Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon, calls Batman and Robin when there’s trouble in the city. He is Barbara Gordon’s (Batgirl’s) father, but he doesn’t know that.
“I don’t know who he is behind that mask of his but I do know when we need him…. and we need him .. now!”
- Born on 9th September 1899 in Lynn, Massachusetts, USA.
- Died 24th September 1984 in California (asthma)
- Carrer began modelling shirts for magazines
- Got his big break for his role in the 1923 film, “The White Rose”
- Late 1920’s he signed up to Paramount where he became a leading actor
“I was trained to know every line like I know my own name, but to say it like it was being said for the first time. Acting is a means of earning a living to me. That is all.”
In 1966 at the age of 67, he took on the role of Commissioner Gordon in Batman. He never was one to cut up and took his role very seriously on the Batman set. He detested wearing make up and in his role, he never felt it was a comedy.
Occasionally he became angry at Stafford Repp when he felt his Irish brogue was a little too thick or Adam West for laughing at a line. Neil always was the polished professional and in his portrayal, he was one of the few who could sound believable in some of the funny lines he spoke.