Born: September 9, 1899 in Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
Died: September 24, 1984 in Escondido, California, USA
|~Stars of the Photoplay, 1930~
Neil Hamilton shifted scenes and worked as a prop boy - anything to be in the theater. Then, while he
was playing with a New York stock company, D. W. Griffith saw him and gave him a small part in "The
White Rose." The result was so satisfactory that he was given the male lead in "America." This was
followed my many other pictures. Neil was born in Lynn, Mass., September 9, 1899, has brown hair
and eyes, weighs 155 pounds, and is 6 feet tall. He was married in 1923.
|~The Los Angeles Times~
October 3, 1984
Neil Hamilton was a dashing leading man during an epoch of sensuous silent films but much better
known to contemporary generations as the silver-haired and slightly befuddled police commissioner
on television's "Batman."
By the time sound was melded with moving pictures in 1928, Hamilton had become Paramount's
leading male star. By then his feature credits had passed the two-dozen mark. He made more than
80 films during his career.
His final film was "Which Way to the Front?" in 1970.
— Burt A. Folkart in the Los Angeles Times Oct. 3, 1984