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Wilbert Francisco Cobbs (16 June 193425 June 2024; age 90) was the actor who played Emory Erickson in the Star Trek: Enterprise fourth season episode "Daedalus". He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Cobbs is perhaps best known for playing the role of Reginald, a retiring night watchman and antagonist in the 2006 film Night at the Museum. He later reprised this role in the 2014 sequel Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.

Cobbs made numerous film and television appearances. One of his earliest motion pictures was 1977's Greased Lightning, which also featured Noble Willingham. Cobbs and Willingham co-starred together again in The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), along with Roy Brocksmith and Mike Starr. He and Starr previously appeared in Five Corners (1987) and The Bodyguard (1992).

In 1978, Cobbs appeared as a bartender in A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich, starring Paul Winfield. He later played a bartender in Trading Places (1983), which also featured Ron Taylor. Cobbs also appeared in Silkwood (1983) with Bruce McGill and Jim Beaver and had a supporting role in The Color of Money (1986, featuring Iggy Pop). In 1988, Cobbs appeared in Bird, as did Star Trek: Voyager star Tim Russ as well as Trek guest actors Hamilton Camp and Tony Todd. He was also a regular on The Slap Maxwell Story, co-starring Megan Gallagher.

Cobbs appeared in Demolition Man (1993, co-starring Bob Gunton) and Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995, also with Bob Gunton). Cobbs also had a role in the 1995 made-for-TV science fiction comedy Out There, which co-stars the likes of Carel Struycken, Paul Dooley, and, in an uncredited cameo, Robert Picardo. Cobbs and Paul Dooley both also appeared in A Mighty Wind (2003).

Other films Cobbs appeared in include New Jack City (1991, with Tina Lifford, and Christopher Michael), Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995, with Christopher Lloyd, Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr., and Bill Bolender), Fluke (1995, with Ron Perlman), That Thing You Do! (1996, with Clint Howard and Robert Wisdom), and Ghosts of Mississippi (1996, featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Susanna Thompson, Bill Smitrovich, Terry O'Quinn, Richard Riehle, Brock Peters, and Thomas Kopache), Paulie (1998, with Enterprise guest actor Bruce Davison), I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998, with frequent Trek guest actor Jeffrey Combs and another Star Trek: Deep Space Nine guest star, Benjamin Brown), and Random Hearts (1999, with Susanna Thompson). Some of Cobbs' more recent films include Sunshine State (2002) with Miguel Ferrer and Enough with Bruce French and Jeff Kober.

Cobbs played the role of Tony in several episodes of The Drew Carey Show from 2002 through its end in 2004. Actor Diedrich Bader was a regular on this series.

Cobbs died on 25 June 2024, aged 90. [1]

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