ROBIN WILLIAMS (Mel), who began his career as a stand-up
comic, first dazzled television audiences when he landed a guest
starring role as Mork, an extra-terrestrial on "Happy Days,"
which led to the spin-off series "Mork and Mindy."
Williams made his film debut in "Popeye," followed by
"The World According to Garp," "Moscow on the Hudson,"
"Good Morning, Vietnam" (Oscar nomination) "Dead
Poet's Society" (Oscar nomination) "Awakenings,"
(National Board of Review honor) and "The Fisher King,"
(third Oscar nomination). Other films are "Hook," "Toys"
and "Being Human." He received a Golden Globe for his
performance in "Mrs. Doubtfire" and as Genie in Disney's
Robin Williams was born in Chicago in 1951. He studied political
science at Claremont College, and theater at Marin College and
at the Julliard School in New York.
Williams has won four Grammy Awards and starred in HBO's "Robin
Williams Live at the Met," the culmination of a 23 city tour.
He has co-hosted the "Comic Relief" telethons with Billy
Crystal and Whoppi Goldberg.
Robin Williams's recent films are "Nine Months," "Jumanji,"
"The Birdcage," "Jack," "Hamlet"
and "Fathers' Day." Upcoming are "Flubber,"
the acclaimed "Good Will Hunting" and "What Dreams
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