Bill Mumy
American actor, musician, pitchman, instrumentalist, voice-over artist
Bill Mumy
Charles William "Bill" Mumy, Jr. is an American actor, musician, pitchman, instrumentalist, voice-over artist and a figure in the science-fiction community. He is perhaps best known for his work as a child actor in film and television throughout the 1960s, then credited as Billy Mumy. The red-headed Mumy came to prominence in the 1960s as a child actor, most notably as Will Robinson, the youngest of the three children of Prof. John and Dr.
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Warning Signs: Canine Control Edition
Huffington Post - about 3 years
I just read an article listing five reasons you should not own a dog and it included lots of information about personality traits and motivation and other psychological details. There was simply too much information. I think these kinds of articles need to be concise and direct. So here is my quick-and-easy list of Signs That You Absolutely, Positively Should Not Get A Dog. 1) You hate dogs. 2) You hate just thinking about dogs. 3) You can't stand seeing dogs on TV, or movies. 4) If someone says, "I wouldn't wish that on my dog" you want to blurt out "Why not?" 5) You avoid the dog food aisle in grocery stores. 6) You love the ending of 'Old Yeller.' 7) Each time a commercial comes on promoting canine flea and tick control products, you find yourself rooting for the fleas and ticks. 8) Whenever you drive by a dog park where families are playing with their dogs you immediately think about that old Twilight Zone episode with Billy Mumy as the little monster kid named Anthony ...
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Music Review: Buffy Ford Stewart - Same Old Heart
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Music Review: Buffy Ford Stewart - Same Old Heart Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 12:24 p.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Ironically, the "Daydream Believer" herself finally recorded the song she inspired, sharing lead vocals with the voice who made it a hit. Other musicians to pay homage to John include Bill Mumy (who released a fine tribute to The Kingston Trio this March) on "Man Who Would Be King" for which he plays dobro. Rather, Buffy's "Follow Your Heart" perhaps best sums up the album, saying going that route was not only ideal for her but likely would be the same for her listeners as well. Because of the now poignant connotations for "Daydream Believer,"
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Music Review: Bill Mumy - Thank You Kindly
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Music Review: Bill Mumy - Thank You Kindly Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 08:24 a.m., Friday, July 20, 2012 No one credited them for helping make the 33 1/3 album a viable commercial format, nor did many notice they recorded the first "folk" albums without the then obligatory orchestral backgrounds. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences created the folk category after the Trio won the "Country and Western" Grammy in 1959 when no one really knew what to call them. Touching nearly every style in music, he has performed the straight-up blues in Glorious In Defeat, crafted the intriguing concept album Until The Big Bang Whimpers, and produced the criminally neglected bare-bones Carnival Sky. While Mumy tries to be faithful to the spirit and letter of songs like "Oh Miss Mary," "Getaway ...
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Holy Crap! Remember… Space Cases? - Panels on Pages
Google News - over 5 years
Bill Mumy, co-creator of Space Cases, had portrayed Will Robinson in the original Lost in Space show. Peter David, also co-creator, is a prolific writer of Star Trek fiction. By putting a twist on the classic Lost in Space premise by focusing the story
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SF in SF to Screen Indie Documentary, Ringers: Lord of the Fans - TheOneRing.net
Google News - over 5 years
... Terry Pratchett, Peter S. Beagle, Terry Brooks, Lemmy Kilmister, Geddy Lee, Dr. Jane Chance, Christine Crawshaw, Colin Duriez, Chris Gore, Forrest J. Ackerman, Bill Mumy, Brian Sibley, Colleen Doran, Jill Thompson, and hundreds of Tolkien fans!
