Bill Mumy

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Bill Mumy

Born

2/1/1954, San Gabriel, California, USA

Birth Name

Charles William Mumy Jr.

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Art Barnes, Billy Mumy
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User Rating
51 votes

Biography

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Along with his most impressive list of television/film credits, Bill is also a very talented well-known musician, songwriter, recording artist, as well as writer. He plays guitar, bass, keyboards, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, percussion and sings. He has released three solo CDs, 1997's "Dying to be Heard", 1999's "In…more

Credits

Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Aptly for a multi-talented individual (actor, comic book producer, musician) not known by his real name, Mumy was born just one day before Christie Brinkley (supermodel, photographer, fashion mogul)...in the same month of the same year.

    • Bill is in the band The Jenerators, they have had 3 CD's "Jenerators", "Hitting the Silk" and "Pony Up".

    • Bill is 5' 7" (1.70 m) tall.

    • Bill tried out for many parts on Deep Space Nine he held out until he was finally allowed to play a human in the episode "The Siege of AR-558".

    • Bill is good friends with "Weird Al" Yankovic, he him introduced to his wife Suzanne.

    • Bill has done voice work for many companies' commercials including McDonald's, Bud Ice, Blockbuster, Twix, Farmer's Insurance and Ford. He has also done TV commercials for Dick Tracy's Stub-Nose 38 Pistol with Belt Holster and Tommy Burst Machine Gun in the 60's.

    • Bill has had 6 solo albums from 1997 – 2006; "Dying To Be Heard", "In The Current", "Pandora's Box", "After Dreams Come True", "Ghosts" and "With Bid Ideas".

    • Bill co-wrote the episode of Space Cases called A Star Is Boring.

    • Bill narrated the documentary "Rex Harrison--The Man Who Would Be King". The documentary is found on the "Ghost and Mrs. Muir" DVD in the special features.

    • Bill co-created the comic book "The Comet Man" with actor Miguel Ferrer.

    • Bill and his wife Eileen have two children; Seth and Liliana.

    • Bill is an avid comic book collector, having collected them since he was 5 years old.

    • Bill was the original choice for Eddie Munster on The Munsters However, his parents objected to the heavy makeup for the character and the role was passed on to Butch Patrick.

    • Bill wrote several issues of Lost in Space comics for the now-defunct Innovation Comics publishing company.

    • He was originally slated to play the older Will Robinson in the film version of Lost in Space. He was not given the role because they opted for a certain anonymity with the character.

    • Bill and Peter David co-created the Nickelodeon sci-fi TV show for children, Space Cases.

  • Quotes

    • Bill Mumy: (before Lost in Space) From the age of four, I was a huge comic fan and still am. When Lost in Space came along it was like being in a huge comic so we jumped at the chance of being part of that project and it proved to be a good choice.

    • Bill Mumy: (when asked if he'd seen Jonathan Harris in 1996) Jonathan is indeed around. He's in great shape. He's doing tons of voice over work. He and I recently made an appearance together with Leonard Nimoy, at Disney World. I think I'm going to twist his arm, and have him guest star in an upcoming Space Cases episode. Of course, he doesn't know that yet. He's great. I love him.

    • Bill Mumy: I'd been working quite prolifically, for about five or six years before we started Lost in Space. One week I'd be a scary mutant in The Twilight Zone and another I'd be a nice little kid in a Disney movie.

    • Bill Mumy: I'm very lucky to work in so many different arenas of the entertainment industry and I do enjoy them all, but making music - original music - in the studio or live onstage is definitely my favorite thing to do.

    • Bill Mumy: In the entertainment business, your life can change in five minutes for five years.

    • Bill Mumy: When you look at Lost in Space, you almost have to look at it as three different series. The first 30 episodes were done in black and white and they're kind of an ensemble adventure, early sci-fi space family versus the unknown project. Then you get to the second batch, the middle batch, which is just high pop art, bright-colored campy fantasy and comedy. And the last batch is kind of a melding of the two, but getting more or less back into the adventure, kind of superhero-y mode, although it never lost its comedic sense once it found it.

    • Bill Mumy: Memorizing dialogue has always come easy and quickly to me. My wife Eileen is also very helpful. She gives me choices, and asks me questions, and runs my lines with me.

    • Bill Mumy: My plans for the future are to pick my kids up from school and have fun with my family. I hope work continues to come to me in many different arenas.

    • Bill Mumy: Personally, I don't think the film and television industries are run as well as they used to be. Oh sure, we've got great digital effects now but... where are the visionaries?

    • Bill Mumy: Waking up at 4.30 am to have foam rubber applied to you head every day is not the same as rolling out of bed and becoming Will Robinson!

    • Bill Mumy: Well, I've been a big fan of comic books since I was a little kid. In fact, I used to write and draw my own comic books when I was on the old Lost in Space series.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Bill Mumy's new cd "Circular" is now out! Here is my review for it...

    10
    Bill's music has a certain 'class' and 'feel' to it all of its own. There is no music around like it, really. It brings great depth and meaning to the music scene and should be heard around all ends of the Earth. It's hard to grasp the words for how good his new album "Circular" really is. This album is very inspirational, upbeat and brilliantly written. It's always interesting to listen to the songs and discover the meaning that Bill puts behind each and every one...even the title. His sexy, youthful, brilliant and experienced qualities intrigue people of all ages.moreless
  • bill mumy as will robinson was not your typical boy on a tv series, especially a show from the 60's.

    9.0
    as cast member will robinson, bill mumy is the third best of the series, behind jonathan harris and the robot. and that's quite a complement. mumy plays will with verve and curiosity. he plays great off jonathan harris and he is like a son to dr. smith. there are many touching moments between them. he also loves the robot like a family member. he also is quite good with his real family who are in a parallel world. the two worlds collide mostly in the third season when the other cast members are more prominent. also he had the grooviest uniform in season 3. one of the best child actors in a series.moreless
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