"The robot and Will Robinson were like a boy and his dog."
About This Interview
In his one-hour-plus Archive interview, Bob May (1939-2009), the grandson of Chic Johnson (of the Vaudeville duo Olsen and Johnson) describes beginning his career as a toddler, performing onstage with his grandfather. He continued the tradition, appearing on stage and television on various shows. May details the role he is best known for, that of the "Robot" on Lost In Space. He discusses the physical challenges of performing in the costume, as well as the feat of giving the robot a "personality." Karen Herman conducted the interview on August 17, 2003 in Burbank, CA.