Academy Award winner Robin Williams has provided audiences with both dramatic and comedic performances on film, stage and television. Williams received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in “Good Will Hunting.” Previously, he was nominated by the Academy for Best Actor in “Good Morning Vietnam,” “Dead Poets Society” and “The Fisher King.” Williams began his career in stand-up comedy and first gained attention as “Mork from Ork” on the hit television series “Mork & Mindy.” He then made his feature film debut in “Popeye” and then went on to star in “Moscow on the Hudson,” “The World According to Garp,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Jumanji,” “Patch Adams,” “Awakenings,” “Flubber,” “World’s Greatest Dad,” “Night at the Museum” and “Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian.” He has worked with honored Hollywood directors such as Steven Spielberg in “Hook,” Christopher Nolan in “Insomnia,” Mark Romanek in “One Hour Photo” and Mike Nichols in “Birdcage,” for which the cast won a SAG ensemble award. Additionally, Williams has lent his voice to the beloved animated movies “Aladdin,” “Robots,” “Happy Feet” and “Happy Feet Two.” His upcoming feature films include “Boulevard,” “The Butler,” “A Friggin’ Christmas Miracle” and “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn.” He has performed numerous comedy tours and taped successful HBO comedy specials, such as “Weapons of Self Destruction” and the five-time Emmy Award-nominated special, “Robin Williams: Live on Broadway.” Recently, he was honored with the Stand-Up Icon Award at the 2012 Comedy Awards. Williams’ theater credits include Broadway’s “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” as well as productions of “Waiting for Godot” and “The Exonerated.” He’s received five Grammy Awards for his one-man shows and his children’s album “Pecos Bill.” Born in Chicago and raised in both Michigan and California, Williams trained at New York’s Julliard School. Williams supports numerous philanthropic causes, including health care, human rights, education, environmental protection and the arts. He has headlined a number of USO tours, traveling to Iraq and Afghanistan five times, and has helped raise more than $50 million to help America’s homeless in affiliation with “Comic Relief.” Currently, Williams resides in California. His birthday is July 21. He can be followed on Twitter @RobinWilliams.