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Robin Williams Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Robin Williams Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth July 21, 1951
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Eye Color Blue

Robin Williams was an American actor, comedian, voiceover artist, and writer who is regarded as one of the best comedians of all time and gained acclaim with his improvisational skills and a wide variety of voices. He is known for his roles in projects like Dead Poets SocietyGood Will HuntingMork & MindyThe Fisher KingGood Morning, VietnamHomicide: Life on the StreetsAwakeningsPatch AdamsMrs. DoubtfireHappy FeetOne Hour PhotoInsomniaJumanjiThe BirdcageThe Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, and Popeye. Moreover, his work won him an Academy Award, 2 Primetime Emmy Awards, 6 Golden Globe Awards, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, and 5 Grammy Awards.

Born Name

Robin McLaurin Williams

Nick Name

Robin

Robin Williams posing for the camera at the 'Happy Feet Two' Australian premiere at the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney, Australia in December 2011
Robin Williams posing for the camera at the ‘Happy Feet Two’ Australian premiere at the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney, Australia in December 2011 (Eva Rinaldi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Age

He was born on July 21, 1951.

Died

At 63, Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging at his home in Paradise Cay, California, United States on August 11, 2014.

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

St. Luke’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

He studied at Gorton Elementary School and Deer Path Junior High School. Then, he joined the private Detroit Country Day School before getting enrolled at Redwood High School in nearby Larkspur.

After that, he studied political science at Claremont Men’s College but eventually dropped out to pursue acting. Later, he studied theatre for 3 years at the College of Marin and then attained a full scholarship to the Juilliard School in 1973.

Occupation

Actor, Comedian, Voiceover Artist, Writer

Family

  • Father – Robert Fitzgerald Williams (Senior executive in Ford’s Lincoln-Mercury Division)
  • Mother – Laurie McLaurin (Former model from Jackson, Mississippi)
  • Siblings – He was an only child.
  • Others – Robert R. Williams (Paternal Grandfather), Ellanora/Ollana E. Fitzgerald (Paternal Grandmother), Robert Amistead/Armistead Janin (Maternal Grandfather), Laura McLaurin Berry (Maternal Grandmother), Anselm J. McLaurin (Great-Great-Grandfather) (34th Governor of Mississippi from 1896 to 1900), Robert (also known as Todd) (Older Paternal Half-Brother), McLaurin (Older Maternal Half-Brother)

Manager

He was signed with Mara Buxbaum (Press Agent, Publicist).

Medium

Stand-up, Film, Television

Genre

Observational Comedy, Improvisational Comedy, Physical Comedy, Political Satire, Self-Deprecation, Surreal Humour

Build

Average

Robin Williams pictured with Polish journalist Yola Czaderska-Hayek at 62nd Academy Awards in 1990
Robin Williams pictured with Polish journalist Yola Czaderska-Hayek at 62nd Academy Awards in 1990 (Alan Light / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

74 kg or 163 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Robin Williams had dated –

  1. Elayne Boosler (1974-1975) – He was romantically involved with comedian Elayne Boosler between 1974 and 1975 and the duo had a live-in relationship.
  2. Valerie Velardi (1976-1988)​ – In 1976, he met Valerie while working as a bartender at a tavern in San Francisco and they married in June 1978. They welcomed their son Zachary Pym “Zak” Williams on April 11, 1983, and the couple eventually divorced in 1988.
  3. Michelle Tish Carter (1984)
  4. Marsha Garces (1986-2010)​ – In 1986, there were reports that he started an affair with his first son’s nanny Marsha Garces, who later established herself as a film producer and philanthropist. They got married on April 30, 1989, when she was 6 months pregnant with his child. They were blessed with 2 children – daughter Zelda Rae Williams (b. July 31, 1989) and son Cody Alan Williams (b. November 25, 1991). However, in March 2008, Garces filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences and the divorce was finalized in 2010.
  5. Susan Schneider (2010-2014) – After going out for a while, he married graphic designer Susan Schneider on October 22, 2011, in St. Helena, California and they lived in Sea Cliff, San Francisco, California. They remained together until his death in 2014.

Race / Ethnicity

White

He had English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, German, and French roots.

Hair Color

Salt and pepper

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Frequently played offbeat and eccentric characters
  • Distinctive low-pitched (and extremely versatile) voice
  • Clean-shaven in comedies and bearded in dramatic films
  • Humble and softspoken

Brand Endorsements

He appeared in the TV commercials for-

  • St. Judes Children’s Hospital (PSA) (2006)
  • Snickers candy bar (2013)

Religion

He grew up in his father’s Episcopal faith.

Robin Williams as seen while performing for the audience at an all-hands gathering aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain in December 2003
Robin Williams as seen while performing for the audience at an all-hands gathering aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain in December 2003 (U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 1st Class Dennis J. Herring / U.S. Federal Government / Public Domain)

Robin Williams Favorite Things

  • Band – Genesis
  • Actor Omarion
  • BooksFoundation trilogy by Isaac Asimov
  • Book As A ChildThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

SourceIMDb, Wikipedia

Robin Williams Facts

  1. For his role as Sean Maguire in the 1997 drama film Good Will Hunting, he won the Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actor” in 1998.
  2. He shared a close bond with Pam Dawber, Billy CrystalWhoopi Goldberg, Paul Reubens, Fred Travalena, Jim Varney, and Kristin Chenoweth.
  3. He credited Jonathan Winters and Richard Pryor as his comedic idols.

Featured Image by Eva Rinaldi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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