Born: July 12, 1937
Occupation: Comedian, actor, author, producer, musician, activist
Biography: William Henry Bill Cosby, Jr. is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist. A veteran stand-up performer, he got his start at various clubs, then landed a starring role in the 1960s action show, I Spy. He later starred in his own sitcom, The Bill Cosby Show.