Bob Hastings

Bob Hastings

  • Born on
    • April 18th, 1925
  • Died on
    • June 30th, 2014
Robert "Bob" Francis Hastings (April 18, 1925 – June 30, 2014) was an American radio, film, and television character actor. He also provided voices for animated cartoons. He was best known for his portrayal of annoying suck-up Lt. Elroy Carpenter, on McHale's Navy. Hastings was born in Brooklyn, New York, a son of Charles and Hazel Hastings, Sr. His father was a salesman. Hastings started in radio on "Coast-to-Coast on a Bus" (NBC). Hastings served during World War II in the United States Army Air Corps. After serving in World War II as a navigator on B-29s, he played the role of Archie Andrews in a series based on the Archie comic book series on the NBC Red Network, later just the NBC Radio Network, after NBC divested itself of its Blue Network in 1942. Archie Andrews was sponsored by Swift & Company food products. Hastings moved to television in 1949, performing in early science-fiction series, including Atom Squad. His first recurring role was as a lieutenant onPhil Silvers' Sergeant Bilko series in the late 1950s. At that time he guest-starred on Walter Brennan's ABC sitcom The Real McCoys.

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Acting (18 Credits)

2003Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman as Commissioner Jim Gordon (voice)
1998Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero as Commissioner Jim Gordon (voice)
1997The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest as Commissioner Jim Gordon (voice)
1993Batman: Mask of the Phantasm as Commissioner Jim Gordon (voice)
1981The Munsters' Revenge as Phantom of the Opera
1978Harper Valley P.T.A. as Skeeter
1978Challenge of the SuperFriends
1977The Amazing Spider-Man as Monahan
1976No Deposit, No Return as Peter
1973Charley and the Angel as News Reporter
1972The Poseidon Adventure as M. C.
1971How to Frame a Figg as Chris Groat
1970The Boatniks as Chief Walsh
1969The Love God? as Shrader
1966The New Adventures of Superman
1964McHale's Navy
1962McHale's Navy as Lt. Elroy Carpenter

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