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Encyclopedia > Robin Williams
Robin Williams
Williams entertaining the crew of USS Enterprise in the Persian Gulf in December 2003 wearing T-shirt saying "I Love ♥ New York" in Arabic.
Williams entertaining the crew of USS Enterprise in the Persian Gulf in December 2003 wearing T-shirt saying "I Love ♥ New York" in Arabic.
Influences Richard Pryor
Jonathan Winters
Peter Sellers
Mel Brooks
Stanley Kubrick
Influenced Frank Caliendo[1]
Conan O'Brien
Paul Livingston
Spouse Valerie Velardi (1978-1988)
Marsha Garces Williams (1989-2008)
Academy Awards
Best Supporting Actor
1997 Good Will Hunting
Golden Globe Awards
Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1987 Good Morning, Vietnam
1991 The Fisher King
1993 Mrs. Doubtfire
Best Actor in a Television Comedy or Musical
1978 Mork and Mindy
Cecil B. DeMille Award (2005)
Grammy Awards
Best Comedy Album
1980 Reality...What a Concept
1988 A Night at the Met
1989 Good Morning, Vietnam
Best Spoken Comedy Album
2003 Robin Williams - Live 2002
Screen Actors Guild Awards
Best Cast in a Motion Picture
1996 The Birdcage
Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
1997 Good Will Hunting
American Comedy Awards
Funniest Male Performer of the Year
1987, 1988
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic
1987, 1988, 1989
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special
1987 Robin Williams: Live at the Met
1988 Comic Relief '87
1990 Comic Relief III
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)
1988 Good Morning, Vietnam
1994 Mrs. Doubtfire

Robin McLaurim Williams (born July 21, 1951 or 1952)[2] is an American TV, stage and film actor and comedian who has won an Academy Award for his performance in Good Will Hunting, as well as six Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and three Grammy Awards. His film career began in 1980 following his success in the television series Mork & Mindy, and he remains active as a film actor and stand-up comedian. He was voted 13th on Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time. Image File history File links Question_book-new. ... Robin Williams can refer to: Robin Williams, a United States actor and comedian Robin Williams (writer), an American writer of computer software manuals Robin Williams (scholar), an American sociologist Robin Williams, one half of the folk music duo Robin and Linda Williams Robyn Williams, an Australian science broadcaster. ... Caption: 031219-N-9742R-001 Arabian Gulf (Dec. ... For other ships of the same name, see USS Enterprise. ... 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Biography

Early life

Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois. His mother, Laura McLaurim (née Smith, 1922–2001), was a former model from Jackson, Mississippi. His father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams (September 10, 1906October 18, 1987) was a senior executive at Ford in charge of the Midwest area. Williams was raised in the Episcopal Church, though his mother practiced Christian Science,[3][4] and he grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Marin County, California. He has two half-brothers: McLaurin and the late Todd (deceased August 14, 2007).[5] In Michigan, he attended Detroit Country Day School, an exclusive college-preparatory school, which boasts other famous alumni, including Steve Ballmer from Microsoft and Courtney Vance from Law and Order: Criminal Intent.[6] For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Née redirects here. ... This article is about Jackson, the city and related subjects within the city. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 1987. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... -1... Christian Science is a religious teaching regarding the efficacy of spiritual healing according to the interpretation of the Bible by Mary Baker Eddy, in her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (first published in 1875). ... Bloomfield Hills is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan, 25. ... Marin County (pronounced muh-RIN) is a county located in the North San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California, across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Detroit Country Day School (also known as DCDS, DCD, or Country Day) is a private, secular school located in Beverly Hills, Michigan, northwest of Detroit. ... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually shortened to preparatory school, or prep school) is a private secondary school (or high school) designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... Steven Anthony Ballmer (born March 24, 1956) is an American businessman and has been the chief executive officer of Microsoft Corporation since January 2000. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Courtney B. Vance as Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver in Law & Order: Criminal Intent Courtney B. Vance (born March 12, 1960) is an American actor. ... Law & Order: Criminal Intent is a United States crime drama television series that began in 2001. ...


