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Bill Cosby


Bill Cosby is one of the world's most well-known entertainers and comedians. William Henry Cosby, Jr. was born on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Anna Pearl (Hite), a maid, and William Henry Cosby, Sr., a U.S. Navy sailor. After tenth grade, Cosby joined the Navy and completed high school through a correspondence course. He later ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 70 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Bill Cosby: Himself
(1983)
Uptown Saturday Night
Uptown Saturday Night Wardell Franklin
(1974)
The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable
(1984-1992)
The Electric Company
The Electric Company Hank / Ken Kane / Marko the Magician / The Ice Cream Man / The Milkman
(1971-1973)

Filmography

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 2016 The Domenick Nati Show (Video short)
Guest
 2013 A Very Cosby Thanksgiving (Short)
 2002 Sylvia's Path (TV Movie) (voice)
 1996-2000 Cosby (TV Series)
Hilton Lucas
- The Song Remains the Same (2000) ... Hilton Lucas
- A Long Night's Journey (2000) ... Hilton Lucas
- Thursday's Child (2000) ... Hilton Lucas
- Kids Eat the Darndest Things (2000) ... Hilton Lucas
- A Pair of Threes Beats a Flush Every Time (2000) ... Hilton Lucas
 2000 Little Bill (TV Series)
Captain Brainstorm
- Little Bill's Adventure with Captain Brainstorm (2000) ... Captain Brainstorm (voice)
 1999 Becker (TV Series)
Hilton Lucas
- Drive, They Said (1999) ... Hilton Lucas (uncredited)
 1997-1999 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Phil
- Family Business (1999) ... Phil
- Inherit the Wind (1997) ... Phil
 1996 Jack
Lawrence Woodruff
 1994-1995 The Cosby Mysteries (TV Series)
Guy Hanks
- Dial 'H' for Murder (1995) ... Guy Hanks
- Goldilocks (1995) ... Guy Hanks
- The Medium Is the Message (1995) ... Guy Hanks
- Big Brother Is Watching (1995) ... Guy Hanks
- The Hit Parade (1995) ... Guy Hanks
 1994 I Spy Returns (TV Movie)
Alexander Scott
 1994 The Cosby Mysteries (TV Movie)
Guy Hanks
 1993 The Meteor Man
Marvin
 1984-1992 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable
- And So, We Commence (1992) ... Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable
- Some Gifts Aren't Deductible (1992) ... Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable
- You Can't Stop the Music (1992) ... Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable
- Rudy's Retreat (1992) ... Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable
- Clair's Reunion (1992) ... Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable
 1990 Ghost Dad
Elliot Hopper
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
Dr. Cliff Huxtable
 1987 Leonard Part 6
Leonard Parker
 1987 A Different World (TV Series)
Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable
- If Chosen, I May Not Run (1987) ... Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable
- Rudy and the Snow Queen (1987) ... Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable
- Pilot (1987) ... Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable
 1985 Missing Children (Video short)
 1972-1985 Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (TV Series)
Fat Albert Jackson / Host / Bill / ...
- The Birds, the Bees, and Dumb Donald (1985) ... Fat Albert Jackson (voice)
- What's the I.D.? (1985) ... Fat Albert Jackson (voice)
- Three Strikes and You're In (1985) ... Fat Albert Jackson (voice)
- Funny Business (1985) ... Fat Albert Jackson (voice)
- Call of the Wild (1985) ... Fat Albert Jackson (voice)
 1982 The Fat Albert Easter Special (TV Short)
Fat Albert / Mudfoot (voice)
 1981 The Devil and Max Devlin
Barney Satin
 1978 California Suite
Dr. Willis Panama
 1978 Top Secret (TV Movie)
Aaron Strickland
 1977 The Fat Albert Christmas Special (TV Short)
Fat Albert / Mushmouth / Bill / ... (voice)
 1977 The Fat Albert Halloween Special (TV Short)
Fat Albert / Bill / Mushmouth / ... (voice)
 1977 A Piece of the Action
Dave Anderson
 1976 Cos (TV Series)
Host
 1976 Mother, Jugs & Speed
Mother
 1975 Let's Do It Again
Billy Foster
 1974 Uptown Saturday Night
Wardell Franklin
 1974 The Chocolate Princess (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1971-1973 The Electric Company (TV Series)
Hank / The Milkman / Ken Kane / ...
- 260 (1973) ... Hank / The Milkman / Ken Kane / ...
- 259 (1973) ... Hank / The Milkman / Ken Kane / ...
- 258 (1973) ... Hank / The Milkman / Ken Kane / ...
- 257 (1973) ... Hank / The Milkman / Ken Kane / ...
- 256 (1973) ... Hank / The Milkman / Ken Kane / ...
 1972 Journey Back to Oz
The Wizard of Oz (TV version)
 1972 Hickey & Boggs
Al Hickey
 1972 The New Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Host
 1972 To All My Friends on Shore (TV Movie)
Blue
 1971 Aesop's Fables (TV Movie)
Aesop
 1971 Man and Boy
Caleb Revers
 1969-1971 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Chet Kincaid
- The Saturday Game (1971) ... Chet Kincaid
- The Long Road Back (1971) ... Chet Kincaid
- The Green-Eyed Monster (1971) ... Chet Kincaid
- The Power of a Tree (1971) ... Chet Kincaid
- The Barber Shop (1971) ... Chet Kincaid
 1969 Hey, Hey, Hey, It's Fat Albert (TV Movie)
Bill / Fat Albert / Dumb Donald (voice)
 1969 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Nightclub Patron in Hat (uncredited)
 1969 NBC Children's Theatre (TV Series)
Narrator
- As I See It (1969) ... Narrator
 1965-1968 I Spy (TV Series)
Alexander Scott
- Pinwheel (1968) ... Alexander Scott
- Carmelita Is One of Us (1968) ... Alexander Scott
- The Spy Business (1968) ... Alexander Scott
- Suitable for Framing (1968) ... Alexander Scott
- The Name of the Game (1968) ... Alexander Scott
Show Show Writer (23 credits)
Show Show Music department (9 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (7 credits)
Show Show Producer (27 credits)
Show Show Composer (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Thanks (10 credits)
Show Show Self (244 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (67 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercials: Turner Classic Movies (TCM). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 6 Interviews | 122 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 18 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

William H. Cosby Jr. | William H. Cosby | William Cosby Jr. Ed. D. | William Cosby Jr. Ed. | William H. Cosby Jr. Ed.D | Dr. William H. Cosby Jr. Ed.D. | William Cosby Jr. Ed.D. | William H. Cosby Jr. Ed.D. | William H Cosby Jr | William H. Cosby Jr

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come home. See more »

Trivia:

National Enquirer offers $100,000 reward for the capture of the killer of Bill's son, Ennis. See more »

Trademark:

His only prop onstage is a chair See more »

Nickname:

The Cos

Star Sign:

Cancer

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