"Hey, Hey, Hey!"
―Fat Albert's catchphrase
Fat Albert


Fat Albert

Voiced by

Bill Cosby (classic series)
Michael Gray (classic series, singing voice)

Portrayed by

Kenan Thompson (film)

""You can't let fear keep you from caring about someone, because... caring about someone... is wonderful! A person can think about, and they think about you, and you both know you're thinking about eachother. And it's- it's just fantastic to know, that there's somebody out there in the world thinking about you.
―One of Fat Albert's quotes from the film.

Fat Albert is the titular protagonist of the Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids franchise. He is the leader of the junkyard gang and singer of their band. He plays a bagpipe-accordion (made from a funnel, radiator and an airbag).


Fat Albert is immortal. If anyone has a problem, he helps them. Fat Albert is also very civic-minded and wise beyond his years.


  • Doesn't know what's under his sweater according to the movie.
  • His favorite candy is malted milk balls. This is revealed in the episode "Junk Food".


Fat Albert is an obese African-American teenager. He wears a red sweater with a white collar, blue jeans with a black belt, and white sneakers with red circles on both sides.

In the movie, his appearance is unchanged, apart from his sneakers being red and white instead of all-white.