William Henry Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author.

Cosby began his career as a stand-up comic at the hungry i nightclub in San Francisco during the 1960s.

He released several standup comedy records which consecutively earned him the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album from 1965 to 1970.

Cosby made history when he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1966, making him the first African American to earn an Emmy Award for acting.

In 2014, Cosby became the subject of numerous sexual assault allegations which became highly publicized during the Me Too movement. In 2018, Cosby was convicted of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand.

He was imprisoned until the conviction was vacated in June 2021, by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for violations of Cosby's 5th Amendment and 14th Amendment due process rights, In November 2021, the prosecution petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to reverse this decision, but on March 7, 2022, the Supreme Court declined to do so.

Cosby received an award at the celebration of the 50th-anniversary commemoration of Brown v. Board of Education ruling—a ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court that outlawed racial segregation in public schools.

Bill Cosby's net worth is $400 million. He is best known for creating and starring on "The Cosby Show."