William Henry Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author.

Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby


He is one of four sons of Anna Pearl , a maid, and William Henry Cosby Sr., who served as a mess steward in the U.S. Navy. During much of Cosby’s early childhood, his father was away in the U.S. armed forces, spending several years serving in the theater of war in World War II.


After attending Temple University in the 1960s, he received his bachelor’s degree there in 1971. In 1973, he received a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and in 1976, he earned his Doctor of Education degree, also from UMass. His dissertation discussed the use of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids as a teaching tool in elementary schools.


His start in stand-up comedy began at the hungry i in San Francisco and was followed by his landing a starring role in the 1960s television show I Spy. He was also a regular on the children’s television series The Electric Company during the show’s first two seasons.

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, a show that ran from 1972 to 1985, centering on a group of young friends growing up in an urban area.

Throughout the 1970s, Cosby starred in a number of films, and he occasionally returned to film later in his career. Cosby was born on July 12, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Married Life

Cosby married Camille Olivia Hanks on January 25, 1964. Together, they have had five children, Erika, Erinn, Ensa, Evin, and Ennis. Their only son, Ennis, was murdered on January 16, 1997, while changing a flat tire on the side of Interstate 405 in Los Angeles. The Cosbys have three grandchildren.

Cosby is a Protestant. He maintains homes in Shelburne, Massachusetts, and Cheltenham, Pennsylvania.

Age, Height & Measurements

Bill Cosby Age 81 years. Bill Cosby's height 6 feet 1 inches (185 cm), weight 178 lbs (81 kg). Body measurements 36 - 36 - 26 and Zodiac Sign Virgo.
Bill Cosby Bio
Famous AsBill Cosby
ProfessionActor, Comedian, Producer
Age81 years
BirthdayJuly 12th, 1937
Birth PlacePhiladelphia, PA, USA
Birth SignVirgo
Height6 feet 1 inches (185 cm)
Weight178 lbs (81 kg)
Body Measurements36 - 36 - 26
Net Worth$400 million
SalaryNot Available
Birth/Full NameWilliam Henry Cosby, Jr.
Nick NameBill
Birth CountryUnited States
Body BuildStraight
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorHair Color
Shoe Size11 (US)
Dress SizeN/A
FatherWilliam Henry Cosby, Sr.
MotherAnna Pearl Cosby
BrotherRussell Cosby, Robert Cosby and James Cosby
SonEnnis Cosby
DaughterErika Ranee, Ensa Cosby, Evin Harrah Cosby and Erinn Chalene Cosby
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseCamille Cosby (m. 1964)
Dating/Affairs WithCamille Cosby (m. 1964)
SchoolPeddie School, Hightstown
College/UniversityUnknownTemple University,University of Massachusetts



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