Updated: March 29, 2021
BOB MAY PHOTO GALLERY #01
Date of Birth: 1939, New York City, New York, USA
Mini Biography: In their heyday, stage and movie stars Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson reigned as two
of the most outrageous comedians who ever set out to tickle America's collective funnybone. The
son of Johnson's daughter June Bob May was born in New York in 1939 and put a (very) small foot
on the first rung of the show biz ladder two years later, when he replaced a midget in the comics'
show "Sons-a-Fun". May later worked with the comedy team on live TV ("Fireball Fun-for-All",
"All-Star Revue", "The Colgate Comedy Hour"). A singer and dancer, May danced in some of
Elvis Presley's early films and turned up in several Jerry Lewis vehicles. While applying for the
job of Red Buttons' stunt double on "Stagecoach" (1966), May was offered the "role" of the
Environmental Control Robot in 20th Century-Fox's TV series "Lost in Space". (On the show,
May operated the Robot and Dick Tufeld provided its voice.) More recently, May, his wife and kids
toured with an Olsen & Johnson-style stage show call ed "Funs-a-Bustin."
Biography By: Tom Weaver
Trivia: He has two children
Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book "Monsters, Mutants and Heavenly Creatures" (MidMar Press, 1996).
NewsDesk: May's Home Claimed By Fire (November 20, 2008 4:07 AM, PST)
Lost In Space star Bob May is devastated after losing his home in the wildfires that recently
ravished parts of Southern California.
The actor, who played The Robot in the sci-fi TV series, was left homeless after the infernos tore
through the state over the weekend (Nov 15-16 2008), claiming his house and all of his possessions.
A representative for the star tells TMZ.com, "Along with his home, he lost all of his memorabilia and
is now living with family to recover from this tragic event.
"He hopes to have all his fans' thoughts and prayers while dealing with this unfortunate turn of events."