Williams has described himself as a quiet child whose first imitation was of his grandmother to his mom. He did not overcome his shyness until he became involved with his high school drama department.[7] In high school, he won an award for "Most Likely To Not Succeed".[8][9]


In 1973, Williams was one of only 20 students accepted into the freshman class at Juilliard. Even more impressive, Williams, along with Christopher Reeve, were the only students accepted by John Houseman into the Advanced Program at the school that year.[10] Reeve and Williams had several classes together in which they were the only two students. In their dialects class, Williams had no trouble mastering all dialects quickly, whereas Reeve was more meticulous about it. Williams's manic comedy did not impress all of his teachers, but his dramatic performances impressed everyone. Williams and Reeve developed a close friendship, and they remained good friends for the rest of Reeve's life. Williams visited Reeve after the horseback riding accident that paralyzed him from the neck down and cheered him up by pretending to be an eccentric Russian doctor (similar to his role in Nine Months). Williams claimed that he was there to perform a colonoscopy. Reeve stated that he laughed for the first time since the accident and knew that life was going to be okay.[10] The Juilliard School is one of the worlds premier performing arts conservatories, in New York City. ... Christopher DOlier Reeve[1] (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor, director, producer, and writer. ... John Houseman (September 22, 1902 – October 31, 1988) was a Romanian-born actor and film producer. ... For dialects of programming languages, see Programming language dialect. ... The 1995 romantic comedy film Nine Months stars Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack, Jeff Goldblum, and Robin Williams. ... Colonoscopy is the endoscopic examination of the large colon and the distal part of the small bowel with a CCD camera or a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus. ...


He has been accused, especially in recent years, of stealing jokes from other comedians and even paying for material after the fact.[11]


After appearing in the cast of the short-lived The Richard Pryor Show on NBC, he was cast by Garry Marshall as the alien Mork in a guest role in the TV series Happy Days.[12] The Richard Pryor Show was a short-lived controversial comedy, variety series starring Richard Pryor. ... This article is about the television network. ... Garry Kent Marshall (born November 13, 1934) is an American actor/director/writer/producer. ... For other uses, see Happy Days (disambiguation). ...


As Mork, Williams improvised much of his dialogue and devised plenty of rapid-fire verbal and physical comedy, speaking in a high, nasal voice. Mork's appearance was so popular with viewers that it led to a spin-off hit television sitcom, Mork and Mindy, which ran from 1978 to 1982. Williams became an overnight sensation, and Mork was featured on posters, coloring books, lunchboxes, and other merchandise. A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Mork & Mindy was a sci-fi-based American sitcom broadcast from 1978 until 1982 on the American Broadcasting Company. ...

Williams in his 2002 one-man show Live on Broadway, after a hiatus of sixteen years.[13]

Starting in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, Williams began to reach a wider audience with his standup comedy, including three HBO comedy specials, Off The Wall (1978), An Evening with Robin Williams (1982), and Robin Williams: Live at the Met (1986). His standup work has been a consistent thread through his career, as is seen by the success of his one-man show (and subsequent DVD) Robin Williams Live on Broadway (2002). He was voted 13th on Comedy Central's list "100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time" in 2004.[14] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is a premium cable television network with headquarters in New York City. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ...


After some encouragement from his friend Whoopi Goldberg, he was set to make a guest appearance in the 1991 Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, "A Matter of Time", but he had to cancel due to a scheduling conflict;[15] Matt Frewer took his place as a time-traveling con man, Professor Berlingoff Rasmussen. Whoopi Goldberg (born November 13, 1955) is an American actress, comedian, radio presenter, host, and author. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... A Matter of Time is the title of an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation from the series fifth season. ... Matt Frewer (b. ... A confidence trick, confidence game, or con for short, (also known as a scam) is an attempt to intentionally mislead a person or persons (known as the mark) usually with the goal of financial or other gain. ...


Williams also appeared on an episode of Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Season 3, Episode 9: November 16, 2000). During a game of "Scenes from a Hat", the scene "What Robin Williams is thinking right now" was drawn, and Williams stated "I have a career. What the hell am I doing here?"[16] Whose Line Is It Anyway? (sometimes shortened to Whose Line? or abbreviated as WLIIA?) is a short-form improvisational comedy TV show. ... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


Cinema career

The majority of Williams' acting career has been in film, although he has given some memorable performances on stage as well (notably as Estragon in a production of Waiting for Godot with Steve Martin). His performance in Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) got Williams nominated for an Academy Award. Many of his roles have been comedies tinged with pathos, for example The Birdcage and Mrs. Doubtfire. Estragon (affectionately Gogo; he tells Pozzo his name is Adam) is one of the two main characters from Samuel Becketts Waiting for Godot. ... Waiting for Godot is a play by Samuel Beckett, in which the characters wait for Godot, who never arrives. ... For other uses, see Steve Martin (disambiguation). ... Good Morning, Vietnam is a 1987 comedy/drama film set in Saigon during the Vietnam War, based on the career of Adrian Cronauer, a disc jockey on Armed Forces Radio Saigon (AFRS), who proves hugely popular with the troops serving in South Vietnam, but infuriates his superiors with what they... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Look up Pathos in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Birdcage is a 1996 comedy film directed by Mike Nichols, and stars Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest, Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Hank Azaria and Christine Baranski. ... Mrs. ...


