Bill Cosby Age, Controversies, Wife, Family, Biography, Facts & More


Bill Cosby

Real NameWilliam Henry Cosby Jr.
NicknameBill, The Cos
ProfessionActor, Comedian, Musician, Author
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 185 cm
in meters - 1.85 m
in feet inches - 6’ 1”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms - 85 kg
in Pounds - 187 lbs
Eye ColorGray
Hair ColorDark Brown
Personal Life
Date of BirthJuly 12, 1937
Age (as in 2017)80 Years
Birth PlacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
SignatureBill Cosby Signature
HometownPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
School(s)Central High School, Philadelphia
Germantown High School, Germantown, Tennessee
UniversityTemple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Educational QualificationAwarded a track and field Scholarship to Temple University in 1961
DebutTV- The Cosby Show
Bill Cosby Debut The Cosby Show
FamilyFather- William Henry Cosby Sr.
Mother- Anna Pearl Cosby
Bill Cosby With His Mother Anna Pearl Cosby
Brothers- Russell Cosby
Bill Cosby (Left) With His Brother Russell Cosby (Right)
Robert Cosby
Bill Cosbys Brother Robert Cosby
James Cosby
Bill Cosbys Brother James Cosby
Sister- Not Known
EthnicityAfrican - American
Address (Fanmail)P.O. Box 4049
Santa Monica, CA 90411
HobbiesPlaying Football and Baseball, Collecting fountain pens, Postage Stamp Collection
Controversies• In cases viz rape, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual misconduct and drug-facilitated sexual assault, Cozby has been accused by more than 50 women.
• In July 1997, a woman named "Autumn Jackson" claimed that she was the illegitimate daughter of Bill Cosby. However, when the police underwent further investigation, Jackson's claim was proved wrong, and for making a wrong complaint, she was imprisoned for 26 months. 
Bob Cosby With Autumn Jackson
Favorite Things
Favorite DessertChocolate Pudding
Favorite Radio ShowLights Out
Favorite FoodFruit-filled Danish and Fried potatoes
Favorite RestaurantGates Bar-B-Q
Favorite Sport(s)Football, Baseball, Basketball
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
WifeCamille Cosby
Bill Cosby With His Wife Camille Cosby
Marriage DateJanuary 25, 1964
ChildrenSon- Late Ennis Cosby
Bill Cosby With His Son Ennis Cosby
Daughters- Erika Ranee
Bill Cosby With His Daughter Erika Cosby
Evin Harrah Cosby
Bill Cosby With His Daughter Evin Harrah Cosby
Late Ensa Cosby (Died in 2018)
Ensa Cosby
Erinn Chalene Cosby
Bill Cosby With His Daughter Erinn Chalene Cosby
Style Quotient
Car Collection(s)AC Shelby Cobra
AC Shelby Cobra
1974 Ferrari 365 GT4
1974 Ferrari 365 GT4
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$400 million (as in 2017)

Bill Cosby Cover


Some Lesser Known Facts About Bill Cosby

  • Does Bill Cosby smoke?: Yes
  • Does Bill Cosby drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • During an interactive session, Cosby described himself as a “class clown” in his high school.
  • He was a sports freak and loved playing football, basketball, and baseball from his teens.
  • He was the class president and was also the captain of both the baseball team and the track and field team at Mary Channing Wister Public School in Philadelphia.
  • When he was in 10th grade, he was also getting trained in Navy (medical aid). For being more focused towards his Navy training, he got failed in 10th grade.
  • During his four years in Navy, he served as Hospital Corpsman working in physical therapy. Bill Cosby In Navy
  • To financially assist his family, he used to did odd jobs whenever he gets time from his school like – selling produces, shining shoes, stocking shelves at a supermarket, etc.
  • As a child, he had the fantasy of becoming a professional athlete, or a jazz drummer, and he also performed with a professional jazz combo. Bill Cosby In Jazz Combo
  • He imbibed the acting skills by meeting different people while working as a bartender at a bar.
  • Bill Cosby and Camille tied their knot on January 25, 1964. Bill Cosbys Marriage
  • Bill Cosby named all his kids with the initial letter ‘E’ on the pretext of that it represented Excellence.
  • Besides being a good actor, he is also a wonderful musician and his song “Little Old Man”  got in top 40 hit list in 1969. Bill Cosbys Song Little Old Man
  • He released the concert film Bill Cosby: HImself, which is widely regarded as “the greatest comedy concert film ever” in 1983. Bill Cosby Himself
  • On January 16, 1997, his only son Ennis Cosby was murdered while changing a flat tire in Los Angeles. Bill Cosby Son Ennis Cosby Shot Dead
  • He was nominated for eight Primetime Emmy Awards and won four.
  • He was the first African-American actor who won Emmy Award. He won the award for his critically claimed acting in “I Spy.” Bill Cosby In I Spy
  • Bill won the “Outstanding Continued Performance in a Leading Role” award consecutively for 3 years i.e. 1966, 1967 and 1968.
  • Cosby was nominated for 17 Grammy Awards and won nine of them.
  • He was honored with top Humor prize entitled ” Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.”

  • On July 9, 2002, he was awarded the “Presidential Medal of Freedom” by Former President George W. BushBill Cosby Honored With Presidential Medal Of Freedom By Former President George W. Bush
  • Recently in his interview, Cosby revealed that he is now completely blind. Here’s Bill Cosby speaking on being blind:

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