When people hear I'm a Batman fan for the first time they usually wind up asking me who my favorite Batman is. My answer - Kevin Conroy. While some other actors have done a great job portraying my favorite superhero/billionaire, no one has ever captured him as completely as Conroy for me. So when I saw the newly Twittered Conroy post a link to a clip of him acting in Matlock back in the day, I was interested to see what he'd look, and especially sound, like.
I usually only saw Conroy as THE VOICE (in fact, Newsarama just named him #1 perfectly cast voice actors) and while I knew he had a career doing more than that, this was the first time I actually saw him act. I couldn't get over how much he reminded me of Bruce Wayne! As I watched his lips move I actually saw the cowl surrounding the rest of his face.
Of course that got me thinking (as Batman has a tendency to get me to do), what would it have been like if Conroy had played the Dark Knight back then? Well, I called in a favor from a friend and...
I think my job here is done.