Individuals who wish to break into the entertainment business may want to explore programs offered at Temple University.
Bill Cosby attended the university and went on to star in the sitcom The Cosby Show as Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable. The show, which had a predominately African-American cast, is the third longest-running sitcom with nearly 200 episodes to its credit.
Cosby also developed the educational cartoon Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. He voiced most of the characters, which spoke to African-American youth in low-income families. This demographic was often ignored on Saturday morning cartoons. It depicted children who hung out in a junkyard and despite their poverty they were upbeat and positive.
The Temple alum is also a notable comedian who has several albums to his credit. Furthermore, he has made many music albums, two of which are with famed musician and producer Quincy Jones.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for actors are expected to increase 13 percent in the coming years, which translates to more than 7,00 new available positions.
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