Robin Williams SuperStar – MovieActors.com
Robin Williams - High Energy
An incredibly popular and likable star, Robin Williams has millions of fans around the world. Born in San Francisco, he first came to notice on TV's popular "Mork and Mindy" series in the 1970s. Williams' high energy, likable personality, and manic energy made him an audience favorite, sort of a thinking man's Jim Carrey.
Super Star & Award Winner
Robin's defining role was as the title character in Mrs. Doubtfire. Notable films include: Dead Poet's Society, JUMANGI, HOOK, THE BIRD CAGE, DECONSTRUCTING HARRY, INSOMNIA, DEATH TO SMOOCHY, and ONE-HOUR PHOTO. Robin Williams won a Best Supporting Oscar for his performance in GOOD WILL HUNTING.
Robin Williams is one of the few actors to appear in seven movies that made $100 million or more.
Robin Williams, Best Supporting Actor 1997
Good Will Hunting
Robin Williams won his Best Supporting Oscar playing a therapist, Sean Maguire, who helps the troubled janitor, Will Hunting turn his life around, allowing him to use his genius math abilities to improve his life.
About Robin Williams (1951 - 2014)
Robin Williams was born as Robin McLaurim Williams in Chicago. Williams died on August 11, 2014. He enrolled at Juilliard in New York to study theater under teacher John Houseman, who told Robin that he was wasting his talent at Juilliard, and should go out on the road as a stand-up comic.
In 1978, after a guest appearance on Happy Days, Robin Williams was offered the part of Mork, for a new series, Mork and Mindy, a role that brought him fame.
Many people know him as the Genie in the Disney classic, Aladdin, a hysterical part that added a lot of enjoyment to the feature cartoon.
Besides being incredibly gifted as a improvisational comic, Robin has proven to be a talented dramatic actor as well. Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poet Society, The World According to Garp, Patch Adams, Hook, and Jumanji offer the audience fine examples of his ability to make us laugh and care at the same time.
Robin Williams' other film credits include:
The World According To Garp (1982)
Moscow On The Hudson (1984)
The Best Of Times (1986)
Seize The Day (1986)
Good Morning Vietnam (1987)
The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988)
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Dead Again (1991)
The Fisher King (1991)
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
The Bird Cage (1996)
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Goodwill Hunting (1997)
Patch Adams (1998)
Jakob The Liar (1999)
Bicentennial Man (1999)
One Hour Photo (2002)
Death To Smoochy (2002)
The Final Cut (2004)
House Of D (2004)
The Big White (2005)
The Night Listener (2006)
Everyone's Hero (2006)
Man Of The Year (2006)
Robin's television credits include:
Mork & Mindy (1978 - series)
The TV series Great Minds Think For Themselves and numerous Comic Relief shows. (1997)