|Portrayed By||Bill Mumy|
|First Appearance||"No Place to Hide"|
|Last Appearance||"Junkyard of Space"|
|Sister(s)|| Judy Robinson|
Basic Information: Edit
- Full name: William Edward Robinson
- Birth date: February 1, 1987
- Birth place: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
- Height (at launch): 4 feet, 3 inches
- Weight (at launch): 60 pounds
- Eyes: Hazel… Hair: Red
- Hobbies/interests: Geology, electronics, playing the guitar and singing
The original pilot describes Will: recently graduated from the Camdoe Canyon School of Science at the age of 9, with the highest average in the school's history.
By the age of 5, people were already calling Will Robinson "the little genius." At the age of 6 (when he was already in the third grade), he dismantled the family's VCR, then put it back together again in perfect working order--much to his family's amazement. His I.Q. at the time of the Jupiter 2's liftoff was 182, and he had just graduated from the Santa Fe High School of Science.
On Earth, Will's extraordinary intelligence made him something of a misfit. Neither children his own age nor the older students he attended school with understood him very well. He often tried to take on adult responsibilities, but adults had trouble taking him seriously.
Will's attempts to make adult decisions were still creating problems after leaving Earth, as he "often endangered both himself and his family by going off on his own without John or Maureen's permission." On the other hand, his intelligence and common sense have saved the space pioneers and Dr. Smith, with whom he has developed a deep friendship, on many occasions.
Among Will's chief characteristics is his intense curiosity. This often gets him into trouble, as when he set off on his own to explore a seemingly derelict alien ship the Robinsons encountered soon after the family became lost in space. He is also intensely loyal, even to those (like Dr. Smith) who don't always deserve it. Will is very devoted to the Robinsons' B-9 environmental control robot--even though it once tried to kill him--and has used his skill with electronics to keep the robot functioning at a high level.
On a personal level, Will is sometimes sarcastic, but he is always polite.
Perhaps because he is the youngest member of the crew, Will seems to have adapted better to the uncertainties of life in space better than anyone else on the Jupiter 2. Will's constant companions are Dr. Smith and the Robot. Will says that he and the Robot are like brothers.
Will was played by Billy Mumy.
|Portrayed By|| Jack Johnson (younger version)|
Jared Harris (Older-version)
|First Appearance||Lost in Space - The Movie|
|Sister(s)|| Judy Robinson|
Will was played by Jack Johnson in the movie version. Will was extremely intelligent...but also precocious. He was constantly getting in trouble at school while on Earth. Will didn't seem to enthusiastic to leave Earth. In fact, he didn't seem too enthusiastic about anything accept getting in trouble... then trying to use his smarts with electronics to get him out of it. Will also seemed to have difficulty with the relationship between him and his father. Father and son were not close at all... they acted more like strangers. Will also back-talked and sassed his mother and sisters. Both Will and his sister, Penny were pretty much obnoxious brats. Will was in charge of robotics and felt a deep attachment to the Robot. By the end of the movie, Will's attitude about space had changed drastically. Jared Harris also played an older version of Will in the movie.
|Portrayed By||Ryan Malgarini|
|Only Appearance||"The Robinsons: Lost in Space"|
|First Appearance||2004 Unaired Pilot|
|Mother||Dr. Maureen Robinson|
|Father||Colonel John Robinson|
|Sister(s)|| Judy Robinson|
Ryan Malgarini played the part of Will Robinson in the 2004 unaired pilot "The Robinson - Lost In Space." Will is one of the few characters who pretty much stays the same in this adaption as he is in the original series. However in this version, although ten-year-old Will is still the third child...he now has an older teen brother named David, a teen sister named Judy, and a infant baby sister named Penny. (Note: Both David and Judy Robinson appear to be about the same age. It is possible that they are fraternal twins. However, there is no way to prove this.) In this version, Will is the creator of the Robot. Will creates the Robot in a building beside his house on Earth in order to protect himself from school bullies. Will is obviously still the genious and still the closest to his father. Like in the original version, Will is quite the Daddy's boy. Will manages to save the Jupiter II at the end of the pilot when he opens a box containing the Robot, and hooks the Robot's power source to the Jupiter II power grid...giving the Jupiter II the power to outrun the aliens who are after them. Instead of the silver spacesuits of the original series, these Robinsons wore a two piece white suit that was closable all the way to the collar.
The Ballad of Will Robinson (by Bill Mumy)
These are the words to the "Ballad of William Robinson" that Bill Mumy wrote. The video to this ballad can be seen above.
The Ballad of Williams Robinson
My name is William Robinson and I’m forty-two years old, I’ve seen the hot side of the sun, I’ve seen blue icy cold. I shot the one-eyed giant down with laser in my hand, And I’ll never see my home again or walk on Earth’s green land.
In 1997, we set out on the Jupiter Two, Bound for Alpha Centauri, my family and small crew. We ran into a meteor storm, the wrong time and wrong place, It’s been six months and thirty years since we’ve been lost in space.
My father died five years ago, there was no better man than he, My mother’s never been the same , so now it’s up to me. Our pilot is a handsome man, my sisters both could tell, And Dr. Smith could get us killed, but that may be just as well.
I’ve worked the mines of many worlds to fuel and power our ship, I’ve got a robot for a friend and to help along our trip. I’m sending out this message now from this ungodly place, In hope that someone will rescue us from being lost in space.
'My name is William Robinson, I’ll never take a wife, No children will I father, I have no normal life. Show me mercy in this universe or show me God’s true grace, Amidst I am among the stars for I am lost in space.
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