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Showbiz Analysis with Lost in Space’s Bill Mumy

November 20, 2013

As a child actor, Bill Mumy’s adventures were self-initiated. The Twilight Zone veteran and childhood star of Lost in Space (1965-1968) didn’t need to be coaxed into show business. Says Mumy, “I bugged my mom and dad to ‘get me inside the television set’ when I was about four years old.”

An injury gave him an excuse to spend time with his favorite companion, he recalls: “I broke my leg, so I couldn’t go run around with my friends for a couple of months there.” Being sidelined, Mumy watched his share of TV. He credits Zorro’s Guy Williams (who would later play his father in Lost in Space) and Adventures of Superman’s George Reeves with inspiring his early career. “It was really those two caped adventurers that just somehow spoke to something in my little young consciousness that said ‘That’s what I want to do. I want to get in the TV and be an adventurer.’ And as fate would have it, it worked out.” Mumy’s been adventure-driven ever since. I recently chatted with the prolific actor and musician for my iTunes podcast Whine At 9 where he shared his showbiz memories and new music. Read More.