Here’s a great blast from the past. The commercial that started it all! Producers developing the classic Batman series saw this commercial and the dry wit of Adam as Agent Q, and decided to invite him for a screen test. The rest is history. Enjoy!
We hope you had a chance to visit the Dolby Laboratories Facebook page in the last couple weeks, install their app and enter for a chance to have Adam do a dramatic reading of one of your status updates. As part of Dolby’s Status Update Theater campaign, Adam is helping Dolby “make everything more real, intense, and entertaining. Even your Facebook updates.” For the lucky among you who entered, Adam will be reading the winner’s updates live tomorrow 2/18/2011! And even if you didn’t, you can check it out by clicking here.
Adam is the voice of the new Hebrew National hot dogs campaign from ad agency SapientNitro and directed by Jeremy Konner of the HBO series Funny Or Die Presents. “If it were any more beefy, your mind would literally be blown…kablamy.” Check out two of the new spots below.
Adam West will be starring in an upcoming Dolby Laboratories social media ad campaign. The campaign will be based around the idea that Dolby sound systems “make everything sound great.” Facebook users will be able to submit their best status updates, have them voted on by a panel of judges, and if chosen, they will be dramatically acted out on film by Adam himself. Winners will then be able to post the video to their Facebook pages. The event takes place February 18th so you better sharpen up your Facebookin’ skills. Read the full article here.
Adam West in top pre-Batman form in this vintage commercial for Kellogg’s Flosted Fwakes…err…Prosted Fakes…guess you better just watch this recently uncovered gem yourself.
Adam plays a role in the recently launched Butterfinger campaign. The fun, absurdly wacky campaign features the antics of the Buttefinger Defense League composed of Erik Estrada, Lou Ferrigno and Charisma Carpenter. Their mission, to track down who’s behind a string of Butterfinger thefts plaguing the city. Hmm…I wonder who could be masterminding this nefarious plot?
Adam teams up with Rich Fields, announcer for The Price Is Right, to terrorize the CBS back lot in this wacky promo for the new Price Is Right iPhone game. To check out more funny videos featuring special guests like Lou Ferrigno check out the Rich Fields Gone Wild Youtube channel.
As part of the “What’s Adam West Watching” campaign promoting Fox’s upcoming TV line-up, Adam recorded some great radio commercials. Here are a few of them for your listening pleasure. Hope you find them as strange, funny and truly entertaining as we did! AdamWestFoxPromo1 AdamWestFoxPromo2 AdamWestFoxPromo3 AdamWestFoxPromo4
TV guide has posted a great story covering the new Fox “What’s Adam West Watching?” promo campaign as well as an interview with Adam West. Here’s an excerpt: Adam West, star of a new Fox network promotional campaign called “What’s Adam West Watching,” couldn’t be more comfortable with comedy. This is the man, after all, who played one of the darkest crime fighters for campy laughs. “They have the Dark Knight, OK? I’m the bright knight, if you will,” says the star of the ’60s series Batman. The 81-year-old actor’s cool deadpan still serves him well in duties ranging from mayor of Quahog on Family Guy to the new promos, in which he tells viewers which Fox shows he loves, with much comedy along the way. TVGuide.com recently caught up with West. The rest of the story can be found here.
At the CBS Studios in Studio City, I did an on-camera interview with regards to THE FAMILY GUY for FOX Promotions. All went well and the writers and producers there were all a very clever guys. They seem to ‘understand’ my humor. The NBC pilot that I did a few years back, titled, LOOKWELL was always mentioned by these talented young guys. We all laughed as the pilot gags were remembered. About a week later I get a call from my agent saying the same talented writers and producers want to do a series of sketches on what Adam West is watching on the FOX Network. Once I read the inventive scripts I knew I should do these clever, yet very offbeat sketches. We filmed them all within an eight hour day….starting around 11 ayem until 7pm….complete with set props and costume changes. The crew went from one sketch to another. It was just that fast. I was very pleased with the outcome. And from my e-mails so are many of you. Bat wishes, ADAM WEST