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Kenny, or "Bud" (Deon Richmond) is Rudy Huxtable's childhood friend on the series.
Personal Information
Gender: Male
Childhood friend of Rudy Huxtable
Character information
Appeared on: The Cosby Show
Episodes appeared in: 32 in series
Character played by: Deon Richmond

Kenny or "Bud", is a recurring character on The Cosby Show. The part of Kenny is played by Deon Richmond.

About Kenny[]

Kenny is Rudy's childhood friend. He initially expresses a lot of sexist views, such as believing that a wife shouldn't have a job, should cook for him and be older than him so she can die before him. His statements frequently annoy Rudy and she often proves him wrong. Most, if not all, of his misogynist views come from his older brother, who is the stereotypical lazy "loser." As Kenny gets older, some of these attitudes gradually start to go away. In a later episode, he acknowledges that a lot of the things his brother says are inaccurate. By the last episode, he considers Theo more of a brother to him than his biological brother.


  • Kenny's older brother is never seen.
  • Kenny says he wants to marry Rudy until he realizes she won't cook for him.
  • He resembles Dulé Hill from the TV show Psych.
  • Some of Kenny's quips about his older brother:
    • "A woman shouldn't be doing a man's job unless she's wearing a bathing suit." (Season 4, Episode 17, The Drum Major)
    • "If a man doesn't wear the pants in the family, the woman will put on his shoes and walk all over him." (Season 4, Episode 16, "The Visit")