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Bill Cosby Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 18, 2023

Date of Birth

12 / 7 / 1937


87 Years


Actor Comedian Producer

Bill Cosby Biography family, childhood, children, wife & More

Bill Cosby was seen as a comedian from the time he was young. He especially enjoyed the comedic style that was Sid Caesar (1922). In high school, he was the track captain.


William Henry “Bill” Cosby, Jr. (born 12 July 1937) is an American comedian actor, writer TV producer, educator as well as musician, and activist. A stand-up comedian with a long history who began his career in various clubs. He then offered a prominent role on the 1960s action comedy show I Spy. The actor later appeared on his own show that was a situation comedy, The Bill Cosby Show, in 1969.

He graduated in 1976. Cosby received the Doctor of Education degree. During his time in the 80s, Cosby created and played in what seemed to be the decade’s most memorable comedy show, The Cosby Show, which ran for eight seasons between 1984 and 1992. The sitcom focused on the life and development of an upper-middle-class African-American family.

Early Life

He was born William Henry Cosby Jr. on July 12, 1937, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cosby is the oldest of four brothers and grew up living in the city’s Germantown neighborhood. In the beginning, Cosby’s family Cosby had enough money to survive financially, however, the family’s budget began to plummet as Cosby’s father William Cosby Sr., was drinking regularly.

As his father enlisted in the U.S. Navy, Cosby was a kind of father to his siblings. His mother, Anna, worked cleaning homes. Cosby and his family were housed in Richard Allen Homes, a low-income housing development. When he was 8, Cosby suffered a great loss when his brother James, who was the second oldest boy, passed away. with a very tight budget in his household, Cosby began shining his shoes. He also worked at a grocery store in his middle school days.


Famous Bill Cosby is one of four children of Anna Pearl, a maid who was a member of the Chaos Service in the US Navy. In the early years of Cosby’s childhood, his father was away from the US military and he spent a few years on the battlefields of war during World War II. William Henry Cosby Jr. was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, on July 12, 1937, in the family of Anna as well as William Cosby.

One of Cosby’s brothers died when he was just six. The father of Cosby was in the navy and was absent from his home for a period of time. Cosby as his father’s oldest child assisted his mother with the household expenses by working odd jobs, like taking care of groceries or shining shoes. Bill was seen as an entertainer even as an infant. He especially enjoyed the comedic style of Sid Caesar (1922-). In high school, he was the captain of the football and track teams as well as playing baseball and basketball.

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He got married to Camille Olivia Hanks on January 25, 1964. They have five children “Erica, Erin, Insa, Evin & Ines”. Their sole child, Ennis died on the 16th day of January 1997 when he was changing a punctured tire along the side of Interstate 405 in “Los Angeles”.

The Bill Cosby family was blessed with three grandchildren. On the 16th of January, 1997 the son Ennis was struck in the head when changing the tire on his vehicle. The couple had to lose their girl Ensa on the 23rd of February, 2018 because of renal disease as they waited for the outcome of a kidney transplant.


Bill Cosby’s status as a heterosexual couple is tied to Camille Cosby. In the early 1960s Bill first met Camille at first in Washington. The couple got married on the 25th of January 1964. Erika (born around 1965), Erinn (born in 1966), Ennis (born in 1969), Ensa (born in 1973), and Evin were the five kids (born around 1976).


Stand-Up Albums

Title Year
Wonderfulness 1966
Why Is There Air? 1965
When I Was a Kid 1971
To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With 1968
Those of You with or Without Children, You’ll Understand 1986
Revenge 1967
Oh, Baby! 1991
My Father Confused Me… What Must I Do? What Must I Do? 1977
Live: Madison Square Garden Center 1970
It’s True! It’s True! 1969
Inside the Mind of Bill Cosby 1972
I Started Out as a Child 1964
For Adults Only  
Fat Albert 1973
Far from Finished… 2013
Bill’s Best Friend 1978
Bill Cosby: Himself 1983
Bill Cosby: 49 1987
Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow…Right! 1963
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200 M.P.H.  


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Title Peak positions Album Year
“Little Ole Man (Uptight, Everything’s Alright)” 4 =”60″>18</td> Silver Throat: Bill Cosby Sings</td> 1967
“Hooray for the Salvation Army Band” 71 width=”60″>— owspan=”2″>Bill Cosby Sings Hooray for the Salvation Army Band!
“Funky North Philly” 91 1968
“Grover Henson Feels Forgotten” 70 17 1970
>”Yes, Yes, Yes” 46 11 th=”55″>&gt;— 1976

Net Worth

<p>He is an American comedian, television personality, and producer. At the time of this composition, his net worth stands at $400 million.

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Body Measurements Chest: 36
Waist: 36
Biceps: 12
Birth Place Philadelphia PA USA
Children Son: Ennis Cosby
Daughter: Erika Ranee, Ensa Cosby, Evin Harrah Cosby, and Erinn Chalene Cosby
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Blad
Height In CM 185 CM
Height In Meter 1.85 M
Nationality American
Parents Father: William Henry Cosby Sr
Mother: Anna Pearl Cosby
Profession Actor Comedian Producer
Siblings Brother: Russell Cosby, Robert Cosby, and James Cosby
Spous Camille Cosby
Weight 81 Kg
178 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Virgo


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