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Robin Williams (I) (1951–2014)


Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 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 ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 62 wins & 81 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society John Keating
(1989)
Jumanji
Jumanji Alan Parrish
(1995)
Aladdin
Aladdin Genie / Peddler
(1992)
Mrs. Doubtfire
Mrs. Doubtfire Daniel Hillard / Mrs. Doubtfire
(1993)

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 2011 Happy Feet Two
Ramon / Lovelace (voice)
 2009/I Old Dogs
Dan
 2009 Shrink
Holden
 2006 Happy Feet
Ramon / Lovelace (voice)
 2006 Everyone's Hero
Napoleon Cross (voice, uncredited)
 2006 RV
Bob Munro
 2005 Robots
Fender (voice)
 2004 Noel
Charlie Boyd / The Priest (uncredited)
 1996 Hamlet
Osric
 1996 The Secret Agent
Assassin (uncredited)
 1996 Jack
Jack Powell
 1992 Toys
Leslie Zevo
 1992 Aladdin
Genie / Peddler (voice)
 1991 Shakes the Clown
Mime Class Instructor (as Marty Fromage)
 1980 Popeye
Popeye
 1977 Can I Do It 'Till I Need Glasses?
Lawyer / Man with Toothache
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Other Works:

Narrator for "A Visit From St Nicholas", with the Boston Pops Orchestra. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 3 Portrayals | 23 Interviews | 48 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 34 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Marty Fromage | Sudy Nim | Ray D. Tutto | Robin Willaims

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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I went to rehab in wine country just to keep my options open. See more »

Trivia:

Was frequently called up by Steven Spielberg when he was filming Schindler's List (1993). He would put him on speaker phone so he could tell jokes to the cast and crew to cheer them up. He used his character in Aladdin (1992) most of the time. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently played offbeat and eccentric characters See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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