Mark went back to school and got his master's degree in education. Although he sometimes appears at conventions or at publicity events, he is usually found at a high school in a suburb outside Boston as a Special Education teacher.
Today July 24 is Mark's birthday. He's 76 years young.
I met Mark Goddard at the 2007 Mid-Ohio Con here in Columbus, Ohio. He was as nice as can be. In-between other guests coming to his table we chatted about education (I taught English in Japan), football (Ohio State), and politics (he's a Conservative). I tried to get him to understand that he had been a role model to me as a kid; a kind of "big brother" figure with John Robinson (Guy Williams) as a father figure. (And yes, I know I had a real brother and a real father, haha!)
LOST IN SPACE is a stupid show, but it was wildly entertaining and part of the reason is because Mark Goddard was a good actor.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARK GODDARD!!
Glad to know you're doing something you love!
May you be around to enjoy it for years to come!
(for some reason I can't inbed the video
I wanted to....so go here to see the third season