John Hamner
John Hamner
Species: Human
Hair: Red
Eyes: Green
Base: Gotham City
Affiliations: Gotham Zoo
Voiced by: Peter Scolari

John Hamner was a guard at the Gotham Zoo.


Hamner was approached by an unknown party about two Alaskan timberwolves at the zoo. He was bribed to leave the wolves' cages unlocked. However, the same person who paid Hamner sent a giant wolf creature to kill him and tie up loose ends. He tried to get away, but he was knocked out. Batman's intervention saved Hamner's life, though the wolf did manage to throw him in the water. He came to, but when he saw Batman, he fainted again. Detective Bullock, who was investigating the disappearance of the wolves at the zoo, realized Hamner was on duty that night. Combined with the fact that financial records revealed a checking account in Hamner's name showed a sizable increase a few weeks after the animal abduction, caused Bullock to put two and two together, and he arrested Hamner for dereliction of duty, bribery, and being an accomplice to a crime.


Batman: The Animated Series