His role as the Genie in the animated film Aladdin was instrumental in establishing the importance of star power in voice actor casting. Later, Williams once again used his voice talents in Fern Gully, as the holographic Dr. Know in the 2001 feature "Artificial Intelligence: A.I.", the 2005 animated feature Robots, the 2006 Academy Award winning Happy Feet, and an uncredited vocal performance in 2006's Everyone's Hero. Furthermore, he was the voice of The Timekeeper, a former attraction at the Walt Disney World Resort about a time-traveling robot who encounters Jules Verne and brings him to the future. Genie Genie is a fictional character from the Disney animated features canon movie Aladdin, as well as related series and sequels. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... This article is about the Disney film. ... A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ... Robots is a computer-animated film produced by Blue Sky Studios for 20th Century Fox (the same companies behind the film Ice Age), and was released theatrically (both in normal theaters and in IMAX theaters) on March 11th, 2005. ... Happy Feet is an Academy Award-winning Australian-produced 2006 computer-animated comedy-drama film, directed and co-written by George Miller. ... Everyones Hero is a 2006 computer animated film. ... The Timekeeper (also known as From Time to Time and De Temps en Temps) was a 1992 Circle-Vision 360° film that was presented at three Disney parks around the world. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... This article is about the French author. ...


Williams has also starred in dramatic films, earning himself two subsequent Academy Award nominations: First for playing an unorthodox and inspiring English teacher in Dead Poets Society (1989), and later for playing a troubled homeless man in The Fisher King (1991);[9] that same year, he played an adult Peter Pan in the movie Hook. Other acclaimed dramatic films include Awakenings (1990) and What Dreams May Come (1998). Dead Poets Society is an Academy Award-winning 1989 film, directed by Peter Weir. ... The Fisher King is a comedy-drama film made in 1991, written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Terry Gilliam. ... This article is about the character Peter Pan. ... Hook is a 1991 family action/adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith. ... This article is about a 1990 film. ... This article is about the film. ...


In 1998, he won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his role as a psychologist in Good Will Hunting.[9] However, by the early 2000s, he was thought by some to be typecast in films such as Patch Adams (1998) and Bicentennial Man (1999) that critics complained were excessively maudlin. In 2006 Williams starred in The Night Listener, a thriller about a radio show host who realizes he's developed a friendship with a child who may or may not exist. Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Patch Adams is a 1998 film directed by Tom Shadyac and based on the true life story of Hunter Patch Adams and the book Gesundheit: Good Health is a Laughing Matter by Adams and Maureen Mylander. ... Bicentennial Man is a 1999 film starring Robin Williams based on the well-known novella of the same name by Isaac Asimov. ... Maudlin may refer to a certain form of sentimentalism. ... The Night Listener is a psychological thriller starring Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Sandra Oh, and Rory Culkin. ...


He is known for his wild improvisational skills and impersonations. His performances frequently involve impromptu humor designed and delivered in rapid-fire succession while on stage. According to the Aladdin DVD commentary, most of his dialogue as the Genie was improvised. He is a talented mimic and can jump in and out of characters and various accents at an extremely fast pace. Improvisational comedy (also called improv) is comedy that is performed with a little to no predetermination of subject matter and structure. ... Impersonation is when someone or something tries to seem like someone or something else. ... This article is about the Disney film. ... For other uses, see Dialogue (disambiguation). ... An impressionist is a performer whose act consists of giving the impression of being someone else by imitating the other persons voice and mannerisms. ...


In 2006, he starred in five movies including Man of the Year and was the Surprise Guest at the 2006 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. He appeared on an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition that aired on January 30, 2006. This article contains a trivia section. ... The Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards or also known as the KCAs is an annual awards show, always aired live and usually held in late March or early April, that honors the years biggest television, movie and music acts, as voted by the people (mostly kids) who watch the... Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is an ABC reality television series that began broadcasting in 2003 in which a familys house, including all rooms, exterior and landscaping, is made over by a team of builders and designers in seven days. ... is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


