Lost in Space: About The Cast

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GARY OLDMAN (Dr. Zachary Smith) boasts an auspicious list of feature films, including Sid and Nancy, in which he played punk rock legend Sid Vicious; Prick Up Your Ears, directed by Stephen Frears; Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead; State of Grace; Oliver Stone's JFK, in which he played Lee Harvey Oswald; Bram Stoker's Dracula, directed by Francis Ford Coppola; True Romance; Immortal Beloved; The Professional; Murder In The First and The Scarlet Letter.

Oldman recently made his directorial debut with the drama Nil By Mouth, which he also wrote. The film was produced by The SE8 Group -- the production company that Oldman and his manager/producing partner Douglas Urbanski formed in 1995 -- and director Luc Besson. . He recently starred in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element, and Air Force One, opposite Harrison Ford. Oldman was also heard in the animated feature The Quest For Camelot.

Oldman began his career in 1979 working extensively in theatre. Between 1985 and 1989, he worked exclusively at London's Royal Court. For BBC television, he appeared in Mike Leigh's "Mean Time" and later in "The Firm" by Alan Clark.

WILLIAM HURT, (Professor John Robinson) who made his film debut in Ken Russell's classic Altered States returns to the science fiction genre in Lost In Space. One of the most respected actors of his generation, Hurt has starred in some of the best films of the '80s, including Lawrence Kasdan's erotic thriller Body Heat and Zeitgeist ensemble film The Big Chill; James Brooks' newsroom comedy Broadcast News, for which Hurt received both Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations; Children of a Lesser God, which garnered him an Academy Award nomination as Best Actor; the screen adaptation of Anne Tyler's The Accidental Tourist; and his Oscar-winning role as a South American prisoner in Hector Babenco's Kiss of the Spiderwoman.

Other credits include Wim Wenders' epic Until The End of the World, Mr. Wonderful, The Plague, Trial By Jury, Jayne Eyre, Second Best and the French film Confidences a un Inconnu. He has also starred in Eyewitness, Gorky Park, A Time of Destiny, I Love You To Death, Alice and A Couch in New York.

Hurt most recently starred in the futuristic thriller Dark City for director Alex Proyas, and Wayne Wang's acclaimed drama Smoke.

On stage, Hurt has appeared in more than 50 productions, including a Tony-nominated performance in "Hurlyburly" on Broadway. He previously won the Obie Award and Theatre World Award for "My Life" at the Circle Repertory Theatre in 1978. Other theatre credits include "Love Letters," "The Fifth of July," "Lulu," Ulysses in Traction," "The Runner Stumbles," "Hamlet," "Mary Stuart," "Child Byron," "Richard II," and "Beside Herself." He directed "Those Inconvenient Sisters" at the Circle Repertory Lab in 1989, and his most recent roles include "Ivanov" and "Good."

In 1988, Hurt was awarded the first Spencer Tracy Award, which recognizes an actor who has achieved outstanding performances and professional achievement.

MATT LeBLANC (Major Don West) is perhaps best known for his starring role as Joey Trebbiani on the Emmy-nominated hit comedy series "Friends." He has also appeared such television series as "Married With Children," "Top of the Heap" and "Just The Ten of Us."

LeBlanc made his feature film debut in the comedy Ed.

MIMI ROGERS (Maureen Robinson) continues to be one of the busiest and most versatile actresses in Hollywood, having starred in five films in the past two years, including the hit comedy Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, opposite Mike Myers and Elizabeth Hurley, and the drama Little White Lies.

Rogers co-starred with Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Pierce Brosnan and Lauren Bacall in The Mirror Has Two Faces, and she starred opposite Anthony LaPaglia in Bulletproof Heart, which received critical acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival. Rogers received the Best Actress award at the Seattle Film Festival for her performance of a woman on death row in Reflections in the Dark, and critics raved about Rogers' performance in Michael Tolkin's The Rapture.

