Bill Cobbs

Bill Cobbs

Highest Rated: 100% Nightjohn (1996)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jun 16, 1934

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Stalwart African-American player who has lent his comfortably weathered features and world-weary demeanor to many supporting roles on stage and screen. Cobbs convinces whether playing stubborn yet dignified fathers, melancholy denizens of bars and pool halls, or sympathetic authority figures. A latecomer to acting, Cobbs began in community theater in his native Cleveland while working as a car salesman. He moved to New York where he worked with the prestigious Negro Ensemble Company. He made his Broadway debut in "The First Breeze of Summer" and later appeared in Anthol Fugard's "Master Harold...and the Boys" and "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."

Highest rated movies

Nightjohn
That Thing You Do!
The Color of Money
The Brother From Another Planet
Get Low
Roadside Prophets
Sunshine State
Dominick and Eugene

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 80% Saving Paradise John Thompson (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 21% Beyond the Law Swilley (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shakespeare School Year Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet As Evil Does Jeremiah (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2018
No Score Yet 40% The Ultimate Legacy Mr. Theodore Hamilton (Character) - 2016
29% 65% New Life Mr. Charles (Character) - 2016
65% 75% The Great Gilly Hopkins Mr. Randolph (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call Me King Malachi (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Angel's Wings Mr. Dupac (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 67% Christmas in Palm Springs Gabriel (Character) - 2014
71% 88% Of Mind and Music Stompleg (Character) $15.1K 2014
47% 57% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Reginald (Character) $113.6M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet A House Is Not a Home Paul (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 59% Dear Secret Santa Ted (Character) - 2013
18% 57% The Ultimate Life Ted Hamilton (Character) $1.3M 2013
57% 56% Oz the Great and Powerful Master Tinker (Character) $234.9M 2013
No Score Yet 57% The Undershepherd Dr. Ezekial Canon (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 80% Lukewarm Thomas (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Branch Line Conductor (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Much Ado About Middle School Charlie (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 16% The Tenant Jack Rymer (Character) $15.0K 2010
No Score Yet 62% The Search for Santa Paws Mr. Stewart (Character) - 2010
85% 75% Get Low Rev. Charlie Jackson (Character) $9.2M 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rebel Heart Cephas Cordner (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dark Horse Quincey (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 0% Morgue Unknown (Character) - 2008
33% 84% The Ultimate Gift Ted Hamilton (Character) $3.4M 2006
43% 67% Night at the Museum Reginald (Character) $113.7M 2006
No Score Yet 65% The Derby Stallion Houston Jones (Character) - 2005
50% 45% Duck Norman (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 20% Special Ed Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 24% The Final Patient Unknown (Character) - 2005
80% 57% Sunshine State Dr. Lloyd (Character) $3.1M 2002
22% 67% Enough Jim Toller (Character) $39.2M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story Unknown (Character) - 2000
15% 24% Random Hearts Marvin (Character) $31.1M 1999
No Score Yet 81% Always Outnumbered Right Burke (Character) - 1998
27% 72% Hope Floats Nurse (Character) $60.0M 1998
7% 29% I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Estes (Character) $40.0M 1998
62% 55% Paulie Virgil the Janitor (Character) $27.0M 1998
45% 38% Air Bud Coach Arthur Chaney (Character) $24.6M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soulmates Mr. Williams (Character) - 1997
0% 22% Ed Tipton (Character) $4.0M 1996
93% 78% That Thing You Do! Del Paxton (Character) $25.9M 1996
No Score Yet 12% Man With a Gun Henry Griggs (Character) - 1996
100% 85% Nightjohn Old Man (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thrill Norm Duprey (Character) - 1996
43% 62% Ghosts of Mississippi Charlie Evers (Character) $13.1M 1996
20% 32% First Kid Speet (Character) $26.5M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stories From the Edge Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out There Lyman Weeks (Character) - 1995
33% 72% Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Malt (Character) $232.2K 1995
25% 69% Fluke Bert (Character) $3.3M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captiva Island Vernon (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 40% Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long Pullman Porter (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goldilocks and the Three Bears Caleb (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tuesday Morning Ride Jeff (Character) - 1995
59% 79% The Hudsucker Proxy Moses the Clock Man (Character) $2.1M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet I'll Fly Away: Then and Now Lewis Coleman (Character) - 1993
83% 63% Roadside Prophets Oscar (Character) $141.7K 1992
35% 64% The Bodyguard Devaney (Character) $61.0K 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moe's World Unknown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 67% Carolina Skeletons Elijah Crooks (Character) - 1991
68% 58% The People Under the Stairs Grandpa Booker (Character) $21.9M 1991
No Score Yet 64% Decoration Day Gee Pennywell (Character) - 1990
76% 72% Dominick and Eugene Jesse Johnson (Character) $843.9K 1988
89% 73% The Color of Money Orvis (Character) $52.3M 1986
89% 75% The Brother From Another Planet Walter (Character) - 1984

TV

Credit
95% 91% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 2020
62% 53% Superior Donuts Luther "Wheels" Langdon (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dino Dana Mr. Hendrickson (Guest Star) 2017
87% 91% The Carmichael Show Vernon (Guest Star) 2017
68% 70% Rake Judge Rutchland (Guest Star) 2014
54% 70% Go On Unknown (Guest Star) 2012-2013
42% 25% Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour Bishop Sanford (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 66% One Tree Hill Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 61% Army Wives Harry (Guest Star) 2008
11% No Score Yet October Road Mr. Bolivar (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yes, Dear Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
55% 79% Star Trek: Enterprise Dr. Emory Erickson (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2002-2004
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2001-2003
9% No Score Yet 10-8: Officers on Duty Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
83% 83% NYPD Blue Bernie Carpenter (Guest Star) 1996 2003
75% 95% The West Wing Alan Tatum (Guest Star) 2002
64% No Score Yet Philly Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
81% 97% Six Feet Under Mr. Jones (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 95% Rugrats Uncle Charles (Guest Voice) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
36% No Score Yet The Fighting Fitzgeralds Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
0% No Score Yet The Michael Richards Show Jack (Character) 2000
64% No Score Yet The Others Elmer Greentree (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
92% 97% The Sopranos Reverend James Sr. (Guest Star) 2000
93% No Score Yet The Gregory Hines Show James Stevenson (Character) 1991 1997-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Doctors Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Incident Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wayans Bros. Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 84% ER Mr. Bowman (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Watcher Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 90% Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet I'll Fly Away Lewis Coleman (Character) 1991-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Designing Women Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Homeroom Phil Drexler (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The `Slap' Maxwell Story The Dutchman (Character) 1987-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate & Allie Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 100% Good Times George Gillard (Guest Star) 1976