Obit: Bob Hastings

Veteran television character actor and voice artist Bob Hastings has died.

Hastings was the voice of comic book character Archie Andrews on radio, later joining the cast of 1960s TV sitcom McHale’s Navy. He guested on numerous classic shows of the 1960s and 70s, including Dennis the Menace, Green Acres, I Dream of Jeannie, Ironside and The Munsters.

In the 1970s, Bob Hastings was one of two actors to play the recurring role of bar owner Tommy Kelsey on All in the Family. He also did extensive voice work on cartoons, including roles on CB Bears, Challenge of the Superfriends, Clue Club and Fred Flintstone and Friends. Hastings voiced the character of Commissioner Gordon on several animated versions of Batman.

Hastings passed away Monday in California. He was 89 years old.

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