Oscar winner Robin Williams heads a powerful advertising agency with the biggest clients and brands in the world. The office is staffed with an eclectic group intent on keeping his antics in check, including his daughter, who often questions her father's sanity while trying to make a name for herself in the advertising world.
Robin McLaurin Williams (born July 21, 1951) in Chicago, Illinois. His mother, Laura McLaurin (née Smith, ...
Simon Roberts is an eccentric Chicago advertising executive. Robin Williams described Simon as "a guy who can sell anything. He could sell frappuccinos to Starbucks. He could sell clouds to God". Touching upon how his own life was the inspiration for Simon's backstory, Williams said, "Simon's a guy with a lot of nuance. He's lived hard and been on the edge for a long time. Multiple marriages, rehab, even rehab in wine country. Trust me, I've done the research myself". During the time since Simon was divorced by Sydney's mom, he had been remarried and divorced frequently and genuinely wanted to be a part of his daughter's life to make up for his past. He added Sydney to the executive partnership after she improved his business and added her name to the agency before the start of the series. Everyone tends to listen to Simon over Sydney, even though Simon tends to accept risk too willingly while finding solutions for his clients' issues.
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