RIP: BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES Voice Actor Bob Hastings

Bob Hastings, who voiced Commissioner Gordon on Batman: The Animated Series and several other superheroes over the years, has passed away.

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By James Garcia - 7/1/2014



Bob Hastings, who voiced Commissioner Gordon on Batman: The Animated Series, as well as Clark Kent and Superboy in The Superman/Batman Hour and Superboy in the 1960's, has passed away. According to The Burbank Leader, Hastings died of pancreatic cancer, which he had been battling for the last 15 years. 

People like Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill get a lot of credit for voicing Batman and the Joker, respectively, but Hastings put his own iconic stamp on the character of Commissioner Gordon, which undoubtedly influenced the live action versions we've seen in various Batman films. 

Hastings lent his voice to a variety of voicework for decades. His credits include Batman: The Mystery of the Batwoman, Batman: The Rise of Sin Tzu videogame, Static Shock, Gotham Girls, Jak and Daxter, The New Batman Adventures, Superman, Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Challenge of the SuperFriends, The Munsters, McHale's Navy, and The Love Boat. 

Our deepest condolences go out to Hastings' family and loved ones. He will be missed. 

Source: ComicBook.com
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TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 7/1/2014, 10:49 PM
His voice was very distinctive. I can hear it now just thinking about it. He'll be missed. And his work will be remembered.
Gyasiman - 7/1/2014, 10:51 PM
That's sad man. RIP! He was a great Gordan.
TonyChu - 7/1/2014, 10:52 PM
Damn. RIP Commissioner Gordon.
themidnightking - 7/1/2014, 10:52 PM
Oh no, that's so sad.
themidnightking - 7/1/2014, 10:54 PM
Batman: TAS was my favorite show when I was a kid.
sKeemAn - 7/1/2014, 10:54 PM
RIP to a great animated voice.
TheRationalNerd - 7/1/2014, 10:59 PM
Rip! :((
NuclearMan - 7/1/2014, 11:01 PM
I was just thinking about how great his voice was last night. What a bummer. R.I.P Commish!
RobtimusPrime - 7/1/2014, 11:09 PM
R.i.p. I hear his voice whenever I read books with Gordon in it. God bless his family.
BlackIceJoe - 7/1/2014, 11:16 PM
It is always sad to hear stories like this. My prayers go out to his family.
DeusExSponge - 7/1/2014, 11:37 PM
This is so sad! I hope the best for his family and hope he rests in peace.
Desrow - 7/1/2014, 11:58 PM
RIP Commissioner.
SnapperCarr - 7/2/2014, 12:02 AM
Sad news. Rest in peace.
mgeoff88 - 7/2/2014, 12:21 AM
That is so sad. He was the definitive Commissioner Gordon for me. He had such a great voice and was very talented.

R.I.P. Bob Hastings.
WhyDoWeFall - 7/2/2014, 1:16 AM
He is my Gordon. No matter what, i choose to hear his voice when anyone is playing Gordon or any artist is drawing him. You will be remembered Bob. I can hear his voice now over my shoulder telling me he's "got this covered, go and stop the joker!"
DylanTBest - 7/2/2014, 1:30 AM
Dammit, we lost both Alfred and Gordon this year.
DylanTBest - 7/2/2014, 1:32 AM
I won't be surprised if we lose one of the Lee's this year (Stan or Christopher) They both look like their in terrible condition.
McGee - 7/2/2014, 1:47 AM
batmanvsuperman - 7/2/2014, 1:49 AM
RIp the Tv show is my fav bring back so many memoirs he will be truly missed prayers goes out to his loved ones
batmanvsuperman - 7/2/2014, 1:51 AM
@Dylantbest don't jix them like that man wtf I get what your saying but come on mn
DukeAcureds - 7/2/2014, 2:14 AM
They really missed the boat with The Killing Joke, there. They should've just done it, when everyone was talking about it. Now they won't be able to get Bob Hastings as Gordon.
SwagInScience - 7/2/2014, 3:20 AM
damn. We just lost Alfred not too long ago.
dutchman - 7/2/2014, 3:43 AM
Shit.... best cartoon of my life
SuperCat - 7/2/2014, 3:45 AM
Commissioner Gordon forever!
DutchDennis89 - 7/2/2014, 3:57 AM
So sad :( I loved his voice very much. Rest in peace bro. Have a good journey.
Mothchild - 7/2/2014, 3:59 AM
I liked his Gordon. Character design and voice was a good blend.
Enphlieuwince - 7/2/2014, 4:14 AM
RIP. Great show and a great voice actor.
HavocPrime - 7/2/2014, 4:19 AM
Sad to hear he has passed, like Conroy's voice, I always hear his when reading anything with Gordon.
MrReese - 7/2/2014, 4:30 AM
Ow.My childhood. :( R.I.P
mugens - 7/2/2014, 4:31 AM
Does anyone remember him as the kiss-ass officer to Capt. Binghamton in the old sitcom McHale's Navy? He really was much more than just a voice actor. RIP...
MrReese - 7/2/2014, 4:32 AM
I still watch TAS.Wish the movie Gotham was more like it.
superotherside - 7/2/2014, 4:40 AM
R.I.P. He was a good Gordon.
MantiniuMan - 7/2/2014, 4:41 AM
Shows I watched as a child,and the death that follows when you are no longer a child.....sad and scary but mostly sad...

R.I.P
BIGBMH - 7/2/2014, 5:05 AM
Dang. He's the classic Gordon for me.
ComicsBornAndBred - 7/2/2014, 5:35 AM
R.I.P.bto a great voice that echoed through my childhood on Saturday mornings. Classic Gordon. When I read a Batman comic and Gordon speaks, I'll think of Hastings take on the voice
ChuckV - 7/2/2014, 5:48 AM
RIP to a talented voice actor forever linked to a great animated series.
Steelers4190 - 7/2/2014, 6:01 AM
RIP good sir
Pasto - 7/2/2014, 6:15 AM
Goodbye you beautiful bastard.

*Salutes*
NoPhucksGiven - 7/2/2014, 6:19 AM
This is terrible news. We lost such a great character. R.I.P.
BlindJustice - 7/2/2014, 6:34 AM
What a great voice! He'll be missed!
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