Bill Cosby Bio, Age, Wife, Children, Comedy, Net Worth, Movies

Bill Cosby Biography

Bill Cosby is an American comedian, spokesman, and media personality. He is also an actor known for portraying the role of Al Hickey in Hickey and Boggs. Some of his other popular films include Men of Honor, Touched by an Angel, and The Earth Day Special.

How old is Bill Cosby? – Age

The Pros & Cons actor is 86 years old as of 2023. He was born on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, where he also grew up.

How tall is Bill Cosby? – Height

Cosby is 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m) tall.

Bill Cosby Mother, Father – Family

Bill was born to William Henry Cosby, Sr., and Anna Pearl Cosby in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. His mother was a maid while his father worked as a mess steward in the U.S. Navy. He was brought up along with his three siblings; Robert Cosby, Russell Cosby, named James Cosby.

Bill Cosby Education

The SNL comedian enrolled at Philadelphia’s Central High School where he studied. Afterward, he joined Temple University via a track-and-field scholarship and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He also holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1972.

Is Bill Cosby Married? – Wife

Cosby has been married to his lovely wife, Camille Cosby, since 1964. She is a philanthropist and television producer known for her work in films such as Fat Albert and Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years. It is also known that the character of Clair Huxtable in The Cosby Show was based on her.

Comedian and Actor Bill Cosby Photo
Comedian and Actor Bill Cosby Photo

Bill Cosby Children

The 23 Hours to Kill actor and his wife Camille have been blessed with five children. They are Ennis, Erika Ranee, Evin Harrah, Erinn Chalene, and Ensa Cosby. Unfortunately, his daughter Ensa passed away from renal disease while awaiting a kidney transplant in 2018. On the other hand, the couple’s son Ennis was murdered in Los Angeles in 1997.

Bill Cosby Comedy Career

Bill is a vastly recognized comedian known for his comedy album known as Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow…Right! Afterward, he released another album titled To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With. He served as a host of the Just for Laughs comedy gala in 2009.

Likewise, he is known for his performance in Bill Cosby: Far from Finished stand-up special. He made several appearances at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre tour in Atlanta, Georgia. It is also known that he was cast in shows such as The Meteor Man and The Tonight Show.

Acting Career

Bill is a professional actor who is known for his several appearances in Seeing Allred. He also portrayed the role of Alexander Scott in I Spy for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award. He voiced the character of Mushmouth in Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.

Most noteworthy, he served as the host of both The New Fat Albert Show as well as The Adventures of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. He was cast in A Piece of the Action which starred the character of of Dave Anderson.

He was featured in Black History: Lost, Stolen, or Strayed CBS documentary as a narrator. Furthermore, he starred in the character of Dr. Willis Panama in California Suite.

Movies and TV Shows

  • Bill Cosby: Himself
  • A Different World
  • Ghost Dad
  • Let’s Do It Again
  • The Bill Cosby Show
  • Picture Pages
  • Uptown Saturday Night
  • Jack
  • Kids Say the Darndest Things
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
  • Leonard Part 6
  • A Piece of the Action
  • The Electric Company
  • Mother, Jugs & Speed
  • The Meteor Man
  • The Brown Hornet
  • The Devil and Max Devlin
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • The Cosby Mysteries
  • California Suite
  • Hickey & Boggs


  • Primetime Emmy Awards
  • Eight Grammy Awards
  • Two Daytime Emmy Awards
  • Two Golden Globe Awards
  • Bob Hope Humanitarian Award

Bill Cosby Net Worth

Citing his career in art and entertainment, Cosby sits at an estimated net worth of $400 Million.

Bill Cosby Instagram

You can find and follow Bill on Instagram using the account name: @billcosby

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