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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

Saturday
October 4
2:00pm
Dance Mania
Clair gets Theo and Cockroach tickets to a TV dance show.
TV-G
2:30pm
The Locker Room
Theo worries when a locker-room gossip asks Vanessa out.
TV-G
3:00pm
The Show Must Go On
Cliff takes Rudy and her friends to a vaudeville show.
TV-G
3:30pm
Bookworm
An unprepared Cliff tries to bluff his way through a meeting of Clair's book club.
TV-G
4:00pm
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Disharmony results when Rudy, who has her heart set on the cymbals, is asked to play the violin.
TV-G
4:30pm
The Visit
Theo feels uncomfortable about visiting his friend Jake, who's in the hospital with cancer.
TV-G
5:00pm
The Drum Major
Vanessa wants to be her school's first female drum major.
TV-G
5:30pm
Dance Mania
Clair gets Theo and Cockroach tickets to a TV dance show.
TV-G
6:00pm
The Locker Room
Theo worries when a locker-room gossip asks Vanessa out.
TV-G
6:30pm
The Show Must Go On
Cliff takes Rudy and her friends to a vaudeville show.
TV-G
Sunday
October 5
2:00pm
Bookworm
An unprepared Cliff tries to bluff his way through a meeting of Clair's book club.
TV-G
2:30pm
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Disharmony results when Rudy, who has her heart set on the cymbals, is asked to play the violin.
TV-G
3:00pm
The Visit
Theo feels uncomfortable about visiting his friend Jake, who's in the hospital with cancer.
TV-G
3:30pm
The Drum Major
Vanessa wants to be her school's first female drum major.
TV-G
4:00pm
Waterworks
Cliff claims that he can replace a broken pipe, but the family doubts he has the skills to complete the task.
TV-G
4:30pm
Once Upon A Time
The Huxtables act out Rudy's story in which the Nasty People declare war on the Happy People.
TV-G
5:00pm
Pentanque
Cliff endures freezing temperatures to challenge his friend to the bocce-like game of petanque.
TV-G
5:30pm
Trust Me
Clair counsels her TV-reporter friend, whose husband thinks she's fooling around with the celebrities she interviews.
TV-G
6:00pm
Home for the Weekend
The family is glad to have Denise home for a long-awaited visit.
TV-G
6:30pm
The Prom
Theo and his buddies are determined to impress their prom dates.
TV-G
Saturday
October 11
4:00pm
The Emmy Award winning sitcom revolves around the Huxtable family - OBGYN Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable, his wife Clair, an attorney, and their five children Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy in their Brooklyn brownstone.
TV-G
4:30pm
The Emmy Award winning sitcom revolves around the Huxtable family - OBGYN Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable, his wife Clair, an attorney, and their five children Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy in their Brooklyn brownstone.
TV-G
5:00pm
The Emmy Award winning sitcom revolves around the Huxtable family - OBGYN Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable, his wife Clair, an attorney, and their five children Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy in their Brooklyn brownstone.
TV-G
5:30pm
The Emmy Award winning sitcom revolves around the Huxtable family - OBGYN Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable, his wife Clair, an attorney, and their five children Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy in their Brooklyn brownstone.
TV-G
6:00pm
The Emmy Award winning sitcom revolves around the Huxtable family - OBGYN Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable, his wife Clair, an attorney, and their five children Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy in their Brooklyn brownstone.
TV-G