Total Nerd The Best Actors Who Played Commissioner Gordon  

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We’re ranking the best Commissioner Gordon actors of all time. As Gotham’s police commissioner, James Gordon is one of Batman’s oldest and closest allies. Working side by side to help make the city safer, Commissioner Gordon is a central figure in the DC universe.

There have been many Commissioner Gordon actors over the years -  some were great, others maybe not so much. Gary Oldman played Commissioner Gordon in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, and, more recently, J.K. Simmons played Commissioner Gordon in 2017’s Justice League. Héctor Elizondo voiced Commissioner Gordon in The Lego Batman Movie, and Kurtwood Smith took over Commissioner duties in the computer-animated series Beware the Batman. Which Commissioner Gordon actor is your favorite?

Vote up the best Commissioner Gordon actors, and vote down the ones you didn’t like.

Ben McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Actors Who Played Commissioner Gordon
Photo: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons
1 71 VOTES

Gotham (2014-present)

Age: 37

Birthplace: Austin, Texas, USA

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Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actors Who Played Commissioner Gordon
Photo:  Mark Sullivan/Getty Images
2 44 VOTES

Batman Begins (2015)

The Dark Knight (2008)

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Age: 60

Birthplace: New Cross, London, England, London, United Kingdom

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Bob Hastings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actors Who Played Commissioner Gordon
Photo: DC Comics, Warner Bros. Animation
3 36 VOTES

Batman: The Animated Series (1992-95)

The New Batman Adventures (1997-99)

Superman: The Animated Series (1996-2000)

Static Shock (2000-2004)

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998)

Age: Dec at 89 (1925-2014)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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Neil Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actors Who Played Commissioner Gordon
Photo: 20th Century Fox Television
4 24 VOTES

Batman (1966-68)

Batman: The Movie (1966)

Age: Dec. at 85 (1899-1984)

Birthplace: Lynn, Massachusetts, USA

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