Bill Cosby

Actor · Executive Producer · Writer
IVA Star Rating : 76
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

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Actor Filmography

We Need to Talk About Cosby Self 2022
Bill Cosby: Walking Free Self 2022
History of the Sitcom Cliff Huxtable 2021
The One and Only Dick Gregory Self 2021
Allen v. Farrow Self 2021
Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story Self 2020
What's My Name: Muhammad Ali Self 2019
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project Self 2019
I Am Richard Pryor Self - Actor and Comedian (archive footage) 2019
Seeing Allred Self 2018
Exposed with Deborah Norville Self 2017
The History of Comedy Self 2017
The Eighties (archive footage) 2016
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Self 2015
Mr. Robot Self 2015
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Self 2015
Gameplay Self 2015
Keep on Keepin' On Self 2014
American Comedy Awards Self - Carson Award Winner 2014
Missing Reel Self 2014
Unsung Hollywood Self 2014
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Self 2014
The Drunken Peasants Self 2014
Bill Cosby: Far from Finished Himself / Self 2013
The Sixties Himself / Alexander Scott - I Spy 2013
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley Self 2013
The Arsenio Hall Show Self - Guest 2013
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic Self 2013
B.B. King: The Life of Riley Self 2013
Retro Report Self - Actor 2013
After Newtown: Guns in America Self 2013
The Royals The Burger King 2012
Goose Self 2012
America's Book of Secrets Self - Guest at the Playboy Mansion 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Self 2011
Dish Nation Self (archive footage) 2011
Sports Show with Norm Macdonald Sad Bill Cosby 2011
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story Dr. Cliff Huxtable 2011
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (voice) 2010
The Jay Leno Show Self - Guest, Self 2009
Obkb Himself 2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Himself - Guest 2009
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America Self 2009
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Self 2009
Unsung Self 2008
The Doctors Himself 2008
Nostalgia Critic Self (archive footage) 2008
Flunked Self 2008
Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed Self 2008
Pioneers of Television Self, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids / Self 2008
Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven Himself / Self 2007
Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s and '70s 2007
100 Greatest Stand-Ups Self 2007
Screenwipe Self 2006
A Call Out with Bill Cosby Self 2006
The Pact Himself / Self 2006
Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class Himself (archive footage) / Self 2005
Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling Self 2005
500 Years Later Self 2005
The Harlem Globetrotters: The Team That Changed the World Self 2005
Fat Albert Bill Cosby / Self 2004
Lightning in a Bottle Self 2004
TV Land Moguls Self 2004
Tavis Smiley Self - Guest 2004
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years Self 2004
Los Angeles Plays Itself Al Hickey in Hickey & Boggs 2003
A Century of Black Cinema Self 2003
Comedian Himself / Self 2002
Dr. Phil Self 2002
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Self 1999
Little Bill Captain Brainstorm 1999
Playboy: Playmate Pajama Party Self 1999
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Self - Honoree 1998
Becker Hilton Lucas 1998
The Roseanne Show Self 1998
Kids Say the Darndest Things Host 1998
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards Self 1998
Behind the Music Self 1997
4 Little Girls Self - Educator 1997
Cosby Hilton Lucas 1996
Jack Lawrence Woodruff 1996
The Daily Show Self 1996
E! True Hollywood Story Himself 1996
Ruby Wax Meets... Self - Guest 1996
The Cosby Mysteries Guy Hanks 1994
Touched by an Angel Phil 1994
Extra with Billy Bush Self (archive footage) 1994
I Spy Returns Alexander Scott 1994
Late Show with David Letterman Himself - Guest, Self - Guest Host 1993
The Meteor Man Marvin 1993
Malcolm X Self - End Credits 1992
You Bet Your Life Self - Host 1992
Dateline NBC Himself (archive footage) 1992
Sinbad and Friends: All the Way Live... Almost! God 1991
Big Break Self 1990
Ghost Dad Elliot Hopper 1990
The Earth Day Special Dr. Cliff Huxtable 1990
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Self 1990
