Famed Hollywood actor Bill Cobbs dead at 90

Actor Bill Cobbs, has died

According to the International Media, the actor with over 50 years of experience, died on Tuesday June 25 at his home in Riverside, California.

With an acting career spanning all the way back to the 1970s, Bill has nearly 200 movie and TV show credits to his name. Bill played Devaney, one of Whitney Houston’s staffers, in The Bodyguard, and had a role as Reginald in Night at the Museum.

The Actor made his feature film debut in 1974 in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. His TV credits include a recurring role on I’ll Fly Away plus guest appearances on Walker, Texas Ranger and The Sopranos.  

Bill won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Performance in a Daytime Program for his work on the kids show Dino Dana.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Bill served in the Air Force for 8 years and worked at IBM and as a car salesman before relocating to New York to find work as an actor.

Bill also acted in theatre productions and played the drums.

He was 90 and had just reached that milestone birthday on June 16. According to Bill’s brother Thomas Cobbs the actor was recently battling pneumonia, which is the suspected cause of death.


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