for over 100 episodes, and made the Caped Crusader even more popular. In his later years Kane worked in TV animation, creating the characters Courageous Cat and Cool McCool. Kane was set to make a cameo in Tim Burton's 1989 blockbuster "Batman," but had to drop out for health reasons. He was inducted into the comic book industry's Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1994.

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