Robin Williams is an Academy Award-winning actor and comedian born in Chicago, Illinois. Williams got his big break from the hit television show, Mork & Mindy in the late 70's as the iconic Mork.
Robin Williams came to prominence on the big screen for his Academy Award-nominated performance in Good Morning, Vietnam in 1987. After that Williams went on to star in such films as Dead Poet's Society, Hook, and The Fisher King.
In 1992, Williams lent his voice to the Genie in Disney's highly successful animated Aladdin. It was this casting that helped paved the way for future big name stars doing voices in animated flicks. Williams has also done voice work in Fern Gully, Robots, and Happy Feet.
William's film career has continued to have success including his Mrs. Doubtfire,The Bird Cage, Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, and Patch Adams.