Robin Williams

Actor, Comedian, Producer
A consistent audience favorite since he burst onto the small screen as a red-suited alien from planet Ork in 1978, the irrepressible and irreverent Robin Williams fittingly enjoyed one of Hollywood's most unique and ... Read more »
Born: 07/21/1951 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (241)

Absolutely Anything 2015 (Movie)

Dennis the Dog (Voice)

Boulevard 2015 (Movie)

Nolan Mack (Actor)

A Merry Friggin' Christmas 2014 (Movie)

Virgil Mitchler (Actor)

Altman 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb 2014 (Movie)

Teddy Roosevelt/Garuda (Voice Over) (Actor)

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn 2014 (Movie)

Henry Altmann (Actor)

The Crazy Ones 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Face of Love 2014 (Movie)

Roger Stillman (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lee Daniels' The Butler 2013 (Movie)

Dwight D. Eisenhower (Actor)

Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Big Wedding 2013 (Movie)

Father Moinighan (Actor)

Homicide: Life on the Street 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 2002, 2004 - 2007, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Louie 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mork and Mindy 1978 - 1982, 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 2002, 2004 - 2007, 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Primetime Glick 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 2002, 2004 - 2007, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Comedy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Graham Norton Show 1997 - 2002, 2004 - 2007, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

WWE Tribute to the Troops 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Feet Two 2011 (Movie)

Ramon/Lovelace (Voice)

The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Robin Williams: Weapons of Self-Destruction 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 2009 (Movie)

Teddy Roosevelt (Actor)

Old Dogs 2009 (Movie)

Dan (Actor)

The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

World's Greatest Dad 2009 (Movie)

Lance (Actor)

Billy Crystal: The Mark Twain Prize 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Dreams With Sharp Teeth 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Fog City Mavericks 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Habitat for Humanity 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Idol Gives Back 2 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2008 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

August Rush 2007 (Movie)

Maxwell "Wizard" Wallace (Actor)

Comic Relief 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

Disney's One Saturday Morning 1997 - 1998, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Voice

License to Wed 2007 (Movie)

Reverend Frank (Actor)

Real Time with Bill Maher 1997 - 2002, 2004 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sit Down Comedy With David Steinberg 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2007 MTV Movie Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Rock Honors 2007 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 1997 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Earth to America! 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Ramon/Lovelace (Actor)

Man of the Year 2006 (Movie)

Tom Dobbs (Actor)

Night at the Museum 2006 (Movie)

Teddy Roosevelt (Actor)

RV 2006 (Movie)

Bob Munro (Actor)

Reel Comedy: RV 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night Listener 2006 (Movie)

Gabriel Noone (Actor)

20th Independent Spirit Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Diva 51 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

House of D 2005 (Movie)

Pappass (Actor)

Robots 2005 (Movie)

Fender (Voice)

The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Aristocrats 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Big White 2005 (Movie)

Paul Barnell (Actor)

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Final Cut 2004 (Movie)

Alan Hakman (Actor)

Hollywood Squares 1998 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Robin Williams: Live On Broadway 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Espy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 45th Annual Grammy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Death to Smoochy 2002 (Movie)

'Rainbow' Randolph Smiley (Actor)

Insomnia 2002 (Movie)

Walter Finch (Actor)

Jeff Bridges: Building Bridges 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

One Hour Photo 2002 (Movie)

Seymour 'Sy' Parrish (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Death to Smoochy 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Firesign Theatre: Weirdly Cool 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001 (Movie)

of Dr Know (Voice)

Garry Marshall 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Only a Teacher 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Comedy Store: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Jonathan Winters: On the Loose 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Life of Python 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Stand and Be Counted 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Bicentennial Man 1999 (Movie)

Andrew Martin (Actor)

Get Bruce 1999 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Hollywood Salutes Arnold Schwarzenegger 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Jakob the Liar 1999 (Movie)

Jakob Heym (Actor)

L.A. Doctors 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Entertainment Business 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Banned in America: The Stars Speak Out 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VIII 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Countdown to Comic Relief 8 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Genie's Great Minds Think For Themselves 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Masters of Fantasy: Harlan Ellison 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Patch Adams 1998 (Movie)

Patch Adams (Actor)

Steven Spielberg: An Empire of Dreams 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

What Dreams May Come 1998 (Movie)

Chris Nielsen (Actor)

All-Star Moms 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief's 10th Anniversary 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Deconstructing Harry 1997 (Movie)

Mel (Actor)

Fathers' Day 1997 (Movie)

Dale Putley (Actor)

Flubber 1997 (Movie)

