Sunday, September 26, 2010
Former Soap Actor Keith Hamilton Cobb Out of The Closet...
Keith Hamilton Cobb Out of The Closet
by L.E. Monist in People, April 11, 2010
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.”
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