Robin Williams

BirthDay:

21 Jul 1951

BirthPlace:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

BirthName:

Robin McLaurin Williams

Bio:

Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford Motor Company executive from Indiana. Williams had English, German, French, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish ancestry.

Robin briefly studied political science before enrolling at Juilliard School to study theatre. After leaving Juilliard, he performed in nightclubs where he was discovered for the role of "Mork, from Ork", in an episode of Happy Days (1974). The episode, Happy Days: My Favorite Orkan (1978), led to his famous spin-off weekly TV series, Mork & Mindy (1978). He made his feature starring debut playing the title role in Popeye (1980), directed by Robert Altman.

Williams' continuous comedies and wild comic talents involved a great deal of improvisation, following in the footsteps of his idol Jonathan Winters. Williams also proved to be an effective dramatic actor, receiving Academy Award nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role in Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), and The Fisher King (1991), before winning the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Good Will Hunting (1997).

During the 1990s, Williams became a beloved hero to children the world over for his roles in a string of hit family-oriented films, including Hook (1991), FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992), Aladdin (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), Flubber (1997), and Bicentennial Man (1999). He continued entertaining children and families into the 21st century with his work in Robots (2005), Happy Feet (2006), Night at the Museum (2006), Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009), Happy Feet 2 (2011), and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014). Other more adult-oriented films for which Williams received acclaim include The World According to Garp (1982), Moscow on the Hudson (1984), Awakenings (1990), The Birdcage (1996), Insomnia (2002), One Hour Photo (2002), World's Greatest Dad (2009), and Boulevard (2014).

On Monday, August 11th, 2014, Robin Williams was found dead at his home in Tiburon, California USA, the victim of an apparent suicide, according to the Marin County Sheriff's Department. A 911 call was received at 11:55 AM PDT, firefighters and paramedics arrived at his home at 12:00 PM PDT, and he was pronounced dead at 12:02 PM PDT.
Filmography

Actor ( 267 credits )