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The Twilight Zone: Season 5 (5-Disc Set), Blu-ray (1964/2011) - Audiophile Audition
Google News - over 5 years
Extras: 20 new audio commentaries; Conversations with Rod Serling; 22 Radio Dramas; Audio commentaries by Bill Mumy (“In Praise of Pip”), Mickey Rooney (“The Last Night of a Jockey”), June Foray (“Living Doll”), Mariette Hartley (“The Long Morrow”),
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16.08.11 California Diner: A Californian Sweet 16! - TourDates.Co.Uk (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Bill Mumy made a name for himself as a child space traveler in the classic TV show Lost In Space. Whenever you hear people say “danger, Will Robinson”--they're referring to one of the characters that made him famous. But Bill also has had a long and
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Dvojitý problém - TVNOVINY.sk
Google News - over 5 years
Hrajú: David Paul, Peter Paul, Roddy McDowall, David Carradine, Steve Kanaly, Troy Donahue, AJ Johnson, Bill Mumy, James Doohan, Collin Bernsen, Timothy Stack, Bob Evan Collins, Lewis Arquette, Phil H. Fravel, Lynne Marie Stewart David (David Paul) a
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SyFy Annual Twilight Zone Marathon - Gather.com
Google News - over 5 years
Bill Mumy, the original Will Robinson of "Lost in Space" fame, takes a turn as a not-so-sweet little boy holding an entire town hostage. A widowed father buys his 3 children an electronic Grandma, which pleases all but one of the kids
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The Bolt Who Screwed Christmas Director Talks Crude Humor and Working with the ... - Miami New Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Working with him along with Tress MacNeille [Simpsons, Futurama], Bill Mumy, Marta Kristen, and Angela Cartwright was a blast. What was it like working with the late Jonathan Harris, Tress MacNeille, and Bill Mumy? When Jonathan Harris accepted the
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Greetings From...: Chatting with Less Than Jake's Vinnie Fiorello and Singer ... - Huffington Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Bill Mumy: (laughs) Probably, if you add them all up with everybody involved. No, I think it's my 10th. Yes, I'm in double digits now--10 albums since 1997. It's on the label GRA, a little label out of San Francisco that releases vintage-style acts
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Wild Man Fischer, 66, outsider musician - Bend Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
Among them were Frank Zappa, who produced Fischer's first album; the child actor-turned-musician Bill Mumy; the radio host Dr. Demento; and the singer Rosemary Clooney, with whom Fischer recorded a duet. Fischer made several albums, toured sporadically
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Wild Man Fischer, Outsider Musician, Dies at 66 - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
Among them were Frank Zappa, who produced Mr. Fischer's first album; the child actor-turned-musician Bill Mumy; the radio host Dr. Demento; and the singer Rosemary Clooney, with whom Mr. Fischer recorded a duet. Mr. Fischer made several albums,
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Original 'Captain America' Movie Coming to DVD - Home Media Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
... recounts the Star-Spangled Avenger's origins during World War II, being frozen and returned in modern times to battle the Nazi agent Red Skull (Scott Paulin). Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, Darren McGavin, Michael Nouri, Melinda Dillon and Bill Mumy also star
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Blu-ray, DVD Releases: 'Nightmare Before Christmas' on 3D, 'Twilight Zone ... - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
The show also had a great roster of guest stars and the season includes appearances by Bill Mumy, George Takei, James Coburn, Lee Marvin, Martin Landau, Mickey Rooney, and William Shatner. And Image's top-notch line-up of the great guest commentarians
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Official Studio Details for the Upcoming Season 5 Blu-ray Disc Release - TVShowsOnDVD.com
Google News - over 5 years
This season also rolls out some great guest stars including Bill Mumy, George Takei, James Coburn, Lee Marvin, Martin Landau, Mickey Rooney, Shelley Fabares and William Shatner. In Praise of Pip, Steel, Nightmare at 20000 Feet, A Kind of a Stopwatch,
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Zadzooks: Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology (Blu-ray) - Washington Times
Google News - over 5 years
... Stan Lee, Richard Donner, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, DC artist Art Thiebert, Dean Cain of “Lois and Clark,” Forrest J. Ackerman of “Famous Monsters of Filmland,” Bill Mumy of “Lost in Space,” Adam “Batman” West and Gene Simmons of Kiss
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Motto: ""Life is tough, but it's tougher if you're stupid."" - seibertron.com
Google News - over 5 years
He collaborated with J. Michael Straczynski on the Babylon 5 novels and comic book series, and with Bill Mumy he created the Nickelodeon television series Space Cases. In his spare time, he writes movie screenplays, children's books, and TV scripts
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bill Mumy
    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 59
    In May 2013, 11 years after Harris' death in November 2002, Mumy commented on his connection with his friend and acting mentor offscreen and their onscreen connection while working in character as Will Robinson and Dr. Smith oncreen, in Lost in Space.
    More Details Hide Details Mumy noted: "I never really had too many uncomfortable moments working with any actor. I was comfortable working with most everybody. It’s just the more that Jonathan and I did together, the more he changed the character. He really changed the character of Dr. Smith himself. He really turned him from a snarling saboteur villain to this bumbling insulting kook. The more he played it for comedy, the more Irwin Allen liked it. The show really went the way that Jonathan led it. But we had great chemistry together, and we never had a bad day. We were always prepared, as was Bobby May who was inside the robot. When we had our work to do—and I think this is a very big reason for the way it went—they’d get us done in a couple of takes. Nobody screwed up. It was easier for the crew and it was easier for us, and people seemed to like it."
  • 2006
    Age 52
    On June 14, 2006, Mumy got to work with Harris one last time, though posthumously.
    More Details Hide Details Years before Harris died, he recorded voice work for the animated short The Bolt Who Screwed Christmas, narrating the film and playing the part of The Bolt. As a tribute to Harris, writer-director John Wardlaw added a scene that reunited Lost in Space cast members Mumy, Marta Kristen, and Angela Cartwright as the animated Ratchett family.
  • FORTIES
  • 1996
    Age 42
    In 1996, Mumy and his Lost in Space costar Jonathan Harris were reunited at a Walt Disney convention in Orlando, Florida.
