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Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American comedian and an actor. He portrayed Alan Parrish as an adult in Jumanji and read an audiobook of the original Jumanji picture book in celebration of it's 30th anniversary. Out of respect to the passing of Williams, his character Alan Parrish is referenced in the 2017 film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

Filmography

Movies

Year Title Role
1977 Can I Do It... 'Til I Need Glasses? Lawyer
Man with Tooth Ache
1980 Popeye Popeye
1982 The World According to Garp T.S. Garp
1983 The Survivors Donald Quinelle
1984 Moscow on the Hudson Vladimir Ivanov
1986 The Best of Times Jack Dundee
Club Paradise Jack Moniker
Seize the Day Tommy Wilhelm
1987 Good Morning, Vietnam Adrian Cronauer
1988 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen King of the Moon
Portrait of a White Marriage Air Conditioning Salesman (uncredited)
1989 Dead Poets Society John Keating
1990 Cadillac Man Joey O'Brien
Awakenings Dr. Malcolm Sayer
1991 Shakes the Clown Mime Class Instructor
Dead Again Dr. Cozy Carlisle
The Fisher King Henry "Parry" Sagan
Hook Peter Banning/Peter Pan
1992 FernGully: The Last Rainforest Batty Koda (voice)
The Timekeeper The Timekeeper (voice)
Aladdin Genie/Peddler (voices)
Toys Leslie Zevo
1993 Mrs. Doubtfire Daniel Hillard/Euphegenia Doubtfire
1994 Being Human Hector
In Search of Dr. Seuss The Father
1995 Nine Months Dr. Kosevich
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
Jumanji Alan Parrish
1996 The Birdcage Armand Goldman
Jack Jack Powell
Aladdin and the King of Thieves Genie (voice)
The Secret Agent Assassin
Hamlet Osric
1997 Fathers' Day Dale Putley
Deconstructing Harry Mel
Flubber Professor Philip Brainard
Good Will Hunting Sean Maguire
1998 What Dreams May Come Chris Nielsen
Patch Adams Patch Adams
1999 Jakob the Liar Jakob Heym/Narrator
Bicentennial Man Andrew Martin
Get Bruce Himself
2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence Dr. Know (voice)
2002 The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch Hans Hänkie
One Hour Photo Seymour "Sy" Parrish
Death to Smoochy "Rainbow" Randolph Smiley
Insomnia Walter Finch
2004 The Final Cut Alan W. Hakman
House of D Pappass
Noel Charlie Boyd/The Priest
2005 Robots Fender (voice)
The Big White Paul Barnell
The Aristocrats Himself
2006 The Night Listener Gabriel Noone
RV Bob Munro
Everyone's Hero Napoleon Cross (voice)
Man of the Year Tom Dobbs
Happy Feet Ramon/Lovelace (voices)
Night at the Museum Theodore Roosevelt
2007 License to Wed Reverend Frank
August Rush Maxwell "Wizard" Wallace
2009 World's Greatest Dad Lance Clayton
Shrink Jack Holden
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Theodore Roosevelt
Old Dogs Dan Rayburn
2011 Happy Feet Two Ramon/Lovelace (voices)
2013 The Big Wedding Father Monighan
The Butler Dwight D. Eisenhower
The Face of Love Roger
2014 Boulevard Nolan Mack
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn Henry Altmann
A Merry Friggin' Christmas Mitch
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Theodore Roosevelt/Garuda Artifact
2015 Absolutely Anything Voice of Dennis the Dog

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1977 Sorority '62 TV Pilot
The Richard Pryor Show Various characters 2 episodes
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Eight Is Enough Episode: "The Return of Auntie V"
1978 America 2-Night Jason Shine 2 episodes
Happy Days Mork Episode: "My Favorite Orkan"
1978–82 Mork & Mindy Main Role
1979 Happy Days Episode: "Mork Returns"
Out of the Blue Episode: "Random's Arrival"
1981–2010 Saturday Night Live Himself 5 episodes; 4 as host, 1 as guest
1982 E.T. and Friends: Magical Movie Visitors Host / various characters TV special
Faerie Tale Theatre Frog / Prince Robin Episode: "Tale of the Frog Prince"
SCTV Network Various Episode: "Jane Eyrehead"
1984 Pryor's Place Gaby Episode: "Sax Education"
1987 Carol, Carl, Whoopi and Robin Various characters TV special (comedy); Williams won Emmy award
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Baby-san (voice) Documentary
1990 The Earth Day Special Everyman
1990–2012 Sesame Street Himself 6 episodes
1991 Big Bird's Birthday Celebration Sesame Street special
A Wish for Wings That Work The Kiwi (voice) Credited as Sudy Nim
1992–94 The Larry Sanders Show Himself 2 episodes
1994 Homicide: Life on the Street Robert Ellison Episode: "Bop Gun"
1997 Friends Tomas Uncredited
Episode: "The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion"
1998 One Saturday Morning Genie 2 episodes
1999 L.A. Doctors Hugo Kinsley Episode: "Just Duet"
2000 Whose Line Is It Anyway? Himself Season 3, episode 9 (Guest star)
2003 Freedom: A History of Us Josiah Quincy
Ulysses S. Grant
Missouri farmer
The Wright Brothers
4 episodes
Life with Bonnie Kevin Powalski Episode: "Psychic"
2006 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Himself Episode: "The DeAeth Family"
Mind of Mencia Episode: "That's F**king Historical"
Blue's Clues "Behind the Clues: 10 Years of Blue" Blue's Clues special
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Merritt Rook Episode: "Authority"
2009 SpongeBob SquarePants Himself Episode: "SpongeBob's Truth or Square"
2012 Wilfred Dr. Eddy / Himself Episode: "Progress"
Louie Himself Episode: "Barney/Never"
2013–14 The Crazy Ones Simon Roberts Main Role

Video

Jumanji (Read by Robin Williams)

Jumanji (Read by Robin Williams)