Professor Phillip Brainard (Actor)

Good Will Hunting 1997 (Movie)

Sean McGuire (Actor)

I Am Your Child 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Aladdin and the King of Thieves 1996 (Movie)

of Genie (Voice)

As You Like It 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VII 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Countdown to Comic Relief 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Hamlet 1996 (Movie)

Osric (Actor)

In the Wild 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Jack 1996 (Movie)

Jack Powell (Actor)

Julius Caesar 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

King Richard III 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Othello 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Smithsonian Fantastic Journey 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Spotlight: The Birdcage 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Birdcage 1996 (Movie)

Armand Goldman (Actor)

The Secret Agent 1996 (Movie)

The Professor (Actor)

The Taming of the Shrew 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

In Search of Dr. Seuss 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Jumanji 1995 (Movie)

Alan Parrish (Actor)

Nine Months 1995 (Movie)

Dr Kosevitch (Actor)

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar 1995 (Movie)

(uncredited) John Jacob Jingleheimer Smith (Actor)

Who Makes You Laugh? 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

1993: A Year at the Movies 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Being Human 1994 (Movie)

Hector (Actor)

But... Seriously 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VI 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Montreal International Comedy Festival '94 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

A Midsummer Night's Dream 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

A Spinal Tap Reunion 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

A Tribute to Sam Kinison 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind 1990 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Apollo Theater Hall of Fame 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Back to School '92 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Hamlet 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Macbeth 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Mrs. Doubtfire 1993 (Movie)

Mrs Iphegenia Doubtfire (Actor)

Rock the Vote 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Romeo and Juliet 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Comedy Store's 20th Birthday 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tempest 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Twelfth Night 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Aladdin 1992 (Movie)

of Genie (Voice)

Comic Relief V 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Dame Edna's Hollywood 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Entertainers '91: The Top 20 of the Year 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Ferngully: the Last Rainforest 1992 (Movie)

of Batty Koda (Voice)

Naked Hollywood 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Shakes the Clown 1992 (Movie)

Jerry the Mime (Actor)

Toys 1992 (Movie)

Leslie Zevo (Actor)

Dead Again 1991 (Movie)

Doctor Cozy Carlisle (Actor)

Hook 1991 (Movie)

Peter Banning/Peter Pan (Actor)

Robin Williams Talking With David Frost 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fisher King 1991 (Movie)

Parry (Actor)

The Fool and the Flying Ship 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Narrator

Awakenings 1990 (Movie)

Doctor Malcolm Sayer (Actor)

Cadillac Man 1990 (Movie)

Joey O'Brien (Actor)

Comic Relief IV 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 15th Anniversary 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (09/26/89) 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (11/01/89) 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

An All-Star Celebration: The '88 Vote 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief III 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Poets Society 1989 (Movie)

John Keating (Actor)

Free to Be... a Family 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1989 (Movie)

King of the Moon (Actor)

The Comedy Store 15th Year Class Reunion 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prince's Trust Gala 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC Presents a Royal Gala 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

An All-Star Toast to the Improv 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief II 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Dear America: Letters Homes From Vietnam 1988 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

The 60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Barbra Streisand: One Voice 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief: Backstage Pass 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Faerie Tale Theatre 1982 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 (Movie)

Adrian Cronauer (Actor)

Robin Williams -- An Evening at the Met 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Superstars & Their Moms 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Young Comedians All-Star Reunion 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Club Paradise 1986 (Movie)

Jack Moniker (Actor)

Comic Relief 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Richard Lewis I'm in Pain Concert 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Best of Times 1986 (Movie)

Jack Dundee (Actor)

Moscow on the Hudson 1984 (Movie)

Vladimir Ivanoff (Actor)

An Evening With Robin Williams 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

E.T. & Friends -- Magical Movie Visitors 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love Liberty 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Survivors 1982 (Movie)

Donald Quinelle (Actor)

The World According to Garp 1982 (Movie)

T S Garp (Actor)

Popeye 1980 (Movie)

Popeye (Actor)

Battle of the Network Stars V 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Laugh-In 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

In My Life (TV Show)

Actor

Seize the Day (TV Show)

Actor

The Winter's Tale (TV Show)

Actor
Music (6)

Happy Feet Two 2011 (Movie)

("I Want To Know What Love Is") (Song Performer)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

("My Way") (Song Performer)

Death to Smoochy 2002 (Movie)

("Friends Come in All Sizes" "Rainbow Randolph Theme Song") (Song Performer)

Aladdin and the King of Thieves 1996 (Movie)

