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Chief O'Hara is the chief of police of the Gotham City Police Department and Commissioner James Gordon's second-in-command.

Though little was revealed about O'Hara in the series aside (see below) from him being married, it can be assumed that his actual rank in the Gotham City Police Department was "chief inspector," and since "Nora Clavicle And The Ladies's Crime Club" was the only installment where he appeared in civilian clothes rather than in uniform, that the GCPD's uniformed personnel were his direct responsibility can be surmised.

  • Chief O'Hara was portrayed by Stafford Repp on the 1966 Batman television series and the Batman feature film. Though the character of O'Hara is clearly Irish, Repp himself was actually Jewish.
  • In the 2016 animated film, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, Chief O'Hara was voiced by Thomas Lennon.
  • Chief O'Hara was an original character created for the Batman TV series, but he was adapted to the comics fairly quickly, in World's Finest #159. (There he was mentioned, but not actually seen.)
  • Chief O'Hara was given the first name of Clancy in the mainstream comics universe, but it was never used on-screen; however, he is called "Miles" in Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders.
  • In "Marsha's Scheme of Diamonds," O'Hara mentions that he has a wife. Presumably, this means that he comes from a law-enforcement family.



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