William Francisco "Bill" Cobbs (born June 16, 1935) is an American film actor.
Bill Cobbs was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He has starred in over 120 television programs and movies. He was a part of the Negro Ensemble Company.
In 2006 Cobbs played a supporting role in Night at the Museum as Reginald, a security guard on the verge of retirement. He also played basketball coach and retired basketball player Arthur Chaney in Disney's Air Bud where he showed extreme acting talent . He had a pivotal role in the Coen Brothers' The Hudsucker Proxy and played a jazz pianist in Tom Hanks' That Thing You Do.
Mr. Cobbs has appeared and been a regular on many television programs including: The Michael Richards Show, The Outer Limits, I'll Fly Away, Yes, Dear, The Sopranos, The Others, JAG, The Drew Carey Show, Lost, October Road, and many more
Recorded a public service announcement for Deejay Ra's 'Hip-Hop Literacy' campaign, encouraging reading of Ice-T's autobiography
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Night at the Museum is a 2006 American adventure comedy film. It is based on The Night at the Museum, a 1993 children's book by Milan Trenc. It follows a divorced father trying to settle down, impress his son, and find his destiny. He applies for a job as a night watchman at New York City's American Museum of Natural History and subsequently discovers that the exhibits, animated by a magical Egyptian artifact, come to life at night.
Released on December 22, 2006, the film was written by Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon of Comedy Central's Reno 911! and MTV's The State and directed by Shawn Levy. The cast includes Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, Bill Cobbs, Ricky Gervais, Carla Gugino, Steve Coogan, and Owen Wilson. A new novelization of the screenplay by Leslie Goldman was published as a movie tie-in.
Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is a divorced father who is constantly unable to keep a stable job, the bulk of them being failed business ventures. He is desperate to...,
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer is a horror film released in 1998 as a sequel to I Know What You Did Last Summer. The film was then followed by I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer. The film stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, Brandy Norwood, Mekhi Phifer, and Freddie Prinze, Jr.. The screenplay was written by Trey Callaway. which was based on a popular novel by Lois Duncan.
In I Know What You Did Last Summer, Julie James (Jennifer Love Hewitt), had just spent a harrowing summer running for her life and dealing with the brutal murders of her high school friends. One year later, Julie has fled her hometown to attend college in Boston and leave the painful memories behind her. But, despite her best efforts to lead a normal life, the past has caught up with her. On the one-year anniversary of last summer's tragic deaths, Julie's college grades are slipping, and her relationship with high school sweetheart Ray Bronson (Freddie Prinze, Jr.) has hit the skids. Karla Wilson (Brandy...,
Air Bud is the 1997 feature film that sparked the franchise centered around the fictional dog Buddy, a Golden Retriever. The movie's title may be wordplay with "Air Jordan", a nickname of basketball superstar Michael Jordan.
The original movie was successful, grossing US$4 million in its opening weekend and totaling US$24 million for its final run.The plot revolves around a 12-year-old boy, Josh Framm, who has an interest in basketball. After the death of his father, Josh moves with his family to a new town and is too shy to try out for his middle school's basketball team and too shy to make any friends. Through a series of coincidences, Josh meets Bud, a Golden Retriever who escaped his cruel owner, an alcoholic clown Norman Snively. Josh soon learns that Bud has an uncanny ability to play the sport of basketball.
Bud becomes the mascot of Josh's school's basketball team and begins appearing in their halftime shows. However, when it is discovered that there is no rule that a...
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) is a screwball comedy film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, telling a fictitious story about the rise and fall of a naive executive and the invention of the hula hoop. It stars Tim Robbins, Paul Newman, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. One of the film's narrative devices is repeated reference to the Wheel of Fortune.
It is New Years Eve, 1958. Everyone all over New York City is out celebrating except Norville Barnes (Tim Robbins), the president of Hudsucker Industries, who is standing outside his window at the top of the building, ready to jump.
One month earlier, Norville is a college graduate who arrives in New York City looking for a job in business. The only problem is he can not find one because he has no experience. The only job he can take is as a mailroom clerk at Hudsucker Industries.
Meanwhile, the company founder and president of Hudsucker Industries, Waring Hudsucker (Charles Durning), commits suicide by jumping through a window on the forty-fourth...
Demolition Man is an American science fiction-action film released in 1993. It was directed by Marco Brambilla, written by Peter M. Lenkov, Robert Reneau and Daniel Waters, and produced by Joel Silver and Howard Kazanjian. It stars Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Nigel Hawthorne and Sandra Bullock. Some aspects of the movie allude to Aldous Huxley's dystopian novel, Brave New World.
The film is a story about two men, one an evil crime lord and the other a risk-taking police officer, who are cryonically frozen in the year 1996 and reawakened to face each other in 2032, by which point Los Angeles has become part of a utopian planned city.
Demolition Man grossed $58,055,768 by the end of its run at the North American box office.
John Spartan is the 21st Century's most dangerous cop.
Simon Phoenix is its most ruthless criminal.
THE FUTURE ISN'T BIG ENOUGH FOR BOTH OF THEM.
Although the initial scenes are set in a dystopian version of Los Angeles, circa 1996, most of the film is set in...,
New Jack City is a 1991 crime-thriller/Neo-noir film starring Wesley Snipes, Ice T, Mario Van Peebles, Judd Nelson and Chris Rock. New Jack City was the first theatrically released feature film for director Mario Van Peebles. It was filmed from April 16 to June 6, 1990. New Jack City was based on the exploits of the notorious drug lord Nicky Barnes.
Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) and his gang, the Cash Money Brothers, become the dominant drug ring within New York City when crack cocaine is introduced to the city streets during the 1980s and early 1990s. They convert an entire apartment complex ("The Carter") into a crack house. Undercover cops Scotty Appleton and Nick Peretti (played by Ice T and Judd Nelson) try to convict the gang with evidence of the drug trafficking. They recruit Pookie (played by Chris Rock), a former stick-up kid turned recovering crackhead, to work undercover at "The Carter" to help them gather incriminating evidence against Nino and the Cash Money Brothers....,
The Brother from Another Planet is a 1984 film written and directed by John Sayles.
Joe Morton stars in this dramatic comedy, set in New York City in the early 1980s, as "The Brother," an alien and escaped slave who, while fleeing "Another Planet," has crash-landed in Upper New York Harbor. Picked up as homeless, he is deposited in Harlem. The sweet-natured and honest Brother looks like any other black man, except that he is mute and - although other characters in the film never see them - his feet each have three large toes. The Brother has telekinetic powers but, unable to speak, he struggles to express himself and adjust to his new surroundings, including a stint in the Job Corps at a video arcade in Manhattan. He is chased by two white men, two Men in Black (David Strathairn and director Sayles himself); Sayles's twist on the Men in Black concept is that instead of government agents trying to cover up alien activity, Sayles's Men in Black are also aliens, out to re-capture "The...,
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