What ‘The Cosby Show’ Kids Look Like Today

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Keshia Knight Pulliam (Rudy Huxtable)

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Rudy Huxtable is played by Keisha Knight Pulliam. Since the role of Rudy, her acting roles have actually been quite limited. Following success with The Cosby Show, most of her career was bit parts and straight-to-video movies. However, she would soon get the role of Miranda Payne in House of Payne from 2007 until 2012. These days, she dedicates a lot of her time to her podcast and her non-profit group for empowering young girls.

Raven-Symone (Olivia Kendall)

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Raven-Symoné may be known as the most successful of the Cosby kids. Following her success on the show, she went on to have her own show called That’s So Raven on the Disney Channel from 2003 to 2007. She would also star in the Cheetah Girls movies (both 1 and 2), star in several Disney movies, and star in a That’s So Raven spin-off. She was also one of the many co-hosts of talk show The View.

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Geoffrey Owens (Elvin Tibideaux)

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Actor Geoffrey Owens plays the role of Elvin Tibideaux. After this role, he would go on to play both bit parts and bigger roles. This includes the 2012 play Race by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet. He would also go on to star in Sarah Jessica Parker’s new HBO drama Divorce. In 2017, he also guest-stars as the headmaster on popular show Lucifer.

Carl Anthony Payne II (Walter Bradley)

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Actor Carl Anthony Payne II is Walter Bradley, aka “Cockroach.”  While many remember Payne in this role, he is actually best known for his role as Cole Brown in the ’90s TV series Martin. In recent years, Payne has gone on to work in films, plays, and TV movies. However, not many of them have been as high-profile in comparison to his earlier work.

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Deon Richmond (Kenny)

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Actor Dean Richmond plays the role of Kenny on the show. In 2006, the actor would star in the slasher film Hatchet. Then, in 2014, he has 2 cameo roles including on the TV series One Love, and in the series finale of the sitcom Psych. Those are just a few of his more notable roles in recent years, as his acting credits have diminished since his Cosby days.

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