Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 12-07-1937
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Also Known As:

    The Cos
    William Henry Cosby

  • Popularity: 6.92
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William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer and convicted sex offender. He got his start as a nightclub stand-up comic before landing a starring role in the action show I Spy (1965-1968). After various film and television roles, Cosby's greatest success came when he produced and starred in The Cosby Show (1984-1992), a popular sitcom that highlighted the experiences and growth of an upper-middle-class African-American family. Due to this role, he was widely dubbed "America's Dad." After the show ended, he produced and starred in multiple other shows and films. He was a sought-after spokesman from the 1960s until the early 2000s, endorsing a number of products including Jell-O, Kodak film, Ford, Texas Instruments, and Coca-Cola. Cosby has received several awards including 5 Primetime Emmy Awards, 2 Daytime Emmy Awards, 9 Grammy Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards, the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contribution to television (2002), and several honorary degrees from colleges and universities. Many of his awards have been rescinded due to numerous sexual assault allegations, including the 1998 Kennedy Center Honor, the 2009 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and all but 10 of 72 honorary degrees. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled him as a member of the Actors Branch in May 2018. Approximately 60 women have accused Cosby of various forms of sexual assault in alleged incidents spanning from 1965 to 2008. These allegations became highly publicized in 2014, leading to several civil suits and criminal investigations for cases that had not yet reached the statute of limitations. Many networks, including NBC, removed reruns of The Cosby Show from their schedules. In April of 2018, Cosby was sentenced to three to ten years in prison for multiple counts of aggravated indecent assault. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned the conviction in June 2021 due to violation of a prior prosecutorial agreement that Cosby's previous civil suit testimony—in which he admitted to giving drugs to women he wanted to have sex with—would not be used in the criminal trial. He was released from prison later that month after serving almost three years of the sentence and maintains his innocence in all accusations. As of August 2021, there is still one known active civil suit against Cosby.

