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Bill Cobbs is a Actor American born on 16 june 1934 at Cleveland (USA)

Bill Cobbs

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Birth name Wilbert Cobbs
Nationality USA
Birth 16 june 1934 at Cleveland (USA)
Death 25 june 2024 (at 90 years)

Wilbert "Bill" Cobbs (born June 16, 1934) is an American actor.


Bill Cobbs est né et a grandi à Cleveland (Ohio). Né dans une famille modeste, son père travaillait dans la construction et sa mère était domestique.
Il commence le théâtre en amateur, notamment dans la pièce Purlie d'Ossie Davis qui prend place au Sud des États-Unis durant la période des Lois Jim Crow. Par la suite, Bill Cobbs enchaîne plusieurs métiers (technicien pour United States Air Force, vendeur de voitures...). Ce n'est qu'en 1970 qu'il quitte l'Ohio pour New York. Pour vivre, il pratique de nouveau différents métiers. Il joue alors dans de petites productions théâtrales, de la scène de rue, théâtre régional. Il apparaît pour la première fois au cinéma dans Les Pirates du métro (1974) dans un petit rôle.

Il est connu pour ses nombreuses apparitions dans des films et séries télévisées populaires (Les Soprano, Six Feet Under, Les Médiums, JAG, Le Drew Carey Show, October Road, American Wives, Les Frères Scott). Au cinéma il incarne Reginald, un ex-gardien du Muséum américain d'histoire naturelle dans La Nuit au musée (2006). De 2012 à 2013 il joue dans la série télévisée Go On.

Best films

Night at the Museum (2006)
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
The Bodyguard (1992)
Bird (1988)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Bill Cobbs (63 films)