Absolutely Anything (2015) Dennis The Dog (voice)
Mrs. Doubtfire 2 (2015) Daniel Hillard / Mrs. Doubtfire
Wogan: The Best Of (2015)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode)
The Seventies (2015)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) Teddy Roosevelt
A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014) Mitch
Altman (2014) Himself
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014) Henry Altmann
Boulevard (2014) Nolan Mack
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of (2014)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
The Drunken Peasants (2014)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
The Face of Love (2013) Roger
Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) Dwight D. Eisenhower
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013) Himself
The Big Wedding (2013) Father Moinighan
The Crazy Ones (2013)  Simon Roberts (22 episodes, 2013-2014)
Movie Guide (2013)  Dwight Eisenhower (1 episode, 2013)
Set List: Stand Up Without a Net (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
One (2013)  Himself
Media Buzz (2013)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2016)
Persistence of Vision (2012) Himself (archive footage)
Teens Wanna Know (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Inside Comedy (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
IC Places Hollywood (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Oprah: Where Are They Now? (2012)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Welcome to the Basement (2012)  Armand Goldman / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 20
Looking for Lenny (2011) Himself
Happy Feet 2 (2011) Ramon / Lovelace (voice)
Wilfred (2011)  Dr. Eddy (1 episode, 2012)
Curiosity (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The Project (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The 3 Minute Talk Show (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Instant Movie Review (2011)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2011)
Prophets of Science Fiction (2011)  Andrew Martin in 'Bicentennial Man' (archive footage)
1st Look (2011)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2011)
A Football Life (2011)  Mork (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Stage Left: A Story of Theater in San Francisco (2011) Himself
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) (2010) Himself
The Cove: My Friend is... (2010) Himself
I Am (2010) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Louie (2010)  Robin (1 episode, 2012)
Special Collector's Edition (2010)  Peter Banning / ... (uncredited) (2 episodes, 2010)
Old Dogs (2009) Dan
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer (2009) Himself (archive footage)
Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story (2009) Himself
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) Teddy Roosevelt
Shrink (2009) Holden
World's Greatest Dad (2009) Lance
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
=3 (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009) Himself (archive footage)
Deutschland, deine Künstler (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2008)
That Fellow in the Coat (2008)  Genie (archive footage) (3 episodes, 2008-2012)
The Doctors (2008)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Dreams with Sharp Teeth (2008) Himself
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007) Himself
The Spirit of Money (2007) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
License to Wed (2007) Reverend Frank
Fog City Mavericks (2007) Himself
Certifiably Jonathan (2007) Himself
August Rush (2007) Maxwell 'Wizard' Wallace
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Himself (4 episodes, 2008-2011)
Shrink Rap (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Dawn French's Boys Who Do Comedy (2007)  Himself (3 episodes, 2007)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
5 Second Movies (2007)  Himself / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2008)
Storyville (2007)  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 201
Bienvenue à Cannes (2007) Himself
Night at the Museum (2006) Teddy Roosevelt
Happy Feet (2006) Ramon / Lovelace (voice)
Man of the Year (2006) Tom Dobbs
Everyone's Hero (2006) Napoleon Cross (voice) (uncredited)
RV (2006) Bob Munro
The Night Listener (2006) Gabriel Noone
Close Up (2006)  Actor / ... (1 episode, 2011)
The Big White (2005) Paul Barnell
Robots (2005) Fender (voice)
Emmanuel's Gift (2005) Himself (archive footage)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 2009-2013)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
Mind of Mencia (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
20 to 1 (2005)  Daniel Hillard / ... (1 episode, 2006)
I Love the '90s: Part Deux (2005) (unknown episodes)
Cinema mil (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg (2005)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2007)
Weekend Sunrise (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Aristocrats (2005) Himself
Noel (2004) Charlie Boyd / The Priest (uncredited)
The Final Cut (2004) Alan Hakman
House of D (2004) Pappass
CMT Insider (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Open Access (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2014)
Up for Grabs (2004) Himself (uncredited)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself / ... (10 episodes, 2004-2013)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (5 episodes, 2004-2013)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Comedy Connections (2003)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2007)
Freedom: A History of Us (2003)  Gen. Ulysses S. Grant / ... (4 episodes, 2003)
Insomnia (2002) Walter Finch
Death to Smoochy (2002) Rainbow Randolph
One Hour Photo (2002) Seymour Parrish
Life with Bonnie (2002)  Kevin Powalski (1 episode, 2003)
Just for Laughs (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Player$ (2002)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003)
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
HypaSpace (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Class of... (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
American Idol (2002)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2008)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) Dr. Know (voice)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Anatomy of a Scene (2001)  Himself (1 episode)
Good Day Live (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
CMT Hot 20 Countdown (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Rove Live (2000)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
Bicentennial Man (1999) Andrew Martin
Jakob the Liar (1999) Jakob
Get Bruce (1999) Himself
SpongeBob SquarePants (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The Directors (1999)  Himself / ... (2 episodes)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)  Merritt Rook (1 episode, 2008)
Patch Adams (1998) Patch Adams
Junket Whore (1998) Himself
What Dreams May Come (1998) Chris Nielsen
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Hollywood Squares (1998)  Himself (3 episodes, 1998)
Total Request Live (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
