Wilbert Francisco Cobbs is the real name of Bill Cobbs, and professionally he is known as Bill. He is a famous actor based in America. He gained prominence for his outstanding roles in movies. He also made multiple guest appearances on The Sopranos, Walker, and Texas Ranger. For his outstanding performances, he won Daytime Emmy Award for series titled “Dino Dana.”
Wilbert was born in 1934 on 16th June in Cleveland, Ohio. He is of American nationality. He was born to a middle-class family, and his father worked as a worker at construction sites, and his mother worked as a domestic worker. He is the cousin of the famous James Baskett. He started his acting career with the help of Reuben Silver, who guided and supported him in his acting journey. Despite being an actor, he has done multiple other jobs to earn a living.
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Cobbs worked as a radar technician at Unites States Air Force for nearly a decade. After that, he worked at IBM and deal with office products. When Cobbs turned 36 in 197, he realized his interest in the film industry, and he moved to New York to achieve his career in the acting industry. He achieves his career and earns a living. He worked as a driver, sell toys, repairs all kinds of office equipment, and performed multiple odd jobs. In one of the interviews, Cobbs mentioned that because of Reuben Silver, he was able to start his acting career at Karamu House Theatre and African American performing Arts Center in Ohio.
He acquired his first acting role at Negro Ensemble Company in the film Ride a Black Horse. That was his starting, and from there, he started appearing in multiple small productions at theatres, regional theatre, street theatre, and more. After achieving a great position in the film industry, he started appearing in television programs like Yes, The Others, One Tree Hill, and Star Trek: Enterprise, The Michael Richards Show, and Dear, JAG, The Sopranos, and multiple others.
Cobbs played multiple supporting roles in Ghosts of Mississippi, Night at the Museum, That Thing You Do, and many more. He also made a brief appearance in a film titled The Search for Santa Paws in 2010. Bill was costarred as Master Tinker in the very popular film Oz the Great and Powerful and later appearance in “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” in 2014. He was guest-starred in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D where he portrayed an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
There aren’t any particular details about the relationship, marriage, or children of Bill Cobbs. No specific details about where he is currently living are mentioned.
The estimated net worth of this famous American actor is approximately $4 million. Cobbs earns his salary by appearing in multiple albums and doing guest appearances at different shows and series.