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Encyclopedia > Neil Hamilton (actor)

Neil Hamilton (9 September 189924 September 1984) was an American actor famous for his role as Commissioner Gordon on the Batman TV series of the 1960s.

As an only child, he was raised in a devoutly Roman Catholic household. His show business career began when he secured a job as a shirt model in magazine ads. After this he became interested in acting and joined several stock companies. This allowed him to secure his first film role in 1918, but got his big break from D.W. Griffith in The White Rose (1923). After performing in several more Griffith films, Hamilton was signed by Paramount in the late 1920s and soon became one of that studio's most popular leading men. he was steadily employed in supporting roles, and worked for just about every studio in Hollywood. He is probably best known to audiences, however, as Police Commissioner Gordon in the TV series Batman. He played the character of Commisioner Gordon very straight laced and did not think much of Adam West's Batman. He passed away in 1984 after an asthma attack.

Selected filmography

External links

  • 1966 Batman TV Heroes - Neil Hamilton (http://www.geocities.com/~1966/nhamil.htm)
  • Neil Hamilton at The Internet Movie Database (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0358076/)

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James Neil Hamilton (9 September, 1899–24 September, 1984) was an American actor famous for his role as Commissioner Gordon on the Batman TV series of the 1960s.
In 1960, Hamilton got another break later in his career when he suddenly replaced Richard Cromwell, who was planning a comeback of sorts.
Hamilton was quickly signed by producer Maury Dexter for 20th Century Fox's planned production of The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come co-starring Jimmie Rodgers and Chill Wills because Cromwell took sick and died on October 11, 1960 of complications from liver cancer.
Neil Hamilton (287 words)
Neil Hamilton is a former Conservative MP in the United Kingdom.
During the election of 1997, Hamilton, still claiming his innocence of any wrong-doing, was determined to hold onto his parliamentary seat in what was then one of the safest Conservative constituencies in the country.
The media coverage surrounding Neil Hamilton and his refusal to stand aside, along with other allegations of sleaze[?] levelled at the party, severely de-railed the Conservative's election campaign and contributed to the worst defeat the Conservative party had suffered for 150 years.
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