At one point, he was in the running to play the Riddler in Batman Forever until director Tim Burton dropped the project. Williams had earlier been a prime candidate to play the Joker in Batman. He had expressed interest in assuming the role in The Dark Knight, the sequel to 2005's Batman Begins,[17] although the part of the Joker was taken by Heath Ledger. The Riddler (Edward Nashton, alias Edward Nigma or sometimes Nygma) is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain, an enemy of Batman, and more recently a partial ally to Batman. ... Batman Forever is a 1995 superhero film. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and often dark gothic atmosphere in his high-profile films. ... The Joker is a fictional character that appears in the comic books published by DC Comics. ... For the album based on the film, see Batman (album). ... The Dark Knight is a 2008 American superhero film co-written and directed by Christopher Nolan. ... For the video game based on the film, see Batman Begins (video game). ... Heath Andrew Ledger (April 4, 1979 – January 22, 2008) was an Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and SAG Award-nominated Australian-born film actor who lived in New York City. ...


He was portrayed by Chris Diamantopoulos in the made-for-TV biopic Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy (2005), documenting the actor's arrival in Hollywood as a struggling comedian and becoming an overnight star when he landed the role in Mork & Mindy. Chris Diamantopoulos is an actor who portrayed Robin Williams in the made-for-T.V. movie about Mork and Mindy. ... A television movie (also known as a TV film, TV movie, TV-movie, feature-length drama, made-for-TV movie, movie of the week (MOTW or MOW), single drama, telemovie, telefilm, or two-hour-long drama) is a film that is produced for and originally distributed by a television network. ... A biographical film or biopic is a film about a particular person or group of people, based on events that actually happened. ... ...


Personal life

Williams meeting members of the US Army

His first marriage was to Valerie Velardi on June 4, 1978, with whom he has one child, Zachary Pym (Zak) (born April 11, 1983). During Williams' first marriage, he was involved in an extramarital relationship with Michelle Tish Carter, a cocktail waitress whom he met in 1984. She sued him in 1986, claiming he gave her herpes without notifying her. The case was settled out of court.[18] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... ...


On April 30, 1989, he married Marsha Garces, his son's nanny who was already several months pregnant with his child. They have two children, Zelda Rae (born July 31, 1989) and Cody Alan (born November 25, 1991). However, in March 2008, Garces filed for divorce from Williams, citing irreconcilable differences. [19] During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Williams had a serious addiction to cocaine; he has since quit. Williams was a close friend and frequent partier alongside John Belushi. He says the death of his friend and the birth of his son prompted him to quit drugs: "Was it a wake-up call? Oh yeah, on a huge level. The grand jury helped too".[9] He was also quoted as saying, "Cocaine is God's way of telling you, you're making too much money."[20] is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Zelda Rae Williams (born July 31, 1989) is an American actress and the daughter of Robin Williams. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... For other uses, see Cocaine (disambiguation). ... John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an Emmy Award-winning American comedian, actor and musician, notable for his work on Saturday Night Live, National Lampoons Animal House, and The Blues Brothers. ... In the American common law legal system, a grand jury is a type of jury which determines if there is enough evidence for a trial. ...


On August 9, 2006, Williams entered himself into a rehabilitation center for alcoholism. His publicist delivered the announcement: "After 20 years of sobriety, Robin Williams found himself drinking again and has decided to take proactive measures to deal with this for his own well-being and the well-being of his family. He asks that you respect his and his family's privacy during this time. He looks forward to returning to work this fall to support his upcoming film releases."[21] On August 20, 2007, Williams' elder brother, Robert Todd Williams, died of complications from heart surgery performed in July. He is currently a member of the Episcopal Church. Williams has described his denomination as "Catholic Lite -- same rituals, half the guilt." is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ... is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... -1...


Other interests

Williams is an avid enthusiast of games, enjoying pen-and-paper role-playing games and online video games, recently playing Warcraft 3, Day of Defeat, Half-Life,[22] and the first-person shooter Battlefield 2 as a sniper.[23] On January 6, 2006, he performed live at Consumer Electronics Show during Google's keynote.[24] In the 2006 E3, on the invitation of Will Wright, he demonstrated the creature editor of Spore while simultaneously commenting on the creature's look: "This will actually make a platypus look good."[25] He also complimented the game's versatility, comparing it to Populous and Black & White. He has also been seen playing Warhammer 40,000, using the Space Wolves Chapter in London. This article is about traditional role-playing games. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, released by Blizzard Entertainment in 2002, is a real-time strategy computer game and the second sequel to Warcraft. ... For other uses, see DOD. Day of Defeat (DoD) is a popular team-based multiplayer World War II first-person shooter computer game of the European Theatre of World War II. // Day of Defeat is a 3D multiplayer shooter that simulates squad-level infantry combat between the adversaries of World... This article is about the video game. ... This article is about video games. ... Battlefield 2 (abbreviated to BF2) is a computer game in which players fight in a modern battlefield using modern weapon systems. ... For other uses, see Sniper (disambiguation). ... is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a trade show held each January in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association. ... This article is about the corporation. ... E³ logo The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E³, was an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association. ... For other persons of the same name, see Will Wright. ... For other games titled Spore, see Spore (video game). ... For other uses, see Platypus (disambiguation). ... Black & White redirects here. ... Warhammer 40,000 (informally known as Warhammer 40K, WH40K, W40K or just 40K) is a science fantasy game produced by Games Workshop. ... The Space Wolves are one of the twenty First Founding Legions of Space Marines serving the Imperium of Man in the fictional future of the tabletop wargame Warhammer 40,000. ...


