Robin Williams

Mostly Credited As: Robin Williams
Sometimes Credited As: George Spelvin
Marty Fromage
Ray D. Tutto
Sudy Nim

Birth Name: Robin McLaurin Williams
Date Of Birth: July 21, 1951 (Age 63)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Date Of Death: August 11, 2014
Cause Of Death: suicide by hanging (North San Francisco Bay,
Height: 5' 8" (1.72 m)

Robin Williams

Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 21, 1951, to a family with a culturally diverse background, his father Robert being of English, Welsh, and Irish descent, and his mother of French descent. Though he was born in Chicago, Williams spent most of his younger years up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, as well as some time in Marin, Michigan.

Williams was first noticed for his comical stand-up routines while in San Francisco, as he briefly studied political science before starting his studies in theatre at both Claremount McKenna College and Julliard Drama School. He was given the role as Mork to play a guest appearance on an episode of "Happy Days" (1974) by Gary Marshall. The episode was so popular that it got Williams his own televised series, "Mork & Mindy" (1978), which lasted a good four years between 1978 and 1982. The series got him noticed in the acting world, as he began to play roles in movies.

Williams got his first starring roles in the movies "Popeye" (1980), and "The World According to Garp" (1982), neither of which were very successful, but Williams soon shot back with "Good Morning, Vietnam" (1987) where he was nominated for an Academy Award, putting him way out there as an eligible and talented actor. Robin also began some voice acting, as he got the part of the Genie in the Disney movie "Aladdin" (1992), showing that he was not only good at acting physically, but good at voice acting as , well. Williams continued with his career, mainly starring in comedic roles such as in "Mrs. Doubtfire" (1993) and "The Birdcage" (1996).

He soon began starring in more dramatic roles such as in "Dead Poets Society" (1989) - where he played an unorthodox English teacher. He continued starring in more drama films which included "Awakenings" (1990), "Good Will Hunting" (1997), and "What Dreams May Come" (1998). After starring in movies such as "Patch Adams" (1998) and "Bicentennial Man" (1999) some began to think of Williams as a stereotype. This caused Williams to take a change of pace in the genre of films he was starring in, and began starring in movies such as "One Hour Photo" (2002) - Where he played a man at a one-hour photo lab who becomes obsessed with a suburban family, and the dark comedy "Death to Smoochy" (2002), as well as "Insomnia" (2002) and "The Final Cut" (2004).

Robin continues to star in movies, and even did another voice acting bit for "Robots" (2005) as Fender. Williams is not only a big time actor, but also helps out with charity too, along with his wife Marsha Graces Williams. His acting career is far from over, as Robin is scheduled to star in quite a few more movies to come in 2006, so you'll be sure to see this funny mimicking comedian on the big screen many more times to come.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Crazy Ones (2013)As: Simon Roberts
The 1st 13th Annual Fancy Anvil Award Show Program Special... Liv (2002)As: Himself
The Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour (1982)As: Mork -- [Voice]
Mork & Mindy (1978)As: Mork
The Richard Pryor Show (1977)As: Himself
The Academy Awards (1953)As: Himself (Co-Host 1986)
Episode Cast Credits 

All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State (2014) 
  Episode 1 01x01: (Apr/28/2014) As Himself (Archive Footage) 

Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale (2013) 
  Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale (Dec/11/2013) As Himself 

Set List (2013) 
  Episode 2 01x02: (Dec/09/2013) As Himself, [Featuring]

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Robin Williams, Ellie Kemper 11x54: (Nov/21/2013) As Himself 
  Robin Williams, John Legend 04x53: (Nov/15/2006) As Himself 
  Robin Williams, Daniel Powter, Wentworth Miller 03x148: (Apr/27/2006) As Himself 
  Robin Williams/Tears For Fears 02x30: (Oct/15/2004) As Himself 

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) 
  Robin Williams 18x158: (Sep/26/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Robin Williams 15x42: (Mar/30/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Robin Williams 07x105: (Aug/21/2002) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Robin Williams 11x55: (Apr/27/2006) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Robin Williams, Mark Cuban, Gavin DeGraw 21x147: (Aug/08/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Robin Williams, Drew Hastings, Vince Gill 19x191: (Nov/16/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Robin Williams, Judd Apatow, Kylie Minogue 18x145: (Oct/27/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Robin Williams, Freida Pinto, Johnny Mathis 17x63: (Dec/22/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Matt Damon 11x14: (Jan/24/2013) As Himself (Walk On) 
  Robin Williams, Rod Stewart 04x152: (Oct/12/2006) As Himself 
  Robin Williams, Anna Faris, Rhymefest 04x109: (Jul/19/2006) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Christina Ricci, Steven Bochco, & Duran Duran 03x24: (Feb/28/2005) As Himself 

