Robin McLaurin Williams Biography, Age, Height, Last Movie, Net Worth

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Robin McLaurin WilliamsQuick facts:

Full Name

Robin McLaurin Williams

Nick name



Actor, Stand-up comedian



Date of birth

21 July 1951

Place of birth

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Date of death

11 August 2014

Place of death

Tiburon, California, USA

Cause of death

Suicide by hanging


Juilliard School


Claremont McKenna College

Zodiac Sign



White (English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, German, French)



Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye color


Sexual orientation



In Pounds: 170 lbs

In Kilogram: 77 kg


In Feet: 5′ 7″

In Meters: 1.70 m

Father name

Robert Fitzgerald Williams

Mother name

Laura McLaurin


McLaurin Smith Williams (elder half-brother), Robert Todd Williams (elder half-brother)

Marital status



Susan Schneider (m. 2011-2014)

Ex wives

Marsha Garces (m. 1989-2010), Valerie Velardi (m. 1978-1988)


Cody Alan Williams, Zelda Rae Williams, Zachary Pym Williams

Net worth

$50 million (At the time of his death)

Who is Robin Williams?

Robin McLaurin Williams, commonly known as Robin Williams, was a famous American comedian and actor. In addition to his roles in movies like “Good Will Hunting,” “Alladin,” and “Night at the Museum,” he is best recognized for his stand-up comedy.

Early Life:

Robin McLaurin Williams, an actor and comedian, was born in Chicago, Illinois, on July 21, 1951. Laurie and Robert Fitzgerald Williams gave birth to Robin Williams. His mother had previously been a model, and his father was a top executive at Ford Motor Company. He has a mixture of ancestries. He played sports and was an excellent student. However, he experienced bullying frequently at school. Being an introvert, he preferred to play with his toys by himself most of the time. The lonely kid used his imagination to keep himself occupied because both of his parents were at work. He attended Gorton Elementary School before transferring to Deer Path Junior High. Williams attended Redwood High School after his family shifted to Tiburon, California when he was 16. Eventually becoming one of America’s funniest performers, Williams attended Claremont Men’s College and College of Marin before enrolling at the Juilliard School in New York City. He had a passion for performing at a young age and in 1973 was awarded a full scholarship to study at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City. John Houseman only allowed two students into the Advanced Program that year, and he was one of them. William Hurt and Christopher Reeve were his classmates. Williams started doing stand-up comedy in the middle of the 1970s, and his first performance was at San Francisco’s Holy City Zoo.

About His Career:

He started his career in the 1970s by doing stand-up comedy performances. George Schlatter, a TV producer, saw him perform at the Comedy Club in Los Angeles in 1977 and offered him to appear on a new episode of his “Laugh-In” program.

He made his first TV appearance in the latter part of 1977, extending stand-up performances. Even though the Laugh-In was a failure, it undoubtedly helped his talent to become known. In 1978, he appeared in the Mork the Alien audition for the television series “Happy Days.” The debut episode of the American sitcom “Mork & Mindy,” starring Robin as Mork the alien from the planet Ork. The program was a great hit and helped him become well-known in the comedy world. The show aired through 1982. Williams’ breakthrough performance as the lead in “Good Morning, Vietnam” in 1987 led to an Academy Award nomination for him. Williams improvised something fresh for each take of the performance, which is best recognized for being largely unscripted. Throughout the 1990s, he played a variety of comedic roles.

 He appeared in the drama movie “Dead Poets Society” in 1989, which told the tale of an English teacher at a traditional school who evokes inspiration in his students by teaching them poetry. The film was a big success. He had a successful year in 1997 when he was given the chance to play a therapist in the excellent film “Good Will Hunting.”

Robin McLaurin Williams Major Works And  Movies:

His most notable performance was as a therapist in the critically acclaimed and financially successful drama movie “Good Will Hunting” in 1997. In this film, he appeared onscreen alongside Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

The names of his movies are listed below:

  1. Good Will Hunting (1997) (Drama)
  2. Awakenings (1990) (Drama, Biography)
  3. Dead Poets Society (1989) (Drama, Comedy)
  4. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)(Biography, War, Comedy, Drama)
  5. Mrs Doubtfire (1993)(Family, Comedy, Drama)
  6. Patch Adams (1998)(Drama, Romance, Comedy, Biography)
  7. What Dreams May Come (1998) (Drama, Fantasy, Romance)
  8. Jumanji (1995)(Thriller, Action, Fantasy, Family, Adventure)
  9. The Birdcage (1996)(Comedy)
  10. The Fisher King (1991)(Drama, Comedy, Fantasy)

About His Awards:

He received three Best Actor Academy Award nominations. He received the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award in 1997 for his portrayal of Dr Sean Maguire in the movie “Good Will Hunting.”

Robin McLaurin Williams Personal Life:

Williams faced several personal difficulties as his career was flourishing. While producing the sitcom Mork and Mindy, he started using drugs and alcohol, and he battled addiction for more than 20 years. Additionally, he entered into a number of turbulent love affairs; although married to actress Valerie Velardi, with whom he had a son, he had affairs with other women. Williams had three marriages. In the end, Williams and Velardi got divorced in 1988. Then  He wed Marsha Garces, his son’s nanny, the following year. Two children were eventually born to the couple. This marriage was also short-lived and divorced.

Susan Schneider, a graphic designer, became his third wife in 2011.

Robin McLaurin Williams Height And Weight:

His body weight is 77 kg, and his height is 5 feet 7 inches. He wore size 10 shoes (US). His eyes were blue, and his hair was like salt and paper.

Robin McLaurin Williams Death:

The 63-year-old comedian was discovered dead in his California home on August 11, 2014. His demise is thought to have been caused by suicide. Schneider stated that her late husband had Parkinson’s illness, something he had not previously mentioned, in a statement she released on August 13. She also stated that although the actor was struggling with depression and anxiety, he had managed to stay sober.

The dark comedy A Merry Friggin’ Christmas, in which Williams appeared alongside Joel McHale, Lauren Graham, Candice Bergen, and other actors, was released in 2014. in the same year, in the month of December, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, the final film in the series, was released in which Williams reprised his role as Roosevelt. Boulevard, Williams’ last movie, opened in theatres in July 2015. Although, its been years since Williams is no more with us, however, Williams’s show business career and final days were still a fascinating topic for fans.

Robin McLaurin Williams Net Worth:

At the time of his passing, American actor and comedian Robin Williams had a net worth of $50 million.