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Robin Williams

Robin McLaurin Williams was born on July 21, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford Motor Company executive from Indiana. Williams had English, German, French, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish ancestry.Robin briefly studied political science, before enrolling at Juilliard School to study theatre. After he left Juilliard, he performed in nightclubs where he was discovered for the role of Mork on an episode of Happy Days (1974) and the subsequent spin-off Mork & Mindy (1978). Williams' wild comic talent involved a great deal of improvisation, following in the footsteps of his idol Jonathan Winters. Williams has also proven to be an effective dramatic actor and received an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Good Will Hunting (1997).On August 11, 2014, Robin Williams was found dead at his home in Tiburon, California USA, the victim of an apparent suicide, according to the Marin County Sheriff's Department. A 911 call was received at 11:55 AM PDT, firefighters and paramedics arrived at his home at 12:00 PM PDT, and he was pronounced dead at 12:02 PM PDT.

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Jul 21, 1951 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Sesame Street 1969-07-21
Latest Project:
Series Set List: Stand Up Without a Net 2013-04-21

Won 1 Oscar. Another 62 wins & 73 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Wilfred
Poster of Louie
Poster of SpongeBob SquarePants
Poster of Friends
Set List: Stand Up Without a Net Himself 2013-04-21
The Crazy Ones Simon Roberts 22 episodes, 2013-2014 2013
Inside Comedy Unknown 2012-01-01
Wilfred Unknown 2011-06-23
Prophets of Science Fiction Unknown 2011-11-09
Louie Unknown 2010-06-29
Alan Carr: Chatty Man Unknown 2009-06-14
Pioneers of Television Self 3 episodes, 2014 2008-01-02
The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
Mind of Mencia Unknown 2005-07-06
Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Unknown 2003-12-03
American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
SpongeBob SquarePants Unknown 1999-05-01
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Whose Line Is It Anyway? Unknown 1998-08-05
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
Friends Unknown 1994-09-22
Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Larry Sanders Show Unknown 1992-08-15
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986
American Masters Unknown 1986-06-22
Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
ABC News Nightline Unknown 1980-03-24
CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 1979
Mork & Mindy Mork / ... 94 episodes, 1978-1982 1978-09-14
The Richard Pryor Show Various / ... 1 episode, 1977 1977-09-13
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Happy Days Unknown 1974-01-15
Sesame Street Unknown 1969-07-21