Bill Cobbs

Bill Cobbs

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1934-06-16 (88 years old)
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Wilbert Francisco Cobbs (born June 16, 1934) is an American actor. He is known for his roles in movies such as Louisiana Slim in The Hitter (1979) and Water in The Brother from Another Planet (1984), and as Lewis Coleman on I'll Fly Away (1991–1993), as Jack on The Michael Richards Show (2000), and guest appearances on Walker, Texas Ranger and The Sopranos. In 2020, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Performance in a Daytime Program for the series Dino Dana.

Early Life

Cobbs was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to a mother who was a domestic worker and a father who worked in construction. He is the second cousin of James Baskett.

Filmography

All 135

Movies 90

TV shows 45

Self 2

Voice 2

Narrator 1

Dr. Mason
Caroltyn (2022)

Caroltyn (2022)

Movie
Uncle Jim
Block Party (2022)

Block Party (2022)

Movie
John Thompson
Saving Paradise (2021)

Saving Paradise (2021)

Movie
9
Swilley
Beyond the Law (2019)

Beyond the Law (2019)

Movie
7.14
Fred
My Christmas Grandpa (2017)

My Christmas Grandpa (2017)

Movie
Malachi
Call Me King (2017)

Call Me King (2017)

Movie
Mr. Hendrickson
Dino Dana (2017)

Dino Dana (2017)

TV show
Mr. Charles
New Life (2016)

New Life (2016)

Movie
Henry McCready / John McCready
Greenleaf (2016)

Greenleaf (2016)

TV show
6.6
Ted Hamilton
The Ultimate Legacy (2015)

The Ultimate Legacy (2015)

Movie
Mr Randolph
The Great Gilly Hopkins (2015)

The Great Gilly Hopkins (2015)

Movie
Paul
A House Is Not a Home (2015)

A House Is Not a Home (2015)

Movie
Vernon
The Carmichael Show (2015)

The Carmichael Show (2015)

TV show
5.67
Reginald
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)

Movie
6.37
Gabriel
Christmas In Palm Springs (2014)

Christmas In Palm Springs (2014)

Movie
Stompleg
Of Mind and Music (2014)

Of Mind and Music (2014)

Movie
Mr. Dupac
On Angel's Wings (2014)

On Angel's Wings (2014)

Movie
Pastor
The Last Letter (2013)

The Last Letter (2013)

Movie
Ted
Dear Secret Santa (2013)

Dear Secret Santa (2013)

Movie
Old Man
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)

TV show
6.39
Ted Hamilton
The Ultimate Life (2013)

The Ultimate Life (2013)

Movie
4.25
Master Tinker
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

Movie
6.1
Dr. Ezekiel Cannon
The Undershepherd (2012)

The Undershepherd (2012)

Movie
Thomas
Lukewarm (2012)

Lukewarm (2012)

Movie
Grandfather
The Muppets (2011)

The Muppets (2011)

Movie
5.92
Jack Rymer
The Tenant (2011)

The Tenant (2011)

Movie
Charles
The Arcadian (2011)

The Arcadian (2011)

Movie
Mr. Stewart
The Search for Santa Paws (2010)

The Search for Santa Paws (2010)

Movie
6.44
Gregory Richmond
The Glades (2010)

The Glades (2010)

TV show
1
Charlie
No Limit Kids - Much Ado About Middle School (2010)

No Limit Kids - Much Ado About Middle School (2010)

Movie
Rev. Charlie Jackson
Get Low (2009)

Get Low (2009)

Movie
6.14
Frank Vermillion
Black Water Transit (2009)

Black Water Transit (2009)

Movie
Myer Truman
This Man's Life (2008)

This Man's Life (2008)

Movie
George
The Morgue (2008)

The Morgue (2008)

Movie
Army Wives (2007)

Army Wives (2007)

TV show
October Road (2007)

October Road (2007)

TV show
Mr. Theophilus Hamilton
The Ultimate Gift (2007)

The Ultimate Gift (2007)

Movie
10
Marvin Jeffries
Three Days To Vegas (2007)

Three Days To Vegas (2007)

Movie
Reginald
Night at the Museum (2006)

Night at the Museum (2006)

Movie
6.49
Cobb
Hard Luck (2006)

Hard Luck (2006)

Movie
6
Narrator
Queen of Swing (2006)

Queen of Swing (2006)

Movie
Lou
Special Ed (2006)

Special Ed (2006)

Movie
Dr. Daniel Green
The Final Patient (2005)

The Final Patient (2005)

Movie
Houston Jones
The Derby Stallion (2005)

The Derby Stallion (2005)

Movie
10-8: Officers on Duty (2003)

10-8: Officers on Duty (2003)

TV show
Gus
One Tree Hill (2003)

One Tree Hill (2003)

TV show
6.45
Self
Beah: A Black Woman Speaks (2003)

Beah: A Black Woman Speaks (2003)

Movie
Blues Musician
A Mighty Wind (2003)

A Mighty Wind (2003)

Movie
1
Dr. Elton Lloyd
Sunshine State (2002)

