Born in Seattle on Sept. 19, 1928, West's acting career spanned decades. He achieved fame for playing the title role in the live-action television series "Batman" after it debuted on ABC network in January 1966. The show was canceled after its third season in March 1968.
In April 2012, West received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star is located in front of the Guinness Museum in Hollywood.
West held the Guinness world record for the most screen appearances as Batman. He has made 156 individual screen appearances as the caped crusader, including in 120 episodes of the "Batman" series and its accompanying feature film, numerous voiceover performances for animated series and TV movies as well as the computer-generated video short, "Batman: New Times" in 2005.