Bill Cosby


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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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Getting the Story (S7, Ep6)
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Known For

The Cosby Show Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable
(1984-1992)
Leonard Part 6 Leonard Parker
(1987)
The Bill Cosby Show Chet Kincaid
(1969-1971)
I Spy Alexander Scott
(1965-1968)

Filmography

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 2020 The Rodfellows Movie
Albert (uncredited)
 2013 A Very Cosby Thanksgiving (Short)
Bill Cosby (voice)
 2004 Fat Albert
Bill Cosby
 2002 Sylvia's Path (TV Movie) (voice)
 2000 Little Bill (TV Series)
Captain Brainstorm
- Little Bill's Adventure with Captain Brainstorm (2000) ... Captain Brainstorm (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
 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 / Brown Hornet / Host / ...
- Faking the Grade (1985) ... Fat Albert / Bill Cosby (voice)
- Wheeler (1985) ... Fat Albert / Bill Cosby / Brown Hornet (voice)
- 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)
 1982 The Fat Albert Easter Special (TV Movie)
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
 1978 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Himsef
- Big Bird misses Mr. Snuffleupagus (1978) ... Himsef
 1977 The Fat Albert Christmas Special (TV Movie)
Fat Albert / Mushmouth / Bill / ... (voice)
 1977 The Fat Albert Halloween Special (TV Movie)
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 The Chocolate Princess (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1974 Uptown Saturday Night
Wardell Franklin
 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 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
 1970-1971 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Claudine Longet, Marcello Mastroianni, Louis Nye (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Phyllis Diller, Debbie Reynolds, (1970) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Ricardo Montalbán (1970) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
 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 (10 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (7 credits)
Show Show Producer (28 credits)
Show Show Composer (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (8 credits)
Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Thanks (14 credits)
Show Show Self (278 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (104 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

(8/8/04-8/8/04) Stand-up show at the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset, MA. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 6 Interviews | 155 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 29 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Last.fm | MySpace | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bill & Camiella | William H. Cosby Jr. | Jr. Dr. William H. Cosby | 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' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Camille O. Cosby  (5 children)

Children:

Cosby, Ennis | See more »

Parents:

Cosby (Hite), Anna Pearl | Cosby Sr., William Henry

Relatives:

Cosby, Russell (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Phil Woods said the following: Death is the last thing he wants to do. Don't worry about it! You don't worry about what's going to be the last thing. You know you're going to be dead. So do I. And if I go before you, am I worried? No. Jealous? Yeah. See more »

Trivia:

When The Simpsons (1989)) started competing with The Cosby Show (1984) in 1990, the already declining audience of the show decreased even more. Because of this, both shows had a playful attitude toward each other. "The Cosby Show" made small references to the "The Simpsons", including one episode where Bill wore a Bart Simpson mask, and "The Simpsons" made small references to "The Cosby Show", ... See more »

Trademark:

His loud, gregarious voice. See more »

Nickname:

The Cos

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