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Randall 'Tex' Cobb has found success both as an actor and as a professional boxer. Let's learn more about his career and what he is up to now!

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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--

See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Bob Rafelson: Director, "Five Easy Pieces", "The Postman Always Rings Twice", "Black Widow", co-creator of the "Prefab Four", the Monkees

Marty Feldman: Comic actor in many movies, "Young Frankenstein", "Silent Movie"

Orson Bean: Regular panelist on the TV game show "To Tell the Truth", he was the voice of Bilbo Baggins in the animated movie "The Hobbit" and played the storekeeper on the TV series "Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman"
(Answer at the bottom)

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Randall 'Tex' Cobb

Learn More About Randall 'Tex' Cobb on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: May 7, 1950, Bridge City, Texas

CLAIM TO FAME: He is known for his roles in Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol, Raising Arizona, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Golden Child, Liar Liar, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, Fletch Lives, and Ernest Goes to Jail.

FAMILY LIFE: He is married to his second wife Sharon Hodge, a disc jockey. He has two children from his first marriage.

INFO: Cobb has been into extreme sports since high school, where he excelled in football and martial arts. He launched a professional boxing career and soon established himself as one of the top heavyweight contenders in the world.

He caught the attention of Hollywood and was chosen to play Jon Voight's opponent in the remake of The Champ (1979). Cobb ended up having a successful acting career, appearing in a number of well-received films. In the early 1990s, he relaunched his boxing career and stretched his winning streak to 20 straight.

TRIVIA: Attended Abilene High School, and later Abilene Christian University.

Maintained a friendship with Philadelphia Daily News columnist Pete Dexter, who frequently commented on boxing.

WHERE IS HE NOW: In January 2008 at age 57, Cobb graduated magna cum laude from Temple University with a bachelor's degree in sport and recreation management.

CREDITS:
1998-2001 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV series)...Dollarhide / Dwight Trammel
The Final Showdown: Part 1 (2001)
The Final Showdown: Part 2 (2001)
Survival (1998)

2000 Vice...Lt. Munson

2000 The X-Files (TV series)...Bert Zupanic
Fight Club (2000)

1998 The Next Tenant

1997 Liar Liar...Skull

1994 Highlander (TV series)...Kern
Line of Fire

1994 Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult...Big Hairy Con

1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective...Gruff Man

1993 Shaky Ground (TV series)...Ned
Stayin' Alive (1993)

1993 Married with Children (TV series)...The Burglar
Un-Alful Entry

1992 Diggstown...Wolf Forrester

1991 Raw Nerve...Blake Garrett

1990-1991 In the Heat of the Night (TV series)...Frank / Frank Kloot
No Other Road
A Problem Too Personal

1990 Ernest Goes to Jail...Lyle

1989 Blind Fury...Slag

1989 Collision Course...Kosnic

1989 Fletch Lives...Ben Dover (as Randall 'Tex' Cobb)

1988 MacGyver (TV series)...Daniel Royce 'Earthquake' Toberman
The Spoilers

1987 Frank's Place (TV series)...Cyrus Litt
Food Fight

1987 Buy & Cell...Wolf

1987 Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol...Zack

1987 Raising Arizona...Leonard Smalls

1987 Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (TV movie)...Eric 'Swede' Wallan

1987 Moonlighting (TV series)...Big Guy in Gas Station
Sam & Dave (1987)

1987 Critical Condition...Box

1987 Miami Vice (TV series)...Moon
Down for the Count: Part 1

1986 The Golden Child...Til

1985 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV series)...Dennis 'Corky' Conklyn
The Career Breaker

1985 Code of Vengeance (TV series)...Willard Singleton
Code of Vengeance

1985 Code of Vengeance (TV movie)...Willard Singleton

1985 Braker (TV movie)...R.E. Packard

1983 Uncommon Valor...Sailor

1979 The Champ...Bowers (as Randall Cobb)

To see Then & Now pictures of Randall "Tex" Cobb, visit: Celebrity Nooz

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--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Bob Rafelson - ALIVE
Born: 02/21/1933

Marty Feldman - DEAD
Born: 07/08/1933 Died: 12/02/1982

Orson Bean - ALIVE
Born: 07/22/1928

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WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...

5/29
Dick Beals, 85, American voice actor (Davey and Goliath).
Cassandra Jardine, 57, British journalist, lung cancer.
Mark Minkov, 67, Russian composer.
Jim Paratore, 59, American television producer (TMZ, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show), heart attack.
Kaneto Shindo, 100, Japanese film director, senility.
Jim Unger, 75, English-born Canadian cartoonist (Herman).
Doc Watson, 89, American folk and bluegrass musician, complications following abdominal surgery.

5/28
Kuniichi Asami, 90, Japanese jockey, horse trainer and owner, illness.
Hugh Dawnay, 79, English soldier and polo player.
Bob Edwards, 86, British journalist.
Ludovic Quistin, 28, Guadeloupean footballer (Tamworth), traffic accident.
Yuri Susloparov, 53, Ukrainian-born Russian football player and coach.

5/27
John Brain, 51, British rugby player (Gloucester).
Dee Caruso, 83, American television writer (Get Smart, The Monkees, Happy Days), pneumonia.
Simeon Daniel, 77, Saint Kitts and Nevis politician, Premier of Nevis (1983-1992).
Friedrich Hirzebruch, 84, German mathematician.
Kasuke Iimori, 75, Japanese scholar (Takushoku University).
Zita Kabatova, 99, Czech actress.
Johnny Tapia, 45, American boxer.