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Robin Williams

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 Today 1952-01-14
Latest Project:
Movie Robin Williams: Voice of an Era 2019-02-23
Known For
Poster of Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg
Poster of Comic Relief
Poster of The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour
Poster of Out of the Blue
Movie Robin Williams: Voice of an Era Himself (archival footage) 2019-02-23
Movie Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind Himself (archive footage) 2018-01-19
Movie Robin Williams: Behind Closed Doors Self (archive footage) 2016-08-28
Movie Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks to People Himself 2016-06-15
Movie Thank You, Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon Himself (archive footage) 2015-10-13
Movie Absolutely Anything Dennis the Dog (voice) 2015-06-26
Movie Robin Williams Remembered Himself 2014-06-01
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-02
Movie Boulevard Nolan Mack 2014-04-20
Movie All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State Himself 2014-04-28
Movie The Angriest Man in Brooklyn Henry Altmann 2014-05-23
Movie Altman Himself 2014-08-01
Movie Robin Williams, A Comedy Genius 2014-09-09
Movie 3 Still Standing Himself 2014-10-04
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 Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale Himself 2013-12-11
Movie The Face of Love Roger 2013-10-25
Series The Crazy Ones Simon Roberts 2013-09-26
Movie The Butler Dwight Eisenhower 2013-08-16
Movie The Big Wedding Father Monaghan 2013-04-25
Movie Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic Himself 2013-04-23
Movie Persistence of Vision Himself 2012-10-04
Series Wilfred Dr. Eddy 2011-06-23
Movie Happy Feet Two Ramon / Lovelace (voice) 2011-11-17
Movie Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible 2010-11-14
Movie Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) Himself 2010-10-26
Series Louie Robin 2010-06-29
Movie Shrink Holden 2009-07-24
Movie Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Theodore Roosevelt 2009-05-20
Series Alan Carr: Chatty Man Unknown 2009-06-14
Movie World's Greatest Dad Lance Clayton 2009-08-20
Movie Old Dogs Dan 2009-11-24
Movie Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction Himself 2009-12-06
Movie Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen Himself 2008-12-16
Movie We Are Most Amused 2008-11-12
Series The Bonnie Hunt Show Unknown 2008-09-08
Movie Dreams with Sharp Teeth Himself 2008-06-04
Movie History of the Joke Himself 2008-02-28
Series The Graham Norton Show Himself 2007-02-22
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Al Pacino Himself 2007-06-19
Series Shrink Rap Himself 2007-04-02
Movie Certifiably Jonathan 2007-03-01
Movie License to Wed Reverend Frank 2007-07-04
Movie August Rush Maxwell Wizard Wallace 2007-11-21
Movie Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Himself 2007-10-13
Movie Elton 60: Live at Madison Square Garden 2007-03-29
Movie Cannes: All Access Himself 2007-10-27
Series VH1 Rock Honors Himself 2006-05-31
Movie The Night Listener Gabriel Noone 2006-02-12
Movie RV Bob Munro 2006-04-28
Movie Happy Feet Ramon / Lovelace (voice) 2006-11-16
Movie Everyone's Hero Napoleon Cross (voice) (uncredited) 2006-09-15
Movie Man of the Year Tom Dobbs 2006-10-09
Movie Night at the Museum Theodore Roosevelt 2006-10-20
Movie The Big White Paul Barnell 2005-10-27
Movie Emmanuel's Gift Himself 2005-10-21
Movie Romanekian Himself 2005-09-13
Series Mind of Mencia Unknown 2005-07-06
Movie Bobby McFerrin: Spontaneous Inventions Unknown 2005-03-29
Movie Robots Fender (voice) 2005-03-10
Movie The Aristocrats Himself 2005-01-01
Series Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg Unknown 2005-12-14
Movie The Tour Baby himself 2004-09-15
Movie House of D Pappass 2004-05-07
Movie The Final Cut Alan W. Hakman 2004-10-15
Movie Noel Charlie Boyd 2004-11-12
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
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 The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Insomnia Walter Finch 2002-05-24
Movie The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch 2002-01-01
Movie The 1st 13th Annual Fancy Anvil Awards Show Program Special: Live in Stereo Himself 2002-03-23
Movie Death to Smoochy Rainbow Randolph 2002-03-28
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Movie Robin Williams: Live on Broadway Himself 2002-07-14
Movie One Hour Photo Seymour Parrish 2002-08-21
Series Life with Bonnie Kevin Powalski 2002-09-17
Series Good Day Live Unknown 2001-09-17
Movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence Dr. Know (voice) 2001-06-29
Movie America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001-09-21
