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Robin Williams

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Robin Williams

American actoradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1951.

Countries: United States (69%), United Kingdom (10%), (8%)

Main connections: CBS, Billy Crystal, The Birdcage

Linked to: Detroit Country Day School, Redwood High School, The Walt Disney Company, Comedy Central

 

Timeline


 

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Robin Williams was born in 1951 add something


1952

The Robin Williams Scrapbook gives a birth year as 1952, as does Encyclopædia Britannica. add something

 

The print biographies The Life and Humor of Robin Williams: A Biography and Robin Williams: A Biography give his birth year as 1952. add something


1970

Stand-up comedy - From the 1970s to the 90s, different styles of comedy began to emerge, from the madcap stylings of Robin Williams, to the odd observations of Jerry Seinfeld and Ellen DeGeneres, the ironic musings of Steven Wright, to the mimicry of Whoopi Goldberg, and Eddie Murphy

 

Marc Weiner - He was first a street performer who worked with Robin Williams and an improv comic who performed at Comic Strip Live, Catch A Rising Star, and The Comedy Cellar in the late 1970s

 

Jon Voight - In 1970 Voight appeared in Mike Nichols' adaptation of Catch-22, and re-teamed with director Paul Williams to star in The Revolutionary, as a left wing college student struggling with his conscience.


1972

John Houseman - The first graduating class in 1972 included Kevin Kline and Patti LuPone; subsequent classes under Houseman's leadership included Christopher Reeve, Mandy Patinkin, and Robin Williams


1973

In 1973, Williams was one of only 20 students accepted into the freshman class at the Juilliard School, and one of only two students to be accepted by John Houseman into the Advanced Program at the school that year, the other being Christopher Reeve. add something

 

Oliver Sacks - His 1973 book "Awakenings" was adapted into an Academy *award-nominated film of the same name in 1990 starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro


1976

Williams left Juilliard in 1976. add something

 

Robert Duvall - In 1976 Duvall played supporting roles in The Eagle Has Landed and as Dr. Watson in The Seven-Per-Cent Solution opposite Nicol Williamson, Alan Arkin, Vanessa Redgrave and Sir Laurence Olivier.

 

Barbara Streisand - She earned her second Academy Award for Best Original Song as composer (together with lyricist Paul Williams for the song "Evergreen", from A Star Is Born in 1976.


1978

Mork's appearance was so popular with viewers that it led to a spin-off hit television sitcom, Mork and Mindy, which ran from 1978 to 1982; the show was written to accommodate Williams' improvisations. add something

 

Robin Williams' first marriage was to Valerie Velardi on June 4, 1978. add something

 

Conrad Janis - Between 1978 and 1982 he played Mindy's father Fred McConnell in Mork & Mindy, an American TV series that ran for four seasons starring Robin Williams and Pam Dawber


1979

Reality. add something

 

Jonathan Katz - Originally a musician and songwriter, Katz fronted a rhythm and blues group called "Katz and Jammers" before serving as the musical director for Robin Williams's 1979 stand-up tour


1980

Robert Altman - In 1980, he directed the musical Popeye, based on the comic strip/cartoon of the same name, which starred the comedian Robin Williams in his big-screen debut.

 

Bill Irwin - Irwin's first featured film role was in 1980, appearing as Ham Gravy in Robert Altman's "Popeye" starring Robin Williams


1981

Donald O'Connor - O'Connor appeared in the short-lived "Bring Back Birdie" on Broadway in 1981, and continued to make film and television appearances into the 1990s, including the Robin Williams film "Toys" as the president of a toy-making company


1982

Kevin Bright - After moving to Los Angeles in 1982, he started work in comedy programming such as "The History of White People in America" and comedy specials starring Robin Williams, Martin Mull, Harry Shearer, Paul Shaffer, and Merrill Markoe

 

Barbara Billingsley - Billingsley appeared with Robin Williams and Pam Dawber in a 1982 episode of "Mork & Mindy"


1984

During Williams' first marriage, he was involved in an extramarital relationship with Michelle Tish Carter, a cocktail waitress whom he met in 1984. add something

 

Kaity Tong - In 1984, she appeared as herself, reporting on the defection of the Soviet circus performer played by Robin Williams in feature film "Moscow on the Hudson"