Louie (2010) 
  Barney / Never 03x06: (Aug/02/2012) As Himself 

Wilfred (US) (2011) 
  Progress 02x01: (Jun/21/2012) Voiced  Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Robin Williams, Andrew Luck 19x125: (Apr/26/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Robin Williams, Judy Greer 18x102: (Mar/03/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Robin Williams, "American Idol" castoff Paige Miles, Usher 17x117: (Mar/29/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Robin Williams, Shannen Doherty, Duffy 16x03: (Sep/04/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Inside Comedy (2012) 
  Robin Williams / Jonathan Winters 01x10: (Mar/29/2012) As Himself 

WWE Monday Night RAW (1993) 
  2011 Tribute to the Troops (Fayetteville, NC) (Dec/13/2011) As Himself, [Featuring]

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Robin Williams, Elijah Wood, Jennifer Saunders, JLS 10x05: (Nov/25/2011) As Himself 
  Robin Williams, Estelle 04x07: (Nov/13/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 2, Show 53 02x53: (Nov/23/2011) As Himself 

OK! TV (2011) 
  Series 1, Show 194 01x194: (Nov/23/2011) As Himself 

Curiosity (2011) 
  Your Body on Drugs 01x17: (Nov/20/2011) As Himself (Host & Narrator) 

Daybreak (2010) 
  September 21, 2010 01x12: (Sep/21/2010) As Himself 

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 2, Show 6 02x06: (Sep/20/2010) As Himself 

Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009) 
  Robin Williams, Olly Murs, Jason Manford, Alex Jones 04x08: (Aug/08/2010) As Himself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Robin Williams, Elle Macpherson, Tim Minchin 18x23: (Jul/02/2010) As Himself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 58x01: (Mar/07/2010) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 77th Annual Academy Awards 53x01: (Feb/27/2005) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 76th Annual Academy Awards 52x01: (Feb/29/2004) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 48x01: (Mar/26/2000) As Himself ("Blame Canada"), [Musical Guests]

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Robin Williams, Barry Manilow 01x144: (Jan/21/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Robin Williams, Piers Morgan, All Time Low 01x49: (Aug/13/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Jay Leno Show (2009) 
  Robin Williams, Miley Cyrus 01x03: (Sep/16/2009) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Robin Williams, Jason Randal 05x22: (Feb/03/2009) As Himself 

The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008) (2008) 
  Robin Williams 01x01: (Sep/08/2008) As Himself 

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) 
  Authority 09x17: (Apr/29/2008) As Merritt Rook, [Special Guest Stars]

American Idol (2002) 
  Idol Gives Back (Apr/09/2008) As Himself 

The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet (2007) 
  Robin Williams 02x05: (Sep/07/2007) As Himself 
  Robin Williams 01x115: (Jun/29/2007) As Himself 

The Early Show (1999) 
  Robin Williams; The Fray 08x217: (Jul/03/2007) As Himself 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Robin Williams 56x214: (Jun/28/2007) As Himself 
  Robin Williams, Bianca Ryan, John LaFemina 56x51: (Nov/13/2006) As Himself 

VH1 Rock Honors (2006) 
  2nd Annual VH1 Rock Honors 01x02: (May/24/2007) As Himself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Robin Williams, The Glide Ensemble 14x129: (May/02/2007) As Himself 
  Robin Williams, Christian Slater, Panic! At The Disco 14x36: (Nov/14/2006) As Himself 
  Robin Williams, Nigella Lawson 12x92: (Mar/09/2005) As Himself 
  Robin Williams, The Other Ones 10x32: (Nov/12/2002) As Himself 

Sit Down Comedy (2005) 
  Robin Williams 02x02: (Feb/28/2007) As Himself 

This Morning (1988) 
  December 15, 2006 19x75: (Dec/15/2006) As Himself 

MADtv (1995) 
  Robin Williams, Elijah Wood 12x07: (Nov/25/2006) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Robin Williams 10x54: (Nov/17/2006) As Himself 

Live with Kelly (1983) 
  Robin Williams and Robert Randolph & the Family Band 25x27: (Oct/10/2006) As Himself 
  Robin Williams/Nigella Lawson 23x132: (Mar/08/2005) As Himself 

