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Robin Williams

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and stand-up comedian. Rising to fame with his role as the alien Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy (1978–1982), Williams went on to establish a successful career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. His film career included such acclaimed films as "The World According to Garp" (1982), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King (1991), and Good Will Hunting (1997), as well as financial successes such as Popeye (1980), Hook (1991), Aladdin (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Night at the Museum (2006), and Happy Feet (2006). He also appeared in the video "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times, Williams received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Good Will Hunting (1997). He also received two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards. On August 11, 2014, Williams was found unconscious at his residence and was pronounced dead at the scene. The Marin County, California, coroner's office said they believe the cause of death was asphyxiation.

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Jul 21, 1951 In Chicago - Illinois - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The 1st 13th Annual Fancy Anvil Award Show Program Special... Liv
Latest Project:
Movie The Animograph, or I Was Born in a Shoebox 2022-05-12
Known For
Poster of The Big Wedding
Poster of License to Wed
Poster of Everyone's Hero
Poster of Robots
Series Rabbit Ears Productions Unknown 2024
Series The 1st 13th Annual Fancy Anvil Award Show Program Special... Liv Unknown 2024
Movie The Animograph, or I Was Born in a Shoebox Self (archive footage) 2022-05-12
Movie Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks to People Self 2016-06-15
Movie Absolutely Anything Dennis the Dog (voice) 2015-06-26
Movie Thank You, Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon Himself (archive footage) 2015-10-13
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Self (archive footage) 2014-02-01
Movie All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State Self (archive footage) 2014-04-28
Movie Boulevard Nolan Mack 2014-04-20
Movie The Angriest Man in Brooklyn Henry Altmann 2014-05-23
Movie A Merry Friggin' Christmas Mitch Mitchler 2014-11-07
Movie Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Theodore Roosevelt 2014-12-17
Movie Altman Self 2014-08-01
Movie 3 Still Standing Himself 2014-10-04
Movie The Big Wedding Father Monaghan 2013-04-25
Movie Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic Self 2013-04-23
Movie The Butler Dwight Eisenhower 2013-08-16
Series The Crazy Ones Simon Roberts 2013-09-26
Movie Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale Himself 2013-12-11
Movie The Face of Love Roger Stillman 2013-10-25
Movie Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen 2012-02-04
Movie Persistence of Vision Himself 2012-10-04
Series Wilfred Dr. Eddy 2011-06-23
Movie Happy Feet Two Ramon / Lovelace (voice) 2011-11-18
Movie Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) Himself 2010-10-26
Series Louie Robin 2010-06-29
Movie Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible Self 2010-11-12
Series Alan Carr: Chatty Man Unknown 2009-06-14
Movie Shrink Holden 2009-07-24
Movie Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Theodore Roosevelt 2009-05-20
Movie World's Greatest Dad Lance Clayton 2009-08-20
Movie Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction Himself 2009-12-06
Movie Old Dogs Dan 2009-11-24
Movie SpongeBob SquarePants: Truth or Square Himself 2009-11-06
Movie Waking Sleeping Beauty Self / Genie (voice) (archive footage) 2009-09-05
Movie History of the Joke Self 2008-02-28
Movie The Madness and Misadventures of Munchausen Himself 2008-04-08
Movie Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen Himself 2008-12-16
Movie We Are Most Amused Himself 2008-11-15
Movie Dreams with Sharp Teeth Himself 2008-06-04
Series The Bonnie Hunt Show Unknown 2008-09-08
Movie Elton 60: Live At Madison Square Garden Himself 2007-03-29
Movie License to Wed Reverend Frank 2007-07-04
Movie Certifiably Jonathan Self 2007-03-01
Movie The Pixar Story Self (archive footage) 2007-08-28
Movie Cannes: All Access Self 2007-10-27
Movie Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Self 2007-10-13
Movie August Rush Maxwell "Wizard" Wallace 2007-11-21
Movie Fog City Mavericks Himself 2007-10-24
Series VH1 Rock Honors Himself 2006-05-31
Movie The Night Listener Gabriel Noone 2006-02-12
Movie A Prairie Home Companion Robin Williams 2006-06-09
Movie RV Bob Munro 2006-04-28
Movie Happy Feet Ramon / Lovelace (voice) 2006-11-16
Movie Everyone's Hero Napoleon Cross (voice) (uncredited) 2006-08-04
Movie Man of the Year Tom Dobbs 2006-10-09
Movie Night at the Museum Teddy Roosevelt 2006-12-20
Movie JoJo: The Pop Princess Himself 2006-08-15
Movie Barry Sonnenfeld: The Kosher Cowboy Himself 2006-08-15
Movie Robots Fender (voice) 2005-03-10
Movie The Aristocrats Self 2005-01-20
Movie Bobby McFerrin: Spontaneous Inventions Himself 2005-03-29
Movie The Big White Paul Barnell 2005-10-27
Series Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg Unknown 2005-12-14
Movie Earth to America Self 2005-11-20
Movie Emmanuel's Gift Self (archive footage) 2005-10-21
Series Mind of Mencia Unknown 2005-07-06
Movie The Final Cut Alan W. Hakman 2004-10-15
Movie Noel Charlie Boyd / The Priest (uncredited) 2004-11-12
Movie House of D Pappass 2004-05-07
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! Himself 2003-01-01
