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ROBIN WILLIAMS (Lovelace / Ramon) is a celebrated performer who has received myriad honors for a body of work spanning standup, television, stage and film.

Williams won an Oscar® for his performance in Gus Van Sant's "Good Will Hunting,” and garnered previous Academy Award® nominations for his work in "The Fisher King,” "Dead Poets Society” and "Good Morning Vietnam.” He has also received six Golden Globe Awards, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. Additionally, he shared the National Board of Review Best Actor Award with Robert De Niro for "Awakenings” and, in 2004, he received the prestigious Career Achievement Award from the Chicago International Film Festival.

Williams was also recently honored with a 2011 Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Performance for his Broadway acting debut as the lead character in Rajiv Joseph's critically acclaimed play "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.” His additional stage credits include a landmark production of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot,” directed by Mike Nichols and co-starring Steve Martin, and "The Exonerated,” which tells the true stories of six innocent survivors of death row.

His stand-up comedy, which marks the genesis of Williams' career, has also garnered acclaim and awards. From 2008 to 2010, he performed his sold-out comedy tour "Weapons of Self Destruction” in 65 cities in the U.S., as well as London, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, grossing $40 million. Taped over two nights in Washington D.C., it also aired on HBO, becoming the network's highest rated stand-up comedy special that year and earning three Emmy Award nominations, including one for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. His sold-out 26-city, one-man tour in 2002 also culminated on Broadway and was filmed for HBO after Williams' 16-year absence from stand-up. "Robin Williams: Live on Broadway” garnered five Emmy Award nominations. In addition, he has won five Grammy awards for the audio recordings of his stand-up shows and his children's record, Pecos Bill.

Williams has also received numerous nominations for his work as an actor in television, most recently in 2008 for a special guest appearance on "Law and Order:

 His first Emmy nomination was for his performance as Mork from Ork on the popular television series "Mork & Mindy,” where he first captured the world's attention.

Trained at New York's Juilliard School, Williams made his cinematic debut as the title character in Robert Altman's "Popeye.” He followed up with starring roles in Paul Mazursky's "Moscow on the Hudson,” and "The World According to Garp,” George Roy Hill's adaptation of John Irving's acclaimed bestselling novel.

Most recently, Williams was seen starring in the dark comedy "World's Greatest Dad,” which premiered to critical praise at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival; in "Old Dogs,” opposite John Travolta; and as Teddy Roosevelt in the hit "Night at the Museum” and its sequel, "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.”

His filmography also includes the dramatic thrillers "Insomnia,” directed by Christopher Nolan, and Mark Romanek's "One Hour Photo.” Among his many box office successes are Chris Columbus' "Mrs. Doubtfire”; Mike Nichols' "The Birdcage,” for which he earned a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award®, shared with the cast; Tom Shadyac's "Patch Adams”; Steven Spielberg's "Hook”; and Joe Johnston's "Jumanji.”

Williams lent his voice talents in creating the memorable character of the Genie in the blockbuster adventure "Aladdin,” Fendor in the 2005 animated feature "Robots,” and Ramon and Lovelace in George Miller's Academy Award®-winning "Happy Feet.” Additionally, he was the voice of Dr. Know in Steven Spielberg's "AI: Artificial Intelligence.”

Offstage, Williams takes great joy in supporting philanthropic efforts around the world. Headlining a number of USO tours, he has traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan four times and is perhaps best known for his affiliation with "Comic Relief,” which was founded in 1986 and has, to date, raised over $50 million for America's homeless.


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