Now you're going to get me to blurt out all I know about the Batman serials, and in the process reveal my inner geek.
First off, Lewis Wilson was the first actor to ever play Batman on celluloid in Batman (1943).
The Boy Wonder to his Caped Crusader, was Douglas Croft whose hair appeared to be an entirely different character altogether
Next came the (In my opinion) vastly superior 1949 serial, "Batman and Robin" featuring Robert Lowery as Batman.
Who you might better know as Governor Cuthbert H. Humphrey
The Boy Wonder in this outing was Johnny Duncan
And Finally Kirk Alyn never played Batman, although Robert Lowery's Batsuit was designed with Alyn in mind.
and not that that it matters in the slightest but the rest of the chronology reads.
Adam West (1966)
Michael Keaton (1989 & 1992)
Val Kilmer (1995)
George Clooney (1997)
Christian Bale (2005 & 2008).
And please forgive me for my geek lecture, I hope I didn't annoy or offend anyone.
Im not offended, if your info is more accurate than mine is-more power to the Dynamic Duo ;-))
One thing I might add is that a car that was the exact year and model as the Batmobile used in the serials, was in my hometown of Kingsville, Texas and had been just sitting by the side of someones house for many years-starting to rust away. Their car was a car used in races which still had its number painted on the doors--Nr 29 to be exact. For many years I tried to get them to sell the car to me as I KNEW exactly what it was based on the Batman serials and I had had in mind to fix it up, paint it like the Batmobile in the series and even getting a friend to make the mobiles face mask that was mounted on the front of the car.
Sadly, the S.A's who owned it, sent it to the junk yard scrapping.