|Portrayed By:|| William Austin|
Alfred J. Pennyworth is a fictional character who appears throughout the DC Universe. The character first appears in Batman #16 (April–May 1943), and was created by writers Bob Kane & Bill Finger and artist Jerry Robinson. Alfred serves as Bruce Wayne’s tireless valet, assistant, butler, confidant, and surrogate father figure. In modern interpretations, this has gone to the point where Alfred was Bruce's legal guardian following the death of his parents. He has sometimes been called "Batman's batman." Alfred also provides comic relief, as his sometimes sarcastic and cynical attitude often adds humor to dialogue occurring between himself and Batman. Alfred is a vital part of the Batman mythos, and appears in most other media adaptations of the character.