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The Best Robin Williams Characters

Updated August 9, 2019 493 votes 17 voters65 items

As one of the funniest and most loved comedic actors of all time, Robin Williams began his career as Mork, the quirky, offbeat extraterrestrial from the distant planet Ork. It’s slightly fitting considering Williams modeled his entire career off of being extraordinary. He’s immortalized some of the greatest characters in film and TV history and has left behind a legacy few actors can match on screen or off.

From John Keating in Dead Poets Society, Peter Pan in Hook, Euphegenia Doubtfire in Ms. Doubtfire, and the lovable Genie in Aladdin, this list of Robin Williams characters includes every one of the late actor’s best roles - even some of his lesser-known ones. Which of his characters is your all-time favorite?

Vote up the best Robin Williams characters to see which performance was his most popular. Don’t see your favorite character? Add them to the list.

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    Adrian Cronauer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    Adrian Cronauer

    Good Morning, Vietnam
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    Genie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    Genie

    Aladdin, The Return of Jafar

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    Mork is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    Mork

    Mork & Mindy, The Mork & Mindy / Laverne & Shirley / Fonz Hour
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    Alan Parrish is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    T.S. Garp is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    T.S. Garp

    The World According to Garp
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    Man with Tooth Ache is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    Man with Tooth Ache

    Can I Do It... 'Til I Need Glasses?
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    Peter Pan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    Peter Pan

    Hook
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    John Keating is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    John Keating

    Dead Poets Society
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    Vladimir Ivanov is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    Vladimir Ivanov

    Moscow on the Hudson
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    Daniel Hillard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    Daniel Hillard

    Mrs. Doubtfire 2
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    Sean Maguire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    Sean Maguire

    Good Will Hunting

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    Dr. Know is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    Dr. Know

    A.I. Artificial Intelligence
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    Leslie Zevo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    Leslie Zevo

    Toys
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    Patch Adams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    Patch Adams

    Patch Adams
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    John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmid is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

    To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
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    Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    Theodore Roosevelt

    Night at the Museum
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    Jack Powell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    Jack Powell

    Jack
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    Andrew Martin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    Andrew Martin

    Bicentennial Man
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    Professor Philip Brainard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    Professor Philip Brainard

    Flubber
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    Joey O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    Joey O'Brien

    Cadillac Man
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    Chris Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    Chris Nielsen

    What Dreams May Come
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    Jack Dundee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    Jack Dundee

    The Best of Times
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    Henry "Parry" Sagan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    Henry "Parry" Sagan

    The Fisher King
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    Popeye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    Popeye

    Popeye
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    Fender is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Robin Williams Characters
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    Fender

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