Pat Hingle, the actor known most recently for his roles as Commissioner Gordon in the first four “Batman” movies, has died. Hingle suffered from a form of blood cancer called myelodyspasia. He was 84 years old.
Pat Hingle: Commissioner Gordon
Pat Hingle played in dozens of movies and Broadway shows. It was his turn as Batman’s Commissioner Gordon, however, that reintroduced him to the masses most prominently in recent years. Hingle took on the Commissioner Gordon role in 1989’s “Batman,” 1992’s “Batman Returns,” 1995’s “Batman Forever,” and 1997’s “Batman and Robin.” Hingle also had small parts in recent movies such as “Talladega Nights” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.”
Pat Hingle’s film career dates back to 1954. He appeared in such classics as “Norma Rae” and “On the Waterfront.” On the stage, he was part of the original casts of plays such as “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “J.B.,” and “The Dark at the Top of the Stairs.”
Hingle leaves behind five children, 11 grandchildren, and his wife of 29 years.
Pat Hingle Photos
Pat Hingle Video
The following video shows Pat Hingle reflecting on his career during a 2008 interview: