The Cosby Show (1984 - 1992)


The Cosby Show

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Series Info

Cosby played a doctor and dad in this all-time classic, which was TV's biggest hit in the 1980s and almost single-handedly revived the sitcom genre and NBC's ratings fortunes after ABC passed on the series. Mostly set in a Brooklyn brownstone, the series focused on obstetrician Cliff Huxtable and his wife, Claire, a lawyer, as they raised their kids with loving firmness. The series debuted in September 1984, ran for eight seasons and produced one spin-off, `A Different World.'

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Seasons

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1991, NBC, 25 episodes

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1990, NBC, 26 episodes

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1989, NBC, 26 episodes

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1988, NBC, 26 episodes

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1987, NBC, 24 episodes

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1986, NBC, 25 episodes

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1985, NBC, 25 episodes

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Critics Consensus: Smart, sweet, and very funny, The Cosby Show is an instant classic.

1984, NBC, 24 episodes

Cast

Bill Cosby
as Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable
Phylicia Rashad
as Clair Huxtable
Lisa Bonet
as Denise Huxtable Kendall
Malcolm-Jamal Warner
as Theo Huxtable
Tempestt Bledsoe
as Vanessa Huxtable
Sabrina Le Beauf
as Sondra Huxtable Tibideaux
Clarice Taylor
as Anna Huxtbale
Geoffrey Owens
as Elvin Tibideaux
Earle Hyman
as Russell Huxtable
Raven-Symoné
as Olivia Kendall
Erika Alexander
as Pam Tucker
Peter Costa
as Peter Chiara
Joseph C. Phillips
as Lt. Martin Kendall
William Thomas Jr.
as Dabnis Brickey
Allen Payne
as Lance Rodman
Karen Malina White
as Charmaine Brown
Michelle Thomas
as Justine Phillips
Mushond Lee
as Arthur "Slide" Bartell
David Smyrl
as Man in Court
Gary Leroi Gray
as Nelson Tibideaux
Wallace Shawn
as Jeffrey Engels
Sullivan Walker
as Dr. Jim Harmon
Pam Potillo
as Janet Meiser
Elaine Stritch
as Mrs. McGee
Moses Gunn
as Dr. Lotus
Seth Gilliam
as Aaron Dexter
Lynne Thigpen
as Mrs. Hudson
Lisa Rieffel
as Susan Henning
Marcella Lowery
as Francine Tibideaux
Yvonne Erwin
as Sarah Hanks
Malinda Williams
as Althea Logan
Michele Shay
as Nicole Harmon
Grace Johnston
as Caroline Gregory
Ethel Ayler
as Carrie Hanks
Alex Ruiz
as Lou Hernandez
Anne Twomey
as Mrs. Jennings
Sam E. Wright
as Dr. Dan Morgan
Clebert Ford
as Mr. Atkins
Saundra Quarterman
as Lisa Hairston
Betty Carter
as Ms. Amanda Woods
Russell Nype
as Ira Traugett
Charles Brown
as Capt. Turvey
Wallace Shawn
as Jeffrey Engels
E.G. Marshall
as Stanley Rappaport
Jim Valvano
as John Velarde
Kadeem Hardison
as Phillip Washington
Debbie Allen
as Emma Neuhausen
Tiger Haynes
as Coach Bill Barry
B.B. King
as Riley Jackson
Edmund Lyndeck
as Mr. Bingham
Minnie Gentry
as Harriet "Gramtee" McCutcheon
Leslie Uggams
as Kris Temple
Phil Nee
as Mr. Yang
Keith Reddin
as Mr. McManis
Dub Taylor
as Slim Claxton
Meg Foster
as Diane Hemmings
Anthony Quinn
as Mr. Fuentes
Max Roach
as Dr. Gordon Darton
Marge Redmond
as Mrs. Lebeau
John Ritter
as Ray Evans
Special Ed
as JT Freeze
Nicole Leach
as Danielle
Ray Demattis
as Student
Joe Williams
as Al Hanks
Yunoka Doyle
as Latisha
Dondre Whitfield
as Robert Foreman
Alva Chinn
as Expectant Mother #2
Ron Foster
as Mr. Hanson
Todd Hollowell
as Denise's Date
Susan Diol
as Cheryl
Christine Andreas
as Hairdresser
Dennis Scott
as Lester Tibideaux
Amy Yasbeck
as Alicia Evans
Dick Vitale
as Dan Vicente
Joel Fabiani
as Richard Hemmings
Stephen Thompson
as Anthony Braxton
Dennis Singletary
as Lyle Thompson
Iona Morris
as Veterinarian
Mercedes Ruehl
as Bernadette Foley
Red Buttons
as Jake Bennett
Damien Leake
as Andy Anderson
Roger Robinson
as Mitch Lawson
John Amos
as Dr. Bradley Herbert Jr.
Austin Pendleton
as Phil Kensington
Leticia Herrera
as Louisa Sanchez
Nancy Wilson
as Lorraine Kendall
Roy Wilson
as Howard
David Ilku
as Guy #1
Carmen Finestra
as Andy Witherspoon III
Ahmad Rashad
as Rodeo Announcer
Essence Atkins
as Paula Young