Sunshine State (2002)

Movie
Jim Toller
Enough (2002)

Enough (2002)

Movie
10
Dr. Emory Erickson
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)

Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)

TV show
5.69
Uncle Charles (voice)
A Rugrats Kwanzaa (2001)

A Rugrats Kwanzaa (2001)

Movie
Mr. Jones
Six Feet Under (2001)

Six Feet Under (2001)

TV show
6.14
My Wife and Kids (2001)

My Wife and Kids (2001)

TV show
7.13
The Division (2001)

The Division (2001)

TV show
Jack
The Michael Richards Show (2000)

The Michael Richards Show (2000)

TV show
Proprietor / Conductor
For All Time (2000)

For All Time (2000)

Movie
Harry Bastille
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)

TV show
6.83
Counterman
Yes, Dear (2000)

Yes, Dear (2000)

TV show
Mr. Bradford
Soul Food (2000)

Soul Food (2000)

TV show
The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story (2000)

The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story (2000)

Movie
Elmer Greentree
The Others (2000)

The Others (2000)

TV show
Marvin
Random Hearts (1999)

Random Hearts (1999)

Movie
6
Alan Tatum
The West Wing (1999)

The West Wing (1999)

TV show
5.66
Reverend James Sr.
The Sopranos (1999)

The Sopranos (1999)

TV show
6.22
Estes
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)

Movie
5.52
Chief (voice)
The Wild Thornberrys (1998)

The Wild Thornberrys (1998)

TV show
6.2
Nurse
Hope Floats (1998)

Hope Floats (1998)

Movie
7
Virgil the Janitor
Paulie (1998)

Paulie (1998)

Movie
Right Burke
Always Outnumbered (1998)

Always Outnumbered (1998)

Movie
James Stevenson
The Gregory Hines Show (1997)

The Gregory Hines Show (1997)

TV show
Arthur Chaney
Air Bud (1997)

Air Bud (1997)

Movie
5.39
The Practice (1997)

The Practice (1997)

TV show
Charlie Evers
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

Movie
2
Del Paxton
That Thing You Do! (1996)

That Thing You Do! (1996)

Movie
8
Speet
First Kid (1996)

First Kid (1996)

Movie
Old Man
Nightjohn (1996)

Nightjohn (1996)

Movie
Tipton
Ed (1996)

Ed (1996)

Movie
6
Malt
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)

Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)

Movie
6.15
Lyman Weeks
Out There (1995)

Out There (1995)

Movie
Henry Griggs
Man with a Gun (1995)

Man with a Gun (1995)

Movie
Chaplain Matthew Turner
JAG (1995)

JAG (1995)

TV show
4.4
Bert
Fluke (1995)

Fluke (1995)

Movie
The Outer Limits (1995)

The Outer Limits (1995)

TV show
6
Pullman Porter
Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)

Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)

Movie
The Watcher (1995)

The Watcher (1995)

TV show
The Wayans Bros. (1995)

The Wayans Bros. (1995)

TV show
5
Caleb
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1995)

Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1995)

Movie
Vernon
Captiva Island (1995)

Captiva Island (1995)

Movie
Jeff
Tuesday Morning Ride (1995)

Tuesday Morning Ride (1995)

Movie
Henry Baldwin
Touched by an Angel (1994)

Touched by an Angel (1994)

TV show
8
Mr. Bowman
ER (1994)

ER (1994)

TV show
5.7
Moses
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

Movie
5.81
Man in Park
Fatal Instinct (1993)

Fatal Instinct (1993)

Movie
Lewis Coleman
I'll Fly Away: Then and Now (1993)

I'll Fly Away: Then and Now (1993)

Movie
Zachary Lamb - Aged
Demolition Man (1993)

Demolition Man (1993)

Movie
6.89
Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)

Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)

TV show
6.29
Devaney
The Bodyguard (1992)

The Bodyguard (1992)

Movie
6.56
Abraham White
Exiled in America (1992)

Exiled in America (1992)

Movie
Grandpa Booker
The People Under the Stairs (1991)

The People Under the Stairs (1991)

Movie
6.67
I'll Fly Away (1991)

I'll Fly Away (1991)

TV show
Elijah Crooks
Carolina Skeletons (1991)

Carolina Skeletons (1991)

Movie
Old Man
New Jack City (1991)

New Jack City (1991)

Movie
7
Raggedy Man
The Hard Way (1991)

The Hard Way (1991)

Movie
5.53
Gee Pennywell
Decoration Day (1990)

Decoration Day (1990)

Movie
Gabriel's Fire (1990)

Gabriel's Fire (1990)

TV show
True Colors (1990)

True Colors (1990)

TV show
Northern Exposure (1990)

Northern Exposure (1990)

TV show
6
Coach (1989)

Coach (1989)

TV show
4.75
Detective Reilly
The January Man (1989)

The January Man (1989)

Movie
Empty Nest (1988)

Empty Nest (1988)

TV show
Dr. Caulfield
Bird (1988)

Bird (1988)

