Date created: April 2010
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Birthdate :October 11, 1926
Country : United States of America
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Earle Hyman Timeline
1945He began his fifty-plus year career as a 17-year-old extra in Billy Wilder's The Lost Weekend (1945).
1950Has spent a lot of his spare time in Norway where he has also acted since the 1950s. In the 1990s he also starred in a Norwegian sit-com.
1980Was nominated for Broadway's 1980 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for Edward Albee's "The Lady from Dubuque."
1984Best known to the world as Bill Cosby's Dad, Russell Huxtable, in the TV show "The Cosby Show" (1984).
1984Hyman was cast as the father of Bill Cosby on "The Cosby Show" (1984), even though Hyman is only 11 years Cosby's senior.
1990Is a big fan of Henrik Ibsen and in the 1990s he starred in his own staging of Ibsen's "The Master Builder" off-Broadway.
2004Originally cast in the role of "Bruce" in the film, Brother to Brother (2004). Roger Robinson played the role in the finished film.