Bill Cosby

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William Henry Cosby, Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author, and convicted sex offender. Cosby began his career as a stand-up comic at the hungry i in San Francisco during the 1960s. He then landed a starring role in the television show I Spy, followed by his own sitcom The Bill Cosby Show, which ran for two seasons from 1969 to 1971. read more

William Henry Cosby, Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author, and convicted sex offender. Cosby began his career as a stand-up comic at the hungry i in San Francisco during the 1960s. He then landed a starring role in the television show I Spy, followed by his own sitcom The Bill Cosby Show, which ran for two seasons from 1969 to 1971. In 1972, using the Fat Albert character developed during his stand-up routines, Cosby created, produced, and hosted the animated comedy television series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids which ran until 1985, centering on a group of young friends growing up in an urban area. Throughout the 1970s, Cosby starred in about half a dozen films, and he occasionally returned to film later in his career. In 1976, he earned his Doctor of Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His dissertation discussed the use of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids as a teaching tool in elementary schools.

Birth Name

William Henry Cosby Jr.

Born

Monday, 12 July 1937

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Actor Filmography

What's My Name: Muhammad Ali Self (archive footage) 2019
Seeing Allred Himself (archive footage) 2018
Exposed with Deborah Norville Himself 2017
The History of Comedy Self (archive footage) 2017
The Eighties (archive footage) 2016
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Himself 2015
Keep On Keepin' On Himself 2014
American Comedy Awards Himself - Carson Award Winner 2014
Missing Reel Himself 2014
Unsung Hollywood Self 2014
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

