Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmy Awards (+video)
Billy Crystal will deliver a tribute to actor Robin Williams during the upcoming Emmy Awards ceremony. Billy Crystal and Robin Williams starred together in the film 'Father's Day.'
Actor Billy Crystal will reportedly honor Robin Williams at the upcoming Emmy Awards, which will air on Aug. 25.
In addition to starring in such films as “Good Morning, Vietnam,” “Good Will Hunting,” and “Aladdin,” Williams, who died on Aug. 11, appeared in such TV shows as “Mork & Mindy” and “The Crazy Ones.”
According to the Associated Press, Emmy Awards executive producer Don Mischer said Crystal would pay tribute to Williams during the “in memoriam” part of the show, where various members of the TV business who died within the last year are shown. Mischer said singer Sara Bareilles will perform during the “in memoriam” section of the awards ceremony.
Crystal and Williams appeared in the 1997 movie “Father’s Day” together and, according to the Hollywood Reporter, the two were friends for many years. Following Williams’ death on Aug. 12, Crystal tweeted,
Williams also starred in such films as the 1982 movie “The World According to Garp,” 1989’s “Dead Poets Society,” and the 1991 film “Hook,” among many others. There are still several movies in which he appears that have not hit theaters yet, including the newest installment in the “Night at the Museum” series, December’s “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” and the comedy “Absolutely Anything,” which is directed by Monty Python member Terry Jones. “Anything” star Simon Pegg recently said that he was “not sure Robin had completed doing his voice in the movie,” according to the New York Daily News, but producers Ben Timlett and Bill Jones said in a statement that “we are able to confirm that Robin Williams completed his voice recording for the role of Dennis.”
Crystal recently appeared in the 2013 animated film “Monsters University” and the 2012 comedy “Parental Guidance,” among other work. He is starring with “Frozen” actor Josh Gad on the upcoming TV series “The Comedians,” which will air on FX in 2015, according to the Hollywood Reporter.