Robin Williams:Biography

Robin Williams
Robin Williams

Actor and comedian Robin Williams perform fast paced his improvisational style and Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society was known for his performances in films like.


The famous actor and comedian Robin Williams in Chicago, Illinois, July 21, 1951 was born. As a stand-up comedian After developing his improvisational style, Williams has his own television show, Mork and Mindy landed, and the major parts of the film with Robert Altman’s Popeye went. Both comic and dramatic, memorable movie roles he played, and the last three nominations for best supporting actor for his role in Good Will Hunting won an Academy Award for the post. On August 11, 2014, 63-year-old actor was found dead in his home.

Business Success

Robin_WilliamsActor and comedian Robin McLaurin Williams in Chicago, Illinois, July 21, 1951 was born. After becoming one of America’s most interesting artists, Williams attended Juilliard School in New York City Claremont Men’s College and attended the College of Marin. There he became friends and roomies with fellow actor Christopher Reeve. After the development of a successful stand-up act to Williams, San Francisco and Los Angeles used with comedy.

Williams, Richard Pryor Show, Josh worked on such television programs and eight more widely known to American audiences as the alien Mork before becoming enough. Character of the show, Mork and Mindy being happy before the series began on the day. Williams co-star, began in 1978 and ran for four seasons, the thick, sweet sitcom with Pam Dawber.

I eat spinach Popeye the sailor in the famous (1980), playing a key role in Williams started her big screen?, Need glasses until I can ‘, directed by Robert Altman and in 1977 was cast romp share Shelley Duvall co-stars.

A string of successful film roles for Williams with his stellar comic talents demonstrate their ability to take on serious work, followed over the years. He Garp the blame for America as well a Russian composer in Moscow on the Hudson (1984) played the title role in the 1982 World. Dead Poets Society (1989) she played independent thinking teacher John Keating latter, Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Williams, irreverent radio show DJ Adrian Cronauer. Both projects Academy Award nods for lead actor earned.

Personal challenges

35th Annual People's Choice Awards - PortraitsHis career was taking off, Williams faced many personal challenges. Mork and Mindy sitcom he is working on, is to develop a drug and alcohol problem, and for more than two decades, will struggle with addiction. He also became involved in tumultuous romantic relationship; Actress Valerie Velardi married while he was involved with other women. Williams and Velardi finally divorced in 1988. The following year his son’s nanny, Marsha Garces married.

Despite personal setbacks, Williams continued acting. He and Julie Kavner hits with Robert De Niro plays Penny Marshall Awakenings (1990) appeared, and the Fisher King 1991 redemptive drama for his role as the homeless man Perry received his third Oscar nomination. The family-friendly fare as well have dealt with the (1991) hook is acting as a grown-up Peter Pan Disney animated film Aladdin (1992) provided the voice of the Genie. Williams Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumangi (1995) and as well Flubber (1997) starred in.

The more adult-oriented films Menagerie (1996) and Good Will Hunting (1997), including making waves. His performance as a psychiatrist in the latter project as he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

For the next few years, Williams has taken on a range of roles. He Patch Adams (1998) of patients treated with humor and again in World War II false Jacob (1999), who plays the doctor in Germany as a Jewish man acted. Isaac Asimov, Bicentennial Man (1999), based on a work by Williams develops human emotion, which gave the opportunity to play an Android. Artificial Intelligence in 2001, and he returned to the voice acting in AI Dr know.

More dramatic roles

Best known for his thrilling humor, while Robin Williams explored deeper characters and situations on screen. The One Hour Photo (2002) played a creepy photo developer; Insomnia is a writer of pulp fiction (2002); And Night Listener (2006) is caught in the mystery surrounding an upset fan, a radio host. Williams Man of the Year (2006), a send-up of US presidential politics as well as returned to his comic talent. Ironically, the same year, he co-starred in Night at the Museum Ben Stiller popular family film depicts Teddy Roosevelt. Williams in 2006 Cheryl Hines, Kristin Chenoweth and Jeff Daniels comedy RV with family Appeared.

In the summer of 2006, Williams suffered a drug relapse. He is a rehabilitation facility for treatment of alcoholism himself admitted to August. Actor in early 2007, rebounded and, Mandy Moore and John Krasinski Wednesday with the license comedy starred as a reverend.

Later career and personal development

In September 2008, has been focusing on Robin Williams, his one-man stand-up comedy show started touring for weapons of self destruction “of social and political inconsistencies.” That same year, she divorced Garces, citing irreconcilable differences.

Williams put his energy into his sold out show. But the health problems of his fast-paced tour in March 2009, several months will derail comedian, Williams began experiencing shortness of breath. Complications caused them to cancel the show and he ended up undergoing heart surgery.

Battle of the Smithsonian: Williams was recovering, the actor Teddy Roosevelt once again the game was seen in the museum at night. In November 2009, she starred in the Disney film Old Dogs with John Travolta.

Williams then continued to work on a number of different projects. He made guest appearances on TV shows like Louis and is Wilfred. In March 2011, with the show’s run until July Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo as part of the original cast appeared on Broadway. Ramon and Lovelace on the big screen in 2006, about the roles reprising, the 2011 animated sequel to Happy Feet Two voice. Graphic designer Susan Schneider He also tied the knot October.

Williams had supporting roles in two 2013 projects: Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton romantic comedy, and Lee Daniels’ drama portrays Dwight D. Williams, the butler, large weddings. That year, Williams also announced his return to series TV. He began in the fall sitcom mad, but co-starred with Sarah Michelle Gellar. Set in an advertising company, the show featured a father and daughter as Williams and Gellar. The show was canceled after only one season. Then in 2014, Williams angriest man in Brooklyn as a disgruntled film starring Henry Altmann.


Zachary (Velardi his son), Zelda and Cody (Garces their two children): Williams has three children.

Death and legacy

On August 11, 2014, 63-year-old comedian was found dead at his California home. “Robin Williams died this morning: this statement from her publicist. He was suffering from severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. They grieve during this very difficult time as the family asks for respect their privacy. ”

August 12 by Marin Country Sheriff’s Office issued a press release, “The initial results of the forensic examination of Mr. Williams’s life ended by asphyxia due to hanging that showed physical signs of support., Said,” In addition, a pocket the knife was found at the scene and cut Williams’ were found on the left wrist. Toxicology tests were administered as part of the autopsy. The final report, released in November 2014 and showed no alcohol or illicit drugs were found in his system. Prescription drugs were found, but the “therapeutic concentrations.” The results confirmed the initial findings were in line with the coroner.

August 13, in a statement issued by Susan Schneider, her late husband, she did not publicly disclosed, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease who disclosed. Parkinson’s disease affects movement and speech progress over time is a disorder of the nervous system. He also confirmed that the actor was suffering from depression and anxiety, and he had maintained his sobriety.

Schneider’s statement following the suicide of her husband expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support that touched on the legacy he left behind: “Since his death, Robin love and affection for all of us to tremendous outpouring of praise got some consolation millions of people whose lives he touched. his greatest legacy, his three children, the joy and happiness that he especially for those fighting personal battles, others has to offer. ”

In November 2014, the report prior to his death in front of Williams was suffering from Lewy body dementia, a type of progressive dementia is often found in people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

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