Voice of Alfred Pennyworth from Batman: The Animated Series Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Passes Away
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.03.2014
He was 95...
TMZ reports that actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. passed away on Friday (May 2). He was 95 years old.
Zimbalist previously starred in the 1960s and '70s TV series The FBI. In addition, he also voiced Alfred Pennyworth, the butler and confidante of Batman/Bruce Wayne, in the classic 1990s show Batman: The Animated Series. Zimbalist would also return to voice Alfred again throughout the years in Superman: The Animated Series, The New Adventures of Batman, Static Shock, and Justice League, all of which were continuations from Batman: The Animated Series. On the Marvel side of the aisle, he also voiced Doctor Octopus/Otto Octavius in the 1990s Spider-Man: The Animated Series show as well.
Zimbalist's daughter, Stephanie Zimbalist, starred in the hit 1980s show Remington Steele, in which Efrem Zimbalist also had a recurring role. He also appeared in such shows as 77 Sunset Strip, Zorro, and Babylon 5.