Happy birthday, Adam West! The legendary actor turns 88 today.
Born in Washington, Adam was raised by his parents Otto and Audrey. He quickly discovered his interested in acting as a child and even told his father he planned to move to Hollywood once he finished school. Adam then graduated from Lakeside School in Seattle before he was drafted into the United States Army. Once discharged, Adam decided to move to Hawaii to pursue his acting career.
Once in Hawaii, Adam was cast in a small role on a show called El Kini Popo Show. But, by 1959, Adam and his growing family moved to Hollywood. Once moved, he starred in projects like Overland Trail, Outer Limits, and more.
However, the actor’s big break came when he was cast as Batman in an eponymous series. The show ran from 1966 to 1968. The role rocketed Adam into the public sphere and even helped him catch the attention of casting agents for James Bond. However, Adam turned down the spy role as he believed 007 should remain forever British.