Malcolm-Jamal Warner (born August 18, 1970) is an American television actor, director, and musician, known primarily for his roles in sitcoms, movies and television. He is best known for his role as Theo Huxtable on The Cosby Show and as Malcolm McGee on Malcolm and Eddie.
Warner was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and was raised by his divorced mother, Pamela Warner, who served as his manager. He was named after Malcolm X and Jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal. At the age of nine Warner demonstrated an interest in show business which led to enrollment in acting schools.
With appearances and roles on many televisions shows and films, he landed his most successful role as Theo Huxtable, the only son of Heathcliff Huxtable, who was played by Bill Cosby on the NBC sitcom, The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1992. Warner auditioned for the role on the very last day of the nationwide search and was chosen by Cosby himself. He also starred in Jeremiah, was the voice of The Producer character on The Magic School Bus and co-starred for 4 years on the UPN sitcom Malcolm & Eddie.