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Bill Cosby

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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Born:
Jul 12, 1937 In Philadelphia, PA, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
72
First Appeared:
In the series Meet the Press 1947-11-06
Latest Project:
Movie Bill Cosby: An American Scandal 2017-06-05
Known For
Poster of The Cosby Mysteries
Poster of I Spy
Poster of Meet the Press

Bill Cosby Movies Filmography

Movie
Bill Cosby: An American Scandal
2017-06-05
Movie
Bill Cosby: Fall of an American Icon
2017-06-05
Movie
Bill Cosby: Far From Finished
Himself 2013-11-23
Movie
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley
Himself 2013-04-20
Movie
After Newtown: Guns in America
Himself 2013-02-19
Movie
B.B. King: The Life of Riley
2012-10-15
Movie
Goose
2012-02-26
Movie
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy
Himself 2009-01-01
Movie
Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
Himself 2008-10-27
Movie
Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven
Himself 2007-04-11
Movie
Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multimedia Life
2006-11-01
Movie
The Shame of a City
Himself 2006-04-06
Movie
The Pact
Himself 2006-01-01
Movie
Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class
Himself (archive footage) 2005-08-31
Movie
Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 2005-05-05
Movie
The Harlem Globetrotters: The Team That Changed the World
Himself 2005-02-23
Movie
Fat Albert
Himself 2004-12-12
Movie
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years
2004-01-01
Movie
Jack Paar: Smart Television
Himself 2003-11-29
Movie
Comedian
Himself 2002-10-25
Series
Family Guy
Unknown 1999-01-31
Series
Becker
Unknown 1998-11-02
Movie
4 Little Girls
Himself - Educator 1997-07-09
Series
Cosby
1996-09-16
Movie
Jack
Lawrence Woodruff 1996-08-09
Series
The Rosie O'Donnell Show
Unknown 1996-06-10
Series
Kids Say the Darndest Things
Host 1995-02-06
Series
The Cosby Mysteries
1994-01-31
Movie
I Spy Returns
Alexander Scott 1994-02-03
Series
Touched by an Angel
Unknown 1994-09-21
Movie
The Meteor Man
Marvin 1993-08-06
Movie
The One, the Only... Groucho
Himself 1991-05-28
Series
Sinbad and Friends: All the Way Live... Almost!
God (voice) 1991-02-03
Movie
Ghost Dad
Elliot Hopper 1990-06-29
Movie
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration
Himself 1990-02-04
Movie
Sesame Street: 20 Years ... and Still Counting!
Himself - Host 1989-04-07
Movie
Bill Cosby: 49
Himself 1987-04-01
Movie
Leonard Part 6
Leonard Parker 1987-12-18
Series
A Different World
Unknown 1987-09-24
Movie
In Remembrance of Martin
1986-02-08
Series
The Cosby Show
Heathcliff Huxtable 1984-09-20
Movie
Bill Cosby: Himself
Himself 1983-05-20
Series
Late Night with David Letterman
Unknown 1982-02-01
Movie
The Devil and Max Devlin
Barney Satin 1981-03-06
Movie
Playboy's Roller Disco & Pajama Party
1979-11-23
Movie
California Suite
Dr. Willis Panama 1978-12-15
Movie
Top Secret
Aaron Strickland 1978-06-03
Movie
The Fat Albert Christmas Special
Fat Albert, Mushmouth, Bill, Mudfoot Brown (voices) 1977-12-18
Movie
The Fat Albert Halloween Special
Bill / Fat Albert / Mushmouth / Mudfoot Brown (voice) 1977-10-24
Movie
A Piece of the Action
Dave Anderson 1977-10-07
Movie
Mother, Jugs & Speed
Mother 1976-01-01
Movie
Let's Do It Again
Billy Foster 1975-10-11
Series
Cher
Unknown 1975-02-16
Movie
Uptown Saturday Night
Wardell Franklin 1974-07-26
Movie
To All My Friends On Shore
Blue 1972-02-25
Series
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Mushmouth 1972-09-09
Movie
Aesop's Fables
Aesop 1971-10-31
Series
The Electric Company
1971-10-25
Movie
Man and Boy
Caleb Revers 1971-06-23
Movie
Diana!
Himself 1971-04-18
Movie
Bill Cosby on Prejudice
1971-01-01
Series
The Don Knotts Show
Unknown 1970-09-15
Movie
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis
1970-03-24
Movie
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Nightclub Patron in Hat 1969-09-17
Series
The Bill Cosby Show
Chet Kincaid 1969-09-14
Movie
Black History: Lost Stolen, or Strayed
Narrator 1968-08-31
Series
I Spy
Alexander Scott 1965-09-15
Series
The Hollywood Palace
Unknown 1964-01-04
Series
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
Unknown 1963-10-04
Series
Captain Kangaroo
1955-10-03
Series
The Emmy Awards
Unknown 1949-01-25
Series
Meet the Press
Unknown 1947-11-06