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Burt Ward is an American actor with a net worth of $2.5 million. Burt Ward generated his net worth chiefly from his role as Batman’s sidekick Robin in the 1960s TV series, Batman as well as the movie, Batman: The Movie (1966). Ahead of the Californian-created Ward was known as Batman’s partner in crime, he was named the planet ‘s youngest professional ice skater by As Strange as it Appears magazine — in the age of two. Growing up, Ward was into activity-filled comic books and TV shows and from the age of 19, he became the much-loved action hero, Robin in the 1960s series, Batman.

Burt Ward Net Worth $2.5 Million Dollars

Unlike Batman (played by Adam West), Ward performed all his stunts scenes — this is because his mask revealed more of his facial features, making it impossible for a professional stuntman to take on the dangerous jobs. While enjoying the success of Batman, Ward released a sequence of tunes which included Boy Wonder, a variation of Nat King Cole’s The Orange Colored Sky and Teenage Bill of Rights. Since Batman, Ward has appeared in over 30 made-for-television movies and has written his autobiography, Boy Wonder: My Life in Tights. Batman also founded a dog charity called Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions, with his wife Tracy Posner.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 6, 1945
Birth place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Education:University of California, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills High School
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Tracy Posner (m. 1990), Kathy Kersh (m. 1967–1969), Bonney Lindsey (m. 1965–1966)
Children:Melody Lane Ward, Lisa Ann Ward
Parents:Bert John Gervis Sr., Marjorie Ward
Awards:TV Land Anniversary Award, TV Land Favorite Crimestopper Award, TV Land Favorite Crimestopper Duo Award
Movies:Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt, Moving Targets, Karate Raider, Assault of the Party Nerds 2, Beach Babes From Beyond, Virgin High, Kill Crazy, Batman, Hot Under The Collar, Batmania: From Comics to Screen
TV shows:Tarzan and the Super 7, Legends of the Superheroes, The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour, The New Adventures of Batman, Batman

Interesting Facts

1Off-the Batman (1966) set, which was the pilot episode, and for the first 4 days, he was sent to the emergency room, due to substantial injuries, who nearly didn't survived.
2Credits Adam West as his favorite acting mentor/best friend.
3Surrogate son of Adam West.
4Decided to take a screen name due to concerns that his real last name Gervis, pronounced with a soft G, could be mispronounced by the press or public with a hard G. In addition, Ward respelled his first name Bert with a U as opposed to an E to add some punch to the name.
5Revealed that he actually had fun with Adam West on Batman (1966).
6Ex-son-in-law of Mort Lindsey.
7His acting mentor was Adam West.
8Operates Boy Wonder Visual Effects, Inc., which provides 3D animation and visual effects for feature films and television. [July 2001]
9Ward has said that he was considered for the role, that went to Dustin Hoffman, in The Graduate (1967). However, his connection with the television series Batman (1966) prevented him from being considered seriously for the role.
10It has been suggested that Ward was given that screen name by the producers of the television series Batman (1966) because his character, Dick Grayson, was Bruce Wayne's ward. Ward says he chose the screen name, himself, as it was his mother's maiden name.
11After graduating from high school, he attended college, while working part-time for his father's real estate company.
12Best known by the public for his starring role as Robin/Dick Grayson on the television series Batman (1966).
13Was the third actor to play the comic book character Robin/Dick Grayson.
14He excelled in high school activities such as football, track and wrestling; he was also a member of the chess club and has a black belt in Taekwondo.
15He was the world's youngest professional skater at the age of three.
16During his run as Robin on Batman (1966), one influential Roman Cathoic organization was outraged by the fit of Robin's tights. He wore one and even two supporters at one point but they were still not pleased.
17The late movie star Bruce Lee, who also played Kato on the television series The Green Hornet (1966), was neighbors and close friends with Burt.
18He used a total of 352 "holy" words throughout the entire 120 episodes of the television series Batman (1966).
19Learning to speed read, he was tested before the American Medical Society in Beverly Hills. His highest speed: 30,000 words per minute with 90% comprehension. He was featured in an article entitled, "Will the Real Boy Wonder Please Stand Up?" and appeared on the national reading show, "Read Right".
20He recorded a record with Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, "Orange Colored Sky and Boy Wonder I Love You".
21When asked to give a speech at Harvard about his role on Batman (1966), he brought the original costume, said to be valued at a half-million dollars. Some students came up to him dressed as security guards and told him they would keep the costume safe. Then in the middle of the speech, one student stood up and asked, "When is a costume not a costume? When it's stolen." The lights dimmed and the students grabbed the costume and made off. After snapping pictures with one another in the cape, they later called Ward and gave the costume back. The ringleader of the gang? Harvard Lampoon editor Conan O'Brien.
22Wrote an autobiography, "Boy Wonder: My Life In Tights", in which he described his experiences on the set of the television series Batman (1966), his relationship with co-star Adam West and his sexual escapades with his fans.
23Daughter, Lisa Ward, was born in 1966; daughter, Melody Lane Ward, was born in February 16, 1991.
24Runs a charity that rescues and cares for abandoned Great Dane dogs.

