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American actor Bill Cobbs dies at 90

Bill Cobbs

American actor Bill Cobbs passed away on Tuesday at his residence in California’s Inland Empire region, as announced by his family on Facebook. Thomas Cobbs, a member of the family, shared the news, expressing their sadness over Bill’s peaceful passing at the age of 90.

In their heartfelt post, the family described Bill Cobbs as a beloved partner, big brother, uncle, surrogate parent, godfather, and friend. They mentioned that Bill had recently celebrated his 90th birthday surrounded by loved ones, a moment of happiness before his peaceful departure. They found solace in knowing that Bill had found eternal rest with his Heavenly Father, requesting prayers and support during this difficult time.

Bill Cobbs

Bill Cobbs had a distinguished career spanning nearly five decades, with a rich tapestry of nearly 200 film and television credits. He graced screens with memorable performances in iconic titles such as the 1993 action-thriller “Demolition Man” and the Oscar-nominated 1996 classic “That Thing You Do!”

His career began in the mid-1970s on Broadway, starring in productions like “Black Picture Show” and “The First Breeze of Summer.” Cobbs later transitioned to screen roles, appearing in acclaimed stage productions such as “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Cobbs solidified his presence in television, appearing in popular shows like “Good Times,” “The Equalizer,” “One Life to Live,” and even “Sesame Street.” His filmography included notable works like “The Hitter,” “Trading Places,” and the Academy Award-winning “The Color of Money.”

Bill Cobbs

In 1987, Cobbs achieved another breakthrough with his role as The Dutchman opposite Dabney Coleman in the ABC sitcom “The Slap Maxwell Story,” appearing in every episode of its single season. His versatility also shone through in guest appearances, such as his role as Webb Johnson in an episode of the legal drama “L.A. Law” the same year.

Throughout the aughts, he made notable appearances in several iconic TV shows such as “Six Feet Under,” “The West Wing,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “NYPD Blue,” and “JAG.” In 2006, he portrayed Reginald in Shawn Levy’s “Night at the Museum,” reprising the role in the 2014 sequel, “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.”

Bill Cobbs

His career continued to flourish with roles like Master Tinker in the 2013 cinematic adaptation of “Oz The Great and Powerful,” based on L. Frank Baum’s “Oz” books. In 2020, he earned a Daytime Emmy for his outstanding limited performance in the TVOKids children’s series “Dino Dana.” His final acting credit came in 2023, appearing in the TV mini-series “Incandescent Love.”

Throughout his decades-long career, Cobbs maintained an unwavering passion for acting. Bill Cobbs leaves behind a legacy of memorable performances and a career that touched many hearts across the entertainment industry. His passing marks the end of an era for fans and colleagues who cherished his talent and kindness both on and off-screen.

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