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The Minstrel

The Minstrel

The Minstrel, a lute-playing electronics genius! One of Batman’s smartest villains!

Van Johnson

Date of birth (location)
25 August 1916
Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Johnson was exempt from fighting in world war two due to a car accident.

He was best known for his productions with MGM.

His career in the 1960s & 70’s was mainly stage work.


The Minstrel didn’t take part in the bat-fights as he hated physical violence.