Robin Williams Remembered in Commercials

Much-Mourned Actor and Comic Was Also the Star of Ads Through the Years

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Robin Williams was much loved for his diverse roles in "Mork and Mindy," "Good Morning Vietnam," "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Good Will Hunting" and a long list of other work. But he also played a part in the world of commercials -- not just as a comic actor, but as a personality and an inspirational force.

Apple and TBWA turned straight to his inspirational speech about poetry from "Dead Poets Society" for its iPad Air ad "Your Verse" earlier this year.

For Snickers and BBDO, he played a crazy coach in a spot in the "You're Not You When You're Hungry" campaign last year, and back in 1977 a young Williams, at the height of his "Mork and Mindy" fame, showed off his comic talents in a spot for Illinois Bell Company.

But perhaps his cutest spots are for the game "Legends of Zelda" which played on the fact that Williams was a huge fan of the game and even named his daughter after it. Zelda Williams stars alongside her father in the campaign.

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