6 Roles to Remember the Bright Side of Robin Williams

The world has been left stunned by news of the loss of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams. Throughout his long career, Williams proved his versatility as a performer again and again in a wide range of diverse roles that crossed all kinds of genres. While he certainly made his mark in dramatic films, like Dead Poets Society and his award-winning turn in Good Will Hunting, he was by far most known for his ability to spark laughter in both moviegoers and co-stars. Here are six roles that helped make Williams a comedic legend.

Mork and Mindy

The comedian first made a name for himself on the ABC spinoff of Happy Days, which ran from 1978 to 1982 and co-starred Pam Dawber. Williams played Mork, an alien who comes to Earth from Ork, a small egg-shaped spaceship. The role gave the world their first taste of Williams’ incomparable comedic chops and earned him his first Emmy nomination for lead actor in a comedy series.