A fan of professional road cycling, he was a regular on the US Postal and Discovery Channel Pro Cycling team bus and hotels during the years Lance Armstrong dominated the Tour de France.[26] Lance Armstrong (b. ... For other uses, see Tour de France (disambiguation). ...


Charity work

Williams and his former wife, Marsha, founded the Windfall Foundation, a philanthropic organization to raise money for many different charities. Williams devotes much of his energy doing work for charities, including the Comic Relief fund-raising efforts. He is also a cycling fan, known to own hundreds of bicycles and to attend the Tour de France. In December 1999, he sang in French on the BBC-inspired music video of international celebrities doing a cover of the Rolling Stones's "It's Only Rock & Roll" for the charity Children's Promise.[27] For the origin of the term, see comic relief. ... Cycling is the use of bicycles, or - less commonly - unicycles, tricycles, quadricycles and other similar wheeled human powered vehicles (HPVs) as a means of transport, a form of recreation or a sport. ... For other uses, see Tour de France (disambiguation). ...


Williams has performed in the USO for U.S. troops stationed in Iraq for four years. The United Service Organizations The United Service Organizations Inc. ...


Filmography

Year Film Role Gross
1980 Popeye Popeye US$49.8 million
1982 The World According to Garp T.S. Garp US$29.5 million
1983 The Survivors Donald Quinelle
1984 Moscow on the Hudson Vladimir Ivanov
1986 Seize the Day Tommy Wilhelm
Club Paradise Jack Moniker
The Best of Times Jack Dundee US$7.7 million
1987 Good Morning, Vietnam Adrian Cronauer US$123.9 million
1988 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen King of the Moon US$8.0 million
Portrait of a White Marriage Air Conditioning Salesman
1989 Dead Poets Society John Keating
Back to Neverland Peter Pan
1990 Awakenings Dr. Malcolm Sayer
Cadillac Man Joey O'Brien US$27.6 million
1991 Hook Peter Banning / Peter Pan US$119.6 million
The Fisher King Parry US$42.0 million
Dead Again Doctor Cozy Carlisle
1992 Toys Leslie Zevo US$21.4 million
Aladdin Genie (Voice) US$217.4 million
The Timekeeper The Timekeeper
FernGully: The Last Rainforest Batty Koda US$24.6 million
Shakes the Clown Mime Class Instructor
I'm From Hollywood
1993 Mrs. Doubtfire Daniel Hillard/Mrs. Doubtfire US$219.5 million
Being Human Hector
1994 In Search of Dr. Seuss Father
1995 Aladdin and the King of Thieves Genie (Voice) US$168.2 million
Jumanji Alan Parrish US$100.4 million
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
Nine Months Dr. Kosevich
1996 Hamlet Osric US$5.1 million
The Secret Agent The Professor
Jack Jack Powell US$58.5 million
The Birdcage Armand Goldman
1997 Good Will Hunting Sean Maguire US$138.4 million
Flubber Professor Philip Brainard US$92.9 million
Deconstructing Harry Mel/Harry's Character
Fathers' Day Dale Putley US$28.6 million
1998 Patch Adams Hunter "Patch" Adams US$202.2 million
Junket Whore
What Dreams May Come Chris Nielsen US$55.3 million
1999 Bicentennial Man Andrew Martin
Jakob the Liar Jakob Heym/Narrator
Get Bruce
2000 Model Behavior Faremain
2001 A.I.: Artificial Intelligence Dr. Know US$78.6 million
2002 The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch
Insomnia Walter Finch US$67.2 million
Death to Smoochy 'Rainbow' Randolph Smiley US$4.2 million
One Hour Photo Sy Parrish US$31.5 million
2004 Noel Charlie Boyd/The Priest
House of D Pappass US$210,826
The Final Cut Alan W. Hakman
2005 In Search of Ted Demme
The Big White Paul Barnell
Robots Fender US$128.2 million
The Aristocrats Himself
2006 Night at the Museum Teddy Roosevelt US$250.8 million
Man of the Year Tom Dobbs US$12.5 million
Happy Feet Ramon/Lovelace (voice) US$194.9 million
Everyone's Hero Napoleon Cross (voice) US$6.1 million
RV Bob Munro US$86.8 million
The Night Listener Gabriel Noone
2007 License to Wed Reverend Frank US$43.8 million
August Rush Maxwell "Wizard" Wallace
2009 Old Dogs TBA post-production
The Krazees TBA
Night at the Museum 2: Escape from the Smithsonian Teddy Roosevelt

