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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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 2013 A Very Cosby Thanksgiving (Short)
 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)
Fat Albert / Bill / Mushmouth / ... (voice)
 1976 Cos (TV Series)
Host
 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
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 (242 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (67 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Why Is There Air?" Warner Bros. Records 46888, 1965 (1998 remaster). 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:

Some people have said our show is about a white family in blackface. What does that mean? Does it mean only white people have a lock on living together in a home where the father is a doctor and the mother is a lawyer and the children are constantly being told to study by their parents? See more »

Trivia:

Has worked with Phylicia Rashad in episodes of both series: The Cosby Show (1984) and Cosby (1996). See more »

Trademark:

His loud, gregarious voice. See more »

Nickname:

The Cos

Star Sign:

Cancer

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