Laurie Morrison
as Lindy Harmon
Sari Chang
as Nurse Young
Michael Lombard
as Mason Benedict
Suzzanne Douglas
as Rebecca Shorter
Ken Meseroll
as Jonathan Rappaport
Lucy Martin
as Gwen Graham
Colin Quinn
as Davey Herbeck
Arnold Stang
as Man in Waiting Room
Richard Woods
as Steve Parnell
Norman Beaton
as Carleton
Richard Lawson
as Mr. Bostic
Alvin Lum
as Mr. Howe
Sonia Braga
as Anna Maria Westlake
Lou Myers
as Mr. Davis
Roscoe Lee Browne
as Dr. Barnabus Foster
Matt Williams
as Jack Westlake
Elayne Boosler
as Dr. Strauss
Joe Black
as Joe Simms
Birdie M. Hale
as Mrs. Barry
Leila Danette
as Mrs. Whitaker
Lloyd Batista
as Court Clerk
Vicki Richardson
as Shower Guest #2
Catherine Davis Cox
as Bernice Phelps
BernNadette Stanis
as Carolyn Thompson
Edouard DeSoto
as Mr. Rueter
Don Reed
as Mitchell
Audrey Landers
as Cookie Bennett
Graciela
as Herself
Yvette Erwin
as Sarah Hanks
Bill Gunn
as Homer
Clayton Prince
as Eddie Lakehart
Barry Moss
as Mr. Chiara
Mary B. Ward
as Mrs. Jenkins
Bill Bradley
as Cliff's Teammate #1
CCH Pounder
as Clair's Friend
Olivia Ward
as Mrs. Fields
Ed Lover
as Cab Driver
Alec Mapa
as Wretched Fan
Ernest Abuba
as George Parker
Frank Robinson
as Frank Potter
Angela Bassett
as Mrs. Mitchell
Danny Kaye
as Dr. Burns
Robinson Frank Adu
as Male Officer
Twinkle Burke
as Waitress
Iman
as Mrs. Montgomery
Freda Foh Shen
as Mrs. Balaban
Louis Nye
as Norman Kirby
Dennis Singletary
as Lyle Thompson
Melba Moore
as Patricia Abbott
Raphael Sbarge
as Mr. Jenkins
Ronald Wilson
as Nelson Tibideaux
Bill Irwin
as Eddie Bartholomew
Wynonna Smith
as Denise's Friend
Dave DeBusschere
as Cliff's Teammate #2
Rita Moreno
as Mrs. Granger
Robert Culp
as Scott Kelly
Me Me Lai
as Morgan
Carl Ballantine
as The Great Ballantine
Yamil Borges
as Mrs. O'Royo
Cynthia Bailey
as Sheniquah Watkins
Tony Orlando
as Tony Castillo
Josh Culbreath
as Col. Sanford B. 'Tailwind' Turner
Sinbad
as Davis Sarrette
Ray Baker
as Mr. Schrader
Steven Culp
as Father-to-Be
Dizzy Gillespie
as Mr. Hampton
Clarke Gordon
as Mr. Halifax
Doris Belack
as Saleswoman
Don Franklin
as Greg Martinson
Stacey Dash
as Michelle
Samuel E. Wright
as Dr. Dan Morgan
Aleta Mitchell
as Mrs. Randall
Paul Harding
as Mr. Kenton
Jossie DeGuzman
as Mrs. Ramos
Tzi Ma
as Mr. Lee
Lauren Tom
as Mrs. Gwynne
Paul Lemos
as Recording engineer
Ann Reinking
as Jill Kelly
Sparky
as Dog
Paul Ukena
as Security Guard
Robert King
as Dr. Mike Newcomb
Leonard Jackson
as Exterminator
Rosalind Cash
as Dr. Hughes
Robert Gossett
as Stage Manager
Doug Yasuda
as Steve Yamado
William Christian
as Mr. Robinson
Alexis Cruz
as Enrique Tarron
Lela Rochon
as Veronica
Kasi Lemmons
as Miss McKegney
Haru Aki
as Janet Yamado
Ada Maris
as Selena Cruz
Anne De Salvo
as Miss Kessler
Shari Headley
as Mrs. Dubois
Carla Brothers
as Shower Guest
Ronald Yamamoto
as Mr. Ogawa
Fran Brill
as Puppeteer
Anthony Thomas
as Commencement Annnouncer
Shawn Elliott
as Mr. Wilson
Terry Farrell
as Nicki Phillips
Kim Hauser
as Melissa
Clarence Williams III
as Mr. Thornehill
Suzee Pai
as Mrs. Lee
Ann Flood
as Mrs. Kenton
John Marion
as Auctioneer
Wendy Gazelle
as Mrs. Gregory
Eileen Heckart
as Mrs. Hickson
Carlos Palomino (II)
as Cliff's Teammate #5
Gloria Foster
as Dr. Barbara Bracy
Christopher Plummer
as Jonathan Lawrence
Liliana Komorowska
as Clair's Assistant
Marina Durell
as Estelle Drake
Kevin Clash
as Puppeteer
Jimmy Heath
as Saxophonist
Ted Ross
as Dean Harris
Kira Arne
as Guest
Jason Bernard
as Sgt. Major Boswell Stokes
Olga Merediz
as Mrs. Rodriguez
Richard Hunt
as Statler
Pam Grier
as Samantha
Joe Wilder
as Trumpet Player
Crist Swann
as Dr. Eckerd
Joe Seneca
as Dr. Zachariah J. Hanes
Percy Heath
as Bassist
Michael Vale
as Mr. Lee
Noel MacNeal
as Puppeteer
Lisa Vidal
as Mrs. Miron
Jim Martin
as Puppeteer
Jimmy Oliver
as Spencer Cunninghham
Jeff Pope
as Justin
Dana Williams
as Opponent #6
Tito Puente
as Timbal Player
David Rudman
as Puppeteer
Eric Gale
as Guitarist
Josephine Premice
as Mrs. Cunningham
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Series Details

TV Network: NBC
Premiere Date: Sep 20, 1984
Genre: Comedy
Executive Producers: Tom Werner, Marcy Carsey, Earl Pomerantz, Elliot Shoenman, Bill Cosby, Janet Leahy
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