Born: 1915 October 24 in New York, New York, United States

Died: 1998 November 3 in Los Angeles, California, United States

Biography: Robert Kane (who was born Robert Kahn) was an American comic book writer and artist who co-created, with Bill Finger, the DC Comics character Batman. In 1994, he was inducted into the comic book industry's Jack Kirby Hall of Fame. And in 1996, he was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.

Notes: To be confirmed against the Who's Who entry.


Name:

    Bob Kane Type: Common Alternative Name

Other Names:

  1. Robert Kahn Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Robert Family name: Kahn
  2. Robert Kane Type: Changed Name
  3. Robert Kaye Type: Pen Name
  4. Ted Raye Type: Pen Name

Schools:

  1. DeWitt Clinton High School [Bronx] ? to ?

  2. Art Students League of New York ? to ?

  3. Cooper Union School of Art [NYC] ? to ?


Signatures:

  1. Bob Kane [generic]
  2. Lou Reed [generic]
  3. Rob't Kane [generic]
  4. Ted Raye [generic]

Awards:

  1. 1978: Inkpot Award - [no name]
  2. 1994: Harvey Award - Jack Kirby Hall of Fame
  3. 1996: Eisner Award - Hall of Fame

Art Influences:

Bob Kane (b. 1915) stated influences by:
  1. Milton Caniff (b. 1907)
  2. Billy DeBeck (b. 1890)
  3. Alex Raymond (b. 1909)
Influences by Bob Kane (b. 1915) were stated by:
  1. Orlando Busino (b. 1926)

Non Comics Works:

  1. Publication Title: Ariel: A Fantasy Magazine, #1 (magazine) - Role: artist - Year: 1976
    Employer Name : The Morning Star Press
    Work Title: Will the Real Bruce Wayne Please Stand Up?
    Notes: Interior artwork (with Neal Adams and Carmine Infantino) for Tappan King's story in the magazine edited by Thomas Durwood.

  2. Publication Title: Batman (movie) - Role: - Year: 1989
    Employer Name : Warner Bros.
    Notes: Project consultant for Tim Burton's movie.

  3. Publication Title: Batman & Bill (movie) - Role: actor - Year: 2017
    Notes: Participation in archive footage for Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce's documentary.

  4. Publication Title: Batman & Robin (movie) - Role: - Year: 1997
    Employer Name : Warner Bros.
    Notes: Project consultant for Joel Schumacher's movie.

  5. Publication Title: Batman and Me (book) - Role: writer - Year: 1989
    Employer Name : Eclipse Books
    Notes: Writer (with Tom Andrae), cover and interior artwork for his autobiography.

  6. Publication Title: Batman and Me: A Devotion to Destiny, the Bob Kane Story (television) - Role: actor - Year: 2008
    Employer Name : Amity Pictures Production
    Notes: Participation by archive footage in Alexander Gray and Jeff Maynard's documentary.

  7. Publication Title: Batman Black & White 1st Appearance by Bob Kane Figure (other) - Role: artist
    Employer Name : Entertainment Earth
    Notes: Based on Kane's art from the debut of Batman in Detective Comics #27.

  8. Publication Title: Batman DC Comics Forever Stamps (other) - Role: artist - Year: 2014
    Employer Name : USPS
    Notes: Set with 20 stamps, with 4 of them with art by Bob Kane.

  9. Publication Title: Batman Forever (movie) - Role: - Year: 1995
    Employer Name : Warner Bros.
    Notes: Project consultant for Joel Schumacher's movie.

  10. Publication Title: Batman Returns (movie) - Role: - Year: 1992
    Employer Name : Warner Bros.
    Notes: Project consultant for Tim Burton's movie.

  11. Publication Title: Batman Returns Villains: Catwoman (television) - Role: actor - Year: 2005
    Employer Name : New Wave Entertainment
    Notes: Participation by archive footage in the documentary.

  12. Publication Title: Batman Unmasked (television) - Role: artist - Year: 2008
    Employer Name : Prometheus Entertainment
    Notes: Art contributor for Steven Smith's TV documentary.

  13. Publication Title: Batman: The Complete Knightfall Saga (book) - Role: writer - Year: 1994
    Employer Name : Time Warner AudioBooks
    Notes: Writer (with John Whitman) for the audio book.

  14. Publication Title: Bob (television) - Role: actor - Year: 1993
    Employer Name : Paramount Television
    Work Title: You Can't Win
    Notes: Participation in 1 episode of the Bill Steinkellner, Cheri Steinkellner, and Phoef Sutton's TV series.

  15. Publication Title: Cool McCool (television) - Role: writer - Years: 1966 - 1969
    Employer Name : King Features Syndicate
    Notes: Creator (with Al Brodax) and script editor of the TV animation series.

  16. Publication Title: Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse (television) - Role: writer - Years: 1960 - 1962
    Employer Name : Trans-Artists Productions
    Notes: Creator of the TV animation series.

  17. Publication Title: De Superman à Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-héros (television) - Role: artist - Year: 2001
    Notes: Art contributor for Michel Viotte's documentary.

  18. Publication Title: Gamma #16 (magazine) - Role: artist - Year: 1967
    Employer Name : Edizioni dello Scorpione
    Work Title: Superman al luna park
    Notes: Artwork for Valentino De Carlo's story in the magazine edited by Valentino De Carlo.

