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This article is written from the Real World perspective Bruce Timm

Bob Hastings (born April 18, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York - June 30, 2014 in Burbank, California) was an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Lt. Elroy Carpenter on McHale's Navy. He was the voice of Commissioner James Gordon in the DCAU.

DCAU filmography[]

Batman: The Animated Series

Feature films

Superman: The Animated Series

The New Batman Adventures

Feature film

Gotham Girls

Static Shock

Non-canon material[]

Background information[]

  • Hastings began his career in New York radio in the early 1940s, performing as an adolescent singer on The National Barn Dance and as part of the young repertory company on Coast to Coast on a Bus. By 1944, he was playing the lead on Archie Andrews (based on the comic books) along with episodic work on other series through the 1940s and 1950s, including a few henchmen on the radio Superman series and frequent appearances on The Cavalcade Of America and the sci-fi series Dimension X and X-Minus One.
  • Hastings made the adjustment to television as early as 1949, initially working in both New York and Hollywood, with early on-camera appearances on Captain Video (a regular as cadet Hal), The Phil Silvers Show (as various military aides), and Car 54, Where Are You. He became increasingly prominent as a regular foil on sitcoms, notably as Lt. Elroy Carpenter on McHale's Navy, saloonkeeper Tommy Kelsey on All In The Family, and even a stint as the voice of the cuckoo clock raven on The Munsters. He also voiced Superboy in various Filmation Superman shorts between 1966 and 1969.
  • Hastings' other TV work included guest spots on a range of sitcoms, dramas, and fantasy shows, including Green Acres, The Rockford Files, The Incredible Hulk, and Murder, She Wrote.

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