ROBIN WILLIAMS (Seymour Sy Parrish)
Robin Williams received both the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award® and the Screen Actors Guild Actor award for his compassionate, intelligent portrayal of Dr. Sean McGuire in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting.
His first feature film was Robert Altmans Popeye in 1980. Audiences then embraced a more poignant Williams in his portrayal of T.S. Garp in George Roy Hills hugely successful The World According to Garp followed by Paul Mazurskys Moscow on the Hudson. Barry Levinsons landmark film, Good Morning Vietnam earned Williams his first Academy Award nomination, with Peter Weirs enormously popular Dead Poets Society, earning him a second Oscar® nomination.
Subsequently Williams starred opposite Robert De Niro in Penny Marshalls Awakenings (bringing him a special honor from the National Board of Review) followed by Terry Gilliams The Fisher King, for which Williams received his third Academy Award® nomination. He also starred in Barry Levinsons Toys, Steven Spielbergs Hook, and Mike Nichols The Birdcage.
Williams received Golden Globe Awards for his unforgettable performances in Mrs. Doubtfire and The Fisher King and also earned a Special Achievement Award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for his vocal contributions as Genie in the animated blockbuster feature Aladdin.
Recently, Williams successes have included Les Mayfields Flubber and the 1998 box office hit Patch Adams directed by Tom Shadyac. In 1999, Williams executive produced and starred in Blue Wolf Productions Jakob The Liar, a story of life in a Nazi-occupied Polish ghetto. In 2000, he again teamed-up with director Chris Columbus in the screen adaptation of the Isaac Asimov story Bicentennial Man.
First capturing the attention of television audiences when he guest-starred as Mork on the hit sit-com Happy Days, Williams was quickly signed for the spin-off series Mork and Mindy. Williams, who began his career as a stand-up comedian, has won four Grammy Awards, including one for Robin Williams Live at the Met on HBO, the culmination of a 23-city SRO tour. He also won Emmy Awards for the television specials, Carol, Carl, Whoopi and Robin and ABC Presents A Royal Gala.
In the upcoming year, Williams will star in Danny DeVitos Death To Smoochy and opposite Al Pacino in Chritopher Nolans Insomnia.
He is also active in several humanitarian organizations, and has been a primary force in Comic Relief, an annual benefit to aid the homeless, which has raised Americas consciousness, and $38 million to date.