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ROBIN WILLIAMS (Teddy Roosevelt) is an Academy Award-winning actor and multiple Grammy-winning performer who continues to add to his repertoire of indelible characters. Williams stars in two upcoming releases, Walt Becker's Old Dogs with John Travolta and World's Greatest Dad, directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. He has most recently been seen in Ken Kwapis's License to Wed, Kirsten Sheridan's August Rush, Barry Levinson's Man of the Year, Patrick Stettner's The Night Listener and Barry Sonnenfeld's R.V.

In 1997, Williams received the Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award® for his performance in Gus Van Sant's Good Will Hunting. The Academy had previously nominated Williams for The Fisher King, Dead Poets Society and Good Morning Vietnam. Williams garnered a special honor from the National Board of Review for his performance opposite Robert DeNiro in Awakenings. In 2004, Williams received the prestigious Career Achievement Award from the Chicago International Film festival and, in 2005, the HFPA honored him with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.

Robin Williams first captured the attention of the world as Mork from Ork on the hit series Mork & Mindy. Born in Chicago and raised in Michigan and California, he trained at New York's Julliard School under John Houseman. Williams made his film debut as the title character in Robert Altman's Popeye. His early motion picture credits include Paul Mazursky's Moscow on the Hudson and George Roy Hill's adaptation of John Irving's acclaimed novel The World According to Garp.

Williams's filmography includes several notable blockbusters. In 1991 he brought to life the dual roles of Peter Pan/Peter Banning in Steven Spielberg's Hook. Not long after he received raves for his portrayal of the beleaguered title character in Chris Columbus's Mrs. Doubtfire. He played drag-club owner Armand Goldman for Mike Nichols in 1996's The Birdcage, which received a SAG outstanding ensemble cast award. Also in 1996, The Birdcage and Jumanji both reached the $100 million mark in the USA -- in the same week. He went on to star in Disney's Flubber in 1997 and as a medical student who treats patients with humor in Patch Adams in 1998.

In a departure from the comedic and family fare he is best known for, Williams collaborated with two accomplished young directors on dramatic thrillers. He starred opposite Al Pacino as reclusive novelist ‘Walter Finch,' the primary suspect in the murder of a teenaged girl in Christopher Nolan's Insomnia. In Mark Romanek's One Hour Photo Williams played a photo lab employee who becomes obsessed with a young suburban family.

Williams created one of the most vivid characters in recent memory: the Blue Genie in Disney's Aladdin. The performance redefined how animations were voiced. Audio versions of his one-man shows and the children's record "Pecos Bill," have won him five Grammy Awards. Most recently Williams lent his voice to the blockbuster animated features Robots and Happy Feet. The latter grossed two hundred million dollars in the U.S. alone and won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Williams's stage credits include a landmark production of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" directed by Mike Nichols and co-starring Steve Martin and, most recently, a short run in San Francisco of "The Exonerated," which tells the true stories of six innocent survivors of death row.

Williams, who began his career as a stand-up comedian, is well known for monologues in which he makes free associative leaps punctuated by one liners about subjects as varied as politics, history, religion, ethnic strife and sex. Williams did just that when he toured in a critically acclaimed indefatigable one-man show that visited thirty-six cities. The final performance was filmed by HBO and broadcast live from New York on July 14, 2002. The special was nominated for five Emmy Awards.

Offstage, Williams takes great joy in supporting causes too numerous to identify, covering the spectrum from health care and human rights, to education, environmental protection and the arts. He toured the Middle East three times in as many years to help raise morale among the troops and is perhaps best known philanthropically for his affiliation with Comic Relief, a non-profit organization founded in 1986 to help America's homeless.


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