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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
July 26
6:00pm
Rudy's Walk on the Wild Side
Rudy pockets the dry-cleaning money to make up for her lack of allowance.
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6:30pm
Mr. Sandman
Rudy has to perform a dance at school but feels self-conscious.
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7:00pm
Isn't It Romantic?
The Huxtable men bet on who can buy the most romantic gift without spending more than twenty-five dollars.
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7:36pm
Theo's Dirty Laundry
Cliff and Clair learn Theo has moved in with his girlfriend. Denise considers going back to college.
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8:12pm
What's It All About?
Family and work stress take their toll on Clair.
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Sunday
July 27
4:00pm
Off To See the Wretched
Vanessa and her friends sneak off to Baltimore for a concert.
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4:30pm
The Moves
Clair squares off against her friend Bernadette when a community center is in danger of losing its playground.
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5:00pm
Live and Learn
Denise contemplates quitting college after her Hillman credits fail to transfer.
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5:30pm
The Storyteller
Cliff's 98-year-old great aunt Gramtee comes to town to celebrate her birthday.
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6:00pm
Same Time Next Year
The Huxtables begin another year at new schools.
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6:32pm
Bird in the Hand
Chaos breaks out as Cliff prepares to bid for an original Charlie Parker manuscript.
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7:05pm
The Last Barbecue
Denise and Martin's first anniversary approaches, and Theo schemes to give Martin a belated bachelor party.
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7:43pm
Total Control
A successful high school basketball coach and his wife prepare for the birth of their first child.
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8:21pm
The Iceman Bringeth
Russell gets some misinformation about Dabnis, Vanessa's fiance
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Saturday
August 2
6:00pm
Pilot
Theo's poor report card and Denise's scary date create serious tension among the Huxtables.
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6:30pm
Goodbye, Mr. Fish
Cliff arranges an elaborate funeral for Rudy's beloved pet goldfish, Lamont.
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7:00pm
Bad Dreams
When Vanessa defies her parents and sees a scary movie, the entire family must deal with her resulting nightmares.
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7:30pm
Is That My Boy?
Cliff is thrilled that Theo has made the freshman football team, but soon becomes dismayed by his son's clumsiness on the field.
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8:00pm
A Shirt Story
When Cliff returns Theo's expensive designer shirt, budding seamstress Denise volunteers to make him an even better one to wear for his big date.
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8:30pm
Breaking with Tradition
Cliff's father comes by for a visit and takes quite an interest in Denise's college plans.
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