("There's a Party Here in Agrabah" "Father and Son") (Song Performer)

Aladdin 1992 (Movie)

("Friend Like Me" "Prince Ali") (Song Performer)

Ferngully: the Last Rainforest 1992 (Movie)

("Batty Rap") (Song Performer)
Producer (2)

Jakob the Liar 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mrs. Doubtfire 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)
Other (2)

Happy Birthday Elton 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Special Thanks

The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Archival Footage

Biography

A consistent audience favorite since he burst onto the small screen as a red-suited alien from planet Ork in 1978, the irrepressible and irreverent Robin Williams fittingly enjoyed one of Hollywood's most unique and long-lasting careers. His classical Juilliard dramatic training coupled with his unequaled talents for improvisation led to award-winning roles as outrageous comic characters in "Mrs. Doubtfire" (1993) and "The Birdcage" (1996) as well as subtle and well-observed dramatic figures in "The World According to Garp" (1982), "The Fisher King" (1991) and "Good Will Hunting" (1997). Williams also maintained a reputation as one of the top stand-up comics in the history of the medium for his hyperkinetic act, which seemingly followed his every stray thought into energetic riffs and tangents as well as employing a spot-on mimicry of people of all stripes. Although the actor and comedian, who had long been upfront about his personal demons, had been batting severe depression for some time, his suicide on August 11, 2014 stunned his longtime friends and fans.

Relationships

Michelle Carter

Companion
Together c. 1984-86 Sued Williams in 1986 for $6.2 million claiming he gave her herpes during their two-year relationship; Williams counter-sued Carter for extortion

Susan Schneider

Wife
Met shortly before he underwent heart surgery in March 2009 Married Oct. 23, 2011 in St. Helena, CA

Valerie Velardi Actor

Wife
Acted together in "Popeye" Married June 4, 1978 Divorced Dec. 6, 1988

Marsha Garces Williams Executive Producer

Wife
Couple began relationship while she was working as his children's nanny Married April 30, 1989 Formed Blue Wolf Productions together He starred in "Mrs. Doubtfire" (1993), which she co-produced She filed for divorce March 21, 2008, citing "irreconcilable differences"

Robert Williams

Father
Born c. 1901 Died in 1987

Laurie Williams

Mother
Born Sept. 24, 1922 Died on Sept. 4, 2001

Zelda Williams

Daughter
Born July 31, 1989; mother, Marsha Garces Williams

Cody Williams

Son
Born on Nov. 25, 1991 in San Francisco; mother, Marsha Garces Williams

Zachary Williams

Son
Born April 13, 1983; mother, Valerie Velardi

EDUCATION

Redwood High School

Larkspur , California 1969
Voted "most humorous" and "least likely to succeed" in high school; attended at same time that actor Peter Horton (class of 1971) did

College of Marin

Kentfield , California

Claremont Men's College

Claremont , California
Did not graduate

The Juilliard School

New York , New York
Studied for three years on full scholarship; teachers included John Houseman; classmates included Christopher Reeve

Milestones

2013

Appeared in "Lee Daniels' The Butler"

2013

Cast on the show "The Crazy Ones" with Sarah Michelle Gellar

2011

Reprised voiceover roles in the animated sequel "Happy Feet Two"

2010

Earned a Grammy nomination for the comedy album Weapons Of Self Destruction

2009

Starred in the HBO comedy special "Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction"; earned an Emmy (2010) nomination for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special

2009

Reprised role as Theodore Roosevelt in "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian"

2009

Co-starred with John Travolta in the comedy "Old Dogs"

2008

Received an Emmy nominationn for his guest starring role on NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

2007

Cast in "August Rush" with Freddie Highmore and Keri Russell

2007

Cast as an overbearing minister in "Licence to Wed"

2006

Cast as Theodore Roosevelt opposite Ben Stiller in the action-adventure-comedy "Night at the Museum"

2006

Played a comic talk show host who gets elected to the presidency in "Man of the Year"

2006

Co-starred with Toni Collette in Armistead Maupin's adaptation of "The Night Listener"

2006

Voiced the characters of Ramon and Lovelace in the animated feature "Happy Feet"

2005

Voiced Fender in the animated feature "Robots"

2005

Cast in David Duchovny's directorial debut "House of D"

2004

Starred in the thriller "The Final Cut" with James Caviezel and Mira Sorvino

2002

Live uncensored comedy special "Robin Williams: Live on Broadway," aired on HBO; earned an Emmy nomination

2002

Played a deposed children's host bent on revenge in the black comedy "Death to Smoochy"

2002

Had featured role in "Insomnia"

