Robin Williams

Life In The Big City

Who is he?

Robin McLaurin Williams, born July 21, 1951 was an American actor and comedian. He got his start as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angles. After rising to fame as Mork in the sitcom Mork and Mindy, he went on to have a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting and was known for his voices and amazing improvising.

Robin Williams' best impressions

Quotes and Jokes

You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

Comedy is acting out optimism.

Reality is just a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs.

If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days

Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'

Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?


-His addiction was with cocaine, along with alcohol.

-Robin's addiction started in the 80's after he got his starting role on Mork and Mindy

- Zak Williams (his son) was always his inspiration to stay sober

- After 20 years of sobriety and quitting cold turkey when his son was born, Williams relapsed in 2006

- To fight the urge, he would ask himself, "How honest do you want to live?"

"Cocaine for me was a place to hide. Most people get hyper on coke. It slowed me down," Williams told People in 1988

The death that struck the world

Sadly the addiction led to his downfall with depression and Parkinson. He committed suicide on August 11, 2014 at the age of 63. It was declared that he suffered through asphyxiation by hanging. He didn't show signs of being suicidal to his family or friends but searches through his phone proved otherwise.

By Lexi Strykowski