Popeye is a 1980 live-action film directed by Robert Altman, based on the comic strip and cartoon character Popeye the Sailor. ... The World According to Garp is 1982 feature film directed by George Roy Hill based on the novel of the same title by John Irving. ... The Survivors is a 1983 comedy film starring Walter Matthau and Robin Williams. ... Moscow on the Hudson is a 1984 comedy starring Robin Williams, and directed by Paul Mazursky. ... Seize the Day may refer to: Seize the Day (novel) Seize the Day (group) Seize the Day (album), a 2003 album by Damien Dempsey Seize the Day (song) Seize the Day a song from the 1992 Disney live action film musical Newsies Carpe diem is commonly translated as seize the... Club Paradise is a 1986 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, and starring Robin Williams, Peter OToole, Jimmy Cliff and Rick Moranis. ... The Best of Times was released in the United States in 1986. ... Good Morning, Vietnam is a 1987 comedy/drama film set in Saigon during the Vietnam War, based on the career of Adrian Cronauer, a disc jockey on Armed Forces Radio Saigon (AFRS), who proves hugely popular with the troops serving in South Vietnam, but infuriates his superiors with what they... The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a 1988 film directed by Terry Gilliam, starring John Neville (as the Baron), Sarah Polley, Eric Idle, Jonathan Pryce, Oliver Reed, Uma Thurman, and Robin Williams. ... Dead Poets Society is an Academy Award-winning 1989 film, directed by Peter Weir. ... This article is about a 1990 film. ... Cadillac Man is a 1990 comedy film starring Robin Williams and Tim Robbins, which details the story of how Brooklyn car salesman Joey OBrien (Williams) deals with the various pressures in his life. ... Hook is a 1991 family action/adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith. ... This article is about the character Peter Pan. ... The Fisher King is a movie from 1991 written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Terry Gilliam. ... Promotional poster for Dead Again Dead Again is a 1991 thriller film directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Branagh and his then-wife Emma Thompson. ... Toys is a 1992 surreal black comedy film directed by Barry Levinson. ... This article is about the Disney film. ... The Timekeeper (also known as From Time to Time and De Temps en Temps) was a 1992 Circle-Vision 360° film that was presented at three Disney parks around the world. ... Shakes the Clown is a 1992 American movie directed and written by Bobcat Goldthwait, who performs the title role. ... Im From Hollywood is a documentry about the adventures of the late great comedian, Andy Kaufman, in the world of professional wrestling. ... Mrs. ... Being Human is a 1993 film starring Robin Williams. ... In Search of Dr. Seuss (copyright 1994 Turner Pictures, Inc. ... Aladdin and the King of Thieves is a direct-to-video animated film made by Disney, released on August 13, 1996. ... Jumanji is a 1995 feature film directed by Joe Johnston and based on Chris Van Allsburgs popular 1982 book, Jumanji. ... To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar is a 1995 Hollywood film, starring Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo. ... The 1995 romantic comedy film Nine Months stars Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack, Jeff Goldblum, and Robin Williams. ... William Shakespeares Hamlet is a 1996 film version of William Shakespeares classic play of the same name, adapted and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also starred in the title role. ... The Secret Agent is a 1907 novel by Joseph Conrad. ... Jack is a 1996 film starring Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Brian Kerwin, Jennifer Lopez, Fran Drescher, and Bill Cosby, and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. ... The Birdcage is a 1996 comedy film directed by Mike Nichols, and stars Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest, Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Hank Azaria and Christine Baranski. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For the Marvel Comics character, see Flubber (comics). ... Deconstructing Harry is a film by Woody Allen released in 1997. ... Fathers Day is a 1997 comedy film that was directed by Ivan Reitman and starred Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Nastassja Kinski. ... Patch Adams is a 1998 film directed by Tom Shadyac and based on the true life story of Hunter Patch Adams and the book Gesundheit: Good Health is a Laughing Matter by Adams and Maureen Mylander. ... Junket Whore is 1998 documentary film. ... This article is about the film. ... Bicentennial Man is a 1999 film starring Robin Williams based on the well-known novella of the same name by Isaac Asimov. ... Jakob the Liar is a 1999 black comedy film directed by Peter Kassovitz and starring Robin Williams, Alan Arkin, Liev Schreiber, Hannah Taylor-Gordon, and Bob Balaban. ... For the British reality TV series, see Model Behavior (TV series). ... A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) was the last project that filmmaker Stanley Kubrick worked on. ... This article is about the American remake. ... Death to Smoochy is a 2002 dark comedy film starring Robin Williams, Edward Norton, and Catherine Keener. ... One Hour Photo (2002) is an American psychological thriller written and directed by Mark Romanek and starring Robin Williams. ... Noel is a 2004 drama film, directed by Chazz Palminteri. ... In House of D, which was David Duchovnys directorial debut, Duchovny plays an American artist living in Paris, who reminisces about growing up in Greenwich Village in the 1970s. ... Movie poster for The Final Cut The Final Cut is a Canadian, English-language color film Omar Naim wrote and directed, released in 2004. ... The Big White is a 2005 black comedy picture directed by Mark Mylod starring Robin Williams, Holly Hunter and Woody Harrelson. ... Robots is a computer-animated film produced by Blue Sky Studios for 20th Century Fox (the same companies behind the film Ice Age), and was released theatrically (both in normal theaters and in IMAX theaters) on March 11th, 2005. ... The Aristocrats is a 2005 documentary film about the infamous dirty joke of the same name. ... Night at the Museum is a 2006 American adventure comedy film. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Happy Feet is an Academy Award-winning Australian-produced 2006 computer-animated comedy-drama film, directed and co-written by George Miller. ... Everyones Hero is a 2006 computer animated film. ... RV or Runaway Vacation is a 2006 comedy film starring Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Daniels, JoJo, Kristin Chenoweth, and Josh Hutcherson. ... The Night Listener is a psychological thriller starring Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Sandra Oh, and Rory Culkin. ... License to Wed (spelled Licence to Wed outside the United States) is a 2007 romantic comedy film starring Robin Williams, Mandy Moore, and John Krasinski and directed by Ken Kwapis. ... August Rush is a 2007 drama film directed by Kirsten Sheridan and written by Paul Castro, Nick Castle, and James V. Hart, and produced by Richard Barton Lewis. ... Old Dogs is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Walt Becker and starring John Travolta and Robin Williams. ...

