Adam West Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
Adam West Net Worth 2020 – Adam was an American actor. He was well known for his role as Batman in the 1960s ABC series of the same name and its 1966 theatrical feature film.
Adam West Net Worth 2020
Biography – Early Life/Education
West was born on September 19, 1928.
Adam West was born to Otto West Anderson and Audrey. V. Speer in Walla Walla, Washington. However, West’s paternal grandparents were of Swedish origin.
West’s parents separated when he was a kid. So, he moved with his mother to Seattle where he received his early education from Lakeside School in Seattle. His Bachelor’s degree was in Literature and a minor in Psychology from Whitman College.
He started working as a radio disc jockey while he was studying and he helped launch a military television station.
West’s mother was a talented singer. She an alcoholic problem and battled depression. After separating from West’s father, she married Dr. Paul Flothow. West also had a younger brother who accompanied them to Seattle when their parents separated.
West married Billie Lou Yeager in 1950. The marriage was short-lived and the couple divorced in 1956.
After divorcing his first wife, he married a beautiful girl from Tahiti, named Ngatokoruaimatauaia Frisbie Dawson, in 1957. Adam called her ‘Nga’. Adam had a daughter and son with Nga. But this marriage too didn’t last long and they divorced in 1962.
Adam married Marcelle Lear in 1970 and the couple is still living happily together.
He was roped into a children’s show called ‘El Kini Popo’ as a sidekick. He also started off with a small role in the show, he soon went on to become the star of the show. He became quite popular with the kids with this show.
Whereas, he had to do odd jobs to meet ends meet. It was an accidental meeting with a Hollywood agent during one of the guided tours that gave him his first entry into Hollywood.
In addition, he took over the name Adam West when he made his entry into Hollywood, in 1959. Likewise, he also starred in the movie ‘The Young Philadelphians’ where his role was small but impactful. The movie also starred Paul Newman.
For the next few years, he also received only supporting roles in both the small and big screen. Similarly, he did recurring roles as Sergeant Steve Nelson on the popular and hit TV series ‘The Detectives’.
Eventually, he had gained success and popularity with his supporting roles in movies and Television. Additionally, his biggest break came with his role as crime-fighting super-hero Batman in the eponymous TV series in 1966.
In the same year, he also starred in the full-length feature film ‘Batman’. In addition, the TV series ‘Batman’ had to be terminated in 1968 owing to increasing costs. Post his high profile role, after seeing the hilt of success; he was reduced to making guest appearances in county fairs and rodeos.
Moreover, he was also seen in some theatrical films such as ‘The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker’, ‘The Specialist’, ‘Hardcore’, ‘Hooper’, and ‘The Happy Hooker Goes Home’.
Adam West had a net worth of $8 million dollars.
Adam West died on June 9, 2017, at the age of 88.