Burt Ward from iconic 60s TV show 'Batman' gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Ben Arnold
Contributor
Burt Ward during a ceremony honouring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (Credit: Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Burt Ward, the actor who played Robin the iconic 60s TV show of Batman, has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Speaking to Variety, the 74-year-old star joked: “It’s only been 50 years, and I am a patient person.”

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Ward was just 19 when he snared the role of Robin, opposite the late Adam West as Batman – West died in 2017 at the age of 88.

West and Ward in Surf's Up! Joker's Under!, which aired November 16, 1967 (Credit: Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

The series began in 1966 running through three series and 120 episodes in all, with a mammoth 60 over its popular second series.

Ward and West also reprised their roles for the feature-lengthed Batman: The Movie in 1966 too.

Stafford Repp, Chief of Police; Adam West as Batman; Neil Hamilton as Commissioner and Burt Ward as Robin in a scene from The Bookworm episode in the Batman TV series (Credit: Getty)

Born into show business, Ward made his first performance aged two at his parent's travelling ice skating show.

“I grew up with other people whose families were in show business, and I always wanted to be an actor, and so I studied a lot,” he added.

“As a result, things that were great were great, and things that weren't so great didn't bother me.”

Jeff Zarrinnam, from left, Donelle Dadigan, Mitch O'Farrell, Nancy O'Dell, Burt Ward, Kevin Smith, Maria Menounos and Rana Ghadban unveil a star during a ceremony honoring Burt Ward with a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame (Credit: Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Though he shot to fame playing Robin, aka Dick Grayson, he struggled to convert his early stardom into movie roles, working mostly in made-for-TV projects.

However, both he and West would frequently tour the convention and reunion circuits together, and latterly he lent his voice to iconic animated shows like The Simpsons, Futurama and Spongebob Squarepants.

Lee Meriwether attends the ceremony honouring Burt Ward with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (Credit: Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

He was joined in the unveiling ceremony on the boulevard by director and comic book fan Kevin Smith and Robert Carradine, star of Revenge of the Nerds.

Also in attendance was Lee Merriwether, the actress who played Catwoman in the Batman series.