It’s still hard to believe we just recently passed the 7-year mark of living on this planet without the late and great Robin Williams. His death by suicide came as a shock after a long battle with major depression and some other health complications. While the beloved comedian received an initial diagnosis for debilitating Parkinson’s disease, his autopsy uncovered this as a misdiagnosis instead. It turns out, Williams actually suffered from Lewy Body Dementia along with 1.3 million other Americans. This sparked candid conversations about mental health among celebrities. Chris Meloni and Owen Wilson have since added to those conversations.
Robin Williams is remembered for bringing joy to people across the world with his comedy and entertainment. From “Aladdin” and “Flubber” to more serious roles like “Dead Poets Society” and “Good Will Hunting,” his range was more than impressive. While he could never actually be replaced, one man is going viral for capturing his likeness. Actor Jamie Costa put out a YouTube video embodying the late star, and the resemblance is uncanny. See how he’s stunning viewers below.
Jamie Costa Tackles Emotional Robin Williams Scene
The “ROBIN Screen Test” already surpassed 3 million views since its initial release on October 11th. Catch it here:
The clip shows Jamie Costa put on Robin Williams’ personality. Jake Lewis takes on editing and directing for the clip as Costa portrays Williams from the set of the ’80s “Mork and Mindy.” It explores the moment his costar Pam Dawber (portrayed by Sarah Murphree) reveals the news of John Belushi’s death to Williams.
Now, Belushi was a dear friend of Robin Williams and the two had seen each other just hours before news of Belushi’s death broke. A drug overdose led to his life being cut tragically short at the age of 33 in Los Angeles. “No, I told you, I was with him. John’s not dead, I was with him last night,” emotionally delivers Costa as Williams. The scene then shows how Costa’s Williams must compose himself after the news to get back to work delivering lines.
The scene struck a chord with fans globally, even sending the clip trending for multiple days in a row. It also sparked murmurs of a potential Robin Williams biopic in the future. What do you think? See the resemblance?
Who Is Jamie Costa?
The Charleston-born actor and producer walked away from most social media platforms some time in 2020. He expressed concerns that the platforms just weren’t “good for society” anymore. Now, Jamie Costa strictly lets his work speak for him. You’ll probably recognize some of his projects, too.
IMDb credits Jamie Costa with his work on “Kenobi: A Star Wars Story” (2019), “Robot Riot” (2020), and “Final Fantasy VII Remake” (2020). Other fun facts about the star include that he attended a military boarding school in 2008, graduating as the highest-ranking cadet.