Net Worth & Salary

Batman (1966)$350 /week (first season)


1His iconic role as Robin on Batman (1966)


1[on Adam West]: I must tell you that Adam West and myself had stuntmen. But they had a policy on Batman. Whenever there was something dangerous (which seemed to be in every episode) they always said, "Use Burt." So I was always getting hurt. Because my stuntman was off having coffee with Adam West! I'll never forget that the very first shot on the very first day in the Batmobile, I'm dressed in my costume, we come barreling out of the Batcave, I noticed that Adam wasn't driving. I said, "Why are you driving? Why are you in the costume?". He said, "I am a stuntman. I'm a specialist in racing cars." I said, "Oh! Why am I here? Don't I have a stuntman?" "You have one. He's over there having coffee with Adam West." I said, "What's going on here? If it's so dangerous that Adam needs a stuntman, why don't you have a stuntman for me?". And the answer came back, "Because your stuntman doesn't look like you." For three and a half years, in prime time, I had a wonderful stuntman but I did all the stunts because he didn't look like me!
2[Who wore a different type of material glove than his series lead, Adam West, who played Batman]: The show was rushed into production when it was picked up as a mid-season replacement. It was originally planned as a regular season show to premiere in September of 1966. What was supposed to be at least 6 months of preparation time, turned out to be 5 weeks! Many of the costumes, props and even the Batmobile weren't finished when we began production. As things were completed, they put them into the show. You'll notice my boots also changed. Adam had the real challenge as the first cowl that was made for him was much too small. I still remember seeing him grimace as he pulled it on and off - it was about two sizes too small.
3[on his longtime friendship with Adam West, who played Bruce Wayne (aka Batman (1966))]: Adam and I have been very close friends. We're very, very, dear friends. Adam was like a mentor for me. I mean, he had a lot of experience in acting and for me, doing Batman, was my very first thing. We've always been good friends, we're dear friends, now!
4[on the difference in Batman (1966) and Batman Forever (1995)]: We did a family show. Our show was oriented towards mom and dad and the kids, teenagers. Everybody could watch our show. The three Batman movies that have come out, the studio must feel that they need to present this in a much darker, more ominous, more violent, more degrading way, because they didn't want any association with anything that was uplifting or wholesome or all-American apple pie. And that's the answer to it. I don't happen to agree with it. I honestly think that Adam [Adam West] and I could have done an incredible job doing the roles. Let me tell you something, this is not against the other actors like 'Val Kilmer' or Michael Keaton. They're great, too. But Adam West and I were Batman and Robin. And just like you have Star Trek (1966) that had 'William Shatner' and Leonard Nimoy in the original series, which was followed by, I don't know, five, six, probably now going to be seven features, all of which were successful, there's no reason we couldn't have done it. It's just that there is some theory that you have to kill so many people per second and you have to have such death-defying violence that we could not be believed. And to be honest with you, if we were going to do it, we wouldn't have wanted to do it that same way. We believe you can have all the kinds of entertainment you want to appeal to all ages. Because right now you have a movie that only should be seen by adults, these three films, and when I went to see the movie, I was very upset to see children two, three, four, five, six years old in that theatre that should never have been in there.
5I learned a great deal from Batman (1966). It was an experience I will treasure forever. It gave me a fantastic opportunity. It has enabled me to meet and be welcomed by people throughout the world. Having seen me on television, they treat me as though I'm their friend, as though I've been in their home before.
6[1987 interview] I truly believe I've made a valuable contribution to the entertainment industry. I feel I'm now making an equally valuable contribution through my work helping charities. I expect that my acting career will also continue. Eventually, what I'm presently doing in film distribution will join forces with what I want to do in film performing. I intend to accomplish much more in many different areas of my life -- and I'm confident that you will continue hearing about me.
7[on shooting Batman (1966)]: I was new. This was my first job. One of the scenes was in the same show, where The Riddler shoots me with a dart in the arm, and I fall down, and he presses a button in the Batmobile, and all these fireworks go off. They said it was a one-take thing and nobody could move. Well, here I didn't move, and the ashes burned through my cape, and I had third-degree burns and scars on my arm because I didn't want to make any noise and ruin the shot.
8[on auditioning for Batman (1966)] To be perfectly honest, I didn't even know what I was trying out for. The producers didn't tell me. I remember that I went in for my screen test and two guys pulled off my pants and pulled on these leotards. I was afraid I was auditioning for a porno flick.
9Playing Robin was everything I could want. It was me being allowed to be myself. I was exactly what the producers imagined Robin would be like.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite CrimestopperBatman (1966)· Adam West
2004TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite Crimestopper DuoBatman (1966)· Adam West




