Bill Cosby (William Henry Cosby, Jr.) was born in 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is an American actor and comedian. Cosby became the first African-American actor to star in a series on the television show “I-Spy”. He has since starred in several television series, most remarkably the situation comedy The Cosby Show (1984–92) and the most popular program on American television during the late 1980s.
Cosby has won numerous Emmy awards and written several books, including Fatherhood (1986). He was inducted (1992) into the Television Hall of Fame, and six years later he was awarded a presidential medal. Bill Cosby, the genial father figure who contributes to a wide range of black charitable causes, found himself wrapped up in controversy. Mr. Cosby made the comments out of distress and because of his belief that fighting racial injustice must also include accepting personal responsibility. Mr. Cosby's remarks, which also included the observation that not all incarcerated blacks, are political prisoners.
Cosby met his wife Camille Hanks Cosby while he was performing stand-up in Washington, D.C., in the early 1960s, and she was a student at the University of Maryland. They got married on January 25,1964. They have five children named Erika Ranee, Erinn Chalene, Ensa Camille, Ervin Harrah, and Ennis Williams. Bill Cosby’s son named Ennis, was shot and killed on January 16, 1997.