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Robin Williams

Actor / Comedian / Film Producer / Screenwriter / Mime Artist | * 07/21/1951 († 63, 08/11/2014) | Chicago, Illinois (United States of America (USA))
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Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian. Known for his improvisational skills and the wide variety of characters he created on the spur of the moment and portrayed on film, in dramas and comedies alike, Williams is regarded as one of the greatest comedians of all time. He received numerous accolades including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, five Grammy Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Williams was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2005. Williams began performing stand-up comedy in San Francisco and Los Angeles during the mid-1970s, and released several comedy albums including Reality ... What a Concept in 1980. He rose to fame playing the alien Mork in the ABC sitcom Mork & Mindy (1978–1982). Williams received his first leading film role in Popeye (1980). Williams won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Good Will Hunting (1997). His other Oscar-nominated roles were for ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Documentaries | Drama

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Awards & Nominations for Robin Williams

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role 4x Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album National Board of Review Award for Best Actor 3x Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy 2x Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture 2x MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance 2x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award Disney Legends Grammy Award for Best Album for Children Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor Saturn Award for Best Actor Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame 3x Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 2x BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Grammy Award for Best Album for Children Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy 2x Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album Grammy Award for Best New Artist Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
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Movies with Robin Williams as Actor(149)

as Genie (voice) (archive footage)2023 Once Upon a Studio
as Self (archive footage)2022 The Hall: Honoring the Greats of Stand-Up
as Self (archive footage)2022 The Animograph, or I Was Born in a Shoebox
as Himself (archive footage)2020 Robin's Wish
as Self (archive footage)2018 Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind
as Himself (archive footage)2016 Robin Williams: Behind Closed Doors
as Dennis the Dog (voice)2015 Absolutely Anything
as Mitch Mitchler2014 A Merry Friggin' Christmas
as Henry Altmann2014 The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
as himself2014 3 Still Standing
as himself2014 Altman
as Nolan Mack2014 Boulevard
as Theodore Roosevelt2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
as Self (archive footage)2014 And the Oscar Goes To...
as Father Monaghan2013 The Big Wedding
as Dwight Eisenhower2013 The Butler
as Roger Stillman2013 The Face of Love
as himself2012 Persistence of Vision
as Ramon / Lovelace (voice)2011 Happy Feet Two
as Lance Clayton2009 World's Greatest Dad
as Holden2009 Shrink
as Self / Genie (voice) (archive footage)2009 Waking Sleeping Beauty
as Dan2009 Old Dogs
as himself2008 We Are Most Amused
as himself2008 History of the Joke
as Reverend Frank2007 License to Wed
as himself2007 Cannes: All Access
as Self (archive footage)2007 The Pixar Story
as Maxwell "Wizard" Wallace2007 August Rush
as himself2007 Certifiably Jonathan
as himself2007 Fog City Mavericks
as Napoleon Cross (voice) (uncredited)2006 Everyone's Hero
as Bob Munro2006 RV
as Tom Dobbs2006 Man of the Year
as himself2006 JoJo: The Pop Princess
as Ramon / Lovelace (voice)2006 Happy Feet
as Gabriel Noone2006 The Night Listener
as Teddy Roosevelt2006 Night at the Museum
as Paul Barnell2005 The Big White
as Pappass2005 House of D
as Fender (voice)2005 Robots
as himself2005 Earth to America
as Self (archive footage)2005 Emmanuel's Gift
as himself2005 The Aristocrats
as Alan W. Hakman2004 The Final Cut
as Charlie Boyd / The Priest (uncredited)2004 Noel
as Seymour Parrish2002 One Hour Photo
as Walter Finch2002 Insomnia
as Rainbow Randolph2002 Death to Smoochy
as Dr. Know (voice)2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence
1999 Billy Connolly: Erect for 30 Years
as Jakob Heym1999 Jakob the Liar
as himself1999 Get Bruce!
as Andrew1999 Bicentennial Man
as Hunter "Patch" Adams1998 Patch Adams
as Chris Nielsen1998 What Dreams May Come
as Professor Philip Brainard1997 Flubber
as Dale Putley1997 Fathers' Day
as Sean Maguire1997 Good Will Hunting
as Assassin (uncredited)1996 The Secret Agent
as Jack Powell1996 Jack
as Genie (voice)1996 Aladdin and the King of Thieves
as Osric1996 Hamlet
as Armand Goldman1996 The Birdcage
as Dr. Kosevich1995 Nine Months
as Alan Parrish1995 Jumanji
as John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt (uncredited)1995 To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
as Genie (voice)1995 Aladdin on Ice
as Himself (archive footage)1994 But... Seriously
as Hector1994 Being Human
as Self (archive footage)1994 The World of Jim Henson
as Daniel Hillard / Mrs. Doubtfire1993 Mrs. Doubtfire
as Leslie Zevo1992 Toys
as Genie / Peddler (voice)1992 Aladdin
as Batty Koda (voice)1992 FernGully: The Last Rainforest
as Peter Banning1991 Hook
as Kiwi (voice)1991 A Wish for Wings That Work
as Henry Sagan Parry1991 The Fisher King
as Mime Class Instructor1991 Shakes the Clown
as Cozy Carlisle1991 Dead Again
as Malcolm Sayer1990 Awakenings
as Everyman1990 The Earth Day Special
as Joey O'Brien1990 Cadillac Man
as John Keating1989 Dead Poets Society
as Himself (uncredited)1989 Whoopi Goldberg Presents Billy Connolly
as Robin1989 Back to Neverland
as himself1989 I'm from Hollywood
as Narrator (voice)1988 Rabbit Ears - Pecos Bill
as King of the Moon1988 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
as Air Conditioning Salesman (uncredited)1988 Portrait of a White Marriage
as Adrian Cronauer1987 Good Morning, Vietnam
as Robin Leach1987 Citizen Steve
as Self - Guest Performer1986 Barbra Streisand: One Voice
as Tommy Wilhelm1986 Seize the Day
as Jack Dundee1986 The Best of Times
as himself1986 Super Duper Bloopers
as Jack Moniker1986 Club Paradise
as Vladimir Ivanoff1984 Moscow on the Hudson
as Donald Quinelle1983 The Survivors
as The Frog / Prince Robin1982 The Tale of the Frog Prince
as Himself (uncredited)1980 Andy Kaufman Plays Carnegie Hall
as Popeye1980 Popeye
as Henry1978 Sorority '62
as Lawyer / Man with Toothache1977 Can I Do It Till I Need Glasses?

