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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 »

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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)
- 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)
Fat Albert / Bill / Mushmouth / ... (voice)
 1976 Cos (TV Series)
 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)
 1972 To All My Friends on Shore (TV Movie)
 1971 Aesop's Fables (TV Movie)
 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)
- As I See It (1969) ... Narrator
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Other Works:

Album: "To Russel, My Brother, Whom I Slept With," Warner Bros. Records 27171, 1968 (1995 remaster). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 6 Interviews | 77 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 12 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


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Personal Quote:

It's the little things that count when you're a daddy. Like taking your little girl for ice cream. First, you have to teach her about the concept of gravity. I can't tell you how many ice creams I've had to pick up off the floor, rinse off and stick back on my kid's cone. Now that may sound strange, but have you bought ice cream lately? Good gosh, it's up to 75 cents a scoop. A scoop! What's in ... See more »


In 1976, he earned a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His dissertation was titled "An Integration of the Visual Media Via Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972) into the Elementary School Curriculum as a Teaching Aid and Vehicle to Achieve Increased Learning." See more »


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70 bankrupt women saying the same thing is not evidence, lol. ithinkwhatiwant11
Bill is still winning even if he is blind. :) thebigQh
Did anyone outside of the U.S ever find him funny? Indisposed
Are the haters arrested yet for smearing Bill's name? ithinkwhatiwant11
The Real Bill Cosby: dcharacky
Happy 79th Birthday Bill Cosby wizt-17700
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