Batman TAS Voice of Alfred, Efrem Zimbalist Jr Dies at 95


Efrem Zimbalist Jr., the great voice of Alfred Pennyworth in Batman The Animated Series has died at age 95. IGN is reporting on this tragic loss.

Zimbalist found a whole new generation of fans through his voice roles on several animated TV series, including as Doctor Octopus on Spider-Man, Justin Hammer on Iron Man, and as King Arthur on The Legend of Prince Valiant. But it was as Bruce Wayne’s droll butler and confidante Alfred Pennyworth on Batman: The Animated Series that he may be best known to IGN readers.

Zimbalist would reprise vocal duties as Alfred on The New Batman Adventures, Justice League, Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero, Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, Static Shock, Superman, and for the video game Batman: Vengeance.

Read the full IGN article, written by Jim Vejvoda, here. He died at home in Solvang, Cal. on Friday, and his Son Efrem Zimbalist III confirmed the death for the New York Times.

We here at Caped Crusades are saddened by this loss and give our condolences to the Zimbalist family. Efrem Zimbalist Jr. will always be remembered fondly by his fans who loved his vocal portrayal of Alfred Pennyworth.

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