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The Cosby Show

Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Theodore "Theo" Huxtable

Named after Malcolm X and jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal, this New Jersey native became interested in acting at the age of 9 and made his TV debut on Matt Houston in 1983. A year later, he was lighting up the small screen as Theodore "Theo" Huxtable on The Cosby Show.

Malcolm-Jamal maintained an incredibly active schedule during the run of the series, not only with guest appearances on A Different World and Tour of Duty but also as the host of CBS' Storybreak. He starred in several special TV and video projects devoted to community awareness, including Time Out: The Truth About HIV, AIDS, and You, The Real Malcom X, Kids Killing Kids, and For Our Children.

Warner had an opportunity to direct an episode of The Cosby Show. He proved to be a natural behind the scenes as well as on-screen, eventually also directing episodes of The Fresh Prince of Bel AirK/i> as well as Kenan and Kel.

Character Bio

Cliff has high hopes for his only son; unfortunately, Theo seems to be a bit of an underachiever. While smart, he doesn't seem to have inherited Cliff's athletic or academic prowess. But Cliff and Clair believe in Theo's innate abilities, and when he is later diagnosed with dyslexia, the family helps him overcome his difficulties. Theo eventually goes on to graduate from New York University.

The Cosby Show TV Schedule

Sunday
August 31
4:48pm
The Card Game
Cliff's college English professor, volunteers to fill in for an important pinochle game against Cliff's father.
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5:24pm
Off to the Races
Cliff and his college track rival Tailwind Turner team up for a charity race and find themselves facing a former Olympic medalist.
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6:00pm
Denise's Decision
Denise prepares to make her final decision about where she will attend college.
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6:30pm
Bring 'Em Back Alive
The Huxtable home is invaded by an elusive garter snake.
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7:00pm
Food For Thought
When a family friend has a heart attack, Clair challenges Cliff to give up his beloved high-fat comfort foods.
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7:30pm
Golden Anniversary
The entire clan gathers to celebrate Russell and Anna's 50th wedding anniversary.
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8:00pm
Man Talk
Theo asks his for his parents' advice when he runs into girl trouble at school.
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Saturday
September 6
7:00pm
The March
When Theo has to write a paper about the March on Washington, The Huxtable and Hanks grandparents share their experience.
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7:30pm
Theo's Flight
Theo and Cockroach decide that their main purpose in life is to fly.
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8:00pm
Vanessa's Rich
When Vanessa is accepted into the pep squad, her family's wealth causes her to be labeled a stuck-up rich girl.
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8:36pm
Denise Gets A D
Denise's difficulties in school create tension at home, especially around straight-A sister Sondra.
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Sunday
September 7
4:48pm
A Girl and Her Dog
Rudy and Peter discover that pet care is a serious responsibility when they take in a lost dog.
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5:24pm
War Stories
Russell and Homer bring an army buddy to the Huxtable house, and soon the war stories are flying back and forth.
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6:00pm
Cliff In Charge
The house is in chaos as Clair and Anna head to a ceremony at Hillman.
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6:30pm
Monster Man Huxtable
Elvin and Sondra come to visit and reveal that they are contemplating marriage.
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7:00pm
Rudy Spends the Night
Cliff and Theo organize their own "Huxtable Men's Club."
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7:30pm
Say Hello to a Good Buy
Cliff and Theo try to conceal their family's financial circumstances to get a better deal on a new car.
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8:00pm
Denise Gets An Opinion
Denise mistakes a medical student assigned to follow Cliff for the phone pal she has finally agreed to meet.
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8:36pm
Calling Doctor Huxtable
Cliff fills in for another doctor and winds up with three women who are due to deliver at roughly the same time.
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