Adaptations of Penguin in other media
A cosplayer dressed as Danny DeVito's depiction of the Penguin.
Created byBill Finger
Bob Kane
Original sourceComics published by DC Comics
First appearanceDetective Comics #58 (December 1941)
Films and television
Film(s)See below
See below

The fictional supervillain Penguin, created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger,[1] made his first appearance in Detective Comics #58 (December 1941). Since then, he has been adapted into other forms of media, including feature films, television series, and video games.



Burgess Meredith as The Penguin in Batman.
Robin Lord Taylor portrays a younger Oswald Cobblepot on the 2014 TV series Gotham.


Penguin, as he appears in Batman: The Animated Series (left) and The New Batman Adventures (right).



Danny DeVito as the Penguin in Batman Returns (1992).
Colin Farrell as The Penguin in The Batman (2022).
It has been suggested that Oswald Cobblepot (Batman Returns) be merged into this section. (Discuss) Proposed since June 2023.


Video games

Lego Batman

Main article: Lego Batman

Batman: Arkham

Main article: Batman: Arkham

Penguin appears in the Batman: Arkham franchise, voiced by Nolan North in the main series and Ian Redford in Batman: Arkham VR.[22][23] This version's monocle is part of a glass bottle that was shoved into his face and became lodged too deeply to safely remove.



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  20. ^ Game Informer features a two-page gallery of the many heroes and villains who appear in the game with a picture for each character and a descriptive paragraph. See "LEGO Batman: Character Gallery", Game Informer 186 (October 2008): 93.
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