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie The 1st 13th Annual Fancy Anvil Awards Show Program Special: Live in Stereo Himself 2002-03-23
Movie The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch Hans Hänkie 2002-01-01
Movie Death to Smoochy Rainbow Randolph 2002-03-28
Movie Insomnia Walter Finch 2002-05-24
Movie One Hour Photo Seymour Parrish 2002-08-21
Series Life with Bonnie Kevin Powalski 2002-09-17
Movie Robin Williams: Live on Broadway Himself 2002-07-14
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence Dr. Know (voice) 2001-06-29
Movie America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001-09-21
Series Good Day Live Unknown 2001-09-17
Movie Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens – A Life in Animation Himself 2000-11-08
Movie Billy Connolly: Erect for 30 Years 1999-01-01
Movie Get Bruce! Himself 1999-01-01
Movie Jakob the Liar Jakob Heym 1999-09-16
Movie Bicentennial Man Andrew 1999-12-17
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Series L.A. Doctors Hugo Kingsley 1998-09-21
Movie What Dreams May Come Chris Nielsen 1998-10-02
Movie Patch Adams Hunter "Patch" Adams 1998-12-25
Movie George Martin: In My Life Self 1998-11-12
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Fathers' Day Dale Putley 1997-05-09
Movie Flubber Professor Philip Brainard 1997-11-26
Movie Good Will Hunting Sean Maguire 1997-12-05
Movie Deconstructing Harry Mel 1997-12-12
Movie The Birdcage Armand Goldman 1996-03-08
Movie Aladdin and the King of Thieves Genie (voice) 1996-05-20
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Hamlet Osric 1996-12-25
Movie The Secret Agent Assassin (uncredited) 1996-11-08
Series Clive Anderson All Talk Unknown 1996-10-06
Movie Jack Jack Powell 1996-08-09
Movie Nine Months Dr. Kosevich 1995-07-12
Movie The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies Self 1995-06-05
Movie Jumanji Alan Parrish 1995-12-15
Movie To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt (uncredited) 1995-09-07
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Movie Being Human Hector 1994-05-06
Movie But... Seriously Himself (archive footage) 1994-03-25
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie In Search of Dr. Seuss Father 1994-11-06
Movie The World of Jim Henson Self (archive footage) 1994-11-23
Series Friends Tomas 1994-09-22
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Homicide: Life on the Street Robert Ellison 1993-01-31
Movie Mrs. Doubtfire Daniel Hillard / Mrs. Doubtfire 1993-11-24
Movie FernGully: The Last Rainforest Batty Koda (voice) 1992-04-10
Movie Aladdin Genie / Peddler (voice) 1992-11-25
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series The Larry Sanders Show Robin Williams 1992-08-15
Movie Toys Leslie Zevo 1992-12-18
Movie Hook Peter Banning 1991-04-10
Movie Rabbit Ears - The Fool and the Flying Ship Narrator (voice) 1991-06-22
Movie Dead Again Cozy Carlisle 1991-08-23
Movie A Wish for Wings That Work Kiwi (voice) 1991-12-18
Movie The Fisher King Henry Sagan Parry 1991-09-20
Movie Shakes the Clown Mime Class Instructor 1991-08-28
Movie The Earth Day Special Everyman 1990-04-22
Movie Awakenings Malcolm Sayer 1990-12-04
Movie Cadillac Man Joey O'Brien 1990-05-18
Movie Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary Self 1989-09-24
Movie Back to Neverland Robin 1989-04-30
Movie Dead Poets Society John Keating 1989-06-02
Movie Whoopi Goldberg Presents Billy Connolly Himself (uncredited) 1989-09-10
Movie I'm from Hollywood Himself 1989-06-15
Movie Portrait of a White Marriage Air Conditioning Salesman (uncredited) 1988-01-01
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Movie The Adventures of Baron Munchausen King of the Moon 1988-12-07
Series Whose Line Is It Anyway? Unknown 1988-09-23
Movie Good Morning, Vietnam Adrian Cronauer 1987-12-23
Movie Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (voice) 1987-10-01
Movie The Best of Times Jack Dundee 1986-01-31
Movie Super Duper Bloopers Himself 1986-01-01
Movie Bob Goldthwait -- Don't Watch This Show Albert Einstein 1986-05-24
Movie The Young Comedians All-Star Reunion Himself 1986-11-15
Movie Barbra Streisand: One Voice Self - Guest Performer 1986-12-27
Movie Seize the Day Tommy Wilhelm 1986-09-09
Movie Robin Williams: An Evening at the Met Himself 1986-08-09
Movie Club Paradise Jack Moniker 1986-07-11
Movie Moscow on the Hudson Vladimir Ivanoff 1984-06-04
Movie Robin Williams: An Evening with Robin Williams Himself 1983-03-12
Movie The Survivors Donald Quinelle 1983-06-24
Series The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour Unknown 1982-01-30
Movie Night of 100 Stars Self 1982-03-08
Series The Mork & Mindy / Laverne & Shirley / Fonz Hour Mork (voice) 1982-09-25
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
Movie The World According to Garp T.S. Garp 1982-08-13
Movie The Tale of the Frog Prince The Frog / Prince Robin 1982-09-11
Movie Popeye Popeye 1980-12-12
Series Out of the Blue Mork 1979-09-09
Movie Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall Himself 1979-01-01
Movie Robin Williams: Off the Wall Himself 1978-10-27
Series Mork & Mindy Mork 1978-09-14
Movie The Complete Richard Pryor Roast 1977-01-01
Series Eight Is Enough Unknown 1977-03-15
Movie Can I Do It Till I Need Glasses? Lawyer / Man with Toothache 1977-08-01
Series The Richard Pryor Show Various 1977-09-13
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Happy Days Unknown 1974-01-15
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In 1967-09-09
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Series The Oscars Robin Williams 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14