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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 Keys is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. A classically-trained pianist, Keys was composing songs by age ...more
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Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
The Cosby Show, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, I Spy
William Henry Cosby Jr. (; born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author, and convicted sex offender. He held an active career for over six decades before being ...more
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Eileen Heckart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
The Cosby Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Backstairs at the White House
Eileen Heckart (born Anna Eileen Herbert, March 29, 1919 – December 31, 2001) was an American actress whose career spanned nearly 60 years. She first became known for her role as schoolteacher ...more
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Erika Alexander is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
The Cosby Show, Living Single, 60 Minute Man
Erika Rose Alexander (born November 19, 1969) is an American actress, writer, producer, entrepreneur and activist best known for her roles as Pam Tucker on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show ...more
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Angela Bassett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
American Horror Story, ER, Ryan's Hope
Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an American actress and activist known for her biographical film roles, most notably her performance as Tina Turner in the biopic What's Love Got ...more
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Geoffrey Owens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
The Cosby Show, Built to Last
Geoffrey Louis Owens (born March 18, 1961) is an American actor known for his role as Elvin Tibideaux on The Cosby Show (1985–1992). He is the son of former United States Congressman Major
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Joseph C. Phillips is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
The Cosby Show, General Hospital
Joseph Connor Phillips (born January 17, 1962) is an American actor, writer, and conservative Christian commentator. He is best known for his role as Martin Kendall on the long-running NBC ...more
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Clarice Taylor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
Clarice Taylor (September 20, 1917 – May 30, 2011) was an American stage, film and television actress.
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Keshia Knight Pulliam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
The Cosby Show, Tyler Perry's House of Payne, What About Your Friends: Weekend Getaway
Keshia Knight Pulliam (born April 9, 1979) is an American actress. She is known for her childhood role as Rudy Huxtable, the youngest child of Cliff and Clair Huxtable at just the age of 5 to ...more
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Lisa Bonet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
The Cosby Show, A Different World, Life on Mars
Lilakoi Moon (born Lisa Michelle Bonet, November 16, 1967) is an American actress. Bonet is best known for her role as Denise Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show, which originally aired ...more
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Danny Kaye is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
The Danny Kaye Show, The Danny Kaye Show with Lucille Ball
Danny Kaye (born David Daniel Kaminsky; Yiddish: דאַװיד דאַניעל קאַמינסקי‎; January 18, 1911 – March 3, 1987) was an American actor, singer, dancer, comedian, musician, and philanthropist. His ...more
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Malcolm-Jamal Warner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
Malcolm-Jamal Warner The Cosby Show, The Magic School Bus, The Magic School Bus
Malcolm-Jamal Warner (born August 18, 1970) is an American actor, director, producer, musician, and writer. He is best known for his roles as Theo Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show and ...more
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Phylicia Rashād is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
The Cosby Show, Little Bill, Do No Harm
Phylicia Rashād ( fih-LI-shə rə-SHAHD) (née Ayers-Allen; June 19, 1948) is an American actress, singer and stage director. She is known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the NBC sitcom ...more
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Sabrina Le Beauf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
The Cosby Show, Fatherhood
Sabrina Marie Le Beauf (born March 21, 1958) is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Sondra Huxtable on the NBC situation comedy The Cosby Show. She has voiced the character Norma ...more
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Earle Hyman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
The Cosby Show, ThunderCats, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
Earle Hyman (October 11, 1926 – November 17, 2017) was an American stage, television, and film actor. Hyman is known for his role on ThunderCats as the voice of Panthro and various other ...more
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Tempestt Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
The Cosby Show, Guys with Kids, Celebrity Fit Club
Tempestt Bledsoe (born August 1, 1973) is an American actress. She is best known for her childhood role as Vanessa Huxtable, the fourth child of Cliff and Clair Huxtable on the long-running NBC ...more
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Iman Abdulmajid is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
The Fashion Show
Zara Mohamed Abdulmajid (Somali: Zara Maxamed Cabdulmajiid; 25 July 1955), mononymously known as Iman, is a Somali-American fashion model, actress and entrepreneur. A former muse of designers ...more
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Malinda Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
The John Larroquette Show, Soul Food, The Client
Malinda Williams (born September 24, 1975) is an American actress and producer. She began her career on television, before appearing in films A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996), High ...more
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Raven-Symoné is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
The Cosby Show, That's So Raven, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman (; born December 10, 1985), also known as Raven, is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She began her career as a child actress, appearing as ...more
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Sammy Davis, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
Alice in Wonderland, The New Alice in Wonderland, Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration
Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, musician, dancer, actor, vaudevillian, comedian and activist known for his impressions of actors, musicians and ...more
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Sinbad is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
A Different World, The Redd Foxx Show, The Sinbad Show
David Adkins (born November 10, 1956), better known by his stage name Sinbad (), is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He became known in the 1990s from being featured on his own HBO ...more
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Sônia Braga is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
American Family, As Cariocas, Dancin' Days
Sônia Maria Campos Braga (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsõnjɐ ˈbɾaɡɐ]; born June 8, 1950) is a Brazilian-American actress. She is known in the English-speaking world for her Golden ...more
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Tatyana Ali is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Young and the Restless, Love That Girl!
Tatyana Marisol Ali (born January 24, 1979) is an American actress and singer known for her role as Ashley Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 1990 to 1996. She has also ...more
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Terry Farrell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Becker, Paper Dolls
Theresa Lee "Terry" Farrell (born November 19, 1963) is an American actress and fashion model. She is best known for her role as Jadzia Dax in the television series Star Trek: Deep ...more
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Tichina Arnold is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Cosby Show Cast List
Raising Hope, Everybody Hates Chris, Martin
Tichina Rolanda Arnold (; born June 28, 1969) is an American actress, comedian and singer. She began her career as a child actor, appearing in supporting roles in Little Shop of Horrors (1986) ...more