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Randall "Tex" Cobb
Miami Vice Character
Born
May 7, 1950, Abilene, Texas
Active (Boxing)
1977-1993 (Record 43-7-1, 36 KO)
Active (Acting)
1979-2001


Randall "Tex" Cobb (born May 7, 1950 in Abilene, Texas) is a retired American boxer and actor, who appeared as Moon, trainer and mentor to Bobby Sykes in "Down for the Count (Part I)" of Miami Vice.

Boxing Career

In 1977, Cobb began his career, defeating Pedro Vega by TKO in his debut. Over his 16-year career, he fought 51 times, winning 43 (36 by KO), losing 7, and drawing once. Cobb's most infamous fight was in 1982, when he fought then-WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes to a 15 round losing decision, with the bout being so bloody that Howard Cosell swore he would never cover another heavyweight fight in his career, which Cobb jokingly called his "gift to boxing". Cobb also lost a 1984 bout to a young James "Buster" Douglas 7 years before he pulled off a major upset by beating then-champion Mike Tyson. Cobb also defeated former champion Leon Spinks in 1988 and Earnie Shavers in 1980 and lost to another former champion named Ken Norton in 1981. Cobb's final bout was in 1993, a TKO over Andre Smiley.

Acting Career

Cobb delved into acting during his boxing career, beginning in 1979 in The Champ, followed by roles in Uncommon Valor (with Reb Brown), The Golden Child (with Peter Kwong), Raising Arizona (with Sam McMurray), Fletch Lives (with Richard Belzer and R. Lee Ermey), Blind Fury (with Terry O'Quinn), Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (with Ellen Greene), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (with Carlos Mena), and Vice.

His television debut came in Braker (with Ed O'Neill), Ian McShane, and Robert Pastorelli), followed by roles in MacGvyer, Married: With Children (with O'Neill), Highlander, and his most recent role in the 2001 series finale of Walker Texas Ranger.

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