Discography

Williams sings a version of "Come Together" with Bobby McFerrin on In My Life, a Beatles tribute album produced by George Martin. He also sings "A Mi Manera (My Way)", on the Happy Feet soundtrack. For the 1993 soundtrack of Mrs. Doubtfire, and the film, he sings a rendition of a fragment of Gioacchino Rossini's "Largo al factotum" from The Barber of Seville. For other uses, see Come Together (disambiguation). ... Robert Bobby McFerrin Jr. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... A tribute album is a recorded collection of cover versions of a specific artists songs. ... Happy Feet is an Academy Award-winning Australian-produced 2006 computer-animated comedy-drama film, directed and co-written by George Miller. ... Mrs. ... Portrait Gioacchino Antonio Rossini (February 29, 1792 – November 13, 1868)[1] was an Italian musical composer who wrote more than 30 operas as well as sacred music and chamber music. ... Largo al factotum is Figaros aria from The Barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini. ... For the Beaumarchais play, see The Barber of Seville (play). ...


Williams also appeared in the music video of Bobby McFerrin's hit song "Don't Worry, Be Happy".[28] Dont Worry, Be Happy is the title and famous principal lyric of a song by popular musician Bobby McFerrin, the first a cappella song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, holding that position for two weeks in September of 1988. ...

  • Reality...What a Concept (1979)
  • Throbbing Python of Love (1983)
  • A Night at the Met (1986)
  • Pecos Bill (1988)
  • Live 2002 (2002)

A Night at the Met is the third official album release by Robin Williams. ...