Rogers' other film credits include The Doors, Monkey Trouble, Far From Home -- The Adventures of Yellow Dog, Dark Horse, Shooting Elizabeth, Desperate Hours, To Forget Palermo, Hider in the House, Someone to Watch Over Me, Street Smart and Gung Ho.

Recently, she appeared as Gabriel Byrne's wife in HBO's "Weapons of Mass Distraction," and in Showtimes "Tricks," which she also executive produced. In addition, Rogers starred in the miniseries "Bloodlines: Murder in the Family" and the television movie "A Kiss To Die For." Her other television credits include the telefilms "In The Blink of An Eye," "You Ruined My Life," "Divorce Wars," "Hear No Evil" and the USA network original "Lady Killer." She has also appeared as a series regular on ABC's "Paper Dolls" and in NBC's "The Rousters."

HEATHER GRAHAM (Judy Robinson) is among Hollywood's most sought-after actresses. She most recently starred in the critically acclaimed Boogie Nights, opposite Mark Wahlberg and Burt Reynolds, and will next be seen starring with Robert Downey Jr. in Two Girls and A Guy. Graham also stars with Kenneth Branagh in Danny Boyle's Alien Love Triangle, and will next star opposite Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy in Bofinger's Big Thing.

Graham's other film credits include Swingers, Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy and Six Degrees of Separation. She also starred in David Lynch's television series "Twin Peaks" and in the Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie "O' Pioneers," opposite Jessica Lange.

LACEY CHABERT (Penny Robinson) makes her feature film debut in Lost In Space. Arguably one of the best young actresses of her generation, she received The Hollywood Reporter's Young Star Award for her stand-out performance as Claudia Salinger in Fox's critically acclaimed television series "Party of Five."

Chabert has performed many lead voice-overs for major animated feature film projects, including, most recently, the Academy Award-nominated short film Redux Riding Hood, in which she portrays the title character. She will next star as Eliza Thornberry in Nickelodeon's upcoming animated series "The Wild Thornberries," this fall.

Chabert's entre to show business began during a family vacation to New York when an impromptu audition won her the part of young Cossette in the Broadway production of "Les Miserable," a role she played for two years. During the production, she also portrayed the legendary role of Baby June in CBS' high-profile television movie "Gypsy," opposite Bette Midler, before moving to Los Angeles to join the cast of "Party of Five."

JACK JOHNSON (Will Robinson) made his feature film debut as Paul Mazursky and Brenda Vacarro's grandson in Love Affair, starring Warren Beatty and Annette Bening. He was also seen in The Tie That Binds with Darryl Hannah and Keith Carradine.

Johnson began his acting career at age four with television credits including "Ned and Stacey," as the announcer for an Art Linkletter special, a character in the animated series "Nightmare Ned," and Spacey in the pilot, "Lil' Chips." He has appeared in more than 50 commercials, most recently for Pepsi with Shaquille O'Neal.

Johnson follows in the family business begun by his Hollywood writer, director and producer grandfather, Nunnally Johnson, (The Grapes of Wrath, How to Marry a Millionaire, The Three Faces of Eve); grandmother Dorris Bowden (who played Roshasharon in The Grapes of Wrath) and father, Scott Johnson, Emmy Award and Tony Award nominee for set and lighting design.

JARED HARRIS (Older Will Robinson) is quickly becoming one of Hollywood's most prolific second generation actors. Harris received international attention for his portrayal of a New York homeless man in the Sundance Film Festival winner Sunday, as well as his critically acclaimed turn as Warhol in I Shot Andy Warhol.

Upcoming, Harris will star in B Monkey, opposite Rupert Everett, for director Michael Radford, and Mummy, opposite Alison Elliott, for director Michael Almerayda. He has also starred in Gold in The Streets, as well as Father's Day, opposite Robin Williams. His other film roles include Dead Man, Smoke, Blue in The Face and Nadja.

A talented stage actor, Harris was discovered in the role of Hotspur in "Henry IV" for the New York Shakespeare Festival. Harris won the Village Voice Obie for his performance in the off-Broadway play "Ecstasy" and garnered rave reviews for his role in the Public Theater's "King Lear."