 

Daniel Levitin - Outside of his academic pursuits, Levitin has worked on and off as a stand-up comedian and joke writer, performing at the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco with Robin Williams in 1984, and at comedy clubs in California; he placed second in the National Lampoon stand-up comedy competition regionals in San Francisco in 1989, and has contributed jokes to Jay Leno, Arsenio Hall, as well as the nationally syndicated comic strip Bizarro, some of which were included in the 2006 compilation "Bizarro and Other Strange Manifestations of the Art of Dan Piraro"


1985

Al Pacino - In 1985, Pacino worked on his personal project, The Local Stigmatic, a 1969 Off Broadway play by the English writer Heathcote Williams.


1986

Also in 1986, Williams reached an ever wider audience to exhibit his style at the 58th Academy Awards show. add something

 

She sued him in 1986, claiming that he did not tell her he was infected with the herpes simplex virus before he embarked on a sexual relationship with her in the mid-1980s, during which, she said, he transmitted the virus to her. add something

 

Jimmy Cliff - Cliff appeared as the Jamaican musician and revolutionary, Ernest Reed, in the 1986 comedy Club Paradise, co-starring with Robin Williams and Peter O'Toole, and contributed several songs to the soundtrack, including "Seven Day Weekend", which he sang with Elvis Costello.

 

Billy Crystal - In 1986, Crystal started hosting "Comic Relief" on HBO with Robin Williams and Whoopi Goldberg

 

Louise Bennett-Coverley - In 1986, she appeared as Portia in the comedy film "Club Paradise", starring Robin Williams, Jimmy_Cliff and Peter O'Toole

 

Twiggy - In 1986, she played opposite Robin Williams in the comedy "Club Paradise"


1987

Chintara Sukapatana - Her best known role was as "Trinh" in the 1987 Hollywood film, "Good Morning, Vietnam", in which she co-starred opposite Robin Williams


1988

Bill Irwin - Irwin appeared in 1988 on stage with Steve Martin and Robin Williams for a production of "Waiting for Godot" in the role of Lucky


1989

Ethan Hawke - In 1989, Hawke made his breakthrough appearance, playing shy student Todd Anderson opposite Robin Williams's inspirational English teacher in "Dead Poets Society"

 

Dead Poets Society - "'Dead Poets Society"' is a 1989 American drama film directed by Peter Weir and starring Robin Williams


1990

Sab Shimono - His more memorable film roles include Hiroshi Kawamura in the 1990 drama "Come See The Paradise", the coroner "Painless" Kumagai in 1990's "Presumed Innocent", Lord Norinaga in 1993's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, and in "Old Dogs", alongside John Travolta and Robin Williams, as Japanese billionaire Yoshiro Nishamura

 

Natalie Cole - In 1990, she sang the song "Mr. President" on HBO's "Comic Relief" special, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams and Billy Crystal

 

Penelope Ann Miller - In 1990, she played Paula in "Awakenings", starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams

 

Cadillac Man - "'Cadillac Man"' is a 1990 comedy film directed by Roger Donaldson, starring Robin Williams and Tim Robbins


1991

Dante Basco - He later appeared in his most famous role in Steven Spielberg's 1991 film "Hook" with Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman, as Rufio, the charismatic red-stripe-haired leader of the Lost Boys in Peter Pan's absence

 

Jayce Bartok - His feature film work began in 1991 when he played a street punk harassing Robin Williams in "The Fisher King"

 

Steven Spielberg - In 1991, Spielberg directed Hook, about a middle-aged Peter Pan, played by Robin Williams, who returns to Neverland.


1992

Thomas Dolby - In 1992 Dolby co-created and performed "The Mirror Song" with Robin Williams and Joan Cusack for "Toys" alongside Trevor Horn and Bruce Woolley

 

Denzel Washington - In 1992, he starred as Demetrius Williams in the romantic drama Mississippi Masala.


1993

Mrs. Doubtfire - Doubtfire"' is a 1993 American comedy film starring Robin Williams and Sally Field and based on the novel "Alias Madame Doubtfire" by Anne Fine

 

Sean Penn - He directed music videos, such as Shania Twain's "Dance with the One That Brought You" and Lyle Lovett's "North Dakota" in 1993, and Peter Gabriel's "The Barry Williams Show" in 2002.