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Robin Williams, Mark Leyner, Billy Goldberg 32x26: (Oct/09/2006) As Himself 

Attack Of The Show! (2005) 
  G. Love, Lil' Wil's Discount Warehouse 02x139: (Aug/01/2006) As Himself 
  Michele Merkin, Cancellation of E3 02x138: (Jul/31/2006) As Himself 

Mind of Mencia (2005) 
  Episode 207 02x07: (May/03/2006) As Himself 

Kids' Choice Awards (US) (1988) 
  19th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 19x01: (Apr/01/2006) As Himself 

Good Day Live (2001) 
  Robin Williams 04x121: (Feb/21/2005) As Himself 
  Robin Williams; Jenny McCarthy; Jennifer Flavin-Stallone 04x28: (Oct/13/2004) As Himself 

Open Access (2004) 
  Charities 01x11: (Nov/07/2004) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

Real Time With Bill Maher (2003) 
  Episode 21 02x01: (Jan/16/2004) As Himself 

American Masters (1986) 
  Juilliard 16x03: (Jan/29/2003) As Himself 
  Nichols and May: Take Two 09x05: (Apr/17/1996) As Himself 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Robin Williams, Talib Kweli 01x157: (Dec/23/2002) As Himself 

Omnibus (1967) 
  Chuck Jones: Mr Bugs Bunny 35x17: (Nov/17/2001) As Himself 

Inside the Actors Studio (1994) 
  Robin Williams 07x15: (Jun/10/2001) As Himself 

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (US) (1998) 
  Show No. 313 03x10: (Nov/16/2000) As Himself 

Clive Anderson All Talk (1996) 
  Series 4, Show 3 04x03: (Sep/16/1999) As Himself 

Oprah (1986) 
  Robin Williams and Cuba Gooding Jr 12x11: (Oct/05/1998) As Himself 

The Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) 
  4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 04x01: (Mar/08/1998) As Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (for 'Good Will Hunting') 

Friends (1994) 
  The One With the Ultimate Fighting Champion 03x24: (May/08/1997) As Tomas, [Uncredited]

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 51x01: (Jan/22/1994) As Winner: Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical / Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical (for 'Mrs. Doubtfire') 
  The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 49x01: (Jan/18/1992) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical (for 'The Fisher King') 
  The 36th Annual Golden Globe Awards 36x01: (Jan/27/1979) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical (for 'Mork and Mindy') 
  The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards 45x01: (Jan/23/1988) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical (for 'Good Morning, Vietnam') 

Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) 
  Bop Gun 02x01: (Jan/06/1994) As Robert Ellison 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) 
  Show #4531 30x120: (May/22/1992) As Himself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  15th Anniversary Special (Sep/24/1989) As Himself 
  Robin Williams/James Taylor 13x09: (Jan/23/1988) As Himself (Host) 
  Robin Williams/Paul Simon 12x05: (Nov/22/1986) As Himself (Host) 
  Robin Williams/Adam Ant 09x12: (Feb/11/1984) As Himself (Host) 

Faerie Tale Theatre (1982) 
  The Tale of the Frog Prince 01x01: (Sep/11/1982) As The Frog/Prince Robin 

The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour (1982) 
  Season 1, Episode 1 01x01: (Jan/30/1982) As Himself 

Out of the Blue (US) (1979) 
  Random's Arrival (1) 01x01: (Sep/09/1979) As Mork 

Happy Days (1974) 
  Mork Returns 06x24: (Mar/06/1979) As Mork 
  My Favorite Orkan 05x22: (Feb/28/1978) As Mork 

Battle of the Network Stars (1976) 
  Special #5 01x05: (Nov/18/1978) As Himself (ABC Team) 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Episode Crew

Mork & Mindy (1978) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
The Mork Report 04x22 May/27/1982 As: Director

Williams states that he began doing impersonations as a child mimicking the Southern accent of his aunt.

Watching his frantic mannerisms and immediate changes in personality, some have speculated that Williams is affected by bipolar disorder, but this has never been confirmed.

He is a staunch Democrat, life-long Episcopalian, and San Francisco resident (he owns a large house in the upper-class Seacliff neighborhood).

He named his daughter Zelda because his son is a devoted fan of the Legend of Zelda video game series.

Williams is a gamer known to enjoy online video games, recently playing the MMORPG World of Warcraft and the first-person shooter Battlefield 2.

Williams is said to be following in the footsteps of his idol, famous actor Jonathan Winters.

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