Bill Newton

Headshot of Bill Newton

Bill Newton, was born September 19th, 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington to father Otto, a farmer and mother Audrey, and opera singer.

By Age 10, he had a large collection of comic books and starting in 1939, Batman (who appeared in Detective Comics) made a big impression on him.

Newton got a job as a disc jockey at a local radio station fresh out of college and after travelling through Europe following his army service, he got work on a children's program filming in Hawaii, and in 1959 he came to Hollywood.

After seven years in tinsel town, he achieved momentous fame in his signature role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the hit tv show "Batman (1966)" and the subsequent movie version, "Batman (1966)" made him an international.