Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

Age83Born on12 July 1937 in Philadelphia, PA, USA
William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist. A veteran stand-up performer, he got his start at various clubs; then landed a starring role in the 1960s action show, I Spy. He later starred in his own series, the situation comedy The Bill Cosby Show, in 1969. In 1976, Cosby earned a Doctor of Education degree from the During the 1980s, Cosby produced and starred in what is considered to be one of the decade's defining sitcoms, The Cosby Show, which aired eight seasons from 1984 to 1992. The sitcom highlighted the experiences and growth of an upper-middle-class African-American family. He also produced the spin-off sitcom A Different World, which became second to The Cosby Show in ratings. He starred in the sitcom Cosby from 1996 to 2000 and hosted Kids Say the Darndest Things for two seasons. He has been a sought-after spokesman, and has endorsed a number of products, including Jell-O, Kodak film, Ford, Texas Instruments, and Coca-Cola, including New Coke. In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante included him in his book, the 100 Greatest African Americans. Cosby has been received several awards including;  Emmy Awards in 1966, 1967 and 1968 for Outstanding Performance by an Actor for I Spy, an Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety or Musical Program for The Bill Cosby Special (1969), Kennedy Center Honors (1998), Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contribution to television (2002), the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award (2003) and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (2009). In addition he has received several Grammys for Best Comedy Performance and over a dozen Honorary Degrees from Colleges and Universities. Cosby has been married to wife Camille Hanks since 1964. They had five children: daughters Erika Ranee (b. 1965), Erinn Chalene (b. 1966), Ensa Camille (b. 1973), and Evin Harrah (b. 1976), and son Ennis William (1969–1997). His son Ennis was shot dead while changing a flat tire on the side of the Interstate 405 in Los Angeles on January 16, 1997. Bill Cosby is an active alumnus supporter of his alma mater, TempleUniversity, and in particular its men's basketball team, whose games Cosby frequently attends.
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Actor

Cosby
Onbekend
4 votes
The Cosby Show
Heathcliff Huxtable
8 votes
I Spy
Alexander Scott
1 vote

Executive Producer

Little Bill
Little Bill

Producer

Cosby
Cosby

Writer

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show

guest Roles

Mr. Robot
Episode 01x01
2015
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Episode 2013x175
2013
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Episode 2013x60
2013
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Episode 2013x03
2013
The Jay Leno Show
Episode 01x23
2009
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Episode 17x35
2008
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Episode 16x76
2008
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Episode 15x174
2007
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Episode 15x85
2007
Family Guy
Episode 03x02
2001
Becker
Episode 01x20
1999
Touched by an Angel
Episode 05x18
1999
Touched by an Angel
Episode 03x29
1997
The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
Episode 28x129
1990
The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
Episode 28x08
1989
A Different World
Episode 01x08
1987
A Different World
Episode 01x06
1987
A Different World
Episode 01x02
1987
Late Night with David Letterman
Episode 04x05
1985
Late Night with David Letterman
Episode 03x12
1984
The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
Episode 21x20
1982
Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre
Episode 04x05
1966
The Andy Williams Show (1962)
Episode 03x08
1964
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Episode 16x69