Batman vs. Two-Face2017Video filmingDick Grayson Robin (voice)
Star Questpost-productionWayne
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders2016Dick Grayson Robin (voice)
SpongeBob SquarePants2010TV SeriesYoung Barnacle Boy
From Heaven to Hell2002
Pacino Is Missing2002Guard
The Simpsons2002TV SeriesRobin
Moving Targets1999O'Malley
Clueless1999TV SeriesBurt Ward
Homeboys in Outer Space1997TV SeriesGerbil
Alien Force1996VideoOmnipresent Praxima
Karate Raider1995
Living Single1995TV SeriesBurt Ward
Assault of the Party Nerds 2: The Heavy Petting Detective1995Randolph
Reverse Heaven1994Doctor
Beach Babes from Beyond1993Mr. Bun
The Dwelling1993VideoCrasmire
Hot Under the Collar1992The Pope
Virgin High1991Dick Murphy
Smoothtalker1990Lab Technician
Kill Crazy1990VideoMichael
The Girl I Want1990Dad
Cyber-C.H.I.C.1990Harry Truman Hodgkins
Robot Ninja1989Stanley Kane
The Under Achievers1987Bowmont
Fire in the Night1986Paul
High School U.S.A.1984TV MovieTeacher
Legends of the Superheroes1979TV SeriesRobin
Tarzan and the Super 71978TV SeriesRobin (Dick Grayson) (voice)
The New Adventures of Batman1977TV SeriesRobin Dick Grayson
Scream, Evelyn, Scream!1970Dune Buggy Driver
Batman1966-1968TV SeriesRobin
Batgirl1967TV ShortRobin Dick Grayson
Batman: The Movie1966Robin Dick Grayson

Visual Effects

Visual Effects

Out of Time2003/Ivisual effects executive producer: Boy Wonder
Bulletproof Monk2003visual effects producer: Boy Wonder VFX
Vampires: Los Muertos2002compositor
What's the Worst That Could Happen?2001compositing artist



VH-1 Where Are They Now?1999TV Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryHimself - Interviewee / Robin
Desperation Boulevard1998Himself
Woof! It's a Dog's Life with Matthew Margolis1998TV SeriesHimself
The Anti Gravity Room1995TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995TV SeriesHimself
Vicki!1994TV SeriesHimself
Holy Batmania1989Video documentary shortHimself / Robin
Batman and Robin and the Other Super Heroes1989Video documentaryHimself - Presenter
Bat Talk1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
CBS This Morning1989TV SeriesHimself
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous1986TV Series documentaryHimself
Family Feud1983TV SeriesHimself
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration1978TV SpecialHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1975TV SeriesHimself - Actor
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite1969TV SeriesHimself
Hinter den Sternen - Kulissengespräche über das internationale Showgeschäft1968TV Series documentaryRobin
The Woody Woodbury Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1967TV SeriesHimself
You Don't Say1967TV SeriesHimself
Dream Girl of '671967TV SeriesHimself - Bachelor Judge
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3: Magical Friendship2015TV SpecialHimself (voice)
Batmania Born2014ShortHimself
Na Na Na Batman2014Video shortHimself
Futurama2013TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Starring Adam West2013DocumentaryHimself
Pioneers of Television2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Fox and Friends2012TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Treasure2011TV SeriesHimself
MKP Celebrity Talk2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
TV Land's Top Ten2005-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Biography2000-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt2003TV MovieHimself
Hollywood Squares2002TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Panelist
After They Were Famous2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows2001TV SpecialHimself
Batman Featurette2001Video documentary shortHimself
Donny & Marie1999TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Nostalgia Critic2016TV Series60's Robin
Inside Edition2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Batkid Begins2015DocumentaryRobin
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryRobin
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesRobin Dick Grayson
De Superman à Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-héros2001TV Movie documentaryRobin
Reputations2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 11999TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Biography1997TV Series documentary
Action Heroes of Movies & T.V.: A Campy Compilation1989Video documentaryRobin
The Green Hornet1967TV SeriesRobin

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