    More Details Hide Details Mumy worked again with Harris on the retrospective special Lost In Space: Forever (1998), where they reprised their roles in a scene written by Mumy (Harris rewrote his own lines). This occurred the year after the rest of the cast (including both Mumy and Harris) stated in a TV Guide article that the Sci Fi Channel planned to do a Lost in Space marathon while promoting a new movie. Harris was to appear in the planned TV movie, Lost in Space: The Journey Home, but died before production started in 2002, and the production was subsequently cancelled. Mumy read the eulogy at Harris' funeral and was asked to narrate an account of his longtime friend's life on A&E Biography that year. In a 2010 interview on Blog Talk Radios Lessons Learned, Rick Tocquigny was asked if Mumy was a Jonathan Harris fan before they appeared together on Lost in Space. Tocquigny said that at age five, Mumy was too young to watch his mentor's show The Third Man, which would have been aired late at night, but he was old enough to see The Bill Dana Show.
    In 1996, he was a writer and co-creator of Space Cases, a Nickelodeon television show with themes similar to those of Lost in Space.
    More Details Hide Details He played a Starfleet officer in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "The Siege of AR-558" (November 1998), in which he assists in defeating a Jem'Hadar fleet. To Mumy's delight, his character was human this time; while playing Lennier in Babylon 5, he was required to wear prosthetic makeup. He was more recently seen in a 2006 episode of Crossing Jordan and in the Sci Fi original film A.I. Assault. Mumy has narrated over 50 episodes of the Arts & Entertainment Channel's Biography series, as well as hosted and narrated several other documentaries and specials for A & E, Animal Planet network, The Sci-Fi Channel, and E! His voice acting talents can be heard on animated shows like Ren and Stimpy, Scooby-Doo, Batman: The Animated Series, Steven Spielberg's Animaniacs, Little Wizard Adventures, The Oz Kids and Disney's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and Doc McStuffins. He has done voice over work in national commercials for such businesses as Bud Ice, Farmers Insurance, Ford, Blockbuster, Twix, Oscar Mayer and McDonald's.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1974
    Age 20
    In 1974, he played Nick Butler in the pilot episode of NBC's The Rockford Files and also made an appearance in a later episode in season 1, as a sidewalk artist.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Age 11
    Between 1965 and 1968, Mumy portrayed Will Robinson in Lost in Space.
    More Details Hide Details Mumy was later cast in Bless the Beasts and Children (1971) as Teft, the leader of a group of misfit teenage boys resolved to save a herd of bison from hunters. He also played a musician friend of Cliff DeYoung's character in the TV movie Sunshine (1973), and later reprised the role in Sunshine Christmas and in the TV series Sunshine.
  • 1964
    Age 10
    Mumy was reportedly the first choice to portray Eddie Munster in the 1964 CBS situation comedy The Munsters, but his parents objected to the extensive makeup requirements.
    More Details Hide Details The role instead went to Butch Patrick. Mumy appeared in one episode as a friend of Eddie's. Mumy guest starred in an episode of NBC-TV's I Dream of Jeannie, "Whatever Became of Baby Custer?" (1965). That same year, he also appeared in an episode of Bewitched entitled "Junior Executive" (1965), in which he played a young Darrin Stevens. Mumy starred in Dear Brigitte (1965), a film adaptation of the novel Erasmus with Freckles, as Erasmus Leaf, a child mathematical genius who develops a crush on Brigitte Bardot (played by herself in the film). His parents, played by James Stewart and Glynis Johns, attempt to manage his obsession.
    In 1964, he was cast as Richard Kimble's nephew in ABC-TV's The Fugitive episode, "Home Is the Hunted"; as Barry in the NBC-TV medical drama The Eleventh Hour episode "Sunday Father"; as himself three times in the ABC sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet; in the Disney film For the Love of Willadena; and as a troubled orphan taken in by the Stephenses in the Bewitched fantasy sitcom episode "A Vision of Sugarplums" (December 1964), on ABC-TV.
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  • 1961
    Age 7
    In 1961, Billy was cast on CBS-TV's Alfred Hitchcock Presents series in "The Door Without a Key", featuring John Larch, who played his father in "It's a Good Life".
    More Details Hide Details The same year, Mumy starred as little Jackie in the episode "Bang! You're Dead", featuring Marta Kristen, who would later play his sister Judy on Lost in Space. Mumy was cast as Mark Murdock in the "Keep an Eye on Santa Claus" (1962) episode of the ABC-TV drama series Going My Way, starring Gene Kelly. His fellow guest stars were Cloris Leachman (who played his mother in "It's a Good Life"), Steve Brodie, and Frank McHugh. At age eight, Mumy appeared in Jack Palance's ABC-TV circus drama The Greatest Show on Earth (1963); he was cast as Miles, a parentless boy, in the Perry Mason episode "The Case of the Shifty Shoebox" 1963); and he portrayed Freddy in the "End of an Image" (1963) episode of NBC-TV's modern Western series Empire, starring Richard Egan.
  • 1954
    Age 0
    Born on February 1, 1954.
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