LENNIE JAMES, (Jeb Walker) who makes his feature film debut with Lost In Space, has appeared in Billie August's Les Miserables and the short film Father, Sons and Holy Ghosts.

His television credits include the BBC series "Out of the Blue," "People of the Forest" and "Perfect Blues." He won the Clarence Derwent Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the Royal National Theater production of "The Coup," and he appeared in the London-New York production of "Two Gentlemen of Verona." In addition, he wrote and starred in "No Two Ways" and scripted the production "Waking Hours."

EDWARD FOX (Business Man) has been delighting audiences with his performances in theater, film and television productions for the past 30 years. His film career began in 1967 with The Naked Runner, starring Frank Sinatra, and continued with two films for director Michael Winner, The Jokers and I'll Never Forget Whatsis Name.

In 1971, Fox won the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Lord Trimmingham in Joseph Losey's The Go-Between. His other film roles include The Day of the Jackal; A Doll's House; Galileo; The Squeeze; A Bridge Too Far, for which he received his second BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor; The Duellists; The Big Sleep; Force Ten Navarone; The Mirror Crack'd; Ghandi, Never Say Never Again; The Dresser; The Shooting Party, Wild Geese II, Return to the River Kwai; Robin Hood and Prince Valiant.

For television, he has appeared in numerous productions, including "The Voysey Inheritance," "Portrait of A Lady," "Churchill's People," "The School For Scandal," "Hard Times," "The Bacchae," "Circles of Deceit," the BBC TV movie of Simon Gray's "They Never Slept" and the award-winning "Gulliver's Travels," starring Ted Danson. He won the BAFTA award for Best Television Actor for his role in "Edward and Mrs. Simpson," which also gained him the Best Actor Award from the Broadcasting Press Guild.

MARK GODDARD (The General) had been in Hollywood only three weeks when he signed a contract with Aaron Spelling to play the role of Cully in the series "Johnny Ringo." His success continued with a three-year stint on "The Detectives," followed by the role for which he is best known -- Major Don West in the original "Lost In Space."

His additional television credits include "One Life to Live," "The Doctors," "General Hospital," as well as many guest-starring roles in such series as "The Fall Guy" and "Mod Squad." In 1978, he was hired by Martin Scorcese to play opposite Liza Minnelli in the Broadway musical "The Act."

JUNE LOCKHART (The Principal) played Maureen Robinson in the original television series, "Lost In Space." A third generation actor, she made her career debut at the age of eight at the Metropolitan Opera House. At 12, she appeared as Belinda Cratchet in the motion picture version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, which starred her parents, Gene and Kathleen Lockhart.

Her film credits include The White Cliffs of Dover; Meet Me In St. Louis; The Yearling; Son of Lassie; All This and Heaven Too with Bette Davis and Charles Boyer; Sergeant York with Gary Cooper; and Adam Had Four Sons with Ingrid Bergman.

She has also appeared in numerous comedy and drama TV series, movies for television and specials, including "Lassie," which won her an Emmy nomination; and "Petticoat Junction." Lockhart has appeared intermittently as Maria, Felicia's grandmother, on the daytime drama "General Hospital."

MARTA KRISTEN (Reporter 1) created the role of Judy Robinson in the series "Lost In Space." A contract player for 20th Century Fox, she starred in The Living Reed, Panic in the Park, Battle Beyond the Stars, The Gemini Affair and Terminal Island, among others.

She has appeared as guest star in countless television shows, including "Murphy Brown," "Scarecrow & Mrs. King," "Trapper John, MD," "Fame" and "Remington Steele."

ANGELA CARTWRIGHT (Reporter 2) was a series regular for three years as Penny Robinson in the television series "Lost In Space" and seven years in "Make Room for Daddy." She is also remembered for her role as Brigitta in the film The Sound of Music. Her additional feature film credits include Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, Lad: A Dog, Somebody Up There Likes Me and Something of Value.

Other television guest appearances include "Airwolf," "Love Boat," "Room 222" and "Logan's Run."

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