Bill Mumy is a multi-talented, prolific artist who entered the arena of
professional entertainment at the age of five. He has worked on over four
hundred television shows and is best known by fans around the world for the
creation of his memorable role as the heroic boy astronaut "Will Robinson"
on the long running classic series "Lost in Space". From 1993 through
1998 he played the noble, mystical "Lennier" in the popular science
fiction series "Babylon 5".
His most recent acting performances can be seen in guest starring roles in Miramax’s 2004 film; "Comic Book: The Movie" and in 2003, Bill starred in "It's Still A Good Life", the sequel to one of the three classic Twilight Zone episode he starred in as a child, "It's A Good Life".
Bill is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has been in eighteen feature films, including "Dear Brigitte", "Rascal", "Bless the Beasts and Children", and "Papillion".
Mumy is a prolific voice over artist. Bill has narrated over 50 episodes of A &‘s “Biography" series as well as hosting and narrating several other documentaries and specials for A &E, The Sci Fi Channel and E Entertainment. His voice over acting talents can be heard on animated shows like "Ren and Stimpy", "Scooby Doo", "Batman: the Animated Series", "Steven Spielberg's Animaniacs", "Little Wizard Adventures", "The Oz Kids" and Disney’s "Buzz Lightyear: Star Command". He also voices dozens of national commercials such as "Farmer's Insurance" "Ford", "Bud Ice", "Blockbuster", "Twix", and "MacDonald's".
With acclaimed writer Peter David, Bill co-created, produced and wrote "Space Cases", a live action sci-fi adventure comedy series on Nickelodeon and syndicated in over sixty all around the world. The series ran for two seasons, 1996 -97, and was nominated for a Cable Ace Award for best children's series. He also co-wrote the theme song for that show as well as the themes for the 2003 Animal Planet specials: "50 Greatest Animals of TV" and "50 Greatest Animals of Films" and "TV Guide Looks At...", "Hollywood Backstory", and "Studio Portraits". Bill has written dozens of songs featured in the long running NBC soap opera "Santa Barbara". He also composed the scores to three episodes of the award winning PBS series, "The Universe and I" as well as contributing dozens of songs and themes to many different film and television projects. Bill was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Acievement in Music Direcrion and Composition for the live-action Disney series "Adventures In Wonderland". Bill wrote and recorded one hundred and five songs for the one hundred episodes of that series.
He was a producer and writer on the one hour syndicated special, "Lost In Space: Forever". Bill also returned to the role of "Will Robinson" on camera for that special as well as arranging and performing the end credit music for the show. Mumy is currently producing 4 hours of television specials on the history of films and television projects that originated as comic books for Bravo.
Bill is half of the infamous novelty rock recording and short film making duo "Barnes and Barnes". Best known for the classic demented song and film "Fish Heads", Barnes and Barnes have released nine albums and a feature length videotape. Rolling Stone magazine named Fish Heads # 57 of the all time greatest rock videos ever created. Their latest CD release is "Yeah: The Essential Barnes &Barnes" (2000) on Oglio Records. Fish Heads is currently in development as an animated series.
Bill has released five solo CD's, "Ghosts", (Renaissance 2003), "After Dreams Come True" (Oglio: 2001), "Pandora's Box" (2000), 1 "In The Current" (1999) and '97's "Dying To Be Heard". (Renaissance records.)
"The Jenerators", Bill's performing rock band that he fronts with fellow actor and sometimes writing partner Miguel Ferrer, have released two albums, "The Jenerators" and "Hitting the Silk". 1999 saw the release of "The Be Five: Trying To Forget", another Renaissance CD written and produced by Bill featuring vocals by actors from Babylon 5. Bill's has also produced three albums for children, "Kiss My Boo Boo",(Infinite Visons), “The Dinosaur Album” and “Yogi Bear and Friends: This Land is Your Land”. (kid Rhino)
He has worked with the pop group "America" off and on for over twenty years, composing, producing and performing with the band. As a songwriter Bill has supplied songs to such varied artists as pop stars America, David and Shaun Cassidy, to jazz artists like Sea Wind and the legendary Rosemary Clooney.
Bill has collaborated with hit songwriter and Broadway composer Paul Gordon for over 30 years on many projects for television, stage and screen.
Comic books have been a passion of Bills since childhood, and he has written scores of them. He co-created "The Comet Man" and "The Dreamwalker" for Marvel as well as scripting "The Hulk", "Spider-Man", "Iron Man", "She Hulk", "Wonder Man" and other Marvel characters. He also wrote the "Lost in Space" comic book for Innovation in the early 90's. His co-creation "Trypto, The Acid Dog" was featured in "Dark Horse Presents". For DC comics he's written "Aquaman", "The Spectre" and three issues of the "classic" "Star Trek" series.
His short stories, "The Black '59" and "The Undeadliest Game" co-written with Peter David, were originally printed in Pocket Books, "Shock Rock" and "Shock Rock Volume 2". They're now published in many languages all over the world. Mumy and David also wrote an episode of the acclaimed animated series, "Roswell Conspiracies".
Bill is currently writing and developing several new projects for feature films and television and has recently completed co-writing a fantasy novel with Angela Cartwright.
A short time ago TV Guide listed their top 100 television episodes of all time. Two of them starred Bill Mumy.
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