Mark Goddard (Major Don West) was born Charles Goddard in Lowell, Massachusetts on July 24, 1936. After being encouraged by his school’s dramatic society, Goddard was off to Manhattan to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He worked with stock companies and made guest appearances on TV before landing regular parts on TV series of his own. Goddard’s best-known role was as Major Don West for the three seasons of LOST IN SPACE. In the 1970s, Goddard guest starred on THE FUGITIVE, THE MOD SQUAD, and THE FALL GUY. He also starred opposite Liza Minelli on Broadway, and ultimately gave a cameo in the 1998 LOST IN SPACE movie remake.