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It is not easy to make people laugh with words but some people have this talent as a god gift and ‘Robin Williams’ is one of those people who have been gifted by God this talent who is a legendary American actor and comedian. He started his career as a stand-up comedian in the mid-1970s and is now regarded as one of the best comedians of all time.
He is well recognized after he played the alien Mork in the sitcom, Mork & Mindy from 1978 to 1982. To be named one of the greatest comedians of all time, he went on to star in numerous films, tv series, and sitcoms.
For his contribution to the entertainment industry, he has received numerous honors and recognitions such as Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album in 1980, 1988, and 1989, Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album in 1989, Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Comedy Album in 2002, Saturn Award for Best Film Lead Actor in 2003 and many more.
Sadly, this star committed suicide in August 2014 at the age of 63 but later it was confirmed that Williams battled with Lewy body disease.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on 21 July 1951, Robin William’s age was 63 years old at the time of his death. He was tall with a height of 170 in centimeters and 5’7” in feet & inches. He possesses a fit and healthy personality with a weight of 77 in kilograms and 170 lbs in pounds.
He seems more elegant with his blue eyes and salt and pepper hairs. His body measures 40 inches chest, 34 inches waist and biceps size is 14 inches
According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Robin Williams was $50 million approx.
Education / Family
Robin was born and raised up in Chicago, Illinois, USA and belongs to white ethnicity. He is born to his father Robert Fitzgerald Williams and his mother Laurie McLaurin. He has been grown up with his two half-brothers named Robert and McLaurin.
As of his education, he completed his primary schooling at Gorton Elementary School and Deer Path Junior High School. He attended the private Detroit Country Day School and Redwood High School to complete his school education. He studied political science from Claremont Men’s College but dropped out of college to pursue acting.
|Birth Name||Robin McLaurin Williams|
|Birth Place||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Date Of Birth||21 July 1951|
|Age||63 years old (at the time of his death)|
|Height||In centimeters – 170 cm
In feet inches – 5’7”
|Weight||In Kilograms – 77 kg
In Pounds – 170 lbs
|Hair Color||Salt and Pepper|
|Profession||Actor and Comedian|
|School||Detroit Country Day School
Redwood High School
|College||Claremont’s Men’s College
College of Marin, Juilliard School
|Home Town||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
Can I Do It…’Til I Need Glasses? (1997)
|Fathers Name||Robert Fitzgerald Williams
|Mothers Name||Laurie McLaurin
|Brothers||Robert and McLaurin (Half-Brothers)|
Career / Fashion And Style
As of his career, he began performing stand-up in the Francisco Bay Area from 1976 and gave his first performance at the Holy City Zoo in San Francisco. After that, he moved to Los Angeles and continued performing stand-up at clubs.
In 1977, he made his television debut from the television show, Laugh-In and also performed a show at the L.A. Improv for Home Box Office. In 1978, he played the role in Happy Days spin-off, Mork & Mindy. In the 1980s, he starred in HBO comedy specials, Off The Wall, A Night at the Met, and An Evening with Robin Williams.
In 1979, he won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. Due to the stress of performing stand-up, he started using drugs and alcohol. Until 2002, he continued performing stand-ups. After that, he took a 6-year break from stand-up and make his comeback in 2008.
He announced Weapons of Self-Destruction, a 26-city tour that started in September 2009 and ended in December 2009. Robin appeared on talk shows, Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. In 2013, he starred in the lead role in the CBS series, The Crazy Ones but the show was canceled after one season.
In 1977, he made his debut in the low-budget comedy film, Can I Do It…’Til I Need Glasses? in a minor role. In 1980, he played the lead role in the film Popeye. After that, he acted in the 1987 film, Good Morning, Vietnam for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
During the 1980s, he appeared in many films such as Club Paradise. Seize the Day, Good Morning, Vietnam, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The World According to Garp, The Survivors, Moscow on the Hudson, The Best of Times, Portrait of a White Marriage, and Dead Poets Society.
Thereafter, during the 1990s, he appeared in films like Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (Uncredited Cameo), Jumanji, The Birdcage, Jack, The Secret Agent (uncredited), Hamlet, Father’s Day, Deconstructing Harry, Flubber, Good Will Hunting, Cadillac Man, Awakenings, Shakes the Clown, Dead Again, The Fisher King, Hook, Toys, Mrs. Doubtfire (Also producer), Being Human, Nine Months, To Wong Foo, What Dreams May Come, Patch Adams, Jakob the Liar (also an executive producer), Bicentennial Man.
He appeared in many films during the 2000s such as House of D, Noel (Uncredited), Robots, The Big White, The Night Listener, RV, Man of the Year, Night at the Museum, One Hour Photo, Death to Smoochy, Insomnia, The Rutles 2: Can’t Buy Me Lunch, The Final Cut, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, License to Wed, August Rush, World’s Greatest Dad, Shrink, and Old Dogs.
During the 2010s, he featured in several films such as The Face of Love, Boulevard, The Big Wedding, The Butler, and The Angriest Man in Brooklyn. Moreover, he lent his voice in many films such as Robots, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Aladdin, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Happy Feet, Happy Feet Two, Everyone’s Hero, and FernGully: The Last Rainforest.
In 2011, he made his Broadway acting debut in Bengal Tiger. In 1988, he appeared in Off-Broadway, Waiting for Godot. In April 2000, he hosted a talk show for Audible. He appeared in the role of Simon Roberts in his last television work was The Crazy Ones.
Some of his movies were released posthumously which are Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, A Merry Friggin’ Christmas, and Absolutely Anything.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and More
Reflecting on his personal life, he is married thrice in her life and got married for the first time to Valerie Velardi in June 1978. The couple shared a son, Zachary Pym “Zak” Williams. But the couple divorced in 1988.
After that, he dated and married Marsha Garces in 1989. The couple shared two children together Zelda Rae Williams and Cody Alan Williams. They both got divorced in 2010. In 2011, he married his third wife, Susan Schneider who is a graphic designer. The couple remained together until his death in 2014.
|Marital Status||Married (till his death)|
|Children||Daughter – Zelda Rae Williams
Sons – Cody Alan Williams, and Zachary Pym “Zak” Williams
Here we are providing you a list of her favorite things.
|Favorite Actors||Not Known|
|Favorite Actress||Not Known|
|Favorite Musical Instrument||Not Known|
|Favorite Singer(s)||Not Known|
Some Interesting Facts About Robin Williams
- In his whole journey, he received 5 Golden Globe Awards, 5 Grammys, 1 Academy Award, 2 Primetime Emmy Awards, among others.
- Robin was close friends with Christopher Reeve until his death.
- In 2002, he took a break from stand-up comedy.
- As of the difficulties of performing stand-up, Robin started using drugs and alcohol.
- He was listed 13th on “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time” by Comedy Central.
- In 2005, he was honored with Cecil B. DeMille Award.
- To overcome his addiction to alcohol and drugs, he used to do exercise and cycle.
- After his death, his body was cremated at Monte’s Chapel of the Hills, and ashes were scattered over San Francisco Bay.
- In 2012, he appeared in a sketch with Robert De Niro on SNL.
- He is highly influenced by his mother.
- He had a large bicycle collection as he was a devoted cycling enthusiast.
- He performed with the USO for U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq.