Robin Williams was one of the most talented artists to have worked in the history of the Hollywood movie industry.
Robin Williams became popular as a standup comedian initially before making his debut in the Hollywood movie industry and the American TV industry.
Robin Williams is still considered to be one of the most legendary comedians and an extremely talented voice-over artist who gave distinct characteristics to the various animated characters he has portrayed. Robin Williams was awarded numerous prestigious acting awards and had many award nominations to his credit as well.
About Robin Williams
|Real Name||Robin McLaurin Williams|
|Date of Birth||21st July 1951|
|Date of Demise||11th August 2014|
|Age (at the time of demise)||63 years|
|Place of Birth||Chicago (Illinois)|
|Education||Graduated from College of Marin (Kentfield, California)|
|Height||5 ft 7"
(170 cm) approximately
Family & Relationships
|Father||Robert Fitzgerald Williams
(Senior Executive at Ford Motors)
|Mother||Laurie McLaurin Williams
|Net Worth||INR 700,00,00,000
(USD 100 Million)
|Famous for||MOVIES -
Popeye (1980), The World According to Garp (1982), The Survivors (1983), Moscow on the Hudson (1984), Club Paradise (1986), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Cadillac Man (1990), Hook (1991), Aladdin (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Being Human (1994), Jumanji (1995), Hamlet (1996), Flubber, Good Will Hunting (1997), Patch Adams (1998), Bicentennial Man (1999), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), Insomnia (2002), House of D (2004), Robots (2005), Night at the Museum (2006), License to Wed (2007), World's Greatest Dad, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Old Dogs (2009), The Big Wedding, The Butler (2013), Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
The Richard Pryor Show (1977), America 2-Night (1978), Mork & Mindy (1978-1982), Happy Days - "Mork Returns" (1979), Out of the Blue - "Random's Arrival" (1979), Saturday Night Live (1981-2010), Pryor's Place - "Sax Education" (1984), Carol, Carl, Whoopi & Robin (1987), Sesame Street (1990-2012), One Saturday Morning (1998), Freedom: A History of Us (2003), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - "Authority" (2008), The Crazy Ones (2013-2014)
|First Movie||Popeye (1980)|
|Hobbies||Loved watching rugby, soccer, cycling, playing paintball, computer games and video games,|
Robin Williams has been voted as one of the funniest men around the world, owing to his impressive talent for not only mimicking different voices and accents but also for developing a distinct mannerism for each memorable voice and acting character he has played on the big screen. Apart from being a huge and successful comedian Robin Williams was also one of the most talented actors who portrayed his amazing dramatic skills with several iconic characters in super hit and critically-acclaimed movies.
Robin Williams was born on the 21st of July, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, while Robin Williams’s death was on 11th of August, 2014 in Tibourn, California. Robin Williams’s age at the time of his demise was 63 years. Robin Williams’s height was around 5 ft 7 inches (170 cm) while Robin Williams’s weight was around 80 kg (175 lbs). In his spare time, Robin Williams loved watching rugby and soccer, go for cycling as well as play computer and video games, as part of his hobbies.
Robin Williams’s father was Robert Fitzgerald Williams, who was a senior executive at the Ford Motor Company’s Lincoln-Mercury Unit, while Robin Williams’s mother was Laurie McLaurin Williams, a former model. Robin Williams was the only child to his parents from their marriage and had no siblings. Robin Williams was married thrice and Robin Williams divorced twice in his lifetime. Robin Williams’s ex-wives include Valerie Velardie, an actress, whom he was married to from June of 1978 to their divorce in December of 1988, and also includes Marsha Grace Williams, a film producer, with whom he was married to from 1989 to their divorce in 2010. However, Robin Williams’s wife was Susan Schneider, a graphic designer by profession, with whom he was married to from October of 2011 to his death in August of 2014. Robin Williams has 3 children from his previous marriages, which include sons Zachary Pym “Zak” Williams and Cody Alan Williams and daughter Zelda Rae Williams, who is an actress too.
