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Bruce Timm

Bruce Timm

Bruce Walter Timm (born February 5, 1961) is an animator and television producer. He is also a writer and artist working in comics. He is well known for his contributions building the modern DCAU.


Timm's early career in animation was varied; he started at Filmation, working on the layout of Blackstar, Flash Gordon and The Lone Ranger. He also worked for numerous other employers, including Don Bluth Productions, and attempted to find work at Marvel Comics and DC Comics, but without luck. In 1989, Timm joined Warner Brothers.

At Warner, Timm worked on Tiny Toon Adventures. However, he is best known for his subsequent work on the animated series based on various DC Comics superheroes. Timm was the co-creator and producer of Batman: The Animated Series, which premiered in September 1992, and went on to co-create and produce Superman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures, and Batman Beyond. He also served as producer on the feature-length Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker before taking the helm as creator and producer of the animated version of Justice League, this series continued in the form of Justice League Unlimited. Timm was also the executive producer of the Teen Titans animated series.

While Timm does not usually work as an actor, he has provided voices for some characters in the animated series and movies he has been involved in. His most notable appearances include voicing the Mad Bomber and J-Man.


While Timm is primarily known for his work in animation, he has also worked in comics, a lifelong passion for him. He was involved with Batman Adventures and has also worked on Avengers and Vampirella. He is also a popular cover and pin-up artist.

In 1994, Timm and Paul Dini won the Eisner Award for Best Single Story for Batman Adventures: Mad Love. He won the same prize the next year as well, for Batman Adventures Holiday Special, with Dini, Ronnie del Carmen and others.

He also co-created Harley Quinn (with writer Paul Dini), working from Dini's original design.

DCAU filmography[]

Batman: The Animated Series

Batman Beyond

Feature film[]

Justice League

Justice League Unlimited

Non-canon material[]


  • Nolen-Weathington, Eric & Timm, Bruce (2004). Modern Masters Volume 3: Bruce Timm. TwoMorrows Publishing. ISBN 1-893905-30-6.

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