Hollywood Stars Spirit

'Robin Williams'


  Robin Williams was born on July 21, 1952 in Chicago, the son of a Ford Motor Company executive. His parents were middle-aged when he was born and while both had grown children from previous marriages, Williams was raised as an only child and had much alone time with which to develop his imagination. As his father rose amongst the Ford hierarchy, the Williams family moved frequently. Williams was a pudgy child and was often the new kid in the private schools where he received his education. Much of his quick humor developed as a defense mechanism against the teasing he endured. His father retired during Williams' senior year in high school and permanently settled the family in Marin County, California. Williams finally found a niche at the school, and by the time he graduated, he was physically fit, popular and voted the funniest and most likely to succeed.

    After high school, Williams studied political science at Claremont Men's College and also got involved in improvisational comedy. Interestingly, despite his lifelong interest in funny business, Williams initially trained to be a serious actor, first at Marin College in California and then at Juilliard under John Houseman. While at Juilliard, he helped pay his tuition by working as a mime. After leaving the prestigious arts school, he returned to California to perform stand-up on the club circuit.

     Robin Williams overcame a serious drug addiction, divorced his first wife and married his son's nanny, who has since become his manager and the mother of his daughter and second son.

The Films that 'Robin Williams' have starred in :-

Can I Do It until I Need Glasses? (1977)

Popeye (1980)

The World According to Garp (1982)

The Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour (1982)

The Survivors (1983)

Moscow on the Hudson (1984)

The Best of Times (1986)

Club Paradise (1986)

Seize the Day (1986)

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

The Adventures of baron Munchausen (1988)

Portrait of a White Marriage (1988)

An All-Star Toast to the Improv (1988_

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Cadillac Man (1990)

Awakening (1990)

Dead Again (1991)

The Fisher King (1991)

Hook (1991)

Shakes the Clown (1991)

FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)

Aladdin (1992)

Toys (1992)

Im From Hollywood (1992)

Being Human (1993)

Nine Months (1995)

Jumanji (1995)

To Wong Foo,Thanks for Everything, jJulie Newmar (1995)

The Birdcage (1996)

Jack (1996)

The Secret Agent (1996)

Mrs (1997)

Fathers day (1997)

Deconstructing Harry (1997)

Flubber (1997)

Good Will Hunting (1997)

What dreams May Come (1998)

Patch Adams (1998)

Get Bruce (1999)

Jakob the liar (1999)

Bicentennial Man (1999)

Hamlet (2000)

Artificial Intelligence:AI (2001)

One Hour Photo (2002)

Death to Smoochy (2002)

Insomnia (2002)