Owing to his immense success and global popularity as a comedian and actor, Robin Williams’s net worth at the time of his demise is estimated to be around INR 700 crores (USD 100 Million).
Talking about his accomplishments as an actor, Robin Williams was awarded several honored awards and had numerous award nominations to his credit in an acting career that spanned well over 30 years.
The list of Robin Williams’s award-wins include winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his impressive performance in the critically-acclaimed movie ‘Good Will Hunting’ (1998), winning the first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy for his hilarious performance as the alien Mork on the popular TV sit-com “Mork & Mindy” (1979), winning the second Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his excellent role in ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ (1988), winning the third Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his excellent role in ‘The Fisher King” (1992), winning the fourth Golden Globe’s Special Award for Vocal Work for his iconic voice-over for Genie in ‘Aladdin’ (1993), winning the fifth Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his hilarious role in the super hit ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ (1994) and winning the sixth Golden Globe Award as 2005 Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Robin Williams is the winner of the first Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for his debut ‘Reality… What a Concept’ (1980), winner of the second Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for ‘A Night at the Met’ (1988), winner the third Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ (1989) and winner of the fourth Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for ‘Robin William Live-2002’ (2003).
Robin Williams won the Kids Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor for his much-loved performance as Peter Pan in ‘Hook’ (1992) and won another Kids Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor, this time for his iconic cross-dressing performance in ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ (1994).
Robin Williams had won his first MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance for his hilarious voice of Genie in ‘Aladdin’ (1993) and won his second MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance for his excellent comedy role in ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ (1994).
Robin Williams had also won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program for ‘Carol, Carl, Whoopi and Robin’ (1987) and won another Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program for ‘ABC Presents A Royal Gala’ (1988).
Robin Williams was awarded the first Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his iconic voice for Genie in the animated super hit movie ‘Aladdin’ (1993) and won the second Saturn Award for Best Actor for his impressive role in ‘One Hour Photo’ (2003).
Robin Williams had also received the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for ‘The Birdcage’ (1997) and received the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his excellent role in ‘Good Will Hunting’ (1998).
Apart from these prestigious acting awards Robin Williams had also won the Jupiter Award for Best International Actor for his impressive portrayal in ‘Dead Poets Society’ (1990), won the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor for his excellent role in ‘Awakenings’ (1991) and also won the Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Supporting Actor for his amazing acting in ‘Good Will Hunting’ (1998).
Besides having won these numerous prestigious acting awards, Robin Williams had 3 Oscar Award nominations, 2 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award nominations, 6 Golden Globe Award nominations, 3 Grammy Award nominations, 5 Kids Choice Award nominations, 4 MTV Movie Award nominations, 3 Online Film & Television Association Award nominations, 6 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, 3 Golden Raspberry Award nominations, 3 Satellite Award nominations, 4 Saturn Award nominations, 2 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations and various other award nominations from movie critics associations and international film festivals in his entire career.
Interesting Facts About Robin Williams
- Robin Williams quit smoking and Robin Williams also quit drinking alcohol before his demise.
- Robin Williams was actually a shy student and was voted ‘least likely to succeed’ by his classmates.
- Robin Williams is known to have a clean-shaven face when acting in comedy movies but sported a beard when playing dramatic characters.
- Robin Williams shifted to California from Illinois when he was around 16 years old.
- Robin Williams has been ranked as the top actor and comedian by numerous publications at a worldwide level.
- Robin Williams was close friends with popular but tragic Hollywood actor Christopher Reeve, and remained friends with his till his death in 2004.
- Robin Williams holds the record for being the only actor who has had two of his movies cross the $100 Million-mark in the same week, for Jumanji (1995) and ‘The Birdcage’ (1996).
- Robin Williams was a big fan of Star Trek and Doctor Who TV series.
- Robin Williams idolized legendary comedians Richard Pryor and Jonathan Winters for inspiration.
- Robin Williams was renowned for his excellent impressions and could swiftly change between accents and voices within a few seconds in his improvised scenes and stage shows.