Bill Cobbs, Night At The Museum American Actor, Passes Away At 90

Bill Cobbs, Night At The Museum American Actor, Passes Away At 90

Bill Cobbs, the longtime actor, known for Air Bud, Night At The Museum and more film and television roles, has died. He was 90.

Cobbs died Tuesday, June 25 at his home in Riverside, California, brother Thomas G. Cobbs confirmed. At the same time, Cobbs’ publicist confirmed that the reason for his death was natural. Bill’s brother remembered him as “a beloved partner, big brother, uncle, surrogate parent, godfather and friend.”

Thomas G. Cobbs’ statement added, “Bill recently and happily celebrated his 90th birthday surrounded by cherished loved ones. As a family, we are comforted knowing Bill has found peace and eternal rest with his Heavenly Father. We ask for your prayers and encouragement during this time.”

The beloved actor, in 1974, made his acting debut with the American crime drama film, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three wherein he played a minor role. Some of his other acclaimed films were The Hudsucker Proxy, as Whitney Houston’s manager in The Bodyguard, Martin Scorsese’s 1986 sports drama The Color of Money, Demolition Man, the coach in Air Bud and the security guard in Night at the Museum.

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In an interview with a media house in 2023, Cobbs recalled his debut film and said, “All our friends and neighbours went to see the movie, and everyone was waiting for my appearance. I walk up to a policeman in the subway and say, ‘Hey, man. What’s goin’ on?.”

An acclaimed American actor, Bill Cobbs has worked in more than 200 films, wherein he mostly played minor roles

About Bill Cobbs

Known by his stage name “Bill Cobbs”, Wilbert Francisco Cobbs was born on June 16, 1934 (age 90 years; at the time of death) in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Following high school, he served eight years in the US Air Force and later operated a car repair shop. While working in the car shop, a customer offered him an acting role in a theatrical production 1969.

A short paragraph from Cobbs’ interview in 2003 read, “To be an artist, you have to have a sense of giving,” Cobbs said in a 2004 interview. “Art is somewhat of a prayer, isn’t it? We respond to what we see around us, what we feel and how things affect us mentally and spiritually.”

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