Movie
6
Jesse Johnson
Dominick and Eugene (1988)

Dominick and Eugene (1988)

Movie
Judge Franklin
Suspect (1987)

Suspect (1987)

Movie
6
The Dutchman
The Slap Maxwell Story (1987)

The Slap Maxwell Story (1987)

TV show
Elderly Man in Bar
Five Corners (1987)

Five Corners (1987)

Movie
1
Orvis
The Color of Money (1986)

The Color of Money (1986)

Movie
1
Designing Women (1986)

Designing Women (1986)

TV show
6
Webb Johnson
L.A. Law (1986)

L.A. Law (1986)

TV show
6
Spenser: For Hire (1985)

Spenser: For Hire (1985)

TV show
6
Barry
The Equalizer (1985)

The Equalizer (1985)

TV show
7.33
Big Joe Ison
The Cotton Club (1984)

The Cotton Club (1984)

Movie
6
Walter
The Brother from Another Planet (1984)

The Brother from Another Planet (1984)

Movie
Kate & Allie (1984)

Kate & Allie (1984)

TV show
Man in Lunchroom
Silkwood (1983)

Silkwood (1983)

Movie
6
Bartender
Trading Places (1983)

Trading Places (1983)

Movie
6.17
Abraham Wilson
Rage of Angels (1983)

Rage of Angels (1983)

TV show
Abraham Wilson
Rage of Angels (1983)

Rage of Angels (1983)

Movie
T.T. Williams
The Member of the Wedding (1982)

The Member of the Wedding (1982)

Movie
Louisiana Slim
The Hitter (1979)

The Hitter (1979)

Movie
Mr Jones
Greased Lightning (1977)

Greased Lightning (1977)

Movie
Man on Platform
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

Movie
6
Good Times (1974)

Good Times (1974)

TV show
10
Gee Pennywell
Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)

Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)

TV show
8.33
Himself
Segal

Segal

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.32
Based on 3.34 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1951
1991
1998
1993
2022
Bill Cobbs
Bill Cobbs
Bill Cobbs

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1934-06-16 (88 years old)

Birth name
Wilbert Cobbs

Place of birth
Cleveland, United States of America

Citizenships
United States of America

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2 Movies
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1 Movie
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6 TV shows
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1 Movie
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2 Movies
4 TV shows
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6 TV shows
Cullen Douglas
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Cullen Douglas worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
1 Movie
5 TV show
Tony Plana
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6 TV shows
John Capodice
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John Capodice worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
1 Movie
5 TV show
Dan Martin
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Dan Martin worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
2 Movies
4 TV shows
Mae Whitman
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Mae Whitman worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
1 Movie
5 TV show
Steve Buscemi
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Steve Buscemi worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
2 Movies
4 TV shows
Brett Rice
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Brett Rice worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
2 Movies
4 TV shows
Gerald McRaney
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Gerald McRaney worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
1 Movie
5 TV show
Bob Gunton
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Bob Gunton worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
2 Movies
4 TV shows
Nan Martin
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Nan Martin worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
6 TV shows
George Cheung
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George Cheung worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
1 Movie
5 TV show
David Strathairn
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David Strathairn worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
3 Movies
3 TV shows
Carl Lumbly
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Carl Lumbly worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
1 Movie
5 TV show
Keith David
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Keith David worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
2 Movies
4 TV shows
Vernee Watson-Johnson
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Vernee Watson-Johnson worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
6 TV shows
Richard Riehle
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Richard Riehle worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
2 Movies
4 TV shows
James Eckhouse
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James Eckhouse worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
2 Movies
4 TV shows
Romy Rosemont
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Romy Rosemont worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
1 Movie
5 TV show
Glenn Morshower
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Glenn Morshower worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
6 TV shows
Dean Norris
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Dean Norris worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
6 TV shows
Lee Garlington
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Lee Garlington worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
1 Movie
5 TV show
Conchata Ferrell
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Conchata Ferrell worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
5 TV shows
Michael Mantell
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Michael Mantell worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
2 Movies
3 TV shows
Holmes Osborne
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Holmes Osborne worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
1 Movie
4 TV show
Richard Burgi
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Richard Burgi worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
5 TV shows
Anna Berger
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Anna Berger worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
1 Movie
4 TV show
Madison Mason
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Madison Mason worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
5 TV shows
Kenneth Tigar
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Kenneth Tigar worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
5 TV shows
Mario Van Peebles
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Mario Van Peebles worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
3 Movies
2 TV shows
Vondie Curtis-Hall
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Vondie Curtis-Hall worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
1 Movie
4 TV show
Graham Jarvis
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Graham Jarvis worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
1 Movie
4 TV show
Sam McMurray
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Sam McMurray worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
1 Movie
4 TV show
Keith Szarabajka
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Keith Szarabajka worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
5 TV shows
William H. Macy
Bill Cobbs
William H. Macy worked together with Bill Cobbs in:
1 Movie
4 TV show
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