L.A. Doctors (1998)  Hugo Kingsley (1 episode, 1999)
God kveld Norge (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Deconstructing Harry (1997) Mel
Good Will Hunting (1997) Sean Maguire
Flubber (1997) Professor Philip Brainard
Fathers' Day (1997) Dale Putley
The View (1997)  Himself (3 episodes, 2006-2014)
The Roseanne Show (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (5 episodes, 2005-2007)
One Saturday Morning (1997)  Genie (2 episodes, 1998)
Vibe (1997)  Vladimir Ivanoff (1 episode, 1998)
Great Minds Think for Themselves (1997)  The Genie (12 episodes)
Leute heute (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Hamlet (1996) Osric
The Secret Agent (1996) Assassin (uncredited)
Jack (1996) Jack Powell
The Birdcage (1996) Armand Goldman
Access Hollywood (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (6 episodes, 1997-2002)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
Comedy Central Canned Ham (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Mundo VIP (1996)  Himself (4 episodes, 1996-2000)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (4 episodes, 2002-2013)
Clive Anderson All Talk (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Jumanji (1995) Alan Parrish
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995) John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt (uncredited)
Nine Months (1995) Dr. Kosevich
Very Important Pennis (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Heroes of Comedy (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Being Human (1994) Hector
Friends (1994)  Tomas (uncredited) (1 episode, 1997)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself (2 episodes, 2001-2003)
Dennis Miller Live (1994)  Himself (3 episodes, 1994-2001)
Cartelera (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Extra (1994)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Bravo Profiles (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) Daniel Hillard / Mrs. Doubtfire
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)  Robert Ellison (1 episode, 1994)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (16 episodes, 1993-2013)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
GMTV (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Live & Kicking (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself - Guest (6 episodes, 1998-2007)
The Timekeeper (1992) Timekeeper (voice)
Toys (1992) Leslie Zevo
Aladdin (1992) Genie / Merchant (voice)
FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992) Batty Koda (voice)
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)  Robin Williams (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 1997-2007)
Getaway (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Whoopi Goldberg Show (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
In the Wild (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1995-2002)
Hook (1991) Peter Banning
The Fisher King (1991) Parry
Dead Again (1991) Doctor Cozy Carlisle
Shakes the Clown (1991) Mime Class Instructor (as Marty Fromage)
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Noel's House Party (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (6 episodes, 1998-2011)
Dame Edna's Hollywood (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Awakenings (1990) Dr. Malcolm Sayer
Cadillac Man (1990) Joey O'Brien
Supermarket Sweep (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 1990)
Primer plano (1990)  Himself (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Dead Poets Society (1989) John Keating
Back to Neverland (1989) Robin
Clive Anderson Talks Back (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
I'm from Hollywood (1989) Himself
Portrait of a White Marriage (1988) Air Conditioning Salesman (uncredited)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) King of the Moon (as Ray D. Tutto)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (4 episodes, 2005-2013)
This Morning (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Inside Edition (1988)  Himself (archive footage) (4 episodes, 2014)
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Adrian Cronauer
Biography (1987)  Himself (5 episodes, 1996-2006)
CBS This Morning (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1991)
The Media Show (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1988)
HBO Comedy Hour (1987)  Himself
Citizen Steve (1987) Robin Leach
Seize the Day (1986) Tommy Wilhelm
Club Paradise (1986) Jack Moniker
The Best of Times (1986) Jack Dundee
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
Crook & Chase (1986)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
American Masters (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Max Headroom Show (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 1986)
Moscow on the Hudson (1984) Vladimir Ivanoff
Pryor's Place (1984)  Gabby (1 episode, 1984)
Showbiz Today (1984)  Himself (2 episodes, 1992-1996)
The Survivors (1983) Donald Quinelle
Good Morning Britain (1983)  Himself (1 episode, 1988)
The World According to Garp (1982) Garp
Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)  Prince Robin / ... (1 episode, 1982)
Late Night with David Letterman (1982)  Himself (4 episodes, 1982-1992)
Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour (1982)  Mork (voice)
Wogan (1982)  Himself (3 episodes, 1988-1991)
An Evening at the Improv (1982)  Himself (unknown episodes)
The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 1982)
SCTV Network (1981)  Various (1 episode, 1982)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (29 episodes, 2006-2014)
Popeye (1980) Popeye
ABC News Nightline (1980)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Out of the Blue (1979)  Mork (1 episode, 1979)
Mork & Mindy (1978)  Mork / ... (94 episodes, 1978-1982)
America 2-Night (1978)  Jason Shine (2 episodes, 1978)
The Big Laff Off (1978)  Himself (1978)
Eight Is Enough (1977) (1 episode, 1977)
The Richard Pryor Show (1977)  Various / ... (4 episodes, 1977)
Laugh-In (1977) (1 episode, 1977)
Can I Do It 'Till I Need Glasses? (1977) Lawyer / Man with Tooth Ache
The Barbara Walters Summer Special (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Alan Hamel Show (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 1978)
On Location (1976)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself - Host / ... (7 episodes, 1981-2010)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (1 episode, 1978)
Happy Days (1974)  Mork (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Clapper Board (1972) (1 episode, 1981)
Great Performances (1971)  Himself (3 episodes, 1994-2004)
Parkinson (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
A Current Affair (1971)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2008)
Sesame Street (1969)  Himself (6 episodes, 1991-2012)
Donahue (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 1990)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Himself (3 episodes, 1981-1992)
Today (1952)  Himself (3 episodes, 1987-2007)

Producer ( 2 credits )

Jakob the Liar (1999) executive producer
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) producer

Writer ( 1 credit )

An Evening at the Improv (1982) (unknown episodes)

Director ( 1 credit )

Mork & Mindy (1978) (1 episode, 1982)