Bill Mumy Biography (1954-)

Surname pronounced "Moo-my"; original name, Charles William Mumy, Jr.; born February 1, 1954, in San Gabriel, CA; son of Charles William (a cattle rancher) and Muriel Gertrude (maiden name, Gould) Mumy; married Eileen Joy Davis (achildbirth educator), October 9, 1986; children: Seth (an actor), Liliana (anactress).

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, voice performer, musician (guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, percussion), singer, writer, recording artist
Birth Details
February 1, 1954
San Gabriel, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Voice of Matty Matel, Matty's Funday Funnies (animated), ABC, 1959-61
  • Will Robinson, Lost in Space (also known as Space Family Robinson), CBS, 1965-68
  • Weaver, Sunshine, NBC, c. 1974-75
  • Host, Inside Space, beginning 1992
  • Narrator, Biography (also known as A&E Biography), Artsand Entertainment, beginning 1993
  • Lennier, Babylon 5 (also known as B5), syndicated, 1994-99
  • Host, The Mars Series, Sci-Fi Channel, beginning 1995
  • Narrator, What's So Funny?, Arts and Entertainment, beginning 1995
  • Host, TVography, Arts and Entertainment, beginning 2001
  • Narrator, Animal Icons, Animal Planet, beginning 2005
  • Movies
  • Petey Loomis, "Sammy, the Way-Out Seal," Walt Disney's Wonderful Worldof Color, NBC, 1962
  • Freddy Gray, For the Love of Willadean, 1964
  • Weaver, Sunshine Christmas, NBC, 1977
  • Host, Blast from the Past, Sci-Fi Channel, 1996
  • Specials
  • Host, The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen, Sci-Fi Channel, 1995
  • Himself, Lost in Space Forever, Fox, 1998
  • Host and narrator, Attack of the 50 Ft. Monster Mania, American Movie Classics, 1999
  • Himself, Child Stars: Their Story, Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • Host, Boom! Hollywood's Greatest Disaster Movies, American Movie Classics, 2000
  • Narrator of Leonardo DiCaprio: A Life in Progress, American MovieClassics.
  • Episodic
  • (As Billy Mumy) Willy, "Donald's Friend," National Velvet, NBC, 1960
  • The Law and Mr. Jones, ABC, 1960
  • Anthony Fremont, "It's a Good Life," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1961
  • Billy Bayles, "Long Distance Call," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1961
  • Buzz, "A Friendly Tribe," General Electric Theater, CBS, 1961
  • (As Billy Mumy) Jackie Chester, "Bang! You're Dead," Alfred HitchcockPresents, NBC, 1961
  • (As Billy Mumy) Jimmy Harrison, "The Lie," The Loretta Young Show(also known as Letter to Loretta), NBC, 1961
  • (As Billy Mumy) Rennie, "My Own Master," The Loretta Young Show (also known as Letter to Loretta), NBC, 1961
  • "Furnishing the Apartment" (also known as "The Apartment"), Father ofthe Bride, CBS, 1961
  • The Bob Hope Show, NBC, 1961
  • The Dick Powell Show, NBC, 1961
  • The New Breed, ABC, 1961
  • (As Billy Mumy) David Bennett, "The Royce Bennett Story," The Wide Country, NBC, 1962
  • (As Billy Mumy) Jeffrey, "The Bronc-Buster," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1962
  • Little boy, "Jack and the Crying Cab Driver," The Jack Benny Program, CBS, 1962
  • (As Billy Mumy) Mickey Hollins, "The Door without a Key," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS, 1962
  • (As Billy Mumy) Toddy, "The Sam Darland Story," Wagon Train, NBC,1962
  • (As Billy Mumy) Tony Mitchell, "House Guest," The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, CBS, 1962
  • (As Billy Mumy) "The Boy Who Wasn't Wanted," Alcoa Premiere, ABC,1962
  • Going My Way, ABC, 1962
  • (As Billy Mumy) Freddy, "End of an Image," Empire (also known as Redigo), NBC, 1963
  • (As Billy Mumy) Jeff, "Lady in Limbo," The Greatest Show on Earth,ABC, 1963
  • Miles, "The Case of the Shifty Shoebox," Perry Mason, CBS, 1963
  • Young Pip, "In Praise of Pip," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1963
  • Barry, "Sunday Father," The Eleventh Hour, NBC, 1964
  • (As Billy Mumy) Billy, "The Ballerina," The Adventures of Ozzie &Harriet, ABC, 1964
  • (As Billy Mumy) Billy, "The Pennies," The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, ABC, 1964
