Edmund Cobb

Highest Rated: 100% Winchester '73 (1950)
Birthday: Jun 23, 1892
Birthplace: Not Available
The grandson of a governor of New Mexico, pioneering screen cowboy Edmund Cobb began his long career toiling in Colorado-produced potboilers such as Hands Across the Border (1914), the filming of which turned tragic when Cobb's leading lady, Grace McHugh, drowned in the Arkansas River. Despite this harrowing experience, Cobb continued to star in scores of cheap Westerns and was making two-reelers at Universal in Hollywood by the 1920s. But unlike other studio cowboys, Cobb didn't do his own stunts -- despite the fact that he later claimed to have invented the infamous "running w" horse stunt -- and that may actually have shortened his starring career. By the late '20s, he was mainly playing villains. The Edmund Cobb remembered today, always a welcome sign whether playing the main henchman or merely a member of the posse, would pop up in about every other B-Western made during the 1930s and 1940s, invariably unsmiling and with a characteristic monotone delivery. When series Westerns bit the dust in the mid-'50s, Cobb simply continued on television. In every sense of the word a true screen pioneer and reportedly one of the kindest members of the Hollywood chuck-wagon fraternity, Edmund Cobb died at the age of 82 at the Motion Picture Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, CA.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Johnny Reno Townsman 1966
No Score Yet The Bounty Killer Townsman 1965
No Score Yet The Underwater City Meade 1962
71% Tales of Terror Driver 1962
90% The Last Hurrah Man 1958
No Score Yet Motorcycle Gang Bill 1957
38% The Amazing Colossal Man Dr. McDermott (as Ed Cobb) 1957
No Score Yet Dragstrip Girl Actor 1957
No Score Yet Runaway Daughters Detective 1956
No Score Yet Hidden Guns Ben Williams 1956
No Score Yet Lucy Gallant Oil man 1955
No Score Yet The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing Judy Foreman 1955
No Score Yet How to Be Very, Very Popular Policeman 1955
No Score Yet Lay That Rifle Down Sheriff Cushing 1955
No Score Yet The Violent Men Anchor Rider 1955
No Score Yet One Desire Driver 1955
86% Broken Lance Court Clerk 1954
No Score Yet The Egyptian Patient in Dispensary 1954
57% River of No Return Barber 1954
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at Home Jefferson 1954
No Score Yet The Man with the Steel Whip Lee 1954
No Score Yet The Redhead from Wyoming Sprague 1953
No Score Yet Something for the Birds Reporter 1952
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair Man 1952
No Score Yet Confidence Girl Brownell's Assistant 1952
70% Detective Story Ed 1951
No Score Yet Government Agents vs. Phantom Legion Turner 1951
100% Winchester '73 Target watcher 1950
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town Engineer 1950
No Score Yet Bells of Coronado Rafferty 1950
No Score Yet James Brothers of Missouri Sheriff 1950
No Score Yet Desperadoes of the West Bowers 1950
No Score Yet The Girl from San Lorenzo Wooly 1950
No Score Yet Comanche Territory Ed 1950
No Score Yet The Daring Caballero (Guns of Fury) Marshal Scott 1949
No Score Yet Lust for Gold Man 1949
No Score Yet The Far Frontier Sheriff 1948
100% The Street with No Name Desk Sergeant 1948
No Score Yet Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' Stage Driver 1948
No Score Yet Fury at Furnace Creek Court Clerk 1948
100% Letter From an Unknown Woman Carriage Driver #2 1948
No Score Yet Family Honeymoon Stage driver 1948
No Score Yet G-Men Never Forget Cook 1948
No Score Yet The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap Lem 1947
No Score Yet Jesse James Rides Again Wilkie 1947
91% Brute Force Bradley 1947
