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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. When you're done, be sure to cast your vote in our list of the best actors who played Batman.