Robin Mclaurin Williams: Joh John Houseman

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Robin McLaurin Williams was born on July 21st, 1951 in Chicago Illinois. Williams described himself as a shy and quite child, until he joined his high school drama department. Out of high school, Williams became a collegiate athlete, playing soccer for Claremont College. After a brief period at Claremont College, Williams attended the College of Marin to pursue acting. He eventually received a full scholarship to attend the Julliard School in New York, where he would accept the opportunity and enroll in their diploma program. The Julliard School is an illustrious program for drama, dance, and music, considering that their alumni have collectively won more than 105 Grammy Awards, 62 Tony Awards, 47 Emmy Awards, 26 Bessie Awards, 24 Academy Awards, 16 Pulitzer Prizes, and 12 National Medals for the Arts.…show more content…
Houseman swayed Robin to focus on stand up comedy, instead of wasting his life in acting school. Robin Williams ended up withdrawing from the Julliard School, after three years of attending to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. Williams said that he deeply learned about the art of comedy and timing by watching Monty Python’s Flying Circus. While Robin Williams would receive pay performing stand-up comedy in night clubs, and while having small appearances on TV programs like The Richard Pryor Show, Laugh-In and Eight Is Enough. Robin Williams first “professional” role was playing the character “Mork, from Ork” in a television show called Happy Days in 1974. The producers of the television shows ironically discovered Robin during his short stint of stand-up, after he left the Jilliard School. Eventually the episode of Happy Days: My Favorite Orkan, led to Robins first television show Mork and Mindy in 1978. These chain of events ultimately put robins front foot in the door, show casing his talents to lead to much
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