1995

Adam Hann-Byrd - In 1995, he appeared as the young Alan in "Jumanji", in which Robin Williams appeared as the adult version of the character


1996

Elisabeth Shue - Her career flourished after her Oscar nomination landing her diverse roles: she starred in "The Trigger Effect" in 1996; Woody Allen's "Deconstructing Harry" showcased her comedic abilities amongst heavyweight co-stars Billy Crystal, Demi Moore, Robin Williams and Stanley Tucci

 

Eddie Izzard - In 1996, Izzard had a part in his first United States-produced film, "The Secret Agent", where he met and befriended Robin Williams

 

La Cage aux Folles (film) - In 1996, an American remake titled "The Birdcage", directed by Mike Nichols, was released, relocated to South Beach, Miami, and stars Robin Williams and Nathan Lane

 

Gene Hackman - In 1996, he took a comedic turn as ultra-conservative Senator Kevin Keeley in The Birdcage with Robin Williams and Nathan Lane.

 

Jennifer Lopez - In 1996, she reportedly beat out Ashley Judd and Lauren Holly for the supporting role in Francis Ford Coppola's 1996 comedy Jack starring Robin Williams.

 

The Birdcage - "'The Birdcage"' is a 1996 American comedy film, directed by Mike Nichols and stars Robin Williams, Gene_Hackman, Nathan Lane, and Dianne Wiest


1997

Good Will Hunting - "'Good Will Hunting"' is a 1997 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben_Affleck, Minnie Driver, and Stellan Skarsgård


1998

In 1998, he won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his role as a psychologist in Good Will Hunting. add something

 

Dan London - London landed one of his first major roles alongside actor Robin Williams in the 1998 movie, "Patch Adams"

 

Mike Farrell - The pair produced 1998's "Patch Adams" starring Robin Williams

 

What Dreams May Come (film) - "'What Dreams May 1998 Come"' is a 1998 American fantasy drama film, starring Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra and Max von Sydow


1999

In December 1999, he sang in French on the BBC-inspired music video of international celebrities doing a cover of the Rolling Stones' "It's Only Rock & Roll" for the charity Children's Promise. add something

 

Stephen Hannock - In 1999 Hannock, along with the rest of the film's technical crew, won an Academy Award for "Special Visual Effects" for the film, "What Dreams May Come", which starred Robin Williams and Cuba Gooding, Jr. Dozens of paintings Hannock began in 1996 were the foundation for the film's "Painted World" scenes

 

Hannah Taylor-Gordon - Taylor-Gordon starred as Lina in the 1999 film "Jakob the Liar", which co-starred Robin Williams


2000

Mary Kay Bergman - She was planned to sing "Blame Canada" at the 2000 Academy *awards, before being replaced by Robin Williams


2002

And in 2002, in the psychological thriller One Hour Photo, Williams played an emotionally disturbed photo development technician who becomes obsessed with a family for whom he has developed pictures for a long time. add something

 

In the 2002 film Insomnia, Williams portrays a writer/killer on the run from a sleep-deprived Los Angeles policeman (played by Al_Pacino) in rural Alaska. add something

 

In theatre, Williams has headed his own one-man show, Robin Williams: Live on Broadway, that played at The Broadway Theatre in July 2002. add something

 

Dan Liu - Dan Liu opened the flagship store of TATSUAKI in the heart of Yorkville, Ontario, Canada in 2002 and was frequented by stars such as Jennifer Love Hewitt, Renee Zellweger and Robin Williams

 

Mark Romanek - He wrote and directed the 2002 film "One Hour Photo" starring Robin Williams, and "Never Let Me Go", the latter adapted from the Kazuo Ishiguro novel of the same name

 

Mark Romanek - In 2002, Romanek wrote and directed his second full-length feature movie, "One Hour Photo", with Robin Williams in the lead role as a department store photo processor who becomes obsessed with a family through their snapshots

 

Bea Wain - In 2002, her recording of "My Reverie" was used in the Robin Williams movie "One Hour Photo"


2004

He was voted 13th on Comedy Central's list "100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time" in 2004. add something

 