Year Movie Character
1990 Ghost Dad as Elliot
1983 Bill Cosby: Himself as Himself
1987 Leonard Part 6 as Leonard
1976 Mother, Jugs & Speed as Mother
1977 The Fat Albert Christmas Special as Fat Albert, Mushmouth, Bill, Mudfoot Brown (voices)
2006 The Pact as Himself
1987 Bill Cosby: 49 as Himself
1972 Hickey & Boggs as Al Hickey
2007 Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s & '70s
1971 Man and Boy as Caleb Revers
1971 Bill Cosby on Prejudice
1971 Aesop's Fables as Aesop
1994 I Spy Returns as Alexander Scott
1972 To All My Friends On Shore as Blue
2013 Bill Cosby: Far From Finished as Himself
1968 Black History: Lost Stolen, or Strayed as Narrator
1978 Top Secret as Aaron Strickland
1977 The Fat Albert Halloween Special as Bill / Fat Albert / Mushmouth / Mudfoot Brown (voice)
1989 Sesame Street: 20 Years ... and Still Counting! as Himself - Host
2017 Bill Cosby: An American Scandal
1986 Miles Ahead: The Music of Miles Davis as Self
2002 The Cosby Show: A Look Back as Self / Dr. Cliff Huxtable (archive footage)
1974 The Chocolate Princess as Narrator
1981 The Devil and Max Devlin as Barney Satin
1974 Uptown Saturday Night as Wardell Franklin
1977 A Piece of the Action as Dave Anderson
1975 Let's Do It Again as Billy Foster
2012 Goose
1971 Diana! as Self
2006 The Shame of a City as Himself
2007 Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven as Himself
2004 Lightning in a Bottle
1991 The One, the Only... Groucho as Himself
2006 The Electric Company's Greatest Hits & Bits as Self
1996 Jack as Lawrence Woodruff
2005 Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class as Himself (archive footage)
2017 Bill Cosby: Fall of an American Icon
2006 Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multimedia Life
2022 Bill Cosby: Walking Free
2000 The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story
1971 Goin' Back to Indiana as Self
2009 Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy as Self
2013 Moms Mabley as Self
2005 The Harlem Globetrotters: The Team That Changed the World as Self
2012 B.B. King: The Life of Riley as Self
2008 Miles Davis: Kind of Blue as Himself
2004 Fat Albert as Self
1978 California Suite as Dr. Willis Panama
2005 Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
1993 The Meteor Man as Marvin
1990 Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration as Self
1979 Playboy's Roller Disco & Pajama Party
1986 In Remembrance of Martin as Self
2013 After Newtown: Guns in America as Self
2003 Jack Paar: Smart Television as Self
1974 Journey Back to Oz as The Wizard of Oz (TV version)
2004 TV in Black: The First Fifty Years as Self (archive footage)
2019 I Am Richard Pryor as Self - Actor and Comedian (archive footage)
1979 A Walking Tour of Sesame Street as Himself, as twins (archive footage)
1970 King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis as Self (archive footage)
1969 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice as Nightclub Patron in Hat
2002 Comedian as Himself
1997 4 Little Girls as Self - Educator
1990 The Earth Day Special as Dr. Cliff Huxtable
1983 Bill Cosby: Himself
1971 Bill Cosby on Prejudice
2000 Men of Honor
1987 Leonard Part 6
2013 Bill Cosby: Far From Finished
2004 Fat Albert
1977 The Fat Albert Christmas Special
1983 Bill Cosby: Himself
1987 Leonard Part 6
2004 Fat Albert
1987 Bill Cosby: 49
2013 Bill Cosby: Far From Finished
2002 The Cosby Show: A Look Back
Photo Name Department
1984 The Cosby Show (201 episode) as Heathcliff Huxtable
1994 Touched by an Angel (2 episode) as Phil
1969 The Bill Cosby Show (52 episode) as Chet Kincaid
1971 The Electric Company (781 episode)
1982 Late Night with David Letterman (2 episode)
1996 Cosby (96 episode)
1998 Kids Say the Darndest Things (64 episode) as Host
1970 The Don Knotts Show (2 episode)
1972 The New Bill Cosby Show (1 episode) as Self - Host
1976 Cos (9 episode)
1964 The Hollywood Palace (2 episode) as Self - Comedian
1965 The Dean Martin Show (1 episode)
1972 Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (151 episode) as Bill Cosby
1972 Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (151 episode) as Fat Albert Jackson
1972 Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (151 episode) as Mushmouth
1994 The Cosby Mysteries (18 episode)
1949 The Emmy Awards (2 episode) as Self
1987 A Different World (3 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (4 episode)
1947 Meet the Press (1 episode)
1998 Becker (1 episode) as Hilton Lucas (uncredited)
1970 The Flip Wilson Show (1 episode) as Self
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1978 The Kennedy Center Honors (1 episode) as Self
1973 The American Film Institute Salute to ... (1 episode) as Self
1975 Cher (1 episode)
1965 I Spy (82 episode) as Alexander Scott
1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1 episode) as Self
1968 The Dick Cavett Show (3 episode) as Self - Guest
1996 Ruby Wax Meets (1 episode)
1971 Great Performances (2 episode) as Self
1959 The David Susskind Show (1 episode) as Self
2015 Mr. Robot (1 episode) as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
2009 The Jay Leno Show (1 episode) as Self
1975 Doug Henning's World of Magic (1 episode)
2021 When Ruby Wax Met... (1 episode) as Himself
2022 We Need to Talk About Cosby (4 episode) as Self (archive footage)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (1 episode) as Self - Comedian
1993 Zone interdite (1 episode) as Self
2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2 episode)
1984 The Cosby Show (201 episode) Writing as (Writer)
1984 The Cosby Show (1 episode) Directing as (Director)
2004 Fatherhood (26 episode) Production as (Producer)
1969 The Bill Cosby Show (3 episode) Directing as (Director)
1999 Little Bill (47 episode) Production as (Executive Producer)
1996 Cosby (96 episode) Production as (Producer)
1972 Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (151 episode) Production as (Executive Producer)
1992 Here and Now (15 episode) Production as (Producer)
1969 The Bill Cosby Show (52 episode) Production as (Executive Producer)
1987 A Different World (2 episode) Writing as (Writer)
1987 A Different World ( episode) Creator as (Creator)
1984 The Cosby Show ( episode) Creator as (Creator)
2004 Fatherhood ( episode) Creator as (Creator)
1969 The Bill Cosby Show ( episode) Creator as (Creator)
1999 Little Bill ( episode) Creator as (Creator)
1996 Cosby ( episode) Creator as (Creator)
1972 Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids ( episode) Creator as (Creator)

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