Williams is a nominee for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical for Patch Adams. He plays the role of a real life doctor, Patch Adams. Adams on Williams’ role:
I’m enormously grateful for his wonderful performance of my early life, which has allowed the Gesundheit Institute to continue and expand our work. We extend our blessings to his family and friends in this moment of sadness.
Thank you for all you’ve given this world Robin, thank you my friend.