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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 68 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2013 A Very Cosby Thanksgiving (Short)
 2010-2011 Obkb (TV Series)
- Sisters (2011)
- Name? (2010)
- Uterus Part 1 (2010)
 2002 Sylvia's Path (TV Movie) (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
 1994 I Spy Returns (TV Movie)
Alexander Scott
 1994 The Cosby Mysteries (TV Movie)
Guy Hanks
 1985 Missing Children (Video short)
 1982 The Fat Albert Easter Special (TV Short)
Fat Albert / Mudfoot (voice)
 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)
Bill / Fat Albert / Mushmouth / ... (voice)
 1976 Cos (TV Series)
Host
 1976 Lola! (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1976)
 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 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
 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
 1966 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Those of You With or Without Children, You'll Understand," Geffen/Warner Bros. Records GHS 24104, 1987. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 6 Interviews | 35 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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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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Personal Quote:

[speaking in Washington, DC, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling that eradicated segregated schooling in America] These people marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an education, and now we've got these knuckleheads walking around. The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal. These people are not parenting. They are ... See more »

Trivia:

Dyslexia ran in the Cosby family. Bill didn't inherit it, but brother Russell Cosby did (not finding out until he was an adult). Bill's son Ennis was dyslexic, but overcame it well enough to graduate from college. See more »

Trademark:

Stories of his childhood and fatherhood See more »

Nickname:

The Cos

Star Sign:

Cancer

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