2001

Voiced character of Dr. Know in "A.I. Artificial Intelligence"

1999

Reteamed with Chris Columbus for "Bicentennial Man"

1998

Played real-life doctor "Patch Adams," who utilized humor in treating patients

1997

Earned rave reviews for his performance as a therapist counselling a troubled math genius in "Good Will Hunting"

1997

Starred in "Flubber", a remake of the Disney film "The Absent-Minded Professor" (1961)

1997

Teamed with Billy Crystal for "Father's Day"

1996

Starred opposite Nathan Lane in Mike Nichols' "The Birdcage," an American remake of the French farce "La Cage aux folles" (1978)

1996

Reprised role of the Genie in the direct-to-video release "Aladdin and the King of Thieves"

1996

Played first Shakespearean role, Osric, in Kenneth Branagh's full-length film version of "Hamlet"

1995

Played a Russian-speaking obstetrician in Chris Columbus' "Nine Months"

1993

Made dramatic guest appearance on the second season premiere of the NBC series "Homicide: Life on the Streets"

1993

Had major boxoffice hit with Chris Columbus' comedy "Mrs. Doubtfire"; played the title role in drag; also debut as producer

1992

Hosted the HBO series "Shakespeare: The Animated Tales"

1992

Reuinted with Barry Levinson as the star of "Toys"

1992

Voiced the character of the Genie in Disney's animated "Aladdin"

1991

Starred as a grown up Peter Pan in Steven Spielberg's "Hook"

1991

Received third Academy Award nod as Best Actor for "The Fisher King"

1990

Portrayed Oliver Sacks in Penny Marshall's screen version of "Awakenings," co-starring Robert De Niro

1989

Garnered second Oscar nomination as Best Actor for his turn as a prep school teacher in "Dead Poets Society"

1988

Co-starred on stage with Steve Martin in Mike Nichols' production of "Waiting For Godot" at Lincoln Center

1987

Made rare dramatic TV appearance in the PBS' "Great Performances" presentation "Seize the Day"

1987

Was featured in "A Carol Burnett Special...Carol, Carl, Whoopi & Robin" (CBS)

1987

Earned first Best Actor Academy Award nomination as disc jockey Adrian Cronauer in Barry Levinson's "Good Morning, Vietnam"

1986

Wrote and starred in "Robin Williams: Live at the Met" (HBO)

1986

With Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal, began hosting the annual "Comic Relief" telecasts on HBO; funds raised went to help the homeless

1983

Headlined the HBO special "An Evening with Robin Williams"

1982

Breakthrough screen role as Garp in George Roy Hill's film version of the John Irving novel "The World According to Garp"

1982

Voiced Mork on the animated ABC series "Mork & Mindy"

1980

First starring film role in "Popeye," directed by Robert Altman

1979

Feature film debut in "Can I Do It...Till I Need Glasses"

1978

Starred as Mork opposite Pam Dawber on the ABC sitcom "Mork and Mindy"

1978

First appeared as the space alien Mork from Ork on an episode of the ABC sitcom "Happy Days" (in February)

1977

First regular TV role on "Laugh-In" revival (NBC)

1967

When his father took early retirement, family moved to Tiburon in Marin County, CA

Made directorial debut with an episode of "Mork and Mindy"

Performed in San Francisco nightclubs including Holy City Zoo, Intersection, The Great American Music Hall and The Boardinghouse, and in Los Angeles at The Comedy Store, Improvisation and The Ice House

Raised in Bloomfield Hills, MI

Co-founded production company (with Marsha Garces Williams), Blue Wolf Productions Inc.

Bonus Trivia

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Williams was a primary force in the annual "Comic Relief" benefit to aid the homeless.

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Robin Williams checked himself into rehab in August 2006 after finding himself drinking again after 20 years of sobriety.

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On March 4, 2009, it was revealed that Williams was hospitalized due to heart problems. The following day, it was announced that he needed heart surgery to replace his aortic valve.

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Some sources listed 1951 as the year of Williams' birth.

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While attending Juilliard, Williams roomed with actor Christopher Reeve.

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Williams was the first comic to command the stage at Lincoln Center with his show "Robin Williams: An Evening at the Met" (1986).

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In 1989, he was named Man of the Year by the Harvard Hasty Pudding Club.

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With Kevin Costner, shared the 1991 the Hollywood Women's Press Club's Golden Apple Award as male star of the year for enchancing Hollywood's image.

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He received a honorary doctorate from Juilliard in 1991.

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With Robert De Niro, he was part owner of the San Francisco eatery Rubicon.

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