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Bob Hastings

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Character and voice actor Bob Hastings is best known for his television work on series such as McHale's Navy and All in the Family, but he also appeared in some feature films. Born in New York in 1921, he was busy on the radio in his twenties, specializing in male ingenue and comedy roles, including portraying Archie Andrews in an NBC radio adaptations of Archie Comics in 1944. His first credited television appearance was in 1955, in the U.S. Steel Hour production of No Time for Sergeants. Hastings made his feature film debut in 1962 in the Disney production Moon Pilot, starring Tom Tryon, and that same year got his first regular series role as Lt. Elroy Carpenter, the obsequious aide to Joe Flynn's Captain Binghamton on McHale's Navy. He was with the series for four seasons, and it led to his subsequent big-screen work in the features McHale's Navy (1964) and McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force (1965). He also played Bert Ramsey on the daytime drama General Hospital and managed to work in occasional big-screen work, in pictures such as The Flim-Flam Man. In the 1970s, Hastings played the recurring character of Kelsey the tavern-keeper on All in the Family. Hastings' on-screen acting generally saw him cast as nervous, sycophantic mid-level bureaucrats, or, occasionally, as rough-hewn working-class types. But as a voice artist he has had a much wider range of portrayals, including heroes and authority figures, including the voice of Clark Kent in the 1960s Batman/Superman Hour and, in more recent decades, the voice of Commissioner Gordon on the animated Batman from Fox network. Bob Hastings is the older brother of actor Don Hastings, who is perhaps best remembered by viewers of one generation for his portrayal of the Video Ranger in Captain Video; Bob also appeared in the series, in a much less prominent role. He died in 2014, at age 89.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
60% Batman - Mystery of the Batwoman
  • Comm. Gordon
2003
84% Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
  • Commissioner Gordon
1993
No Score Yet Shadow Force
  • Mayor
1992
No Score Yet Snowballing
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Separate Ways
  • Jack
1982
No Score Yet The Munsters' Revenge
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Christmas Lilies of the Field
  • Harold Pruitt
1979
No Score Yet Harper Valley P.T.A.
  • Skeeter
1978
No Score Yet No Deposit, No Return
  • Peter
1976
No Score Yet Francis Gary Powers: Story of the U-2 Spy Incident
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Charley and the Angel
  • News Reporter
1973
No Score Yet The All-American Boy
  • Ariel Van Daumee
1973
80% The Poseidon Adventure
  • Master of Ceremonies
1972
No Score Yet How to Frame a Figg
  • Chris Groat
1971
No Score Yet The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker
  • 2nd Baseball Fan
1971
No Score Yet The Boatniks
  • Chief Walsh
1970
No Score Yet The Love God?
  • Shrader
1969
No Score Yet Angel in My Pocket
  • Ted Palish
1969
No Score Yet Bamboo Saucer
  • Garson
1968
No Score Yet McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force
  • Lt. Carpenter
1965
No Score Yet McHale's Navy
  • Lt. LeRoy Carpenter
1964
No Score Yet Moon Pilot
  • Air Force Officer
1962

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
95% Batman: The Animated Series
1992-1994
  • Actor
  • Voice
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
  • Eddie LaRue
  • 1986
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
  • Barnes Taylor Slick
  • 1984
  • 1981
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
  • Carl
  • 1980
No Score Yet Alice
1976-1985
  • George
  • 1979
No Score Yet Three's Company
1977-1984
  • Callan
  • 1979
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
  • Judge Whelan
  • 1978
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Gatekeeper
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Love Boat
1977-1986
  • Customer
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
  • Paul Tanner Hank Gidley
  • 1977
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
  • Pruitt Harvey Boone
  • 1977
  • 1975
No Score Yet All in the Family
1971-1979
  • Tommy Kelsey Kelsey
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1971
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
  • Dr. Pardan
  • 1974
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
  • George Norene Paul Carlton Mort Green Ray
  • 1974
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1968
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
  • Happy Greshler
  • 1973
No Score Yet Green Acres
1965-1971
  • Telephone Man Sheriff
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
  • Homer
  • 1968
72% Batman
1966-1968
  • Beasley
  • 1967
No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes
1965-1971
  • Piotkin
  • 1967
83% The Munsters
1964-1966
  • The Raven
  • Voice
  • 1965
  • 1964
82% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Sam
  • 1963
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Bill
  • 1961
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Superman
  • Actor

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