Actor Cobb admits sexual orientation.
Relaxing backstage at the Red Bull Theater in New York City, actor Keith Hamilton Cobb is adamant; “I never denied I was Gay,” he says.
Possibly best known for the super macho Tyr Anasazi on the sci-fi series ‘Andromeda’, Cobb was blase. “I mean I’m nearly fifty, never was linked with a woman. The few ‘red carpet’ affairs I attended were set up by the studio; an obvious set up. This can’t be a surprised.”
Cobb first came to attention when he appeared in ‘All My Children,” a day time soap-opera.
“They paired me with a white actress, which upset the black community. It was hard, as the actress and I couldn’t stand each other, but had to play lovers. It drew on my acting talent. Rather an ego deflater for her when I had to force myself to kiss her. She begged them to kill off my character, and I was happy to leave.”
Cobb then went on to Andromeda.
“The character was created for me, and I was asked to write a backstory for him.” Keith smiled, explained how deep he got into the character of Tyr Anasazi, and how he completed the assignment, believing he had created a ‘masterpiece’.
“The writer looked at me, and said, ‘um, Keith…you better put a female in Tyr’s past.’ If they’d asked me to put a giraffe I wouldn’t have been more dislocated. I was sitting in front of the T.V., an old movie was on. Jack Palance’s character ruminates on a ‘red headed woman’. Alright, I think and just popped that in.”
Asked if he felt his admission would effect his career;
“Do you know what it’s like to be stalked by middle aged white females, some with clip on dread locks?” he shuddered. “Hopefully now, they’ll leave me alone.”