Zachary Pym Williams Facts
Born On:- 1983-04-11
His Age:- 40
Famous As:- American Actor and Son of Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Place of Birth:- San Francisco, California, United States
Height:- 1.75 m
Wife/Husband/Ex:- Alex Mallick
Mother:- Valerie Velardi
Father:- Robin Williams
Brothers/Sisters:- Cody Williams, Francesca Fataar, Zelda Williams
Zachary Pym Williams is the eldest child of the late American actor Robin Williams. A ‘New York University’ alumnus, equipped with an MBA from ‘Columbia Business School,’ Zachary initially experimented with a screen career. However, he later moved on to a full-fledged career in business, serving on the boards of several organizations and also venturing into investing. Shaken by his father’s death by suicide in 2014, Zachary focused on becoming a mental-health advocate. He is now associated with mental-health support organizations such as ‘PYM Health,’ of which he is one of the co-founders. In 2019, he and his fiancée, actor and entrepreneur Olivia June, became proud parents of a son, whom they named after Robin’s middle name, “McLaurin.”
Early Life and Family
Zachary Pym Williams, also known as Zak Williams, was born on April 11, 1983, in San Francisco, California, United States, to the late veteran American actor Robin Williams and his first wife, Valerie Velardi.
Robin and Valerie married in 1978 and split in 1988. Some believe the divorce was caused due to Robin’s affair with Zachary’s nanny, Marsha Garces, in 1986. However, other sources claim Robin and Marsha had started dating long after Robin’s first marriage had turned sour.
In 1989, Robin and Marsha got married. They had two children: Zelda Rae Williams (born in 1989) and Cody Alan Williams (born in 1991). Marsha filed for divorce in 2008. The divorce was finalized in 2010. In 2011, Robin married graphic designer Susan Schneider.
Zachary has another half-sister, Francesca Fataar, from his mother’s marriage to South African multi-instrumentalist Ricky Fataar.
Zachary has an MBA degree from ‘Columbia Business School’ and a BA degree from ‘New York University,’ with a double major in literature and linguistics.
Zachary Pym Williams’s Career: From Screen to Business and Mental-Health Care
Zachary Pym Williams has appeared in a few shorts, series, and documentaries, such as ‘Extra with Billy Bush’ (2014), ‘The Sad Life of Hunter Keith’ (2016), ‘Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind’ (2018), and ‘Entertainment Tonight’ (2014 to 2018). He has also played the role of ‘Mike “The Resonator” Resniski’ in the 2009 comedy ‘The Graduates.’
Zachary is now an entrepreneur and a mental health advocate. He is the CEO and one of the co-founders of the mental health support organization ‘PYM Health.’ He is also one of the co-founders and a co-president of the entertainment company ‘Hypothesis.’
He has also served as an angel investor for consumer technology and packaged goods companies such as ‘Brandless,’ ‘Beboe,’ ‘Florence Health,’ ‘Défoncé,’ ‘Yumi,’ ‘House of Waris,’ ‘Relief Technologies,’ and ‘Indais.’
Previously, Zachary Pym Williams was the COO of the recommendation platform ‘Crossing Minds,’ the director of business development for ‘Condé Nast,’ and the marketing lead for the gaming and media brand ‘N3TWORK.’
Zachary is also on the board of ‘Bring Change 2 Mind,’ which is a non-profit mental-health-awareness company. He is also a board member of the ‘Yerba Buena Center of the Arts,’ where his main task is to guide their strategy and business development.
He was featured in photographer Mariangela Abeo’s project named “Faces of Fortitude,” which showcased people who have lost their family members or friends to suicide.
Zachary Pym Williams’s Relationships
Zachary Pym Williams was married to Alex Mallick-Williams for a decade, from 2008 to 2018.
He is now engaged to actor Olivia June. Olivia is also the CEO of the app called ‘Hey! Vina,’ also known as “tinder for (girl) friends.” It is a friend-making app exclusively for women.
On May 22, 2019, Zachary and Olivia had a son. They named him McLaurin Clement Williams, after Robin Williams’s middle name, “McLaurin.” This was Zachary’s tribute to Robin, who had died of an apparent suicide on August 11, 2014. The couple also call their son “Mickey.”
Zachary’s younger half-sister Zelda Williams clicked a few family photos after McLaurin’s birth and shared them exclusively with ‘People.’ Zelda, who is an actor herself, posted the good news, saying “He’s a squishably cute pterodactyl cooing tiny wonder…”
Around the same time his son was born, in June 2019, Zachary opened up about his grief at his father’s suicide. He stated that he felt like “kicking” himself for not being there for Robin when he was going through an emotional turmoil and living alone in his Los Angeles apartment.
On Social Media
Though Olivia is quite active on social media, with her ‘Instagram’ account, “heyoliviajune,” gaining more than 4.7 thousand followers, Zachary Pym Williams’s ‘Instagram’ account, “zakpym,” is set to private (but still has more than 8.6 thousand followers).
Some of Zachary’s favorite movies featuring Robin are ‘Good Morning Vietnam,’ ‘Aladdin,’ and ‘The Fisher King.’
Zachary does not have alcohol and does not do drugs. He is fond of eating more vegetables than meat. He also loves gorging on fish.
He once said he believed social media and the immense pressure to do better than others were the core reasons behind the rise in teen suicides.
His favorite memory with his father is walking the streets of New York with him.