Academy-award winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has signed on for a guest-starring role in the season opener of the FX acclaimed hit comedy WILFRED, starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann. The season debut will air on June 28th at at 10:00 PM E/P.
The Oscar, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actor made his Broadway acting debut in BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, having previously appeared Off-Broadway opposite Steve Martin in Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" at Lincoln Center in 1988. His filmwork includes Good Morning Viet Nam, Good Will Hunting, Dead Poet's Society, Awakenings and the Disney animated film, Alladin.
WILFRED tells the story of a young man, "Ryan" (Wood), struggling unsuccessfully to make his way in the world until he forms a unique friendship with "Wilfred" (Gann), his neighbor's pet dog. Everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, but Ryan sees a crude and somewhat surly, yet irrepressibly brave and honest Australian bloke in a cheap dog suit. Series regulars also include Fiona Gubelmann as "Jenna," Ryan's beautiful neighbor and Wilfred's owner, and DorIan Brown as "Kristen," Ryan's uptight sister. FX has ordered 13 episodes for season two.
WILFRED is based on the critically acclaimed Australian series of the same title. It was adapted for FX by David Zuckerman, who also serves as Executive Producer alongside Gann, Rich Frank, Paul Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz of Prospect Park, and Joe Connor and Ken Connor of Renegade. Wilfred is produced by FX Productions.