Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1934-06-16
78 Movies · 22 TV Series
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Wilbert Francisco Cobbs (born June 16, 1934) is an American actor. He is well known for his roles in movies such as Louisiana Slim in The Hitter (1979) and Water in The Brother from Another Planet (1984). and as Lewis Coleman on I'll Fly Away (1991–1993), as Jack on The Michael Richards Show (2000), and guest appearances such as Walker, Texas Ranger and The Sopranos. In 2020, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Performance in a Daytime Program for the series Dino Dana.
Cobbs was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to a mother who was a domestic worker and a father who worked in construction. He is the second cousin of James Baskett.
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Call Me King
In the international world of gun running... loyalty, honor and discretion are valuable commodities, but nothing is more priceless than the bond of family. Power begets enemies and a loved ones betray...
My Christmas Grandpa
The cashier at a small market is a grouchy man who never has a smile for anyone; but when a little girl asks for a Grandpa for Christmas and chooses him, he is completely transformed by the child's lo...
3 Movies · 1 TV Series
The Ultimate Legacy
A self-absorbed young man is challenged to grow a conscience and change his ways in order to receive an inheritance.
The Carmichael Show
From the comedy of Jerrod Carmichael and Nick Stoller ("Neighbors") comes an irreverent sitcom inspired by Jerrod's relationships with his say-anything, contrarian father, his therapist-in-training gi...
A House Is Not a Home
Ben (Webb) and Linda Williams move the family into a dream home in a last ditch effort to save their troubled marriage. Despite their good intentions, they cannot shake the feeling that they are being...
The Great Gilly Hopkins
Wisecracking, gum-chewing 12-year-old Gilly is well known in the foster system. Totally unmanageable, she has stayed with more families than she can remember and has outwitted them all. After all, how...
Of Mind and Music
Dr. Alvaro Cruz, a neuroscientist, disillusioned by the death of his mother and his inability to help her, finds redemption and reward by helping Una Vida, a jazz singer he discovers performing on the...
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
When the magic powers of The Tablet of Ahkmenrah begin to die out, Larry Daley spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone...
On Angel's Wings
When the Angel's Soccer team's top player is injured, the Coach decides to play water girl McKenzie Adams. Things don't go precisely according to plan…
Christmas In Palm Springs
Jessica has a big presentation in Palm Springs. There are a couple of problems though: her two kids who will do anything to get mom and dad back together again - even if they have to hack mom's phone ...
4 Movies · 1 TV Series
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The S.H.I.E.L.D has an agent named Phil Coulson. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) puts together a team of agents to investigate the new, the strange and the unknow...
The Last Letter
Catharine Wright struggles with a debilitating sleep disorder. Her husband Michael struggles to cope when their new born son lay in the wake.
Oz the Great and Powerful
Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus illusionist and con-artist, is whisked from Kansas to the Land of Oz where the inhabitants assume he's the great wizard of prophecy, there to save Oz from the clutches...
Dear Secret Santa
Beverly Hills banker/workaholic Jennifer comes home to her small Northern California town just before Christmas when her dad, Ted, takes a bad fall while putting up decorations. While home, Jenny begi...
The Ultimate Life
Despite his best intentions, billionaire Jason Stevens can't find enough time to keep his beloved Alexia a priority. He is transported back to Red Stevens' incredible world when he discovers his late ...
1 Movie · 1 TV Series
Luke Rogers was the ideal "Christian". Now in his mid-twenties, Luke has found himself far from the good Christian life he used to lead.
Ryan King, a recent widower and sports talk radio host ready to get back to work after the loss of his wife. Ryan's alpha-male boss, Stephen, has a different plan in store for Ryan, making him atte...
A sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet roommate, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day, when they learn that their beloved theater is s...
The Arcadian follows "The Lighthouse Keeper" on a story of revenge and redemption in a strange future world reminiscent of wild 1970s pop. The visual world of The Arcadian is an homage to the work of ...
A simple man, Dr. Walter Newman has high aspirations to cure all disease through genetic manipulation. His obsession with his mission draws him deeper into his own dark world, distracting him from his...
2 Movies · 1 TV Series
Matt Passmore plays Jim, a Chicago cop who gets kicked off the force after being shot and wrongly accused of having an affair with his wife by his former captain. Jim decided to join the state police ...
A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive.
The Search for Santa Paws
In the tradition of disney's classic holiday tales comes a heartwarming movie about the power of giving and the true meaning of christmas. Discover how the legendary friendship of Santa Claus and Sant...
