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Bill Mumy

Blue-eyed, reddish-brown-haired American actor/musician/artist/writer born Charles William Mumy Jnr., in San Gabriel, California. The son of Charles and Muriel Gould Mumy, his father was a cattle rancher in Bishop, California. He became interested in show business at an early age when he asked his mother if he could go on 'Romper Room'. Throughout the sixties he appeared in numerous television episodes as well as supplying the voices for several cartoon characters. By the age of eleven, the veteran of seven feature films, the most memorable being as James Stewart's son in the Fox comedy 'Dear Brigitte', he was cast as intrepid space traveller Will Robinson in the cult classic 'Lost In Space' series. Following the series end in 1968, he appeared in two well received films 'Rascal' and 'Bless The Beasts And Children' before turning to music. He worked as a session guitarist for such groups as America and later formed the musical groups Redwood, Bill Mumy And The Igloos and the satirical Barnes And Barnes and The Jenerators. Teaming with his good friend actor/musician Miguel Ferrer, the pair created the super hero Comet Man for Marvel comics. Bill later wrote for such comics as Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk, Ironman, Star Trek and Lost In Space. In 1987 he co-wrote the graphic novel Dreamwalker. Also an avid comic book collector he and wife, actress Eileen Davis married in 1987. Their son Seth was born in December 1989 followed by daughter, Liliana in April 1994. Young Seth co-starred in the Patrick Swayze film 'Three Wishes' in which Bill had a cameo. Bill and Peter David created the series 'Space Cases' in which Bill also served as producer and writer.

Biography courtesy of T. Douglas