In the Batman universe, a lot of folks have been Robin. In the primary Bat Family there's the first Boy Wonder, circus kid Dick Grayson; angsty Jason Todd who came back to life and donned the Red Hood; Tim Drake, the Batman fan and New 52 Red Robin; his girlfriend Stephanie Brown who took on the role when he resigned; and little Damian Wayne, Batman's son with Talia al Ghul. Even that is just the tip of the Bat-berg when it comes to Robins. Several actors and actresses have played Robin (whichever Robin is wearing the cape at the time) in films, TV shows, and animated projects. Like Robin themselves, many of the actors who played Robin returned to the role several times.
Who will you find on this list of all Robin actors? In the 2012 film, The Dark Knight Rises, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the original character, John Blake. Late in the film, viewers learn that the character's real name is Robin. Director Christopher Nolan reportedly combined elements of the first three Robin characters in the comics when creating the role. One most familiar faces playing the red and green half of the Dynamic Duo was Burt Ward, who portrayed Robin alongside Adam West's Batman in the 1960s Batman TV series and movie.
Chris O'Donnell played Robin in Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997). Other famous people who portrayed Robin include Michael Cera, Ariel Winter, and Brenton Thwaites.
Which Robin actor do you like best and which do you wish went the way of Jason Todd?
Brenton Thwaites played Robin (Richard "Dick" Grayson) in the TV seires, Titans (2018).
Birthplace: Cairns, Australia
Jesse McCartney voiced Robin (Dick Grayson) in the animated series Young Justice, which premiered in 2010.
Birthplace: Ardsley, New York, United States of America
Jensen Ackles voiced Jason Todd/Red Hood in the 2010 animated film, Batman: Under the Red Hood. In 2018, he was inspired by the role for his Halloween costume.
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Burt Ward portrayed Robin – alongside Adam West's Batman – in the 1960s Batman TV series and movie.
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America