Updated: April 01, 2021
DICK TUFELD PHOTO GALLERY #01
Date of Birth: 11 December 1926, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth Name: Richard Norton Tufeld
Mini Biography: The first words heard in the Irwin Allen's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea TV
series belonged to Dick Tufeld: "This is the Seaview, the most extraordinary submarine in all
the seven seas". The first words heard in the Irwin Allen's Lost In Space tv series belonged
to Dick Tufeld: "This is the beginning, this is the day, you are watching the unfolding of one
of history's great adventures..." Tufeld was also heard at the start of several episodes of
Irwin Allen's The Time Tunnel: "Two American scientists are lost..."
Tufeld's totally unique energy charged deep voice put viewers in the right frame of mind for
what was to come. Irwin Allen tv was about showmanship and Tufeld was a true showman. Tufeld
and Irwin Allen had crossed paths long before "The Big Four" Irwin Allen tv shows of the 1960s.
However, when Irwin asked Tufeld to do a "Robot voice" for Lost In Space, Irwin found it hard
to explain the type of voice he wanted for the robot and Tufeld almost missed out on getting
the job because he could not understand what Irwin wanted. However, it all worked out in the
By the 1990s, the Lost In Space fan base was big enough to keep Dick Tufeld very busy. He went
around the world talking about Lost in Space, in 1996 he even went as far as Australia to talk
to fans, and in 1998 he was able to do his "Robot voice" once again in the Lost In Space motion
picture...oddly enough he sounded much the same as he did in the 1960s.
Trivia: Best known for voicing the Robot from the Lost In Space TV series and the movie, as well
as many TV show announcer spots.
Dick developed a tumor paralyzing one of his vocal cords. He was unable to speak at all for some
time. He eventually had vocal cord surgery in Los Angeles and his voice was so improved that he's
been told over and over again that he now speaks with the voice he had in the 1960s.