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Saturday, 29 August 2015

The A - Z Evolution of Robin Williams's Characters Illustrated

Here is the almost definitive list of fictional & factual characters as played by the late, great Robin Williams during the past 4 decades throughout his acting career, as illustrated in alphabetical order. I say almost because there are a few other characters I left out, simply because they were relatively much smaller roles.

The names in bold highlight a) the movie they were in that was hugely successful and/or b) were characters in projects that I have enjoyed watching. 

I still stand by what I said before about Robin being a character actor because that was the type of actor and performer he was: the vast array of personalities and characters in a range of mediums, particularly in film is truly something to behold. Beginning as a stand-up comedian and later transitioning to TV and film acting, Robin wasn't the performer who chose to stick with one style, but to experiment with and branch out towards other genres and forms of audio-visual entertainment, as well as play a huge diverse set of characters that hail from different backgrounds & circumstances and lend his voice-acting talents to numerous animated children's movies and cartoons through the work he undertook.  

*The 4 Faces of Robin Williams photo montage created by me

Whether that'll be comedy, drama, action-adventure, acting or voice-acting, Robin Williams can do it all, and he has shown how versatile and talented he was and is, and will always be. 

Adrian Cronauer (Good Morning Vietnam), Alan Parrish (Jumanji)Alan W. Hakman (The Final Cut), Andrew Martin (Bicentennial Man), Armand Goldman (The Birdcage)

Batty Koda (Ferngully), Bob Monro (RV)

Chris Nielsen (What Dreams May Come), Cozy Carlisle (Dr) (Dead Again)

Dale Putley (Fathers' Day)Dan Rayburn (Old Dogs), Daniel Hillard (Mrs Doubtfire), Donald Quinelle (The Survivors), Dwight D. Eisenhower (The Butler)

Eddy (Dr) (Wilfred) 

Father Monaghan (The Big Wedding), Fender (Robots)

Gabriel Noone (The Night Listener), Genie (Aladdin)

Hans Hankie (The Rutles 2), Hector (Being Human), Henry Altmann (The Angriest Man in Brooklyn), Henry Parry Sagen (The Fisher King), Hunter Patch Adams (Patch Adams)

Jack Dundee (The Best of Times), Jack Moniker (Club Paradise), Jack Powell (Jack), Jakob Heym (Jakob The Liar), Joey O' Brien (Cadillac Man), John Keating (Dead Poets Society)

King of the Moon (The Adventures of Baron Munchhausen), Kosevich (Dr) (Nine months)

Lance Clayton (World's Greatest Dad), Lawyer (can I do it till I need glasses), Leslie Zevo (Toys)

Little Lost Boy (Back to Neverland) 

Malcolm Sayer (Awakenings), Maxwell Wallace (August Rush), Mel (Deconstructing Harry), Mime class instructor (Shakes The Clown), Mitch (A Merry Friggin' Christmas), Mork (Mork & Mindy), Mrs Doubtfire

Mork (Robin Williams voiced his namesake TV sitcom character in animated form in the short-lived Mork and Mindy/Laverne and Shirley/Fonz Hour show from Hanna-Barbera and Ruby-Spears Productions in 1982)

Nolan Mack (Boulevard)

Osric (Hamlet)

Pappass (House of D), Paul Barnell (The Big White), Peter Banning and Peter Pan (Hook), Phillip Brainard (Prof.) (Flubber)


Rainbow Randolph Smiley (Death to Smoochy), Ramon (Happy Feet), Reverend Frank (Licence to Wed), Roger (The Face of Love)

Sean Maguire (Good Will Hunting), Seymour Parrish (One Hour Photo)

Theodore Roosevelt (Night at the Museum), Tom Dobbs (Man of the Year), Tommy Wilheim (Seize the Day), TS Garp (The World According to Garp) 

Virgil (A Merry Friggin' Christmas)

Vladimir Ivanov (Moscow on the Hudson)

Walter Finch (Insomnia) 

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