|Date of Birth||21 July 1951, Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Date of Death||11 August 2014, Tiburon, California, USA (suicide by hanging)|
|Birth Name||Robin McLaurin Williams|
|Height||5' 7" (1.7 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
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.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ray Hamel
|Susan Schneider||(22 October 2011 - 11 August 2014) (his death)|
|Marsha Garces Williams||(30 April 1989 - 2010) (divorced) (2 children)|
|Valerie Velardi||(4 June 1978 - 6 December 1988) (divorced) (1 child)|
Trade Mark (8)
Personal Quotes (51)
[on if he does or doesn't share the film's "judgment on mawkish sentimentality"] Well, you just try and keep it in perspective; you have to remember the best and the worst. In America they really do mythologize people when they die.
|Mork & Mindy (1978)||$35,000 per 1/2 hour episode|
|Bicentennial Man (1999)||$20,000,000|
|The Night Listener (2006)||$65,000|
|Man of the Year (2006)||$1,000,000|
|The Crazy Ones (2013)||$165,000 per episode (2013-2014)|