  • (As Billy Mumy) Billy, "Rick's Old Printing Press," The Adventures ofOzzie & Harriet, ABC, 1964
  • (As Billy Mumy) David, "Home Is the Hunted," The Fugitive, ABC, 1964
  • "A Taste of Melon," Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, NBC, 1964
  • "Treasure in the Haunted House," Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, NBC, 1964
  • Custer, "Whatever Became of Baby Custer?," I Dream of Jeannie, NBC, 1965
  • Darrin as a boy, "Junior Executive," Bewitched, ABC, 1965
  • Googie Miller, "Come Back, Little Googie," The Munsters, CBS, 1965
  • (In archive footage) Michael, "A Vision of Sugar Plums," Bewitched, ABC, 1965
  • (As Billy Mumy) Victor Chase, "Did Your Mother Come from Ireland, Ben Casey?," Ben Casey, ABC, 1965
  • (As Billy Mumy) Willy, "Old Cowboy," The Virginian, NBC, 1965
  • (As Billy Mumy) Andy, "The Kid," Lancer, CBS, 1969
  • "Break the Bank of Tacoma," Here Come the Brides, ABC, 1970
  • Trask, "Aura Lee, Farewell," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1975
  • Roger, Me and Mom, ABC, c. 1985
  • Dr. Irwin Bruckner, "The Genius," Matlock, NBC, 1988
  • Guest, The Howard Stern Show, 1990
  • Roger Braintree, "Goodnight, Central City," The Flash, CBS, 1991
  • Tommy Puck, "A Change of Heart: Parts 1 & 2," Superboy (also known as The Adventures of Superboy), syndicated, 1991
  • Tommy Puck, "Obituary for a Super Hero," Superboy (also known as The Adventures of Superboy), syndicated, 1992
  • Voice of Farmer Bill, "Witch One," Animaniacs (animated; also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Animaniacs"), Fox, 1993
  • "Monstrous Meltdown (Gabora)," Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero (animated; also known as Ultraman Powered), [Japan], 1993
  • "The Last Show," The Steven Banks Show, PBS, 1994
  • Voice of Brainchild, "Blazing Entrails/Lumber Jerks," The Ren & Stimpy Show (animated), Nickelodeon, 1995
  • Warren Lawford (the Fox), "The Terrible Trio," Batman: The Animated Series (animated; also known as Batman), Fox, 1995
  • Guest, Howard Stern, 1995
  • Ferna Herna, "A Day in the Life," Space Cases, Nickelodeon, 1996
  • Himself, "Jimmy Stewart," Biography (also known as A&E Biography), Arts and Entertainment, 1997
  • Himself, "Switcheroo," Space Ghost Coast to Coast (live action andanimated), Cartoon Network, 1997
  • Delivery person, "Back to School," The Weird Al Show, CBS, 1997
  • Voice of Sam, "The Monkey Prince," The Oz Kids (animated; also known as Little Wizard Stories), 1997
  • Voice of Sam, "Underground Adventure," The Oz Kids (animated; alsoknown as Little Wizard Stories), 1997
  • Engineer Kellin, "The Siege of AR-558," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine(also known as Deep Space Nine, DS9, and Star Trek: DS9), syndicated, 1998
  • Nervous man, "Alienated," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1998
  • Narrator, Famous Families, The Disney Channel, 1999
  • Voice of Eon, "Tag Team," Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (animated; also known as Disney/Pixar's "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command"), UPNand syndicated, 2000
  • Voice of Eon, "A Zoo Out There," Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (animated; also known as Disney/Pixar's "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command"), UPN and syndicated, 2000
  • Narrator, Cheech & Chong: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Narrator, The Mod Squad: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Guest, The List (also known as VH1 The List), VH1, 2000
  • Himself, "Goofy Greats," One Hit Wonders, VH1, 2002
  • Anthony Fremont, "It's Still a Good Life," The Twilight Zone, UPN,2003
  • Voice of Harry Noze, "Toy Scary Boo," What's New, Scooby-Doo? (animated), The WB, 2003
  • Appeared in "The Party," an episode of Insight, syndicated; appeared in episodes of other television series, including The Chevy Show (also known as The Blair and Raitt Show), NBC; Have Gun, Will Travel, CBS; Playhouse 90, CBS; The Red Skelton Show, NBC and CBS;Riverboat, NBC; Romper Room, syndicated; The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show, NBC and ABC; and The Tom Ewell Show, CBS.
