Bill Cosby, born William Henry Cosby Jr., is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. Cosby began his career as a stand-up comic at the hungry i nightclub in San Francisco during the 1960s.
Cosby released several standup comedy records throughout the decade, which consecutively earned him the Grammy Award from 1965 to 1970 for Best Comedy Album.
Not only that, but he also had a starring role in the television crime show I Spy (1965–1968) opposite Robert Culp.
Cosby is the first African American to earn an Emmy Award for acting after winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1966.
Bill Cosby Parents: William Henry Cosby, Sr., Anna Pearl Cosby (Father, Mother)
Bill Cosby was born on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, to Anna Pearl Cosby, a maid, and William Henry Cosby Sr., who served as a mess steward in the U.S. Navy.
Cosby was the class president as well as captain of both the baseball and track and field teams at Mary Channing Wister Public School in Philadelphia.[