Raised in Bloomfield Hills, MI
When his father took early retirement, family moved to Tiburon in Marin County, CA
Performed in San Francisco nightclubs including Holy City Zoo, Intersection, The Great American Music Hall and The Boardinghouse, and in Los Angeles at The Comedy Store, Improvisation and The Ice House
First regular TV role on "Laugh-In" revival (NBC)
First appeared as the space alien Mork from Ork on an episode of the ABC sitcom "Happy Days" (in February)
Starred as Mork opposite Pam Dawber on the ABC sitcom "Mork and Mindy"
Feature film debut in "Can I Do It...Till I Need Glasses"
First starring film role in "Popeye," directed by Robert Altman
Made directorial debut with an episode of "Mork and Mindy"
Breakthrough screen role as Garp in George Roy Hill's film version of the John Irving novel "The World According to Garp"
Voiced Mork on the animated ABC series "Mork & Mindy"
Headlined the HBO special "An Evening with Robin Williams"
Wrote and starred in "Robin Williams: Live at the Met" (HBO)
With Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal, began hosting the annual "Comic Relief" telecasts on HBO; funds raised went to help the homeless
Earned first Best Actor Academy Award nomination as disc jockey Adrian Cronauer in Barry Levinson's "Good Morning, Vietnam"
Was featured in "A Carol Burnett Special...Carol, Carl, Whoopi & Robin" (CBS)
Made rare dramatic TV appearance in the PBS' "Great Performances" presentation "Seize the Day"
Co-starred on stage with Steve Martin in Mike Nichols' production of "Waiting For Godot" at Lincoln Center
Co-founded production company (with Marsha Garces Williams), Blue Wolf Productions Inc.
Garnered second Oscar nomination as Best Actor for his turn as a prep school teacher in "Dead Poets Society"
Portrayed Oliver Sacks in Penny Marshall's screen version of "Awakenings," co-starring Robert De Niro
Received third Academy Award nod as Best Actor for "The Fisher King"
Starred as a grown up Peter Pan in Steven Spielberg's "Hook"
Voiced the character of the Genie in Disney's animated "Aladdin"
Reuinted with Barry Levinson as the star of "Toys"
Hosted the HBO series "Shakespeare: The Animated Tales"
Made dramatic guest appearance on the second season premiere of the NBC series "Homicide: Life on the Streets"
Had major boxoffice hit with Chris Columbus' comedy "Mrs. Doubtfire"; played the title role in drag; also debut as producer
Played a Russian-speaking obstetrician in Chris Columbus' "Nine Months"
Reprised role of the Genie in the direct-to-video release "Aladdin and the King of Thieves"
Starred opposite Nathan Lane in Mike Nichols' "The Birdcage," an American remake of the French farce "La Cage aux folles" (1978)
Played first Shakespearean role, Osric, in Kenneth Branagh's full-length film version of "Hamlet"
Teamed with Billy Crystal for "Father's Day"
Starred in "Flubber", a remake of the Disney film "The Absent-Minded Professor" (1961)
Earned rave reviews for his performance as a therapist counselling a troubled math genius in "Good Will Hunting"
Played real-life doctor "Patch Adams," who utilized humor in treating patients
Reteamed with Chris Columbus for "Bicentennial Man"
Voiced character of Dr. Know in "A.I. Artificial Intelligence"
Played a deposed children's host bent on revenge in the black comedy "Death to Smoochy"
Had featured role in "Insomnia"
Live uncensored comedy special "Robin Williams: Live on Broadway," aired on HBO; earned an Emmy nomination
Starred in the thriller "The Final Cut" with James Caviezel and Mira Sorvino
Voiced Fender in the animated feature "Robots"
Cast in David Duchovny's directorial debut "House of D"
Co-starred with Toni Collette in Armistead Maupin's adaptation of "The Night Listener"
Played a comic talk show host who gets elected to the presidency in "Man of the Year"
Voiced the characters of Ramon and Lovelace in the animated feature "Happy Feet"
Cast as Theodore Roosevelt opposite Ben Stiller in the action-adventure-comedy "Night at the Museum"
Cast as an overbearing minister in "Licence to Wed"
Cast in "August Rush" with Freddie Highmore and Keri Russell
Received an Emmy nominationn for his guest starring role on NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
Reprised role as Theodore Roosevelt in "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian"
Co-starred with John Travolta in the comedy "Old Dogs"
Starred in the HBO comedy special "Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction"; earned an Emmy (2010) nomination for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special
Earned a Grammy nomination for the comedy album <i>Weapons Of Self Destruction</i>
Reprised voiceover roles in the animated sequel "Happy Feet Two"
Appeared in "Lee Daniels' The Butler"
Cast on the show "The Crazy Ones" with Sarah Michelle Gellar