The guy who’s third in line to be Commander-in-Chief of this country is also well-equipped to hit the Bat-signal every now and again … because he’s got quite the movie resume.
Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont — who was recently voted to become the new president pro tempore of the Senate, replacing Chuck Grassley — has made cameos in a whopping FIVE Batman movies over the years, even in roles you might vaguely remember.
His appearances date back to 1995, when he first showed up in ‘Batman Forever,’ and the hits kept on coming from there … he starred in 1997’s ‘Batman and Robin,’ 2008’s ‘The Dark Knight,’ 2012’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ and 2016’s ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.’
Sen. Leahy also did some voice acting in the Batman animated series in the ’90s, so the guy definitely has hit spot reserved in Gotham’s HOF. He often played politicians in his portrayals, which makes sense. That’s kind of a his day job.
As for how he got into it … apparently, his son (an actor) told some Hollywood bigwigs back in the day that his dad was a HUGE Batman fan, so they hooked him up with a cameo … and rest is history. All his earnings from the films have been donated to charity.
Like we said earlier, Leahy now is the third person who would step in as POTUS if push came to shove … behind, of course, VP Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He’s used to the pressure, he had this gig from 2012 to 2015.
Leahy has had cameos dating back to 1995 when he had an uncredited role in Batman Forever. Since then he has appeared in Batman and Robin (1997), The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
He also had a role in the iconic and critically acclaimed “Batman: The Animated Series” when he played a territorial governor in the episode Showdown from 1995.