Gotham Casts Carol Kane as [Spoiler]'s Mother

Carol Kane is putting down roots in Gotham.

The Oscar-nominated actress is joining Fox’s Batman origin tale in the recurring role of Gertrud Kapelput, the mother of Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin (played by Robin Lord Taylor).

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A proud and faded beauty with delusions of grandeur, Kane’s Gertrud will first appear in Episode 2.

Kane, best known in TV circles for playing Simka Dahblitz-Gravas on Taxi, recently appeared in episodes of Girls and Anger Management. 

Gotham will air Mondays at 8/7c (premiere date TBA).

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  1. dee123 says:

    Is there a reason the surname is being spelled differently?

  2. Adam Lenhardt says:

    Loved her as the Ghost of Christmas Present in “Scrooged”.

  3. Steve F. says:

    “Witch! Witch!”
    “I’m not a witch, I’m your WIFE!”

    She may have been funny as Simka, but Carol Kane will always be Miracle Max’s wife Valerie from The Princess Bride to me.

  4. Joey says:

    Oh this is great casting! Love Carol Kane!

  5. I’m having a hard time getting used to this Penguin. It took awhile, but I got used to the DeVito version from Batman Returns and would much rather see that version on TV than a younger version of the Burgess Meredith version, which is the vibe I get from this current version. I like the mutant child of PeeWee Herman idea better.

  6. Arie says:

    something something something permanent.

  7. Jenna says:

    This cast just keeps getting better. Excited!

  8. MP says:

    I remember her from License To Drive with Corey Haim and Corey Feldman. She looks great. I’m really looking forward to Gotham and I hope it doesn’t disappoint.