2 Movies · 1 TV Series
The lives of four army wives, one army husband, and their families are chronicled in an American drama series called Army Wives.
The Ultimate Gift
When his wealthy grandfather dies, he expects to benefit from the reading of his will. A series of tasks must be completed before he can receive any money, but instead of a large inheritance, he recei...
Three Days To Vegas
Four grumpy old men go on a road trip from their retired life in Florida to the excitement of Las Vegas in order to stop one of their daughters from marrying the wrong guy.
Dr. David Edwards is a cancer specialist, and his life is his work. His only friend is Lou Rosen, 73. Lou is also David's patient, but at his age, chances are grim. Still, everyone deserves a chance, ...
Queen of Swing
QUEEN OF SWING recounts the true story of a Jazz Age trailblazer — 95-year-old entertainer Norma Miller. The engaging biography highlights the life, career and indomitable spirit of the Harlem-born ac...
Three converging story lines involving bootleggers, a serial killer and drug dealers are followed. A former drug dealer tries to go straight, but comes across a stash of stolen drugs. Meanwhile, a mid...
Night at the Museum
Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, and a tyrannosaurus rex are just some of the exhibits at the natural history museum that are in chaos when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an an...
The Final Patient
When retired physician Daniel Green (Bill Cobbs, Night at the Museum) lifts a 5-ton farm tractor off a boy trapped beneath, the enigma of his supernatural strength piques the curiosity of two med stud...
The Derby Stallion
An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
2 Movies · 1 TV Series
One Tree Hill
Set in the fictional small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, this teen-driven drama tells the story of two half brothers, who share a last name and nothing else. Brooding, blue-collar Lucas is a tale...
Beah: A Black Woman Speaks
Beah: A Black Woman Speaks is a 2003 documentary about the life of Academy Award nominated actress Beah Richards. Directed by Lisa Gay Hamilton, it won the Documentary Award at the AFI Los Angeles Int...
A Mighty Wind
In "A Mighty Wind", director Christopher Guest reunites the team from "Best In Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" to tell tell the story of 60's-era folk musicians, who inspired by the death of their for...
Working-class waitress Slim thought she was entering a life of domestic bliss when she married Mitch, the man of her dreams. After the arrival of their first child, her picture perfect life is shatter...
A woman and her new husband have to deal with family, business, and encroaching real estate development when they return to their hometown in coastal northern Florida.
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A comedy about two young couples and their outrageously contrasting views on parenting. Greg and Kim Warner struggle on a daily basis to become perfect at the job. Kim is a neurotic, stay-at-home moth...
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
A Las Vegas team of forensic investigators are trained to solve criminal cases by scouring the crime scene, collecting irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that solve the mystery.
The Others is an American TV series created by John Brancato and Michael Ferris, and produced by Delusional Films, NBC and DreamWorks Television. It ran for 13 40-minute episodes from February 5, 2000...
The Michael Richards Show
The Michael Richards Show is a sitcom that debuted on NBC in 2000. The show starred Michael Richards as reality-challenged but successful private detective Vic Nardozza who gets the job done despite h...
For All Time
A man facing middle-age and a failing marriage finds a time slip that can take him back to the end of the nineteenth century.
1 Movie · 2 TV Series
The story of New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal organization he ...
The West Wing
The West Wing provides a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. These interesting characters have...
After the death of their loved ones in a tragic plane crash, Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas find each other's keys in each other's loved ones' possessions and realize that the two were having ...
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
During a vacation in the Bahamas, Julie James brings a murderer to kill her and her friends, including Will. Two summers ago, Ray Bronson and Julie were attacked by a group of people, can he get to th...
An ex-con moves to L.A. to find work and creates a disturbance by fighting for a position. More importantly he touches the lives of many of his neighbors including an older man dying of cancer, a youn...
Paulie, an intelligent parrot who actually talks, relates the story of his struggle to a Russian immigrant who works as a janitor at the research institute where he is housed and neglected. Paulie's s...
Birdee was humiliated on live television by her best friend, who had been sleeping with Birdee's husband, Bill. Birdee tried returning to her hometown of Texas to start over with her daughter, but she...
Some say that to be the leader of a country is one of the loneliest jobs in the world. But being the child of a world leader can be doubly so. Constantly surrounded by security officers, restricted in...
John is a man of many talents, including one forbidden skill: he can read. When he teaches a young slave girl named Sarny to read and write, she learns an unforgettable lesson about the power of words...