No Score Yet Robin Hood of Texas Deliveryman (uncredited) 1947
No Score Yet Son of Zorro Stockton 1947
No Score Yet Renegade Girl Sgt. James 1946
No Score Yet Stagecoach to Denver Duke 1946
No Score Yet The Phantom Thief Policeman No. 1 1946
No Score Yet The Falcon's Alibi Detective Williams 1946
No Score Yet Song of Arizona Sheriff 1946
No Score Yet The Scarlet Horseman Kyle 1946
No Score Yet Santa Fe Uprising Actor 1946
No Score Yet Sunset in El Dorado Prospector 1945
No Score Yet The Falcon in San Francisco Cop 1945
No Score Yet Secret Agent X-9 Bartender 1945
No Score Yet Salome, Where She Danced Stage Driver 1945
No Score Yet Renegades of the Rio Grande Karl Holbrook 1945
97% Double Indemnity Train Conductor 1944
No Score Yet Law Men Slade 1944
No Score Yet Raiders of the Border McGee 1944
No Score Yet Jack London Father of child 1943
No Score Yet The North Star (Armored Attack) Farmer 1943
No Score Yet Destroyer Workman 1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow Heckler 1943
No Score Yet Sagebrush Law Bill Lanning 1943
No Score Yet The Texas Kid Scully 1943
No Score Yet The Old Chisholm Trail Joe Rankin 1942
86% The Glass Key Reporter 1942
No Score Yet Alias Boston Blackie Police Sergeant 1942
100% My Favorite Blonde Yard Man 1942
No Score Yet Stardust on the Sage Steve Burns 1942
No Score Yet Heart of the Rio Grande Bartender 1942
100% Citizen Kane Enquirer Reporter 1941
No Score Yet Back in the Saddle Williams 1941
89% Meet John Doe Policeman 1941
No Score Yet North from the Lone Star Dusty Daggett 1941
No Score Yet Across the Sierras Mac Fawcett 1941
No Score Yet Texas Blaire 1941
No Score Yet Man from Montana Dakota 1941
No Score Yet Winners of the West Maddox 1940
No Score Yet The Dark Command Juryman 1940
98% His Girl Friday Cop 1940
No Score Yet Santa Fe Trail Guard 1940
No Score Yet Wagons Westward Actor 1940
No Score Yet Melody Ranch Autry Voter 1940
No Score Yet Pony Post George Barber 1940
No Score Yet My Son Is Guilty Detective 1940
95% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Sen. Gower 1939
No Score Yet Let Us Live Blair 1939
No Score Yet Blue Montana Skies Brennan 1939
No Score Yet Zorro's Fighting Legion Gonzalez 1939
No Score Yet Gold Is Where You Find It Miner 1938
No Score Yet Sergeant Murphy Adjutant 1938
No Score Yet Zorro Rides Again Larkin 1937
No Score Yet Springtime in the Rockies Sheriff 1937
No Score Yet Cherokee Strip Link Carter 1937
No Score Yet California Mail Actor 1936
100% Show Boat Gambler 1936
No Score Yet Sundown Saunders Burke (uncredited) 1936
No Score Yet Bulldog Courage Cal Jepson 1935
43% Naughty Marietta Mercenary Scout 1935
No Score Yet The Miracle Rider Actor 1935
No Score Yet Rustler's Paradise El Diablo 1935
No Score Yet Cheyenne Tornado Actor 1935
No Score Yet The Singing Vagabond Officer 1935
No Score Yet Lightning Triggers Actor 1935
No Score Yet Mystery Mountain The Rattler 1934
No Score Yet The Prescott Kid Henchman Buck (uncredited) 1934
No Score Yet Tailspin Tommy Speed Walton 1934
No Score Yet Smoking Guns Henchman (uncredited) 1934
No Score Yet Pirate Treasure: Mutiny sailor 1934
No Score Yet The Rawhide Terror Sheriff Tim Luke 1934
No Score Yet Deadwood Pass Mileaway Thomas 1933
No Score Yet Gun Law Henchman Tex (uncredited) 1933
No Score Yet Dynamite Ranch Actor 1932
No Score Yet Come on, Tarzan Injun 1932
No Score Yet Battling with Buffalo Bill Actor 1931
No Score Yet Wild Horse Actor 1931
No Score Yet Arizona Terror Zeke 1931
No Score Yet Sign of the Wolf Prince Kuva 1931
100% Whoopee Cowhand 1930


No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
Lafe Reiser Peter Godfrey
  • 1952
No Score Yet The Three Stooges
  • 1940


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