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration Himself / Self 1989
Sesame Street: 20 Years & Still Counting! 1969-1989 Self - Host / Himself - Host 1989
The Arsenio Hall Show Himself 1989
Inside Edition Self 1988
Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues Self 1988
Leonard Part 6 Leonard Parker 1987
A Different World Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable 1987
The Wil Shriner Show Himself - Guest 1987
Biography Self, (archive footage) 1987
Bill Cosby: 49 Himself / Self 1987
Elayne Boosler: Party of One Self 1986
American Masters Self 1986
In Remembrance of Martin Self 1986
An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Self 1986
George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special Self 1986
The NBC All Star Hour Self 1985
Motown Returns to the Apollo Self - Host 1985
The Cosby Show Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable / Heathcliff Huxtable, Heathcliff Huxtable / Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable, Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable, Heathcliff Huxtable 1984
Muppet Babies Cliff Huxtable 1984
Salute! Self 1983
Reading Rainbow Himself 1983
Bill Cosby: Himself Himself / Self 1983
The Fat Albert Easter Special Fat Albert / Mudfoot 1982
Entertainment Tonight Self, Himself (archive footage) 1981
The Devil and Max Devlin Barney Satin 1981
Solid Gold Self 1980
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars Self 1980
California Suite Dr. Willis Panama 1978
20/20 Self - Sexual Assault Suspect 1978
Top Secret Aaron Strickland 1978
The Fat Albert Christmas Special Fat Albert, Mushmouth, Bill, Mudfoot Brown (voices) / Fat Albert / Mushmouth / Bill / Mudfoot Brown 1977
The Fat Albert Halloween Special Bill / Fat Albert / Mushmouth / Mudfoot Brown (voice) / Mudfoot Brown 1977
A Piece of the Action Dave Anderson 1977
Cos Self - Host 1976
Mother, Jugs & Speed Mother 1976
Live from Lincoln Center Self 1976
Lola! Self 1975
Let's Do It Again Billy Foster 1975
Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell Himself 1975
The Rich Little Show Self 1975
Sammy and Company Self 1975
Dinah! Self - Guest 1974
Uptown Saturday Night Wardell Franklin 1974
Tattletales Self 1974
Journey Back to Oz The Wizard of Oz (TV version) 1972
Hickey & Boggs Al Hickey 1972
The New Bill Cosby Show Self - Host 1972
The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters Self 1972
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids Bill Cosby / Fat Albert Jackson / Mushmouth, Fat Albert Jackson / Bill Cosby / Mushmouth, Host / Fat Albert Jackson / Bill / Mushmouth / Mudfoot / Brown Hornet / Bill Cosby, Host / Fat Albert Jackson / Bill / Mushmouth / Mudfoot / Brown Hornet, Fat Albert Jackson, Fat Albert / Bill Cosby / Brown Hornet, Fat Albert / Bill Cosby 1972
Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour Self 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
Diana! Self 1971
Great Performances Self 1971
Flip Self 1970
The Don Knotts Show Self 1970
The Third Bill Cosby Special Self - Host / Comedian 1970
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis Self 1970
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Nightclub Patron in Hat 1969
The Bill Cosby Show Chet Kincaid 1969
Sesame Street Self, Himsef, Himself 1969
The David Frost Show Self 1969
The Second Bill Cosby Special Self - Host / Comedian 1969
Playboy After Dark Self, Self - Singer 1969
Black History: Lost, Stolen or Strayed Narrator 1968
Of Black America Self - Host, Self - Narrator, Self 1968
The Bill Cosby Special Self 1968
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest Performer 1967
The Roger Miller Show Self 1966
The Dean Martin Show Self 1965
I Spy Alexander Scott 1965
The Hollywood Palace Self - Comedian 1964
The Jimmy Dean Show Self 1963
Hootenanny Self 1963
You Don't Say Self 1963
The Match Game Self - Team Captain 1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest Host, Himself - Guest, Himself 1962
The Jack Paar Program Self, Self - Guest 1962
The Andy Williams Show Self 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Comedian, Himself - Co-Host, Self - Comedian 1961
The Garry Moore Show Self 1958
American Bandstand Himself - Phone Interview (voice) 1952
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Himself 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself - Comedian 1948

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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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