Related Information for Bill Cosby Bill Cosby is one of the United States' most popular and admired entertainers, known for his wit and warmth both onstage and off. A veteran stand-up performer, he got his start working clubs and making comedy albums, then moved into television with a vanguard role in the 1960s action show I Spy. In 1967 Cosby reached #4 on the Hot 100 with his single Little Ole Man. According to the Little Ole Man Songfacts, Cosby was the first really famous comedian to have a Billboard-charting sing.. read more