  • Pilots
  • Will Robinson, Lost in Space (also known as Space Family Robinson), CBS, 1965
  • (As Billy Mumy) Chris Williams, The Two of Us, broadcast on Vacation Playhouse, CBS, 1966
  • Weaver, Sunshine, CBS, 1973
  • Nick Butler, The Rockford Files (also known as The Rockford Files: Backlash of the Hunter), NBC, 1974
  • Larry, Archie, ABC, 1976
  • Other
  • My Uncle Elroy, 1961
  • Scooter Deere Day, 1961
  • From Dragonettes and Gargoyles (animated), c. 1995
  • Appeared in The Mangaboos (animated).
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Creator (with Peter David) and producer, Space Cases, Nickelodeon,1996-97
  • Film Appearances
  • Aladdin, The Wizard of Baghdad, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960
  • (As Billy Mumy) Neil Bateman, Tammy, Tell Me True, Universal, 1961
  • (As Billy Mumy) "Boom-Boom" Yates, Palm Springs Weekend, Warner Bros., 1963
  • (As Billy Mumy) Alex Martin, A Ticklish Affair, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1963
  • (As Billy Mumy) Boy counting pearls, A Child Is Waiting, United Artists, 1963
  • (As Billy Mumy) Erasmus Leaf, Dear Brigitte, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1965
  • Boy, Wild in the Streets, 1968
  • Sterling North, Rascal, Buena Vista, 1969
  • Teft, Bless the Beasts & Children, Columbia, 1971
  • Lariot, Papillon, Allied Artists, 1973
  • Weaver, Sunshine Part II (also known as My Sweet Lady), 1976
  • (As Art Barnes in the group Barnes & Barnes) Fish Heads (liveaction and animated short film), 1982
  • Tim, "It's a Good Life," Twilight Zone--The Movie, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Keyboard player with the James Roberts Band, Hard to Hold, Universal, 1983
  • Young General Fleming, Captain America, Columbia/TriStar, 1992
  • Bob, Double Trouble, Motion Picture Corporation of America, 1992
  • Host, Apollo 13: The Untold Story (documentary), 1992
  • Neighbor, Three Wishes, Savoy Pictures, 1995
  • Austin, Dirk and Betty, AMCO Entertainment Group/Standard Film Trust/Surfer Girl Entertainment/Zephyr Entertainment, c. 1999
  • Derailroaded (documentary), 2005
  • Ringers: Lord of the Fans (documentary), Planet BB Entertainment,2005
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • BB, 1980
  • (As Member of choir) Jay Gruska, Which One of Us Is Me, Rhino, 1984
  • (With Seduction of the Innocent) Golden Age, 1990
  • (As Art Barnes in the group Barnes & Barnes) Loozanteen, Rhino, 1991
  • (As Art Barnes in the group Barnes & Barnes) The Dinosaur Album, Kid Rhino, 1993
  • (As Art Barnes in the group Barnes & Barnes) The Yogi Bear Environmental Album: This Land Is Your Land, Kid Rhino/Hanna Barbera, 1993
  • (With the Jenerators) The Jenerators, Asil Records, 1994
  • Dying to be Heard, Renaissance, 1997
  • In the Current, Renaissance, 1997
  • (With the Jenerators) Hitting the Silk, Wildcat Records, 1998
  • (With Be Five) Trying to Forget, Renaissance, 1998
  • Kiss My Boo Boo, Infinite Visions, c. 1998
  • (As Art Barnes in the group Barnes & Barnes) Yeah: The Essential Barnes & Barnes, Varese Sarabande, 1999
  • (With the Jenerators) Little Drummer Boys, KLOS-Radio, 2000
  • Pandora's Box, Renaissance, 2000
  • After Dreams Come True, Oglio Records, 2001
  • (With Redwood) Lost, but Not Really: The History of Tree Music, 2003
  • Ghosts: The Best of Bill Mumy, Renaissance, 2005
  • Contributor to albums by other recording artists.