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The Great Gilly Hopkins, 1h39
Directed by Stephen Herek
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Sophie Nélisse, Julia Stiles, Glenn Close, Kathy Bates, Octavia Spencer, Bill Cobbs
Roles Mr Randolph
Rating65% 3.250083.250083.250083.250083.25008
Gilly Hopkins is the meanest girl in town: she has a birth mother she has never seen and has moved from one foster home to another. Learning that she will be sent to a new home, she wastes no time stirring up trouble. Then she meets a woman named Trotter, who wants to be the mother Gilly needs. With Gilly posing a challenge, Trotter must prove a good relationship will benefit both of them.
Of Mind and Music, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Actors Joaquim de Almeida, Aunjanue Ellis, Ruth Negga, Bill Cobbs, Sharon Lawrence, Andre Royo
Roles Stompleg
Rating69% 3.479063.479063.479063.479063.47906
A story about a beautiful street musician suffering from memory loss and a disheartened neuroscientist intent on helping her, bringing together the city of New Orleans and the jazz that made it famous.
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, 1h37
Directed by Shawn Levy
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Ben Stiller, Rami Malek, Rebel Wilson, Robin Williams, Ben Kingsley, Dan Stevens
Roles Reginald
Rating62% 3.1003553.1003553.1003553.1003553.100355
In 1938, in Egypt a team of archaeologists is searching for a tomb and its treasure. A young boy falls into it, calling to his father and the team; they discover a significant artifact, the tablet of Ahkmenrah. The locals tell them that if they remove the tablet, "the end will come".
Oz the Great and Powerful, 2h7
Directed by Sam Raimi
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Circus films, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Le pays d'Oz, Witches in film, Children's films
Actors James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rachel Weisz, Chloë Grace Moretz, Michelle Williams
Roles Master Tinker
Rating62% 3.1442053.1442053.1442053.1442053.144205
In 1905 Kansas, Oscar Diggs works as a magician in a traveling circus. An inveterate womanizer, Oscar flirts with the circus strongman's wife, and the strongman threatens him. Oscar escapes in a hot air balloon, but is sucked into a tornado that takes him to the Land of Oz. There, he encounters a kind and naive witch, Theodora. She believes him to be a wizard prophesied to destroy the Wicked Witch who killed the King of Oz and take his place; the idea of being an immensely wealthy monarch makes him immediately accept. En route to the Emerald City, Theodora falls in love with Oscar, though he does not reciprocate her feelings. They encounter the flying monkey Finley, who pledges a life debt to Oscar when he saves him from a lion. Oscar reveals his deception to Finley along the way, forcing him to help maintain the lie that he is the 'Wizard', much to Finley's irritation.
Dear Secret Santa, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Christmas films
Actors Tatyana Ali, Jordin Sparks, Bill Cobbs, Della Reese, Ernie Hudson, Lamorne Morris
Roles Ted
Rating60% 3.049733.049733.049733.049733.04973
Beverly Hills banker/workaholic Jennifer (Tatyana Ali) comes home to her small Northern California town just before Christmas when her dad, Ted (Bill Cobbs), takes a bad fall while putting up decorations. While home, Jennifer begins getting romantic Christmas cards from an unknown admirer, who turns out to be her old neighbor and the unrealized true love of her life, Jack (Lamorne Morris), who died in a car accident three years ago.
Lukewarm (2012)
, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors John Schneider, Jenna von Oÿ, Nicole Anderson, Bill Cobbs, Jason Burkey
Roles Thomas
Rating51% 2.569872.569872.569872.569872.56987
Luke's father walked out on his family when Luke was only six years old. Now in his twenties Luke is struggling in his relationship with his girlfriend Jesse (Nicole Anderson) and with his Christian faith. He is given a chance to reunite with his estranged father Bill (John Schneider) and receives spiritual guidance from Brother Thomas (Bill Cobbs) and Pastor John (Randall Franks).
The Muppets, 1h38
Directed by James Bobin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, Zach Galifianakis, Jim Parsons
Roles Grandfather
Rating70% 3.5466853.5466853.5466853.5466853.546685
Brothers Walter and Gary, residents of Smalltown, are fans of the Muppets, having watched The Muppet Show throughout their youth. Now adults, Gary plans a vacation to Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Mary, to celebrate their tenth anniversary, inviting Walter so he can tour the Muppet Studios. Mary feels Gary's devotion to Walter is detracting from their relationship.
No Limit Kids - Much Ado About Middle School, 1h30
Directed by Dave Moody
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Bill Cobbs, Lee Meriwether, Blake Michael, Dave Moody
Roles Charlie
Rating68% 3.432753.432753.432753.432753.43275
A group of young adolescents: Celeste (Celeste Kellogg), Zach (Blake Michael), Ashton (Ashton Harrell) and Becca (Amanda Waters) that are entering middle school full of questions, doubts and fears, come together to form a club in an abandoned theater on Main Street. Inside the theater, they discover an interesting piece of their history, but also a seemingly homeless man named Charlie (Bill Cobbs), who connects with the kids through their mutual passion for musical theater.
Get Low
Get Low (2010)
, 1h40
Directed by Aaron Schneider
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray, Lucas Black, Bill Cobbs, Gerald McRaney
Roles Rev. Charlie Jackson
Rating69% 3.4983.4983.4983.4983.498
No one really knows Felix Bush (Robert Duvall), who lives as a hermit deep in the woods. Rumors surround him, such as how he might have killed in cold blood, and that he's in league with the devil. So the town is surprised when Felix shows up in town with a fat wad of cash, requesting a "funeral party" for himself. Frank Quinn (Bill Murray), the owner of the local funeral parlor in financial trouble, coveting Bush's wad of cash, agrees to advertise a funeral party at which the townsfolk will be invited to tell Felix Bush the stories they've heard about him. To ensure a good turnout, a lottery is organized, with Bush's property as the prize. Many people buy tickets.
The Search for Santa Paws, 1h32
Directed by Robert Vince
Genres Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Christmas films, Sports films, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Santa Claus in film
Actors Kaitlyn Maher, Zachary Gordon, Diedrich Bader, Mitchel Musso, Chris Coppola, Madison Pettis
Roles Mr. Stewart
Rating54% 2.7330752.7330752.7330752.7330752.733075
When Santa Claus (Richard Riehle) travels to New York City and gets hit by a cab, loses his memory and the crystal that keeps him eternal is stolen, it's up to his new friend, his puppy named Paws (Zachary Gordon) to save him. Meanwhile, a young orphan named Quinn (Kaitlyn Maher) arrives at a foster home run by a strict and no-nonsense woman named Ms. Stout (Wendi McLendon-Covey) who does not approve of anything that children love: toys, Christmas decorations, singing, and even pets. She has a furnace which she uses to burn all the toys she confiscates from the girls who rightfully own them. Despite the strict rules she has to respect while staying at the foster home, Quinn eventually befriends the girls, including Janie (G. Hannelius) and Willamina "Will" (Madison Pettis). In order to save Christmas, Eli (Danny Woodburn) and Eddy (Richard Kind) the uncanny elf dog have to go to New York City to save Santa and Paws. But when Santa (Bud) is in the hospital, it takes the help of Quinn and Will to save Santa. When Kate and James take Bud from the hospital, Paws tells Eli to put his crystal next to Santa, but then he wakes up to find that Paws is a stuffed animal. They rush back to the North Pole and Paws turns into a full-grown dog named Santa Paws (Mitchel Musso) and Christmas is back on. Ms. Stout is fired from taking care of the orphan girls at the foster home, much to the excitement of the girls, and Will and Quinn are both adopted by James and Kate Hucklebuckle.
Black Water Transit, 1h40
Directed by Tony Kaye
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Laurence Fishburne, Karl Urban, Brittany Snow, Aisha Tyler, Stephen Dorff, Beverly D'Angelo
Roles Frank Vermillion
Rating65% 3.2872553.2872553.2872553.2872553.287255
In post-Katrina New Orleans, shipping executive Jack Vermillion (Fishburne) finds himself getting more than he bargained for after agreeing to help feds expose smuggler and all-around bad seed Earl Pike (Urban).
The Morgue
The Morgue (2008)

Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Heather Donahue, Bill Cobbs, Brandon Quinn, Sammy Sheik
Roles George
Rating31% 1.551441.551441.551441.551441.55144
Six personnes se retrouvent la nuit dans la morgue d'une petite ville rurale et vont affronter leurs plus grandes peurs...
Hard Luck
Hard Luck (2007)
, 1h41
Directed by Mario Van Peebles
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Serial killer films, Gangster films
Actors Wesley Snipes, Cybill Shepherd, Mario Van Peebles, James Hiroyuki Liao, Luis Guzmán, Kevin Thoms
Roles Cobb
Rating52% 2.606522.606522.606522.606522.60652
As the film begins. A former criminal and drug dealer Lucky (Wesley Snipes) was released from prison and tries to lead a respectable life despite his troubled past. However, Lucky once or twice reflects on the wisdom of his grandfather who supposedly told him "sometimes without bad luck, it would seem you don't have any luck at all." Shortly after his release from prison, Lucky tries to get back on his feet but inexplicably ends up a victim of Hurricane Katrina's wrath, and loses his newly found life.