Cesar Romero: The Original Joker Who Refused To Shave His Mustache

BATMAN - "The Joker Goes to School" - Airdate March 2, 1966. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images) CESAR ROMERO

Whether you know him as the “Latin from Manhattan” or the clown prince of crime, Cesar Romero, the Joker to Adam West's Batman, played a formative role in your early life. He appeared in hundreds of television shows and movies but none of them made a mark like Batman, the three season wonder that ran from 1965 to 1968 along with its own kooky film. Romero’s turn as the Joker on Batman was such a powerful role that it reignited his career and kept him around for decades. Aside from playing the Joker alongside Adam West, Romero was the baddie in many a western, and even though he put on the air of a ladies' man, it’s believed that he lived a closeted lifestyle until his death in the early ‘90s.