Oct. 11th, 1926
Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA
Earle Hyman's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1972 - The Possession of Joel Delaney
Guest TV Roles
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- Best known to the world as 'Bill Cosby' (qv)'s Dad, Russell Huxtable, in the TV show _"The Cosby Show" (1984)_ (qv).
- Is the third cousin of singer 'Phyllis Hyman' (qv).
- He began his fifty-plus year career as a 17-year-old extra in 'Billy Wilder' (qv)'s _The Lost Weekend (1945)_ (qv).
- He was cast as the father of Bill Cosby on "The Cosby Show" even though he is only 9 years his senior.
- Speaks fluent Norwegian.
- Originally cast in the role of "Bruce" in the film, _Brother to Brother (2004)_ (qv). 'Roger Robinson (I)' (qv) played the role in the finished film.
- Has a cabin in Skånevik, Norway, where he spends a lot of his spare-time.
- Is a big fan of 'Henrik Ibsen' (qv) and in the 1990s he starred in his own staging of Ibsen's "The Master Builder" off-Broadway.
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