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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
October 26
6:00pm
Halloween
Vanessa is "batty" over cute classmate Robert and plans all sorts of romantic schemes for her upcoming Halloween party.
TV-G
6:32pm
Rudy Suits Up
Clair worries about Rudy's safety when the youngest Huxtable becomes the star of the local pee-wee football team.
TV-G
7:05pm
Denise Drives
Newly licensed driver Denise is annoyed when Cliff puts the brakes on her car-buying plans.
TV-G
7:43pm
Theo and Cockroach
Theo and his friend Cockroach exhaust the Huxtable family's intellectual resources as they prepare for an important test on Macbeth.
TV-G
8:21pm
The Dentist
Rudy's frightened friend Peter hides at the Huxtable house to avoid a trip to the dentist. Guest Star: Danny Kaye
TV-G
Sunday
November 2
6:00am
Play It Again, Russell
The family worries that Russell is losing his musical chops after a disappointing performance with his old band.
TV-G
6:36am
Full House
An overworked and exhausted Cliff's plans for sleeping late are thwarted by his ever-present family.
TV-G
7:12am
Close To Home
A colleague's family problems give Cliff a renewed appreciation of his own home life.
TV-G
7:48am
A Touch of Wonder
A car accident on an icy road alarms the Huxtables -- until they learn that the passenger in the other car is Stevie Wonder.
TV-G
8:24am
Theo's Holiday
The Huxtables decide to teach Theo some lessons about money and real life.
TV-G
4:00pm
An Early Spring
As math teacher Mrs. Westlake prepares to give birth, Theo and Cockroach struggle with preparing for a tough test.
TV-G
4:30pm
The Card Game
Cliff's college English professor, volunteers to fill in for an important pinochle game against Cliff's father.
TV-G
5:00pm
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.
TV-G
5:30pm
Denise's Decision
Denise prepares to make her final decision about where she will attend college.
TV-G
6:00pm
Bring 'Em Back Alive
The Huxtable home is invaded by an elusive garter snake.
TV-G
6:32pm
A Touch of Wonder
A car accident on an icy road alarms the Huxtables -- until they learn that the passenger in the other car is Stevie Wonder.
TV-G
7:05pm
Theo's Holiday
The Huxtables decide to teach Theo some lessons about money and real life.
TV-G