What's My Name: Muhammad Ali Self (archive footage) 2019
Seeing Allred Himself (archive footage) 2018
Exposed with Deborah Norville Himself 2017
The History of Comedy Self (archive footage) 2017
The Eighties (archive footage) 2016
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Himself 2015
Keep On Keepin' On Himself 2014
American Comedy Awards Himself - Carson Award Winner 2014
Missing Reel Himself 2014
Unsung Hollywood Self 2014
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Himself, Self 2014
The Drunken Peasants Himself (archive footage) 2014
Bill Cosby: Far From Finished Himself 2013
The Sixties Himself / Alexander Scott - I Spy 2013
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley Himself 2013
The Arsenio Hall Show Himself - Guest 2013
Retro Report Self - Actor (archive footage) 2013
After Newtown: Guns In America Himself 2013
B.B. King: The Life of Riley Himself 2012
Goose Himself 2012
America's Book of Secrets Himself (archive footage) 2012
Dish Nation Self (archive footage) 2011
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story Dr. Cliff Huxtable (archive footage) 2011
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (voice) 2010
The Jay Leno Show Himself 2009
Obkb Himself 2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Himself - Guest 2009
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America Himself 2009
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Himself 2009
Unsung Self 2008
The Doctors Himself 2008
Nostalgia Critic Self (archive footage) 2008
Flunked Himself 2008
Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed Himself 2008
Pioneers of Television Himself (also archive footage), Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (also archive footage) / Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, Himself 2008
Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven Himself 2007
Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s and '70s 2007
100 Greatest Stand-Ups Himself (archive footage) 2007
A Call Out with Bill Cosby Himself 2006
The Pact Himself 2006
Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class Himself (archive footage) 2005
Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 2005
500 Years Later Himself (archive sound) 2005
The Harlem Globetrotters: The Team That Changed the World Himself 2005
Fat Albert Bill Cosby 2004
Lightning In A Bottle Himself 2004
TV Land Moguls Himself 2004
Tavis Smiley Himself - Guest 2004
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years Himself (archive footage) 2004
A Century of Black Cinema Himself (archive footage) 2003
Comedian Himself 2002
Dr. Phil Self 2002
Little Bill Captain Brainstorm (voice) 1999
Playboy: Playmate Pajama Party Himself (archive footage) 1999
Becker 1998
The Roseanne Show Himself 1998
Behind the Music Himself 1997
4 Little Girls Himself - Educator 1997
Cosby Hilton Lucas 1996
Jack Lawrence Woodruff 1996
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Himself 1996
E! True Hollywood Story Himself 1996
Ruby Wax Meets... Himself - Guest 1996
Kids Say the Darndest Things Host 1998
Touched by an Angel Phil 1994
The Cosby Mysteries Guy Hanks 1994
Extra with Billy Bush Self (archive footage) 1994
I Spy Returns Alexander Scott 1994
Late Show with David Letterman Himself - Guest, Himself - Guest Host 1993
The Meteor Man Marvin 1993
Malcolm X Himself - at End of Credits 1992
Dateline NBC Himself (archive footage) 1992
Ghost Dad Elliot Hopper 1990
The Earth Day Special Dr. Cliff Huxtable 1990
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration Himself 1990
Big Break Himself 1990
The Arsenio Hall Show Himself 1989
Inside Edition Himself, Himself (archive footage) 1988
Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues Himself (archive footage) 1988
Leonard Part 6 Leonard Parker 1987
A Different World Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable 1987
The Wil Shriner Show Himself - Guest 1987
Bill Cosby: 49 Himself 1987
Elayne Boosler: Party of One Himself 1986
American Masters Himself (archive footage), Self 1986
In Remembrance of Martin Himself 1986
The Cosby Show Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable, Heathcliff Huxtable 1984
Muppet Babies Cliff Huxtable 1984
Reading Rainbow Himself 1983
Bill Cosby: Himself Himself 1983
The Fat Albert Easter Special Fat Albert / Mudfoot (voice) 1982
Entertainment Tonight Himself (archive footage), Himself 1981
The Devil and Max Devlin Barney Satin 1981
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars Himself 1980
Solid Gold Himself 1980
California Suite Dr. Willis Panama 1978
20/20 Himself - Sexual Assault Suspect (archive footage) 1978
Top Secret Aaron Strickland 1978
The Fat Albert Christmas Special Fat Albert, Mushmouth, Bill, Mudfoot Brown (voices) 1977
The Fat Albert Halloween Special Bill / Fat Albert / Mushmouth / Mudfoot Brown (voice) 1977
A Piece Of The Action Dave Anderson 1977
Cos Himself - Host 1976
Mother, Jugs & Speed Mother 1976
Live from Lincoln Center Self 1976
Lola! Himself 1975
Let's Do It Again Billy Foster 1975
Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell Himself 1975
The Rich Little Show Himself 1975
Dinah! Himself - Guest 1974
Uptown Saturday Night Wardell Franklin 1974
Journey Back to Oz The Wizard of Oz (TV version) 1973
Great Performances Self 1972
Hickey & Boggs Al Hickey 1972
The New Bill Cosby Show Himself - Host 1972
The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters Himself 1972
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids Bill Cosby, Fat Albert Jackson, Host / Fat Albert Jackson / Bill / Mushmouth / Mudfoot / Brown Hornet, Fat Albert Jackson (voice), Host 1972
Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour Himself 1972
The Midnight Special Himself - Host, Himself 1972
To All My Friends On Shore Blue 1972
Aesop's Fables Aesop 1971
The Electric Company Hank 1971
Man And Boy Caleb Revers 1971
Flip Himself 1970
The Don Knotts Show Himself 1970
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis Himself 1970
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Nightclub Patron in Hat 1969
The Bill Cosby Show Chet Kincaid 1969
Sesame Street Self, Self (archive footage), Himsef, Himself 1969
The David Frost Show Himself 1969
Playboy After Dark Himself, Himself - Singer 1969
Black History: Lost, Stolen or Strayed Narrator 1968
Of Black America Himself - Host, Himself - Narrator, Himself 1968
The Roger Miller Show Himself 1966
The Dean Martin Show Himself 1965
I Spy Alexander Scott 1965
The Hollywood Palace Himself - Comedian 1964
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1963
The Jimmy Dean Show Himself 1963
Hootenanny Himself 1963
You Don't Say Himself 1963
The Match Game Himself - Team Captain 1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest Host, Himself - Guest, Himself 1962
The Jack Paar Program Himself, Himself - Guest 1962
The Andy Williams Show Himself 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Comedian, Himself - Co-Host 1961
The Garry Moore Show Himself 1958
Captain Kangaroo 1955
American Bandstand Himself - Phone Interview (voice) 1952
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Himself 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself - Comedian 1948

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

1987 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1986 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Won
1985 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Won
1973 Golden Globe Best TV Actor - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1970 Emmy Outstanding Comedy Series Nominated
1970 Emmy Outstanding New Series Nominated
1970 Emmy Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series Nominated
1970 Emmy Outstanding Variety or Musical Program - Variety and Popular Music Nominated
1969 Emmy Outstanding Variety or Musical Program Won
1968 Emmy Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series Won
1967 Golden Globe Best TV Star - Male Nominated
1967 Emmy Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series Won
1966 Emmy Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series Won
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