“Jonathan Winters was my mentor. I once told him that and he said, ‘Please, I prefer idol…!’ I got to play Jonathan’s dad on Mork & Mindy. His riffs on our show were like epic mini-movies. He once did a World War One movie, in which he played everyone from an effete English general to a Scottish sergeant no one could understand to a zulu who showed up to the wrong war… In April, Johnny turned out the lights but he sure burned bright while he was here. Thanks for the spark big guy.” Robin Williams pays tribute to his hero at the Emmy Awards.