Forget Christian Bale and Michael Keaton: For a generation of fans, Kevin Conroy is Batman. Over the past 23 years, the actor has voiced the Caped Crusader in more than 30 projects, ranging from Batman: The Animated Series to Justice League: Doom to Batman: Arkham Knight -- and he's not about to allow Donald Trump to lay claim to the cape and cowl.
Campaigning over the weekend at the Iowa State Fair, the presidential candidate took groups of children a ride in his $7 million customized helicopter. Asked by a 9-year-old boy whether he's Batman, the Republican frontrunner now famously replied in a husky voice, "I am Batman."
Although talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel seems to think the billionaire would make a pretty good Dark Knight, Conroy holds a decidedly different opinion.
Tweeting a photo of himself in front of the massive Arkham Knight billboard in New York City's Times Square, Conroy set the record straight, writing, "I hear a guy with a big mouth & bad hair running for president claims to be Batman. Let's be clear he is NOT Batman!"
Presumably, he said that last line in a gravelly voice, which should make it very clear.
I hear a guy with a big mouth & bad hair running for president claims to be Batman. Let's be clear he is NOT Batman! pic.twitter.com/rQWa9fxaVi
— Kevin Conroy (@RealKevinConroy) August 18, 2015