Full Name at Birth
William Henry Cosby, Jr.
Date of Birth
Actor, Comedian, Author, Producer
Claim to Fame
I Spy, The Cosby Show, Fat Albert
The Brokaw Company
Celebrity Talent International
PFP Sports & Celebrity Talent Agency
TV commercial: City of Philadelphia (2000)
TV commercial: Texas Instruments (early 1980s)
TV commercial: School to Work (1998)
TV commercial: Coca-Cola (1980s)
TV commercial: Kodak Film (1990-1992)
Is one of the voices that intones the name "Viacom" over the Viacom logo.
TV commercial: UMass-Boston
TV commercial: TV Land (2005)
TV commercials: Turner Classic Movies (TCM).
Has been spokesperson for Jello since 1973.
(1978) TV commercial: Del Monte Corn (voiceover)
(1987-88) Print ads for Kodak Film and their Colorwatch System.
(1970s - 2010s) Huge, varied, and long running series of TV commercials, print ads, and personal appearances for and promoting Jell-O products, including: Jell-O pudding; Jell-O gelatin desert; frozen Jell-O Pops (in gelatin and pudding varieties); the new Sugar-Free Jell-O (which replaced D-Zerta in 1984 and was sweetened with NutraSweet); Jell-O Jigglers concentrated gummi snacks; and Sparkling Jell-O, a carbonated version of the dessert touted as the "Champagne of Jell-O," and a few other Jell-O products. Although he was the commercial spokesperson for Jell-O for well over 30 years, there was a 6-7 year break in the 2000s, before returning to the airwaves in 2010. This representation spanned both General Mills and Kraft corporate parental eras.
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