I did `Batman` for two reasons, one of which was the salary. The other was that, after the first few episodes, `Batman` became the in-thing to do. Everybody...would either play a villain or appear as himself in that cameo showcase where a celebrity would poke his head through the window of a building that Batman and Robin were climbing...Actually, we didn`t get as much money from the show as you might think, although we were paid decent money for the feature film version. The main impetus to continue appearing on `Batman` - beyond the desire to get some TV work - was that it was fashionable.
(On his childhood) "All my life, to this day, the memory of my childhood remains grim and incoherent. If I close my eyes and think back, I see little except violence and fear...In those early years I somehow came to understand I would have to draw from within myself whatever emotional resources I needed to go wherever I was headed. As a result, for years I became a boy who lived almost totally within himself."
"I`ll just take amusement at being a paradox."
"Like the seasons of the year, life changes frequently and drastically. You enjoy it or endure it as it comes and goes, as it ebbs and flows."
"I was born a character actor. I was never really a leading man type."