Floyd Landis - In the 2004 tour, Landis led Armstrong and a few of Armstrong's main rivals over the final climb of stage 17, putting on such an impressive display of strength that comedian and avid bike-racing fan Robin Williams dubbed him the "Mofo of the Mountains"

 

Walter Cronkite - Prior to 2004, he could be seen in the opening movie 'Back to Neverland' shown in the Walt Disney World attraction, "The Magic of Disney Animation", interviewing Robin Williams as if he is still on the CBS News channel, ending his on-camera time with his famous catchphrase


2005

Holly Hunter - In 2005, Hunter starred alongside Robin Williams in the black comedy-drama "The Big White"


2006

He appeared on an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition that aired on January 30, 2006. add something

 

In 2006 Williams starred in The Night Listener, a thriller about a radio show host who realizes he has developed a friendship with a child who may or may not exist. add something

 

In 2006, he starred in five movies including Man of the Year and was the Surprise Guest at the 2006 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. add something

 

Mrs. Doubtfire - Due to problems with the script, re-writing began in early 2006 as Robin Williams was allegedly unhappy with the plot

 

JoJo - Her second major film, RV, a comedy starring Robin Williams, was released on April 28, 2006.

 

David Alpay - In 2006, Alpay played the character Danny in the political comedy "Man of the Year", starring Robin Williams

 

Sandra Oh - In 2006, she costarred in the film "The Night Listener" as Anna, alongside Robin Williams and Toni Collette

 

My Way - In the 2006 animated movie "Happy Feet", Robin Williams sang a cover of the song in Spanish

 

Stu Linder - The 2006 film "Man of the Year" starring Robin Williams is dedicated to Linder's memory


2007

Williams refers to himself as being "55" in an interview published July 4, 2007. add something

 

Nick Castle - Castle's most recent project is the screenplay for "August Rush", a musical-drama directed by Kirsten Sheridan and starring Freddie Highmore, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Robin Williams, and Keri Russell, released in 2007

 

Kirsten Sheridan - Sheridan's latest film is 2007's "August Rush", which stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Keri Russell as star-crossed lovers and musicians, Freddie Highmore as their orphaned musical prodigy offspring, and Robin Williams as a Faginesque character

 

License to Wed - "'License to Wed"' is a 2007 American romantic comedy film starring Robin Williams, Mandy_Moore and John Krasinski, and directed by Ken Kwapis

 

Rachel Smith - In December 2007, she traveled to Kuwait, Iraq and Naval Station Rota Spain on a USO tour along with Kid Rock, Robin Williams, Lewis_Black and Lance Armstrong


2008

Williams speaking at the 2008 BBC World Debate. add something

 

After a six year break, in August 2008 Williams announced a brand new 26-city tour titled "Weapons of Self Destruction". add something

 

Jonathan Winters - In 2008, Winters was presented with a TV Land *award by Robin Williams

 

Stanley Milgram - In 2008, folk musician Dar Williams released a song called "Buzzer", in which the narrator participated in the Milgram experiment

 

Matt Damon - The video aired on February 24, 2008, and featured Affleck along with a host of celebrities, including Don Cheadle, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Harrison Ford, and Robin Williams


2009

Robin Williams has recently made peace with the Walt Disney Company and in 2009 agreed to be inducted into the Disney Hall of Fame, designated as a Disney Legend. add something

 

Williams was hospitalized in March 2009 due to heart problems. add something

 

The tour started at the end of September 2009, finishing in New York on December 3, and was the subject of an HBO special on December 8, 2009. add something

 

Evan Sabara - He played Kyle, a misanthropic teenager in "World's Greatest Dad", with Robin Williams, and Peter Cratchit in the 2009 film adaptation of "A Christmas Carol"

 

Ann-Margret - In 2009, she appeared in the comedy "Old Dogs" with John Travolta and Robin Williams


2010

In response to the 2010 Canterbury Earthquake, Williams donated all proceeds of his "Weapons of Self Destruction" Christchurch performance to helping rebuild the New Zealand city. add something

 

Williams performing at Camp Victory for the USO on December 13, 2010. add something

 

John Irving - In 2010, Irving revealed that he and Tod "Kip" Williams, director and writer of "The Door in the Floor", are co-writing a screenplay for an adaptation of "The Fourth Hand"