DVDs and videos

  • An Evening with Robin Williams (1982, VHS)
  • Robin Williams: Live at the Met (1986, VHS)
  • Robin Williams: Live on Broadway (2002)

Television guest appearances

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References

  1. ^ Elber, Lynn (2007-09-24). "Caliendo hopes 'Frank TV' makes good first impression", Pantagraph. Retrieved on 2007-12-26. 
  2. ^ Sources conflict. The print biographies The Life and Humor of Robin Williams: A Biography and Robin Williams: A Biography give his birth year as 1952. The Robin Williams Scrapbook also gives a birth year as 1952, as does Encyclopedia Britannica. Williams refers to himself as being "55" in an interview published July 4, 2007 – Monk, Katherine (2007-07-04). "Marriage 101 with Robin Williams", StarPhoenix. 
  3. ^ Gristwood, Sarah (1998-06-18). "Bobbin' Robin", Mail & Guardian Online. Retrieved on 2007-12-26. 
  4. ^ Topel, Fred (2007-07-03). "Robin Williams on License to Wed". CanMag. Retrieved on 2007-12-26.
  5. ^ McLellan, Dennis (2007-08-18). "R. Todd Williams, 69; winery founder, comic's brother" (pdf). Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on 2008-02-10.
  6. ^ Detroit Country Day: Frequently Asked Questions
  7. ^ "Robin Williams: 'The Night Listener'". Terry Gross (host). Fresh Air from WHYY. National Public Radio. 2006-08-03.
  8. ^ mentioned on the 17 November 2006 The View interview
  9. ^ a b c d "Robin Williams". James Lipton (host). Inside the Actors Studio. Bravo. 2001-06-10. No. 710, season 7.
  10. ^ a b Reeve, Christopher (1998), Still Me, New York: Random House, pp. 167–172, ISBN 978-067945235-5 
  11. ^ Getlen, Larry. "Take the Funny and Run", Radar Magazine, February 2007. Accessed February 3, 2008.
  12. ^ YouTube - Happy Days - Richie Meets Mork
  13. ^ (2002). Robin Williams: Live on Broadway [DVD back cover]. Home Box Office Home Video.
  14. ^ "Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-12-26.
  15. ^ "Biography for Robin Williams". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2008-04-13.
  16. ^ "". Whose Line Is It Anyway?. 2000-11-16. No. 9, season 3.
  17. ^ Otto, Jeff (2006-06-26). "Robin Williams, Joker?", IGN. Retrieved on 2007-12-26. 
  18. ^ Hoffman, Jan (1992-08-09). "THE SEXES; Pillow Talk". Retrieved on 2007-12-26. 
  19. ^ Robin Williams' wife files for divorce after nearly 19 years
  20. ^ Griffin, Nancy (2006-11/2006-12). "Tour de Frantic", AARP The Magazine. Retrieved on 2008-05-20. 
  21. ^ "Robin Williams Enters Rehab for Alcohol", People (August 9, 2005). Retrieved on 2007-04-28. 
  22. ^ Interview at Pro-HL.com
  23. ^ "Mork & Me". The Archies (2005-12-05).
  24. ^ Engadget.com
  25. ^ Robin Williams plays Spore
  26. ^ Murphy, Brian. "Tour de Lance: 100 percent pure", ESPN. Retrieved on 2007-06-29. 
  27. ^ "Stones cover enters festive race", BBC NEWS (1999-12-10). 
  28. ^ Bobby McFerrin Homepage

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Bibliography

  • Jay David (1999), The Life and Humor of Robin Williams: A Biography, New York: Quill, ISBN 978-068815245-1 
  • Andy Dougan (1999), Robin Williams: A Biography, Thunder's Mouth Press, ISBN 978-156025213-9 
  • Stephen J. Spignesi (1997), The Robin Williams Scrapbook, Secaucus, NJ: Carol Pub., ISBN 978-080651891-6 

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Awards
Preceded by
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
for Jerry Maguire
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
1997
for Good Will Hunting
Succeeded by
Michael Caine
for The Cider House Rules
Preceded by
Ron Howard and
Henry Winkler
for Happy Days
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Series
1978
for Mork & Mindy
Succeeded by
Alan Alda
for M*A*S*H
Preceded by
Gérard Depardieu
for Green Card
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1991
for The Fisher King
Succeeded by
Tim Robbins
for The Player
Preceded by
Tim Robbins
for The Player
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1993
for Mrs. Doubtfire
Succeeded by
Hugh Grant
for Four Weddings and a Funeral
Persondata
NAME Williams, Robin
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Williams, Robin McLaurim
SHORT DESCRIPTION Academy Award-winning American actor and comedian
DATE OF BIRTH 1952-7-21
PLACE OF BIRTH Chicago, Illinois, Flag of the United States United States
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
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