  • Albums with America
  • View from the Ground, Capitol, 1982
  • Your Move, Capitol, 1983
  • Perspective, Capitol, 1984
  • The Very Best of America, Gibson, 1990
  • Encore: More Greatest Hits, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Hourglass, American Gramophone, 1994
  • America in Concert, King Biscuit Flower Hour, 1995
  • Centenary Collection, EMI, 1996
  • Premium Gold Collection, EMI, 1996
  • You Can Do Magic, Disky, 1996
  • Greatest Hits, Capitol/EMI, 1999
  • Highway: 30 Years of America, Rhino, 2000
  • Live, Capitol/EMI, 2000
  • Hits You Remember Live, Madacy Records, 2001
  • Singles
  • (With Sarah Taylor) "I've Got Some Presents for Santa," Rhino, 1994
  • Singles as Art Barnes in the group Barnes & Barnes
  • "Fish Heads," 1982
  • "Soak It Up," c. 1983
  • Other singles with Barnes & Barnes include "Ah A," "Love Tap," "Partyin My Pants," "Pizza Face," and "When You Die."
  • Videos
  • (And producer) Zabagabee: The Best of Barnes & Barnes, 1987
  • (As Art Barnes) Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection, Rhino Home Video, 1991
  • Comic Book: The Movie, Miramax Home Entertainment, 2004
  • Music Videos as Art Barnes in the group Barnes & Barnes
  • "Soak It Up," c. 1983
  • Other music videos with Barnes & Barnes include "Ah A," "Love Tap," "Party in My Pants," "Pizza Face," and "When You Die."
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Music
  • Series
  • Songwriter, Disney's "Adventures in Wonderland" (also known as Adventures in Wonderland), The Disney Channel, beginning 1992
  • Composer, Space Cases, Nickelodeon, 1996-97
  • Composer of theme music, Backstory (also known as Hollywood Backstories), American Movie Classics, beginning 2001
  • Specials
  • The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen, Sci-Fi Channel, 1995
  • Lost in Space Forever, Fox, 1998
  • Episodic
  • Main title theme music, TV Guide Looks at Christmas, USA Network,1997
  • Composer and songwriter for episodes of Santa Barbara, NBC; TheSimpsons (animated), Fox; and The Universe and I, PBS.
  • Pilots
  • Composer and songwriter, Archie, ABC, 1976
  • Teleplays
  • Episodic
  • Sunshine, NBC, episodes between 1974 and 1975
  • (With Peter David) "The Impossible Dram," Space Cases, Nickelodeon, 1996
  • (Author of story) "Found and Lost," The Twilight Zone, UPN, 2002
  • Author of episodes of Swamp Thing, USA Network.
