William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr. was born on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia ,Pennsylvania. He is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator. After performing at various clubs as stand-up performer, in 1960s he took a starring role in the "I Spy" show. Later, he started his own show, the situation comedy "The Bil Cosby Show". He created the educational cartoon comedy series "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids". He earned a "Doctor of Education" degree from the University of Massachusetts, for his dissertation upon the latter show and the aid it provided to help elementary school students to improve their learning ability.