 

Ben Stiller - In 2010, Stiller joined Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Robin Williams, and other Hollywood stars in "The Cove PSA: My Friend is


2011

He made his Broadway acting debut in Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, which opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on March 31, 2011. add something

 

He made his Broadway acting debut in Rajiv Joseph's "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo", which opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on March 31, 2011 add something

 

He currently drives a Toyota Prius, and was on the waiting list for an Aptera 2 Series electric vehicle before the company folded in December 2011 add something

 

United Solo Theatre Festival - In 2011, the United Solo board has nominated four performers for the uAward: Daniel Beaty in "Through the Night", John Lithgow in "Stories by Heart", Patti LuPone in "The Gypsy in My Soul", and Robin Williams in "Weapons of Self-Destruction"


2012

In 2012, he guest starred as himself in two FX series, "Louie" and "Wilfred" add something


2013

In February 2013, the CBS network announced it has picked up a pilot episode for a David E. Kelley comedy called "The Crazy Ones" that will star Williams add something

 

The series was officially picked up on May 10, 2013 add something

 

The series will air in the 9/8c timeslot on Thursday nights, beginning September 26, 2013 add something

 

Snickers - In 2013, Robin Williams and Bobcat Goldthwait appeared in a Snickers football commercial

 

Sarah Michelle Gellar - On February 15, 2013, it was reported that Gellar would return to television with a pilot for CBS entitled "The Crazy Ones" opposite Robin Williams

 

David E. Kelley - A new comedy series created by Kelley, The Crazy Ones, starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar, premiered on CBS on September 26, 2013

 

Josh Groban - On November 8, 2013, he appeared in the CBS comedy "The Crazy Ones" alongside Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar

 

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian - On December 18, 2013 it was announced that Robin Williams, Stiller, and Ricky Gervais would be returning for the sequel

 

Night at the Museum (film series) - On December 18, 2013 it was announced that Robin Williams, Stiller, and Ricky Gervais would be returning for the sequel


Robin Williams died in 2014 add something

 

On August 11, 2014, Williams died of an apparent suicide at his home in Paradise Cay, California add something

 

Williams died on the morning of August 11, 2014, at his home in Paradise Cay, California add something

 

During the 66th Primetime Emmy awards on August 25, 2014, comedian Billy Crystal presented a tribute to Williams, referring to him as "the brightest star in our comedy galaxy" add something

 

The final autopsy report, released in November 2014, affirmed that Williams had committed suicide as initially described; neither alcohol nor illegal drugs were involved, while any prescription drugs present in Williams's body were at "therapeutic" levels add something

 

On December 16, 2014, it was revealed that, as a result of his death, Williams was the fastest growing search term on Google in 2014 add something

 

Pam Dawber - In 2014, she reunited with Robin Williams on his comedy series "The Crazy Ones" as a love interest of Williams's character

 

Alan Brazil - While reacting to the death of actor Robin Williams in August 2014, Brazil said on his talkSPORT show that he did not have a lot of sympathy for people who commit suicide as it leaves their families in a "diabolical" situation

 

Good Will Hunting - The Boston Public Garden bench on which Will and Sean sat for a scene in the film became a temporary shrine upon Robin Williams' death on August 11, 2014


2015

British heavy metal band Iron Maiden did a tribute to Williams on their 2015 album "The Book of Souls" with the song "Tears of a Clown" add something

 

Antanas Kavaliauskas - In 2015, Kavaliauskas received a $ Jumanji nickname after his drastic beard style change, which reminds Robin Williams staged prominent character Alan Parrish in Jumanji movie, who was trapped in a mystical world for twenty-six years

 

Richard Pryor - In July 2015, He was mentioned in the Cee Lo Green hit single "Robin Williams", a song paying homage to recently deceased legends such as the aforementioned, Robin Williams, Chris Farley, Phil Hartman, and Bernie Mac.


2016

Traffic signs for the Robin Williams Tunnel were officially erected March 1, 2016 add something

 

Mrs. Doubtfire - In 2016 three further scenes were released to much fanfare and praise for the late Robin Williams


2018

In 2018, HBO produced a documentary about Williams' life and career add something