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Robin Williams

Robin Williams young

Birth Date

July 21, 1951

Nationality

United States

Sun Sign

Cancer

Natural hair color

Light Brown

Eye color

Blue

Height

5 ft 7 in | 170 cm

Robin Williams young photos

Weight

77 kg | 170 lbs

Shoe size

9 US | 42 EU

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Robin McLaurin Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States, on July 21, 1951, was an American actor and comedian.

Young Robin Williams began his professional career as a stand-up comedian at clubs in San Francisco and Los Angeles in 1970s.

He landed his debut in a comedy club Holy City Zoo, in San Francisco.

He got his television debut in sketch comedy program Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1977).

He made his big screen debut in anthology comedy movie Can I Do It 'Till I Need Glasses? (1977) in role as Lawyer / Man with Toothache.

He got his first starring film role as Popeye in musical comedy Popeye (1980).

Robin's breakthrough performance came as Airman Second Class Adrian Cronauer in comedy drama film Good Morning Vietnam (1987), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

He landed his Broadway acting debut in a play "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" (2011) in the title role, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

Best Movies

He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Dr. Sean Maguire in drama film Good Will Hunting (1997).

He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor for his performances in movies:

The Fisher King (1991) comedy drama in role as Parry, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor

Dead Poets Society (1989) drama in role as John Keating

He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as as Daniel Hillard / Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire in comedy drama film Mrs. Doubtfire (1993).

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his roles in movies:

Moscow on the Hudson (1984) romantic comedy drama in role as Vladimir Ivanov

Awakenings (1990) drama in role as Dr. Malcolm Sayer

Patch Adams (1998) biographical comedy drama in role as Dr. Hunter "Patch" Adams

He was honored with Special Golden Globe Award for Vocal Work in a Motion Picture for his role as Genie in animated musical fantasy film Aladdin (1992).

He played a wax model of Theodore Roosevelt in the Night at the Museum trilogy (2006–2014):

Night at the Museum (2006)

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

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) posthumous release

He won a Saturn Award for Best Actor for his role as Seymour "Sy" Parrish in psychological thriller film One Hour Photo (2002).

Hook (1991) fantasy adventure in role as Peter Banning / Peter Pan

Jumanji (1995) fantasy adventure with Kirsten Dunst

Fathers' Day (1997) comedy with Billy Crystal and Nastassja Kinski

Old Dogs (2009) comedy opposite John Travolta and Matt Dillon

The Birdcage (1996) comedy with Gene Hackman and Nathan Lane

Jack (1996) comedy drama with Jennifer Lopez

Insomnia (2002) psychological thriller opposite Al Pacino and Hilary Swank

Toys (1992) fantasy comedy with Robin Wright and Joan Cusack

Cadillac Man (1990) comedy drama with Tim Robbins

The Butler (2013) historical drama in role as Dwight D. Eisenhower

TV Shows

He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for his role as Mork in ABC sitcom Mork & Mindy (1978–1982).

He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for TV specials:

Carol, Carl, Whoopi and Robin (1987)

ABC Presents: A Royal Gala (1988)

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for:

Homicide: Life on the Street (1994) in episode "Bop Gun", in role as Robert Ellison

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2008) in episode "Authority", in role as Merritt Rook

He was nominated for the Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program and Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program for HBO stand-up special Robin Williams: Live on Broadway (2003).

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) for TV Special Robin Williams: Weapons Of Self Destruction (2010).

He hosted Saturday Night Live (1981, 1986, 1988).

He played Simon Roberts in CBS sitcom The Crazy Ones (2013-2014).

He won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Albums for:

Reality...What a Concept (1980)

A Night at the Met (1988)

Good Morning, Vietnam (1989)

Robin Williams Live - 2002 (2003)

Facts

Attended public elementary school in Lake Forest at Gorton Elementary School and middle school at Deer Path Junior High School.

Studied at the private Detroit Country Day School.

Graduated from Redwood High School in nearby Larkspur (1969).

Studied theatre at the College of Marin, a community college in Kentfield, California.

Attended Juilliard School, in New York City (1973–1976).

Had English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, French and German ancestry.

He was a fan of the Monty Python's Flying Circus, Doctor Who (1963) and Star Trek (1966).

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1990.

Received the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2005.

He voiced Ramon and Lovelace in animated family films: Happy Feet (2006) and Happy Feet Two (2011).

Was a member of the Episcopal Church.

Supported St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Was an active supporter of the Democratic Party.

Williams died on August 11, 2014, Paradise Cay, California, United States, at the age of 63.

Relationships

He was married to:

Susan Schneider (2011-2014)

Marsha Garces Williams (1989-2008) they had two children, Zelda Rae Williams and Cody Alan Williams

Valerie Velardi (1978-1988) they had a son, Zachary Pym "Zak" Williams

He dated Michelle Tish Carter (1984-1986) and Elayne Boosler (1974-1975).

Quotes

In England, if you commit a crime, the police don't have a gun and you don't have a gun. If you commit a crime, the police will say "Stop, or I'll say stop again".

Cocaine is God's way of telling you you are making too much money.

Winning an Oscar is an honor, but, between you and me, it does not makes things easier.

Comedy is acting out optimism.You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.

Being in the same room with people and creating something together is a good thing.

I was only a leading man for a minute; now I'm a character actor.

Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma.

Sometimes you have to make a movie to make money.

Acting is different from stand-up. It gives you this ability to enter into another character, to create another person.

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