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Actor's Viral Impression Of Robin Williams Has Fans Calling For Him To Be Cast In A Biopic STAT

Actor's Viral Impression Of Robin Williams Has Fans Calling For Him To Be Cast In A Biopic STAT
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A video of an actor impersonating the late stand-up comedian and actor, Robin Williams, has taken the internet by storm, and a campaign to get a biopic made was underway.

Jamie Costa portrayed Williams during his time on Mork & Mindy—the sitcom that ran from 1978 to 1982 featuring him as the lovable martian, Mork, in his breakthrough role.

The YouTube clip featured Costa as Williams from the set of the show when he learned from his co-star, Pam Dawber (portrayed by Sarah Murphree), about the death of his friend and fellow actor, John Belushi.

You can watch the five-minute clip, titled, "ROBIN Test Footage Scene."

The video elicited rave reviews from social media users who shared the clip of the impressive performance online.

TV personality and host, Scott Nevins, was blown away and tweeted:

"This is incredible! Jamie Costa is an actor/comedian who gained notoriety a few years back for his uncanny impression of #RobinWilliams."
"[He's] since teamed up w/ others to create this 'test footage' as a pitch for a potential full-length movie."

Others were equally as impressed with Costa's moving and remarkable portrayal of a Hollywood icon gone too soon.

Many called for the powers that be to make the movie come to fruition.

Robin Williams was known for his brilliant improvisational skills and was highly regarded in the industry as one of the best comedians of all time.

Some of his memorable performances included commercially successful films like Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), and when he voiced the Genie in Disney's animated classic, Aladdin (1992).

The world mourned the loss of Williams when he tragically took his own life on August 11, 2014. He was 63.

Medical experts attributed his suicide to his struggle with early-stage Parkinson's disease, which may have contributed to his depression and anxiety.