Bill Cobbs

Biography: Bill Cobbs was born and raised in Cleveland, where his mother was a cleaning lady and his father was a construction worker. As an amateur actor in the city's Karamu House Theater, he starred in the Ossie Davis play "Purlie Victorious". Cobbs was an Air Force radar technician for eight years; he also worked in office products at IBM and sold cars in Cleveland. In 1970, at the age of 36, he left for New York to seek work as an actor. There he turned down a job in the NBC sales department in order to have time for auditions. He supported himself by driving a cab, repairing office equipment, selling toys, and performing odd jobs. His first professional acting role was in "Ride a Black Horse" at the Negro Ensemble Company. From there he appeared in small theater productions, street theater, regional theater and at the Eugene O'Neill Theater. His first television credit was in "Vegetable Soup" (1976), a New York public television educational series, and he made his feature film debutBill Cobbs was born and raised in Cleveland, where his mother was a cleaning lady and his father was a construction worker. As an amateur actor in the city's Karamu House Theater, he starred in the Ossie Davis play "Purlie Victorious". Cobbs was an Air Force radar technician for eight years; he also worked in office products at IBM and sold cars in Cleveland. In 1970, at the age of 36, he left for New York to seek work as an actor. There he turned down a job in the NBC sales department in order to have time for auditions. He supported himself by driving a cab, repairing office equipment, selling toys, and performing odd jobs. His first professional acting role was in "Ride a Black Horse" at the Negro Ensemble Company. From there he appeared in small theater productions, street theater, regional theater and at the Eugene O'Neill Theater. His first television credit was in "Vegetable Soup" (1976), a New York public television educational series, and he made his feature film debut in Taking of Pelham One Two Three, The (1974) in 1974. In his free time Cobbs enjoys music, reading, playing his drums, and learning how to play golf. Expand

Bill Cobbs' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 47
Highest Metascore: 78 Bird
Lowest Metascore: 19 The Ultimate Life
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
16 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
47 The Great Gilly Hopkins Oct 7, 2016 Mr. Randolph tbd
47 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Dec 19, 2014 Reginald 5.9
44 Oz the Great and Powerful Mar 8, 2013 Master Tinker 6.1
49 The Ultimate Gift Mar 9, 2007 Mr. Theophilus Hamilton 8.5
48 Night at the Museum Dec 22, 2006 Reginald 6.9
42 Hope Floats May 29, 1998 Nurse 7.0
46 Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Dec 1, 1995 Malt 5.5
53 The Hudsucker Proxy Mar 11, 1994 Moses 7.3