He became known for The Bill Cosby Show, which aired from 1984 to 1992, and the comedy series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.
After flunking 10th grade, he worked as an apprentice at a local shoe repair shop and began performing stand up comedy at The Hungry I nightclub in San Francisco.
He starred in I Spy and won a Best Comedy Performance Grammy Award in 1969 for his routine, To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With,
He married Camille Hanks in 1964, and they had five children named Erika, Erinn, Ensa, Evin and Ennis.
His wife on The Cosby Show was Clair Huxtable, played by the lovely Phylicia Rashad.
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