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Will Robinson
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Portrayed By Bill Mumy
First Appearance "No Place to Hide"
Last Appearance "Junkyard of Space"
Gender Male
Race Human
Mother Maureen Robinson (Original Series Role)
Father John Robinson (Original Series Role)
Sister(s) Judy Robinson (Original Series Role)
Penny Robinson (Original Series Role)

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  • 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 described Will: he 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.


The Ballad of Will Robinson (by Bill Mumy)

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The Ballad of William Robinson

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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