Discover New Music

Last.fm is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you play.

Start your Last.fm profile Close window

Robin Williams

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Biography

American comedian Robin McLaurin Williams (born July 21, 1951 in Chicago, IL) began his career as a cocaine-addled improv stand-up comedian, who made a living on tips in the late ’70s. Soon after, he achieved national fame as the TV character Mork, an alien who guest-debuted on Happy Days before starring in the successful ABC series Mork & Mindy. Suffering a divorce and achieving sobriety in the late-’80s, his career was even further boosted with a series of sobering late-’80s dramas (Good Morning, Vietnam and Dead Poets’ Society) and numerous ’90s family films (Aladdin and Mrs. Doubtfire). By the late 90s, after fear of being typecast in roles such as those played in Patch Adams and Bicentennial Man, he landed darker roles in films such as Insomnia, One Hour Photo and Death To Smoochy. Ironically, he was voted “Most Likely To Not Succeed” in high school and is now an Oscar-winning actor and comedian, now considered an A-list celebrity who donates to charities on a regular basis. Sadly, on August 9, 2006, Williams entered himself into a rehabilitation center for alcoholism.

On August 2nd, 2008, he released his new comedy act, and is now considered one of the best comedic actors in the United States.

Robin’s latest album, Weapons of Self Destruction, is available at his Official Website.

Videos

Top Albums

Listening Trend

146,824listeners all time
1,113,358scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Start scrobbling and track your listening history

Last.fm users scrobble the music they play in iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and over 200 other music players.

Create a Last.fm profile

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.