Richard Gautier October 30, — January 13, was an American actor, comedian, singer, and caricaturist. Gautier also played Hal, the partner of Stanley Beamish, in the short-lived sitcom series Mister Terrific ; and had various voice roles in the animated Transformers series including the voice of Rodimus Prime. In , he portrayed fictional rock 'n roll star Conrad Birdie in the original Broadway theatre production of Bye Bye Birdie , receiving a Tony Award nomination for his performance. He portrayed a dance instructor in the original TV series Gidget and a French dress designer in the episode "Samantha, the Dressmaker" from the second season of the TV situation comedy Bewitched. In , when Burt Ward and Yvonne Craig reprised their Batman roles as Robin and Batgirl respectively for a TV public service announcement about equal pay for women, Adam West , who was trying to distance himself from the Batman role at the time, declined to participate.