Voice Behind Famous Robot — ‘Danger, Will Robinson!’ … ‘It Does Not Compute’ — Dead at 85

Jan 25, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A man who earned a place in pop culture history by providing the voice of a famous TV robot in the 1960s has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Dick Tufeld, the voice of the B9 Robot in "Lost in Space," died Jan. 22 at age 85, the story reports.

Tufeld’s B9 uttered phrases that have becomed a part of popular culture, such as "Danger, Will Robinson!," "It does not compute" and "Warning, warning," the story notes. Bob May, the man who was inside the robot suit, died in 2009, the piece adds.

Tufeld’s voice work extended to cartoons, with his work as the announcer for "Bugs Bunny" and "The Jetsons." He also performed on "It’s Garry Shandling’s Show," "The Simpsons" and the Grammys and Emmys awards shows, the story notes.

B9-robot.jpgB9 Robot

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  1. And he also voiced the robot in the Lost in Space movie with William Hurt et al…

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