  • Screenplays
  • (As Art Barnes in the group Barnes & Barnes) Fish Heads (liveaction and animated short film), 1982
  • Film Music
  • (As Art Barnes in the group Barnes & Barnes) Fish Heads (liveaction and animated short film), 1982
  • Songs Featured in Films
  • Bless the Beasts & Children, Columbia, 1971
  • Hard to Hold, Universal, 1983
  • "You're Rich," Plain Clothes, Paramount, 1998
  • Videos
  • Zabagabee: The Best of Barnes & Barnes, 1987
  • Albums
  • BB, 1980
  • (As Art Barnes in the group Barnes & Barnes) Loozanteen, Rhino, 1991
  • (As Art Barnes in the group Barnes & Barnes) The Dinosaur Album, Kid Rhino, 1993
  • (As Art Barnes in the group Barnes & Barnes) The Yogi Bear Environmental Album: This Land Is Your Land, Kid Rhino/Hanna Barbera, 1993
  • (With the Jenerators) The Jenerators, Asil Records, 1994
  • Dying to be Heard, Renaissance, 1997
  • In the Current, Renaissance, 1997
  • (With the Jenerators) Hitting the Silk, Wildcat Records, 1998
  • Kiss My Boo Boo, Infinite Visions, c. 1998
  • (As Art Barnes in the group Barnes & Barnes) Yeah: The Essential Barnes & Barnes, Varese Sarabande, 1999
  • (With the Jenerators) Little Drummer Boys, KLOS-Radio, 2000
  • Pandora's Box, Renaissance, 2000
  • After Dreams Come True, Oglio Records, 2001
  • (With Redwood) Lost, but Not Really: The History of Tree Music, 2003
  • Ghosts: The Best of Bill Mumy, Renaissance, 2005
  • Albums with America
  • View from the Ground, Capitol, 1982
  • Your Move, Capitol, 1983
  • Perspective, Capitol, 1984
  • The Very Best of America, Gibson, 1990
  • Encore: More Greatest Hits, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Hourglass, American Gramophone, 1994
  • America in Concert, King Biscuit Flower Hour, 1995
  • Centenary Collection, EMI, 1996
  • Premium Gold Collection, EMI, 1996
  • You Can Do Magic, Disky, 1996
  • Greatest Hits, Capitol/EMI, 1999
  • Highway: 30 Years of America, Rhino, 2000
  • Live, Capitol/EMI, 2000
  • Hits You Remember Live, Madacy Records, 2001
  • Singles
  • (With Sarah Taylor) "I've Got Some Presents for Santa," Rhino, 1994
  • Singles as Art Barnes in the group Barnes & Barnes
  • "Fish Heads," 1982
  • "Soak It Up," c. 1983
  • Other singles with Barnes & Barnes include "Ah A," "Love Tap," "Partyin My Pants," "Pizza Face," and "When You Die." Composer of songs featured in albums, films, television productions, and videos.
  • Graphic Novels
  • (With Miguel Ferrer) The Dreamwalker, illustrated by Gray Morrow,Marvel Comics, 1989
  • Issues of Comic Books
  • (With Miguel Ferrer) Comet Man, illustrated by Kelley Jones, Marvel Comics, 1987
  • The Hulk, illustrated by Marshall Rogers, Marvel Comics, 1989
  • (With Ferrer) Trypto the Acid Dog, illustrated by Steve Leialoha,Renegade Press, 1989
  • Spider Man, illustrated by Aaron Lopresti, Marvel Comics, 1990
  • Star Trek, three issues subtitled "Return of the Worthy," DC Comics, 1990
  • Wonder Man, illustrated by Brian Murray, Marvel Comics, 1990
  • Iron Man, illustrated by Leialoha, Marvel Comics, 1991
  • Lost in Space, four issues, illustrated by Michael Dutkiewicz, Innovation Comics, 1991-93
  • Aquaman, 1998
  • (With Peter David) The Spectre, illustrated by Steve Ditko, DC Comics, 1998
  • Contributor to other comic book series, including The Comet Man 2,She Hulk, Star Trek, and The Trainer.
  • Short Fiction
  • (With Peter David) "The Undeadliest Game," Shock Rock, Volume 1, edited by Jeff Gelb, foreword by Alice Cooper, Pocket Books, 1992
  • Shock Rock, Volume 2, edited by Jeff Gelb, foreword by Lonn Friend, Pocket Books, c. 1994

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Aspire!, July, 1998, pp. 3, 4
    • Babylon 5, May, 1998, pp. 16-24
    • Entertainment Weekly, March 17, 1995, p. 97
    • People Weekly, July 17, 1995, pp. 46-47
    • Sci-Fi TV, December, 1998
    • Starlog, February, 1991; May, 1995; May, 1996
    • Universe Today, May, 1996, pp. 6-7, 11
    Electronic
    • Bill Mumy Official Site, http://www.billmumy.com, March 14, 2005

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