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Actor and comedian Robin Williams is known for his fast-paced, improvisational performance style, and for his performances in films like Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society.
Actor and comedian Robin Williams caught his first big break when he auditioned for the role of Mork on Happy Days. That one appearance would eventually land the actor with his own spin off show, "Mork & Mindy."
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In the summer of 2006, Williams suffered a drug relapse. He admitted himself to a rehabilitation facility for alcoholism treatment that August. The actor quickly rebounded and, in 2007, he starred in the zany comedy License to Wed with Mandy Moore and John Krasinski.
In 2008, Robin Williams began touring for his one-man stand-up comedy show, Weapons of Self-Destruction. The show focuses on "social and political absurdities." That same year, he and Garces divorced, citing irreconcilable differences.
Williams took the personal setback in stride, instead pouring his energy into his sold-out tour. But health problems would derail the comedian in March of 2009. Several months into his fast-paced tour, Williams began experiencing shortness of breath. The complications led him to cancel a handful of performances.
However, Williams made a quick recovery, and that same year, the actor played Teddy Roosevelt in the adventure comedy Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, co-starring with Ben Stiller, and starred alongside John Travolta in the Disney film Old Dogs.
Since then, Williams has continued to work on a number of different projects. He made guest appearances on such TV shows as Louie and Wilfred. On the big screen, he lent his voice to the 2011 animated film Happy Feet Two. Williams also had a supporting role in the 2013 romantic comedy The Big Wedding with Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton.
Later in 2013, Williams announced his return to series TV. He co-stars with Sarah Michelle Gellar on the comedic sitcom The Crazy Ones, debuting in the fall of 2013. The show is set in an advertising firm.
Williams has three children: Zachary Pym (his son with Velardi), Zelda Rae and Cody Alan (his two children Garces).
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