  19. Publication Title: Gotham's Arkham Knight (television) - Role: writer - Year: 2014
    Work Title: Dinner with the Bat
    Notes: Second writer, with Jesse Norris, for TV mini-series' episode.

  20. Publication Title: In the Director's Chair: The Man Who Invented Edward Scissorhands (television) - Role: actor - Year: 1990
    Employer Name : Extended Wings
    Notes: Participation in the Roland Mesa's mockumentary about Tim Burton.

  21. Publication Title: Kotobukiya SDCC Exclusive First Appearance Batman Limited Edition ArtFX+ Statue (other) - Role: artist - Year: 2013
    Employer Name : Kotobukiya
    Notes: Artwork for the statue's design.

  22. Publication Title: La petite histoire des super-héros (movie) - Role: actor - Year: 2017
    Employer Name : Pyla Prod & Ugoprod
    Notes: Participation by archive footage in Cédric Couvez's documentary.

  23. Publication Title: Legends of the Dark Knight: The History of Batman (television) - Role: actor - Year: 2005
    Employer Name : New Wave Entertainment, Warner Bros. Entertainment
    Notes: Participation by archive footage in Constantine Nasr's documentary.

  24. Publication Title: Miss USA Pageant 1980 (television) - Role: - Year: 1980
    Employer Name : Kayser-Roth
    Notes: Judge in the TV show.

  25. Publication Title: Riddle Me This: Why Is Batman Forever? (television) - Role: actor - Year: 1995
    Employer Name : Warner Bros.
    Notes: Participation in the documentary.

  26. Publication Title: Sam Singer (television) - Role: writer - Years: 1960 - 1969
    Employer Name : Sam Singer
    Notes: Writer and character designer for the studio.

  27. Publication Title: Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (movie) - Role: actor - Year: 2010
    Employer Name : DC Entertainment
    Notes: Art contributor and participation in video footage for Mac Carter's documentary.

  28. Publication Title: Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Dark Side of the Knight (television) - Role: actor - Year: 2005
    Employer Name : New Wave Entertainment, Warner Bros. Entertainment
    Notes: Participation by archive footage in Constantine Nasr's documentary.

  29. Publication Title: Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Reinventing a Hero (television) - Role: actor - Year: 2005
    Employer Name : New Wave Entertainment, Warner Bros. Entertainment
    Notes: Participation by archive footage in Constantine Nasr's documentary.

  30. Publication Title: Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Legend Reborn (television) - Role: actor - Year: 2005
    Employer Name : New Wave Entertainment, Warner Bros. Entertainment
    Notes: Participation by archive footage in the documentary.

  31. Publication Title: Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Road to Gotham City (television) - Role: actor - Year: 2005
    Employer Name : New Wave Entertainment, Warner Bros. Entertainment
    Notes: Participation by archive footage in Constantine Nasr's documentary.

  32. Publication Title: The Bat, the Cat, and the Penguin (television) - Role: - Year: 1992
    Employer Name : Pattyson/Meadows Productions
    Notes: Participation in Michael Meadows and John Pattyson's documentary.

  33. Publication Title: The Batman (movie) - Role: actor - Year: 1943
    Employer Name : Columbia Pictures
    Notes: Participation as "Newsboy [Ch. 1]" (uncredited) in Lambert Hillyer's movie.

  34. Publication Title: The Batman (television) - Role: artist - Years: 2004; 2006
    Employer Name : Warner Bros. Animation
    Notes: Comic strip artwork in eight episodes: "The Bat in the Belfry", "Call of the Cobblepot", "Traction", "The Cat and the Bat", "The Man Who Would Be Bat", "The Big Chill", "The Icy Depths", and "Gotham's Ultimate Criminal Mastermind".

  35. Publication Title: The Comic Book Greats, Vol. 9: Bob Kane (television) - Role: actor - Year: 1992
    Employer Name : Excelsior Productions
    Notes: Documentary and interview for the documentary series.

  36. Publication Title: The Country Girl (live show) - Role: art director - Year: 1991
    Notes: Producer of "The Country Girl" play at Tiffany Theatre.

  37. Publication Title: The Gothic Imagination: Conversations on Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction in the Media (book) - Role: artist - Year: 2011
    Employer Name : Palgrave Macmillan
    Work Title: Batman and Robin / "Batman and Me": Bob Kane
    Notes: Artwork in Batman and Robin. "Batman and Me": Bob Kane, a interview by John C. Tibbetts.

  38. Publication Title: The Silent Gun (television) - Role: writer - Year: 1969
    Employer Name : Paramount Television
    Notes: Writer for Michael Caffey's TV movie.

  39. Publication Title: Theatre in West Hollywood (other) - Role: art director - Year: 1991
    Notes: Producer at a Theatre in West Hollywood.

  40. Publication Title: Troldspejlet (television) - Role: actor - Year: 1989
    Employer Name : Danmarks Radio (DR), JSF
    Work Title: Troldspejlet Special: Batman
    Notes: Participation by archive footage in 1 episode of the Dannish TV series.


Relations:

  1. Employee of - Eisner and Iger Studio (b. 1936)
    Notes: The artist did writing, pencil and ink works for the studio from 1937 to 1938.
  2. Employee of - Fleischer Studios (b. 1921)
    Notes: Opaquer and inker for the studio circa 1934.