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie Jakob the Liar Jakob Heym 1999-09-16
Movie Whoopi Goldberg Presents Billy Connolly Himself (uncredited) 1999-09-10
Movie Bicentennial Man Andrew Martin 1999-01-21
Movie Get Bruce! 1999-01-01
Series L.A. Doctors Hugo Kingsley 1998-09-21
Movie Patch Adams Hunter 'Patch' Adams 1998-12-25
Movie What Dreams May Come Chris Nielsen 1998-10-02
Movie George Martin: In My Life 1998-11-12
Movie Deconstructing Harry Mel 1997-12-12
Movie Good Will Hunting Sean Maguire 1997-12-05
Movie Flubber Professor Philip Brainard 1997-11-26
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Fathers' Day Dale Putley 1997-05-09
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
Series Clive Anderson All Talk Unknown 1996-10-06
Movie The Secret Agent Assassin (uncredited) 1996-11-08
Movie Hamlet Osric 1996-12-25
Movie Jack Jack Charles Powell 1996-08-09
Movie Jumanji Alan Parrish 1995-12-15
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Movie To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt (uncredited) 1995-09-07
Movie Nine Months Dr. Kosevich 1995-07-12
Movie The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995-06-05
Movie Being Human Hector 1994-05-06
Movie But... Seriously Himself (archive footage) 1994-03-25
Series Friends Tomas 1994-09-22
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie In Search of Dr. Seuss The Father 1994-11-06
Movie Mrs. Doubtfire Daniel Hillard / Mrs. Doubtfire 1993-11-24
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie A Tribute to Sam Kinison 1993-05-23
Series Homicide: Life on the Street Robert Ellison 1993-01-31
Movie FernGully: The Last Rainforest Batty Koda (voice) 1992-04-10
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series The Larry Sanders Show Robin Williams 1992-08-15
Series Terry Wogan's Friday Night Himself 1992-10-09
Movie Aladdin The Genie / The Peddler (voice) 1992-11-25
Movie Toys Leslie Zevo 1992-12-18
Movie The Return of Spinal Tap Himself 1992-12-31
Movie A Wish for Wings That Work The Kiwi 1991-12-18
Movie The Fisher King Henry Sagan 'Parry' 1991-09-20
Movie Shakes the Clown Mime Class Instructor 1991-08-28
Movie Dead Again Doctor Cozy Carlisle 1991-08-23
Movie Rabbit Ears - The Fool and the Flying Ship Narrator 1991-06-22
Movie Hook Peter Banning 1991-04-10
Movie Awakenings Dr. Malcolm Sayer 1990-03-15
Movie The Earth Day Special 1990-04-22
Movie Cadillac Man Joey O'Brien 1990-05-18
Movie Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary Himself 1989-09-24
Movie I'm from Hollywood 1989-06-15
Movie Dead Poets Society John Keating 1989-06-02
Movie Back to Neverland Robin 1989-04-30
Movie The Adventures of Baron Munchausen King of the Moon 1988-12-07
Series Whose Line Is It Anyway? Unknown 1988-09-23
Movie Portrait of a White Marriage Air Conditioning Salesman (uncredited) 1988-01-01
Movie Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (voice) 1987-10-01
Movie Good Morning, Vietnam Adrian Cronauer 1987-12-23
Movie Max Headroom's Giant Christmas Turkey Himself 1986-12-26
Movie Seize the Day Tommy Wilhelm 1986-09-09
Movie Robin Williams: A Night at the Met Robin Williams 1986-08-09
Movie Club Paradise Jack Moniker 1986-07-11
Movie Bob Goldthwait -- Don't Watch This Show Albert Einstein 1986-05-24
Series Comic Relief Himself - Host 1986-03-29
Movie The Young Comedians All-Star Reunion 1986-03-01
Movie The Best of Times Jack Dundee 1986-01-31
Movie Moscow on the Hudson Vladimir Ivanoff 1984-06-04
Movie Robin Williams: An Evening with Robin Williams Robin Williams 1983-03-12
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Movie The Survivors Donald Quinelle 1983-06-24
Movie E.T. and Friends: Magical Movie Visitors Himself - Host 1982-12-24
Series The Mork & Mindy / Laverne & Shirley / Fonz Hour Mork 1982-09-25
Series Faerie Tale Theatre The Frog / Prince Robin 1982-09-11
Movie The Tale of the Frog Prince The Frog / Prince Robin 1982-09-11
Movie The World According to Garp T.S. Garp 1982-08-13
Series Wogan Himself 1982-05-04
Series The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour Unknown 1982-01-30
Movie Popeye Popeye 1980-12-12
Movie Andy Kaufman Plays Carnegie Hall (uncredited) 1980-06-12
Movie Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall Himself/Mork 1979-01-01
Series Out of the Blue Mork 1979-09-09
Movie Robin Williams: Off the Wall Himself 1978-10-27
Series Mork & Mindy Mork 1978-09-14
Series The Richard Pryor Show 1977-09-13
Movie Can I Do It Till I Need Glasses? 1977-08-01
Series Eight Is Enough Unknown 1977-03-15
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Happy Days Unknown 1974-01-15
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In 1968-01-22
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14