Veteran Actor Bill Cobbs Passes Away at 90, Known for His Iconic Roles

Bill Cobbs (IMDb)

Renowned actor Bill Cobbs, a stalwart of the Hollywood scene for over five decades, has passed away at the age of 90. His publicist, Chuck I. Jones, confirmed that Cobbs died on Tuesday night at his residence in Riverside, California.

With a prolific career spanning the 1970s to the present day, Cobbs amassed an impressive 200 credits in film and television. Outstanding highlights include his roles in “The Bodyguard,” “The Hitter,” “The Brother from Another Planet,” “Night at the Museum,” and “Air Bud.”

He also made a mark in television, with recurring and guest appearances on shows like “I’ll Fly Away,” “Walker, Texas Ranger,” and “The Sopranos.”

Veteran Actor Bill Cobbs (IMDb)

Cobbs’ dedication to his craft earned him a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Performance in a Daytime Program for his work on the children’s show “Dino Dana.”

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Cobbs served in the Air Force for eight years before pursuing a career in acting. He was a man of many talents, also acting in theater productions and playing the drums.

Cobbs’ family, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday with him, remembered him as a “beloved partner, big brother, uncle, surrogate parent, godfather, and friend.”

His brother Thomas Cobbs revealed that Bill had been battling pneumonia, suspected to be the cause of his passing. The family takes comfort in knowing that Bill has found eternal peace and rest.