Jack Cooper (Matt LeBlanc) could be a world-class baseball pitcher if he didn't keep buckling under the pressure. He tries to keep his spirits up after he's traded to a minor league team but loses all...
That Thing You Do!
A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with a lot of help from its manager.
6 Movies · 2 TV Series
The Outer Limits
Sometimes with a plot twist at the end, The Outer Limits is an anthology series of distinct story episodes. Unlike the original incarnation of the series, which was a pure anthology with each episode ...
The Wayans Bros.
The Wayans Bros. are from The Wayans Bros. The WB aired a comedy about a situation from January 1995 to May 1999. The Wayans brothers were featured in the series. The sketch comedy show In Living Colo...
A Pulitzer Prize winning photographer is fired from his job for not being sensationalistic enough. After he purchases an old camera at a yard sale, he discovers some undeveloped film in it, including ...
Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident....
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Orphaned after her parents are killed in an accident, Goldilocks (Hanna Hall) is sent to live with her Uncle Hal (Dwier Brown) in the country. Meanwhile, Uncle Hal, an eco-friendly engineer, discovers...
While vacationing on Captiva Island, Florida with his parents, a teen, gloomy about his future, finds love and friendship when he meats a cute girl and 3 kooky pensioners with passion for life and cra...
Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long
A look at the life and career of a Louisiana governor who was nicknamed "The Kingfish."
Man with a Gun
Madsen plays an assassin who is hired to kill a woman.
1 Movie · 2 TV Series
Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel began on CBS on September 21, 1994 and ran for over 200 episodes and nine seasons until it ended on April 27, 2003. Created by John Masius and produced by Martha Williamson, the se...
The inner workings of an urban teaching hospital and the critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of its overburdened emergency room were explored.
The Hudsucker Proxy
A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.
Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal frozen in 1996, escaped during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police can't deal with his violent ways, so they turn to his captor, who was wro...
A spoof of the late 80s and early 90s suspense thrillers and murder mysteries, including Basic Instinct, Sleeping With The Enemy, Cape Fear and others. A cop/attorney (yes he's both) is seduced by a w...
I'll Fly Away: Then and Now
Lilly Taylor returns to her hometown for the first time in thirty years, where she remembers the dramatic events that led to her leaving, and learns what became of the Bedford family she used to work ...
Exiled in America
A Central American revolutionary is captured and tortured by government forces. He escapes and flees to the US, hiding out in a rural area where he is sheltered by a Christian sanctuary movement. His ...
A former Secret Service agent grudgingly takes an assignment to protect a pop idol who's threatened by a crazed fan. At first, the safety-obsessed bodyguard and the self-indulgent diva totally clash. ...
New Jack City
A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
The People Under the Stairs
A disturbing scenario underneath the stairs was discovered when young Poindexter "Fool" Williams broke into the old home of his family's greedy and uncaring landlords.
The Hard Way
Seeking to raise his credibility as an actor and to land a role as a tough cop on a new show, Hollywood action star Nick Lang works a deal with New York City Police Capt. Brix, who by chance is one of...
After a long time in the army, an Afro-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando believes his brothe...
1 Movie · 1 TV Series
A recent Columbia University medical school graduate is required to set up his practice in an eccentric Alaskan town after he received a scholarship from the state.
A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a black tenan...
1 Movie · 1 TV Series
Hayden Fox, the curmudgeonly coach of Minnesota State University's Screaming Eagles football team, tries to navigate his way through the sports world, fatherhood and family life without dropping the b...
The January Man
Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, and corrupt...
2 Movies · 1 TV Series
Widowed pediatrician Harry Weston is a miracle worker when it comes to dealing with his young patients, but he's more challenged by the other people surrounding him: daughters Barbara and Carol; his w...
Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.
Dominick and Eugene
Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man to put Eugene through medical school. Their r...
When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathl...
After being released from prison, a man returns to his old neighborhood. He seeks out the woman he tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.
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The Cotton Club
The lives and loves of entertainers and mobsters collide in Harlem's Cotton Club as it becomes a hub of passion and violence.
The Brother from Another Planet
An alien slave crash-lands in New York City while being pursued by two Men in Black bounty hunters. The immigrant experience and his attempt to find a place for himself on Earth are both similar.
2 Movies · 1 TV Series
The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant ...
Two callous millionaires bet against a snobbish investor and a wily street con- artist, causing their positions to be reversed.
Rage of Angels
A young assistant district attorney is used by a ruthless attorney to get his client off. She is fired and almost disbarred, but fights back to become a top attorney, torn between two lovers.