Cody Alan Williams is the youngest son of late popular actor and Hollywood icon Robin Williams. Cody followed his father’s footsteps and is striving to make a name for himself in the entertainment industry. As an aspiring director, he has worked as assistant director in different productions. He is also interested in music as his sister (Zelda Rae Williams) describes him as a musician and teacher.
Cody Alan Williams – Biography
Cody Alan William was born on the 25th day of November 1991 in New York, U.S.A. His mother Marsha Garces was Robin Williams second wife. She is of Filipino and Finnish ancestry. Marsha Garces was a nanny working for Robin’s first wife Valerie Velardi. Cody and his sister Zelda Rae Williams were raised in New York.
After finishing high school and college, Cody decided to pursue a career in entertainment, just like his father – although he seemed to prefer the work behind the camera rather than in front of it. To better fine-tune his skills, Williams studied music production in a prestigious institute and has worked hard to create a niche for himself.
Facts About Robin Williams’ Son
His career in entertainment
Cody Alan Williams has worked as assistant director for different shows. In 2012, he worked in that capacity with director Robert Lorenz in Trouble with the Curve, a sports-drama film. The film had prominent actors like Justin Timberlake, Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and John Goodman.
He also worked as an assistant or second unit director in different movies amongst which are; American Reunion (2012), Lawless (2012), Devil’s Knot (2013), Ant-man (2015 and 2018),The Hunger (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, Black Panther (2018), Rampage 2018, Captain Marvel (2019), and counting.
Cody has continually worked with ace directors to learn all he can in his chosen field. He is sometimes on the miscellaneous crew of different great productions. Despite being a star’s kid, Cody isn’t scared to start from the bottom of the ladder and work his way up all on his terms.
His public but private life
Cody Alan Williams, unlike his father and sister, seems not to enjoy being at the centre of attention. Besides choosing a career that would place him behind the camera, Cody has done all he can to stay out of the limelight, especially since he became responsible for himself. He is hardly on any social media platform and rarely makes public appearances.
In October 2014, he featured in an episode of a television documentary series titled Ebola in New York City. The documentary aired on CBS network and marks the first time he has ever appeared on screen, as of the time of this writing, it remains the only instance.
Cody Alan Williams is been in a long-time relationship with Maria Flores whom he is currently engaged to. His sister Zelda Rae Williams gushed about their relationship and engagement on social media, welcoming Maria to the family and thanking her for bringing so much light into their lives.
Feud over father Robin Williams’ estate
After Robin Williams took his own life in an unfortunate suicide in his residence California (Paradise Cay) in August 2014, the whole world stood to mourn the passing of the great and beloved icon. The family, on the other hand, had their hands full with managing the great loss, public speculation and a legal battle. Robin Williams’ third wife (Susan Schneider) tussled with the children Zachary Pym, Zelda and Cody Williams over his personal possessions.
The father of 3 left his estate to his children. They claimed Schneider refused them assess to the house after their father’s passing. Schneider’s lawyer claimed that some property was “unilaterally removed” from their house some days after her husband’s death. The children believe she was trying to alter the use of the word “Jewellery” and that their father’s wish was for them to receive items from his film memorabilia, books, props and his Oscars but she argues that it doesn’t include his watches.
Although his films grossed close to $5 billion worldwide, at the time of his death, he was nearly bankrupt and was reportedly worth about $50 million due to his multiple divorces. The two parties settled by allowing Schneider a fraction of the estate which will allow her to remain there for the rest of her lifetime. Schneider was also permitted to keep some personal items for emotional reasons like the bike they bought together on their honeymoon, their wedding gifts and a watch.
Cody Alan Williams’ father set up a trust fund for his children although the amount is unknown, the trust was not dependent on his death. Cody’s net worth is valued to be about $6 million as of 2019.