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Overview (3)

Born in Bridge City, Texas, USA
Birth NameRandall Hubbard Cobb
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Former Heavyweight boxing contender Randall "Tex" Cobb has had 3 highly colorful careers; kickboxer, pro boxer, and movie actor. Born in Bridge City, Texas on May 7, 1950, the 6'3", 225 pound Cobb excelled in high school football and martial arts. Enjoying "extreme" sports to the max, Cobb launched a professional kickboxing career and racked up 9 straight knockout victories.

Realizing the big money was in boxing, he switched sports and launched a professional boxing career. Known for a "cast-iron" chin, a sledge-hammer punch, and a "gift for gab", Cobb quickly established himself as one of the top heavyweight contenders in the world. Cobb's brutal, one-sided beating by heavyweight King Larry Holmes over 15 rounds (although Cobb was reportedly never off his feet) caused world-famous boxing announcer Howard Cosell to "swear-off" boxing for the rest of his life. Cobb took the beating with a grin and a wide smirk. His antics captured the Hollywood's attention and he was cast as Jon Voight's opponent in the remake of The Champ (1979).

Cobb went on to appear in action roles requiring muscles and physical heft in films and television. He later launched a highly successful ring comeback in the early 1990s stretching his winning streak to 20 straight. However, he retired unexpectedly with a 43-7 log with 36 knockouts, never to box again. He continues to act and has been the subject of a highly-controversial Sport's Illustrated article which resulted in numerous law-suits.

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Trivia (7)

The beating Cobb took in his title fight versus heavyweight champ Larry Holmes so disgusted announcer Howard Cosell that Cosell reportedly never called a boxing match again.
1968 graduate of Abilene H.S. (Abilene, Texas) and 1972 graduate of Abilene Christian College. Year later, he graduated with a BS degree from the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University (in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he had long been resident) on January 25, 2008.
Competed in the WBC Heavyweight Championship in 1982 and the PKA Heavyweight Championship in 1984.
Cobb's pro-boxer record totaled 52 fights, 43 wins (36 by KO), 7 losses (1 by KO), 1 draw and 1 No Contest. The NC was originally a TKO win for Cobb but the results were changed when both fighters tested positive for cocaine. Cobb's last pro fight in 1993 against Andre Smiley; Cobb won by TKO during the second round.
Graduated with a BS degree from the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University (in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he had long been resident) on January 25, 2008.
Was considered for the role of Non in Superman II (1980). The role went to Jack O'Halloran, also a boxer.
Aside from Jim Carrey, Cobb was the only actor to appear in more than one of the three filmed Jim Carrey/Tom Shadyac collaborations. Cobb appeared in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) and Liar Liar (1997) but was absent from Bruce Almighty (2003).

Personal Quotes (2)

I love acting. It's easy for me. All you do is look in the camera, smile, and lie with charm. I learned how to do that watching Don King promote fights.
Hollywood's a great place to vacation, but I wouldn't want to live there. The people don't have a concept of reality. Their reality is how good they pretend.

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