Bill Cosby

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Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
Birth name William Henry Cosby, Jr.
Born July 12, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Sometimes credited as William H. Cosby, Jr.
Notable Roles The Cosby Show: Cliff Huxtable
Notable Episodes
Awards 3 Primetime Emmy Awards

William Henry Cosby, Jr., best known as Bill Cosby, is an American comedian, actor, television producer, educator, author, musician and activist.

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
I Spy Alexander Scott 1965–1968 1 2 3
The Bill Cosby Show Chet Kincaid 1969–1971 1 2
The New Bill Cosby Show Himself 1972 1
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids Himself
Fat Albert (voice)
Mushmouth (voice)
1972–1984
Cos Himself 1976 1
The Cosby Show Cliff Huxtable 1984–1992 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
The Cosby Mysteries Guy Hanks 1994–1995 1
Cosby Hilton Lucas 1996–2000 1 2 3 4

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
A Different World Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable 1x02 - Pilot October 1, 1987
A Different World Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable 1x06 - Rudy and the Snow Queen November 5, 1987
A Different World Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable 1x08 - If Chosen, I May Not Run December 3, 1987
Touched by an Angel Phil 3x28 - Inherit the Wind May 11, 1997
Touched by an Angel Phil 5x17 - Family Business February 28, 1999
Becker Hilton Lucas 1x20 - Drive, They Said May 3, 1999

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Hey, Hey, Hey, It's Fat Albert Fat Albert (voice), et al. November 12, 1969
I Spy Returns Alexander Scott February 3, 1994 I Spy

Talk Show Appearances

Producer

Series Produced

Series Year(s) Producer Credit Season(s)
The Bill Cosby Show 1969 –1971 Executive Producer
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids 1972 –1984 Executive Producer
The Cosby Show 1984 –1992 Executive Producer
Here and Now (1992) 1992 –1993 Executive Producer
Cosby 1996 –2000 Executive Producer
Little Bill 1999 –2003 Executive Producer
Fatherhood 2004 –2005 Executive Producer

Writer

Series Creator

Series Premiere Date Creation Credit
The Bill Cosby Show September 21, 1969 Creator
The Cosby Show September 20, 1984 Co-Creator
A Different World September 24, 1987 Creator

Director

Episode Director

Series Episode Airdate
The Bill Cosby Show 1x24 - The Return of Big, Bad, Bubba Bronson March 22, 1970
The Bill Cosby Show 2x07 - The Runaways October 25, 1970
The Bill Cosby Show 2x18 - The Sesame Street Rumble January 24, 1971

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (1966, 1967, 1968)
I Spy

Golden Globe Awards

(2 Wins in 5 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (1985, 1986)
The Cosby Show

Trivia

  • married to Camille Hanks since 1964; five children (one deceased)