Updated: January 16, 2018|
The Cast Lost in Space
Had Bill Mumy gotten his way years ago, the crew of Jupiter-2
would not have been left in space. Billy Mumy, the former kid
actor who starred as boy genius Will Robinson on Lost in Space
(1965-68), had an epilogue mapped out in the late 70's that
would have reunited the Space Family Robinson and resolved
their castaway woes. I had written a screenplay, I had the
entire cast committed to the project, I had 20th Century Fox
committed, I had CBS committed, he recalls. All of the players
in place. Except for the late Irwin Allen, creator of the
popular TV series, who choose not to revive Lost in Space.
I don't want to dis him, Mumy says. I just wish he'd have
done it. But now Mumy's grand plan is no longer viable, given
the deaths of cast members Guy Williams (Professor John Robinson)
in '89 and Jonathan Harris (Dr. Zachary Smith) last November.
The rest of the cast remains close. Mumy, 49, lives in the
Los Angeles area with his wife and two kids. He still acts
(including a Twilight Zone episode this year with daughter
Liliana) and does cartoon voice work and documentary narration.
A musician, he recently released a new CD.
Angela Cartwright, who played daughter Penny Robinson, is 50.
She lives in L.A., is married, and has two kids. She's also a
photographer who recently had her first gallery showing, and she
collaborated with Mumy last year on a science-fiction novel.
Marta Kristen, who played eldest daughter Judy Robinson, is 58.
She's a mother and grandmother, also living in L.A.
Mark Goddard, who played pilot Don West. He's a teacher in Massachusetts
and married, with a grown daughter (film producer Melissa Goddard)
and a young son.
Lockhart, 79, is still acting (a recent credit includes The Drew Carey
Show in 2002). She lives in L.A., and is the divorced mother of two
grown daughters (one is actress Anne Lockhart), and a grandmother.