TV Shows/Series with Robin Williams as Actor(52)

as Self / Galactic Leader - archive footage2023 Love Has Won: The Cult of Mother God
as Self (archive footage)2021 Superstar
as Self (archive footage)2018 The Top Ten Revealed
as Simon Roberts2013 The Crazy Ones
as himself2012 Inside Comedy
as Dr. Eddy2011 Wilfred
as Robin2010 Louie
as himself2009 The Jay Leno Show
as himself2008 The Bonnie Hunt Show
as himself2007 Shrink Rap
as himself2007 The Graham Norton Show
as himself2006 VH1 Rock Honors
as himself2003 Celebrities Uncensored
as himself2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!
as Kevin Powalski2002 Life with Bonnie
as Ivan 'Bob' Poppanoff the 'Russian Idol'2002 American Idol
as himself2001 Good Day Live
as himself1999 The Early Show
as Hugo Kingsley1998 L.A. Doctors
as himself1997 Leute heute
as himself1997 The View
as himself1996 The Daily Show
as Tomas1994 Friends
as Robert Ellison1993 Homicide: Life on the Street
as Self - Guest1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
as himself1992 The Larry Sanders Show
as himself1986 American Masters
as himself1982 Wogan
as The Frog / Prince Robin1982 Faerie Tale Theatre
as Mork1979 Out of the Blue
as Mork1978 Mork & Mindy
as The Circuit Breakers Member1977 Eight Is Enough
as Various1977 The Richard Pryor Show
as Self - Cameo (uncredited)1975 Saturday Night Live
as Self - Host1975 Saturday Night Live
as Mork1974 Happy Days
as himself1969 Sesame Street
as himself1952 Today

Movies with Robin Williams as Crew(6)

TV Shows/Series with Robin Williams as Crew(1)

Directing/Director1978 Mork & Mindy

Additional Information

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Born: Saturday, 07/21 1951 (July) in Chicago, Illinois (United States of America (USA))
Died: Monday, 08/11 2014 (August) in Tiburon (aged: 63)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Juilliard School, Claremont McKenna College, Detroit Country Day School, Redwood High School, College of Marin, Durham College
Member of: SAG-AFTRA, Screen Actors Guild
Record Label: Columbia Records
Net worth estimate: 100,000,000 USD
Spouses (current/former): Valerie Velardi, Marsha Garces, Susan Schneider
Children: Zachary Williams, Zelda Williams, Cody Williams
Siblings: Robert Williams
Father: Robert Williams
Mother: Laura McLaurin
Other names for Robin Williams (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"罗宾·威廉姆斯"
"روبن ويليامز"
"ロビン・ウィリアムズ"
"Робин Уильямс"
"로빈 윌리엄스"
"โรบิน วิลเลียมส์"
"羅賓·威廉斯"
"Robin McLaurin Williams"
"Ρόμπιν Μακ Λόριν Ουίλιαμς"
"Ρόμπιν Ουίλιαμς"
"რობინ უილიამსი"
Robin Williams frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (36x, Actor)
Billy Crystal (30x, Actor)
Bill Hader (24x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (21x, Actress)
Martin Short (21x, Actor)
Tom Hanks (20x, Actor)
Chris Rock (20x, Actor)
Amy Poehler (19x, Actress)
Drew Barrymore (19x, Actress)
Fred Armisen (19x, Actor)
Kenan Thompson (19x, Actor)
Whoopi Goldberg (17x, Actress)

Other people with this name: Robin Williams

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