Date of Birth : Jul 21st 1952
Robin Williams was born July 21, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois. Growing up as the only child of parents Robert and Laurie resulted in Robin having to entertain himself, and even build a world all to himself, which subsequently launched his desire to perform.
He would often study Jonathan Winters comedy records and play with toy soldiers as a child, and would later use comedy to his advantage at school. As his father’s position within the Ford Motor Company grew, the Williams family moved frequently, and Robin was always the “new kid in school.” In addition, young Robin was also pudgy, causing him to often be teased, and he used comedy as a defense mechanism.
But by the time the family settled down (permanently) in Marin County, California during his senior year, Robin was popular and voted Most Humorous and Most Likely to Succeed. No one realized at the time just how prophetic that title would be.
Robin won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Good Will Hunting (1997).