Bill Cosby Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Bill Cosby Biography
  • Name: Bill Cosby
  • Age: 81 years old
  • Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Net Worth: US $400 Million
  • Status: Alive

Bill Cosby is an American actor, comedian, producer and author. He’s best known for the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show (1984-92). His credits include The Electric Company, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, and A Different World. He’s created the fictional character “Fat Albert”. Cosby was born William Henry Cosby, Jr. on July 12, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Anna Pearl, was a maid, and his father, William Henry Cosby Sr., served in the U.S. Navy. He has three younger brothers, Russell, Robbert and James (d. 1947). Cosby earned his BA degree from Temple University (1971) and his MA and EdD from the University of Massachusetts (1973, 1976). He served on the board of trustee at Temple University from 1982 to 2014.

Cosby began his stand-up career performing at nightclubs in San Francisco. His television debut was on the NBC adventure series ‘I Spy’. He was cast as “Alexander Scott” alongside Kelly Robinson (played by Robert Culp). The show ran for three seasons from 1965 to 1968. Cosby starred as “Chet Kincaid” on The Bill Cosby Show (1969-71), and as “Hank” on The Electric Company (1971-73). He created and voiced the title character “Fat Albert” for the animated series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972-85). He produced the NBC sitcom, A Different World (1987-93). Other notable television shows include Pinwheel (1977-90), The Cosby Show (1984-92), The Cosby Mysteries (1994-95), Cosby (1996-2000), OBKB (2010-12) and Kids Say the Darndest Things (1998-2000). His film credits include Uptown Saturday Night (1974) with Sidney Poitier, California Suite (1978) with Alan Alda, and The Devil and Max Devlin (1981) with Elliott Gould.

Cosby is a seven-time Grammy Award winner for Best Comedy Album. His comedy albums include I Started Out as a Child (1965), Why is There Air ? (1966), Wonderfulness (1967) and Revenge (1968). He won Grammy Awards for best recording for children for The Electric Company (1971) and Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs (1972). He was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2009. Cosby is also a bestselling author. His 1986 book ‘Fatherhood’ sold millions of copies. Other publications include Time Flies (1987), Love and Marriage (1989), and I Didn’t Ask to Be Born (2011). He hosted the annual Playboy Jazz Festival from 1979 to 2012. He’s also a member of The Jazz Foundation of America.

Bill Cosby stands 6ft 0in and he’s of African-American descent. His personal net worth is estimated at $400 million. He made as much as $4 million per episode of The Cosby Show. His real estate portfolio is reportedly worth more than $100 million. Cosby married television producer ‘Camille Hanks’ in January 1964. They have 5 children, Erika, Erinn, Ennis (d. 1997), Ensa (d. 2018) and Evin. He was also linked to Shawn Upshaw back in the 1970s.

Cosby has been the subject of sexual misconduct allegations spanning from 1965 to 2008. He made headlines in 2014 following a comedy routine by stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress. This prompted several women to come forward with their claims. However, the statute of limitations expired on the majority of the accusations. In 2015, three class II felony charges of aggravated indecent assault were brought against Cosby. His June 2017 trial ended in a mistrial. He was found guilty of 3 counts of aggravated indecent assault on April 26, 2018.

Bill Cosby Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Bill Cosby Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: William Henry Cosby Jr.
  • Birthday: July 12, 1937
  • How Old : Age: 81 years old
  • Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • How Tall : Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)
  • Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Producer, Author
  • Years Active: 1961-present
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $400 Million
  • Marriage(s): Camille Hanks
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive

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