Thursday, February 23, 2012

Legends of the Superheroes (1979): Where are They Now?


LAST UPDATED September 2, 2016. This was a two episode 1960s Batman-style superhero comedy series that aired in 1979.  The entire second episode was a roast hosted by Ed McMahon where villains who tried to destroy the Earth in the first episode were allowed to come and go freely.  All appeared in both episodes unless noted by (1) or (2). Specific titles noted only for 2014-on. Information derived from the imdb. All known cast members noted.

Jeff Altman (Weather Wizard): last known acting role in 2010; as Self: Late Show with David Letterman (2 episodes 2014).
Charlie Callas (Sinestro): died in 2011.
Gabriel Dell (Mordru): died in 1988.
Frank Gorshin (The Riddler) (1): died in 2005.
Howard Morris (Dr. Sivana): died in 2005, though imdb has 2013 acting role.
Mickey Morton (Solomon Grundy): died in 1993.
William Schallert (Retired Man/Scarlet Cyclone): died in 2016; in 2 Broke Girls (1 episode 2014); as Self, filming: Workers Con (2016).
Burt Ward (Robin): in Batman: Arkham Knight (2015 video game); Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016)  completed; Star Quest (nd) in post-production; as Self: Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3: Magical Friendship (2015), Na Na Na Batman (2014), Batmania Born (2014).
Adam West (Batman): in Family Guy (22 episodes 2014-2016), The Big Bang Theory (1 episode 2016), Moonbeam City (1 episode 2015), Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (3 episodes 2015), Batman: Arkham Knight (2015 video game), Scooby Doo and the Beach Beastie (2015), Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff (2014 video game); Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016) completed; as Self: Jay Leno's Garage (1 episode 2016), Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3: Magical Friendship (2015), Comic Book Men (1 episode 2015), Electric Playground (4 episodes 2014), Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (2014 video game), Huffpost Live (1 episode 2014), The Playboy Morning Show (1 episode 2014), My Music: '65-'67 Rock Rewind (2014), Na Na Na Batman (2014), Hangin with Batman (2014), Bats of the Round Table (2014), Batmania Born (2014), Holy Memorabilia Batman! (2014).
A’leisha Brevard (Giganta): last known acting role in 1981.
Garrett Craig (Captain Marvel): last known acting role in 1979.
Howard Murphy (Green Lantern): last known acting role in 1982 (also Production Assistant).
Danuto Rylko Soderman (Black Canary): no other known acting roles; as Self in 1988.
Bill Nuckols (Hawkman): last known acting role in 1979.
Rod Haase (The Flash): last known acting role in 1985.
Barbara Joyce (The Huntress): died in 2010.
Gary Owens (Narrator): died in 2015; The Adventures of Kaitlyn Kitty Kat Kay (2016) filming.
Ruth Buzzi (Aunt Minerva) (2): last known acting role in 2007, as Self in 2009.
Pat Carroll (Esther Hall) (2): in BFF's (2014); as Self: Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration (2015), Pioneers of Television (1 episode 2014).
June Gable (Rhoda Rooter) (2): last known acting role in 2012.
Brad Sanders (Ghetto Man) (2): in Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016), The Vampire Diaries (1 episode 2015), White Water (2015), Drumline: A New Beat (2014); The Leap (2017) in post-production.
Alfie Wise (The Atom) (2): last known acting role in 2000.
Ed McMahon (Host) (2): died in 2009
Marsha Warfield (Woman in phone booth - uncredited) (1): last known acting role in 1999 but Class N Session (unknown episodes 2017) in post-production; as Self in 2003.

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