Updated: October 11, 2017
MARK GODDARD PHOTO GALLERY #02
Actor Mark Goddard as Major. Don West. "Biography"
Birthplace: New York, New York Birthday: July 24, 1973 Height: 6'
Weight: 160 Pounds Eyes: Hazel Hair: Brown Rank: Major Hobbies:
Flying, Cars, Contact Sports, Boxing. Donald West was born on
July 24, 1973, the sixth child of a recently retired Air Force pilot,
Col. Mark West, and his wife Doreen. Don grew up in the sprawling city
of New York, and had a normal childhood with above average grades at
Robert G. Ingersoll High School in Brooklyn.
At 24, Major Don West is very young for his part as the pilot of the
Jupiter-2 expedition, but very experienced. His schooling was a geologist,
at which he excelled. Surprisingly, to his friends, he joined the
Air Force, but this was so that he could take astronaut training. The
geology of a single planet didn't interest him much - he was after the
challenge of taking his samples from other planets.
A physical individual, he found that the training was comparatively simple
and enjoyable. He was a shuttle scientist at 23, then trained to pilot his
next mission. With the inaugration of the Jupiter-2 project, he was selected
for being proficient in both fields, and for his youth and experience. Don
got along very well with the Robinson family, particularly with the elder daughter, Judy Robinson. A handsome young man, Don had his share of female company, and to his trained eye, Judy was very fine company indeed!
(Resource: Alpha Control Reference Manual by William Anchors & Gary Stork 1988)