Charles Willian Mumy Jr, well known as ‘Bill’ Mumy is an American-based actor, musician, writer and a renowned figure in the science fiction community, comic book fandom.
Having started acting at an early age in the 1960’s, Bill came to prominence as a child actor with on camera appearances on I Dream of Jeannie, The Twilight Zone, Bewitched, Dear Brigitte and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
Early Life & Biography
Bill Mumy was born in San Gabriel, California to Muriel Getrude Mumy, a childbirth instructor and Charles Wiliam Mumy, a cattle rancher. Mumy’s ethnicity is of the French-Canadian even though his nationality is American.
Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Being born on 1 February 1954, Bill Mumy is 68 years old as of today’s date 3rd June 2022. His height is 5 ft 7 inch tall, and weight is 69 kg.
Mumy is married to Eileen Joy Davis. This came to be in 9 October 1986. Both live in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles with their two children Seth born in 1989 and Liliana who was born in 1994.
Mumy started up his career as a six-year-old taking a television role in family drama series and other on-camera roles.
Famous among many of his appearances as a kid was his role Willy in the ‘Donald’s Friend the 1960 episode of the NBC-TV family drama series National Velvet. He started CBS-TV’s three original episodes of Twilight Zone: ’it’s a Good Life’ in November 1961.
He appears as a child who causes terror in his town with his psychic powers. He is later seen to replicate the same role with his daughter Liliana in the ‘It’s still a Good Life’ episode as a second revival series.
In 1961, Mumy was cast In Alfred HitchCock Presents series on CBS-TV in ‘The Door Without a Key’ where he featured his father in ‘it’s a Good Life’.
He starred in the episode ‘Bang! You’re Dead’ as little Jackie in the same year where he featured Marta Kristen.
In 1962, he was cast in the ‘Keep an Eye on Santa Claus’ episode of the ABC-TV drama series, ‘Going My Way’ as Mark Murdock with the starring Gene Kelly.
In the 1964 CBS situation comedy, ‘The Munsters’, Mumy was reportedly a first choice to cast as Eddie Munster, but his parents objected to the makeup requirements they termed as quite extensive. This role went to Butch Patrick instead. From 1965 to 1968 in the ‘Lost in Space’ shoot, Mumy portrayed Will Robinson.
Mumy as a voice actor has also narrated in the ‘Arts and Entertainment Channel’s Biography’ series in over 50 episodes. His voice can also be heard on animated shows like Scooby-Doo, Batman, Little Wizard Adventures, Ren and Stimpy,, The Oz Kids and Disnney’s Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and Doc McStuffins.
In national commercials for businesses like Farmers Insurance, Ford, Twix, Oscar Mayer, McDonalds and Bud Ice, he has taken the voice over role.
Mumy is musician with a good standing in playing the bass guitar, banjo, harmonica, keyboards, mandolin and percussion. He is credited in music for songs he recorded and toured with Shaun Cassidy as well as The Be Five band he created.
Since Mumy started his career, he has managed over 18 films, four hundred television series and various commercials.
Awards & Achievements
He has released solo CDs including, In The Current, Pandora’s Box, Los Angeles Times, After Dreams Come True and Ghosts. He has also released together with his partner Robert Haimer about nine albums. One of his famous hit songs, Fish Heads was listed as the top 100 videos of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine.
In 1991/1992, Mummy was nominated for an Emmy for his original song composition for Disney’s ‘Adventures in Wonderland’.
He is also ranked on the list of Most Popular TV actor as well as the elite list of famous celebrity born in United States.
Net Worth & Salary of Bill Mumy in 2022
As of June 2022, being one of the richest TV actor, Mumy is worth $12 million.
Major contributions to his net worth has been through acting. Mumy’s latest ‘Lost In Space’ had a three times season renewal at Netflix. Netflix announced that the series show-runner Zack Estrin had signed a multi-year deal with it to produce a new series in 9 March 2020.
From young age to the latter years of his career, Mumy has earned success in doing numerous ground breaking appearances in famous series and tours.
His wealth could be termed as hard-fought. He never restrained himself to exploit his greatest potentials in the industry.