Cliff is the foundation on which the Huxtable family is built. He has a demanding job as a doctor and then plays father and husband to a large and active household. Cliff was a former college track star at his beloved alma mater, Hilman College, Cliff is also a jazz aficionado. He wonders if he'll achieve his dream of a peaceful home though he adores everyone in his brood. His patience and good humor are stretched, but never broken.
BILL COSBY Bill Cosby began honing his comedic talent at an early age in Philadelphia. He based his first routines on his pals, (remember "Fat Albert?") and by 1963 ,he won a spot on "The Tonight Show" and shot to almost overnight success. Emmy Award-winning TV roles soon followed, including "I Spy" and "The Bill Cosby Show. In the 1970s, Cosbys "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids," "The New Bill Cosby Show" and "Cos" followed. Along the way, Cosby completed college at Temple University and earned a master's degree from the University of Massachusetts. Cosby's 1982 comedy movie and album, "Bill Cosby: Himself" broke sales records, but it was 1984's "The Cosby Show" that would become his most beloved role and successful achievement. In its 8-year run, "The Cosby Show" was a critical and ratings giant. In 1998, Cosby was an honoree at the Kennedy Center Awards, and the following year received a People's Choice Award for Favorite All-Time Television Star. In 1999, Cosby developed "Little Bill" for Nickelodeon, which received a 2001 Image Award. Not one to rest on his laurels, Cosby is the author of the best-selling books "Fatherhood," "Time Flies" and "Childhood," and (in his downtime) is a trustee of Temple University.