Dick Tufeld, one of the most influential voices in the history of science fiction, died January 21 at the age of 85.
His most famous role was the Robot from Lost In Space, uttering the iconic line “Danger, Will Robinson!” He performed this role again in the movie and an episode of The Simpsons.
Prior to that he earned science fiction immortality as the narrator of Space Patrol on radio where he opened the show saying:
Space Patrol! High adventure in the wild vast reaches of space … missions of daring in the name of interplanetary justice. Travel into the future with Buzz Corry … commander-in-chief of … the Space Patrol!
Tufeld also served as the announcer on other Irwin Allen TV shows like Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and The Time Tunnel. He introduced Disney’s prime-time anthology series, and its Zorro series.
Other credits included Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends,The Fantastic Four and many non-genre programs.