Bill Cobbs Will Reportedly Play Transporter's Creator

By Caillan
October 23, 2004 - 9:25 AM

See Also: 'Daedalus' Episode Guide

'Bill Cobbs' photo - courtesy IMDB Veteran actor Bill Cobbs has reportedly been tapped to bring a pivotal figure in the history of Star Trek to life.

Cobbs is set to play Emory, the creator of the transporter device, in the tenth episode of season four, according to TrekToday sources. Entitled "Daedalus", the episode reportedly revolves around the visit of Emory to the Enterprise NX-01, where he reveals his plans for a new longer-range transporter (story).

The 69-year-old character actor has appeared in a wide range of film and television series, including the short-lived drama The Others. In the series, which also starred John Billingsley (Doctor Phlox), Cobbs played the medium Elmer Greentree. Cobbs also had regular parts on The Michael Richards Show and The Gregory Hines Show. His guest roles include appearances on I'll Fly Away, The Drew Carey Show, The West Wing and The Sopranos.

On the silver screen, Cobbs has featured in films such as The Bodyguard, in which he played the manager of Whitney Houston's character, The Hudsucker Proxy, Air Bud, Trading Places, and A Mighty Wind.

Please note that this information has not yet been confirmed by Paramount Pictures or UPN and until such time you should treat it as you would any news from an unofficial source.

"Daedalus" will likely air in late 2004 or early 2005.

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