(William Henry) (1937-) US comedian and actor. His portrayal of the dashing, handsome secret agent in the television series I Spy 1965–68 revolutionized the way in which blacks were presented on screen. His sardonic humor, based on wry observations of domestic life and parenthood, found its widest audience in The Cosby Show 1984–92.
He won three Emmy awards for the I Spy series and The Cosby Show consistently topped the national ratings and provided new role models for young African Americans. It also made him one of the richest performers in show business. Among his other TV series was Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids 1972–84.
He hosted the game show You Bet Your Life from 1992.
Američki komičar i glumac.