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The Cosby Show Cast List

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The Cosby Show cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the The Cosby Show main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these The Cosby Show stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from The Cosby Show focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on The Cosby Show that are on here as well.

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    Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an ...  more
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    Bill Cosby

    The Cosby Show, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
    William Henry Cosby Jr. (; born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor,...  more
  • 3

    Eileen Heckart

    The Cosby Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show
    Eileen Heckart (born Anna Eileen Herbert, March 29, 1919 – December 31, 2001) was an American...  more
  • 4

    Erika Alexander

    The Cosby Show, Living Single
    Erika Rose Alexander (born November 19, 1969) is an American actress, writer, producer,...  more
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    Angela Bassett

    American Horror Story, ER
    Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an American actress and activist known for her...  more
  • 6

    Geoffrey Owens

    The Cosby Show, Built to Last
    Geoffrey Louis Owens (born March 18, 1961) is an American actor known for his role as Elvin...  more
  • 7

    Joseph C. Phillips

    The Cosby Show, General Hospital
    Joseph Connor Phillips (born January 17, 1962) is an American actor, writer, and conservative...  more
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    Clarice Taylor (September 20, 1917 – May 30, 2011) was an American stage, film and television...  more
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    Keshia Knight Pulliam

    The Cosby Show, Tyler Perry's House of Payne
    Keshia Knight Pulliam (born April 9, 1979) is an American actress. She is known for her...  more
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    Lisa Bonet

    The Cosby Show, A Different World
    Lilakoi Moon (born Lisa Michelle Bonet, November 16, 1967) is an American actress. Bonet is...  more
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    Danny Kaye

    The Danny Kaye Show, The Danny Kaye Show with Lucille Ball
    Danny Kaye (born David Daniel Kaminsky; Yiddish: דאַװיד דאַניעל קאַמינסקי‎; January 18, 1911 –...  more
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    Malcolm-Jamal Warner

    The Cosby Show, The Magic School Bus
    Malcolm-Jamal Warner (born August 18, 1970) is an American actor, director, producer,...  more
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    Phylicia Rashād

    The Cosby Show, Little Bill
    Phylicia Rashād ( fih-LI-shə rə-SHAHD) (née Ayers-Allen; June 19, 1948) is an American...  more
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    Sabrina Le Beauf

    The Cosby Show, Fatherhood
    Sabrina Marie Le Beauf (born March 21, 1958) is an American actress best known for her...  more
  • 15

    Earle Hyman

    The Cosby Show, ThunderCats
    Earle Hyman (October 11, 1926 – November 17, 2017) was an American stage, television, and film...  more
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    Tempestt Bledsoe

    The Cosby Show, Guys with Kids
    Tempestt Bledsoe (born August 1, 1973) is an American actress. She is best known for her...  more
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    Iman Abdulmajid

    The Fashion Show
    Zara Mohamed Abdulmajid (Somali: Zara Maxamed Cabdulmajiid; 25 July 1955), mononymously known...  more
  • 18

    Malinda Williams

    The John Larroquette Show, Soul Food
    Malinda Williams (born September 24, 1975) is an American actress and producer. She began her...  more
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    The Cosby Show, That's So Raven
    Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman (; born December 10, 1985), also known as Raven, is an American...  more
  • 20

    Sammy Davis, Jr.

    Alice in Wonderland, The New Alice in Wonderland
    Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, musician,...  more
  • 21


    A Different World, The Redd Foxx Show
    David Adkins (born November 10, 1956), better known by his stage name Sinbad (), is an...  more
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    Sônia Braga

    American Family, As Cariocas
    Sônia Maria Campos Braga (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsõnjɐ ˈbɾaɡɐ]; born June 8, 1950) is a...  more
  • 23

    Tatyana Ali

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Young and the Restless
    Tatyana Marisol Ali (born January 24, 1979) is an American actress and singer known for her...  more
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    Terry Farrell

    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Becker
    Theresa Lee "Terry" Farrell (born November 19, 1963) is an American actress and fashion model....  more
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    Tichina Arnold

    Raising Hope, Everybody Hates Chris
    Tichina Rolanda Arnold (; born June 28, 1969) is an American actress, comedian and singer. She...  more