- Full Name: Robin McLaurin Williams
- Born: 07/21/1951 Deceased: 08/11/2014
- Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois Place of Death: Tiburon, California
- Occupation: Actor, Comedian
- Marital Status: Valerie Velardi (Deceased) [1978-1988] |
Marsha Garces (Divorced) [1989-2010] |
Susan Schneider (2011-2014)
- Kids: Zachary(Velardi) and Zelda and Cody (Garces)
Robin William’s Net Worth
Robin Williams a.k.a “the man of many faces” earned his fame and success through his unique comedic skills. Williams starred in a plethora of television series such as Eight is Enough, Happy Days and Mork and Mindy. Williams was more known for his roles in several films such as The World According to Garp (1982), Good Morning Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989). With any character Williams was assigned, he perfected. When it comes to his performance as Mrs. Doubtfire or his incredible voice-over work in Aladdin, Peter Pan and many more Disney films.
About Robin Williams
Robin grew up on the streets of Chicago in the early 1950s. He attended Claremont Men’s College and College of Marin before enrolling into the famous Juilliard School in New York City. It was at Juilliard where he befriended and actually became roommates with fellow actor Christopher Reeve. After attending school, Williams began to dabble in stand-up Comedy in San Francisco and Los Angeles, eventually perfecting his role as a comedian.
Williams had on-air television experience with programs such as The Richard Pryor Show, Laugh-in, Eight is Enough and Mork & Mindy. In 1980, Williams made his big-screen debut playing as the famous spinach-eating, butt-kicking, Popeye, directed by Robert Altman and co-starring Shelley Duvall.
Comedy wasn’t Williams’ only forte, for he starred in many dramatic films. He played the title character in 1982’s The World According to Garp, a film about a boy born into a family without a father who later battles for success against his very own mother by having some success writing fiction. Williams also starred in 1987’s Good Morning America as well as 1989’s Dead Poet Society.
His more adult-oriented films also played in his favor as an actor. He starred in films including The Birdcage (1996) and Good Will Hunting (1997). He also played a creepy photo developer in One Hour Photo (2002).
Overall, Robin Williams has earned himself 19 awards from his unique and unprecedented acting style. He earned an Academy Award for Good Will Hunting, three Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Album, Best Spoken Comedy Actor as well as Best Album for Children, five Golden Globe Awards, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
In September of 2008, he started touring for his one-man stand-up comedy show Weapons of Self Destruction, where he poured his energy into his always sold-out shows. His touring only lasted for a brief moment however, when he was derailed by health problems the following year in 2009. Williams was beginning to feel shortness of breath which eventually led to him having to undergo heart surgery. Williams did recover and returned to the world of comedy and acting just a few months following the procedure.
On August 11, 2014, Williams was found dead in his California Home. His publicist revealed that he had been battling with severe depression his last few years. Forensic examination of Williams revealed physical signs that Williams had asphyxiated himself, along with signs of cuts on his left wrist.
It is not his tragic ending that his millions of fans will remember him by, but rather the legacy he carried as a legendary comedian and actor. A year after his passing, his films and television programs still put smiles on the faces of families all across the globe. Robin Williams will surely be missed.