Bill Cobbs

Total Box Office:
 $395.1M
Highest Rated:
100% Dominick and Eugene (1988)
Lowest Rated:
0% Ed (1996)
Birthday:
Jun 16
Birthplace:
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Bio:
Character actor Bill Cobbs began his acting career relatively late in life after working odd jobs in Cleveland, OH. At the age of 36, he moved to New York and joined the Negro Ensemble Company, making his Broadway debut in First Breeze of Summer. His film career started in the late '70s with small…

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Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
The Last Letter
  • Actor
-- 2013
Dear Secret Santa
  • Actor
-- 2013
Angel's Wings
  • Actor
-- 2013
Branch Line
  • Actor
-- 2013
A House Is Not a Home
  • Actor
-- 2013
18% The Ultimate Life
  • Hamilton
$1.3M 2013
The Undershepherd
  • Actor
-- 2013
Lukewarm
  • Actor
-- 2012
The Tenant
  • Actor
$9.6k 2011
96% The Muppets
  • Grandfather
$88.6M 2011
Search for Santa Paws
  • Actor
-- 2010
No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School
  • Actor
-- 2010
84% Get Low
  • Rev. Charlie Jackson
$9.2M 2010
Black Water Transit
  • Actor
-- 2010
50% My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
  • Actor
-- 2009
Duck - Think Outside the Flock
  • Actor
-- 2008
The Morgue
  • Actor
-- 2008
Morgue
  • Actor
-- 2008
32% The Ultimate Gift
  • Ted Hamilton
$3.2M 2007
Three Days to Vegas (Retirement)
  • Actor
-- 2007
44% Night at the Museum
  • Reginald
$250.8M 2006
The Derby Stallion
  • Houston Jones
-- 2005
Special Ed
  • Actor
-- 2005
50% Duck
  • Norman
-- 2005
The Final Patient
  • Dr. Daniel Green
-- 2005
80% Sunshine State
  • Dr. Lloyd
$2.8M 2002
22% Enough
  • Jim Toller
$39.2M 2002
For All Time
  • Conductor
-- 2000
15% Random Hearts
  • Marvin
-- 1999
62% Paulie
  • Virgil
-- 1998
7% I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
  • Estes
-- 1998
24% Hope Floats
  • Nurse
-- 1998
Always Outnumbered
  • Right Burke
-- 1998
45% Air Bud
  • Arthur Chaney
-- 1997
93% That Thing You Do!
  • Del Paxton
-- 1996
23% First Kid
  • Actor
-- 1996
Thrill
  • Actor
-- 1996
0% Ed
  • Tippet
-- 1996
Nightjohn
  • Old Man
-- 1996
46% Ghosts of Mississippi
  • Charlie Evers
-- 1996
Man with a Gun (Gun for Hire) (Hired for Killing)
  • Henry Griggs
-- 1995
27% Fluke
  • Bert
-- 1995
33% Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead
  • Malt
-- 1995
58% The Hudsucker Proxy
  • Moses
-- 1994
64% Demolition Man
  • Zachary Lamb "Aged"
-- 1993
Carolina Skeletons
  • Elijah Crooks
-- 1992
32% The Bodyguard
  • Bill Devaney
-- 1992
83% Roadside Prophets
  • Oscar
-- 1992
76% New Jack City
  • Old Man
-- 1991
58% The People Under The Stairs
  • Grandpa Booker
-- 1991
75% The Hard Way
  • Raggedy Man
-- 1991
Decoration Day
  • Gee
-- 1990
Exiled in America
  • Actor
-- 1990
21% The January Man
  • Detective Reilly
-- 1989
78% Bird
  • Dr. Caulfield
-- 1988
100% Dominick and Eugene
  • Jesse Johnson
-- 1988
69% Suspect
  • Arraignment Judge Franklin
-- 1987
75% Five Corners
  • Man in Coffee Shop
-- 1987
92% The Color of Money
  • Orvis
-- 1986
31% Streets Of Gold
  • Actor
-- 1986
53% Compromising Positions
  • Sgt. Williams
-- 1985
92% Brother From Another Planet
  • Walter
-- 1984
75% The Cotton Club
  • Bib Joe Ison
-- 1984
88% Trading Places
  • Bartender
-- 1983
Rage of Angels
  • Abraham Wilson
-- 1983
70% Silkwood
  • Man in Lunchroom
-- 1983
Hitter
  • Actor
-- 1979
Greased Lightning
  • Mr. Jones
-- 1977
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich
  • Bartender
-- 1977
100% The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • Man on Platform
-- 1974


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
66% Rake
2014
  • Judge Rutchland III
  • Federal Judge
2014
59% Go On
2012-2013
  • George
2012 - 2013
42% Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
2011
  • Bishop Sanford
2011
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2014
  • Harry Bastille
2008
The West Wing
1999-2005
  • Mr. Tatum
2002
Six Feet Under
2001-2005
  • Mr. Jones
2001
The Sopranos
1999-2007
  • Reverend James Sr.
2000
ER
1994-2009
  • Mr. Bowman
1996

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Quotes from Bill Cobbs's Characters

    1. Old Man: Idolater! Your soul is required in hell!
    From New Jack City. Submitted by David E (2 months ago)
    1. Mommy: Get off my property!
    2. Grandpa Booker: Just want to finish saying our piece, ma'am.
    3. Ruby: Not only are you bad landlords but 10 times worse. You've stolen all the children from our community for your own sick needs!
    4. Mommy: There's no community here, all I see are a couple of-- (the whole neighborhood shows up behind Ruby and Grandpa Booker)
    5. Ruby: What are you gonna do, shoot us all?
    From The People Under The Stairs. Submitted by Creep F (2 years ago)
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